Defense boosts Hickman volleyball team

Stephens volleyball team starts season at Kansas event

Bruins, Kewpies face tough task at tennis tournament

Hickman and Rock Bridge are set to play in the Great Eight high school girls tennis tournament

Albers, Astros shut down Cardinals

Matt Albers (4-6) walked four and struck out three, shutting down the Cardinals’ offense for the second time this season.

Ordonez helps Tigers avoid sweep in K.C.

The Tigers’ right fielder continues his torrid hitting to help Detroit attempt to get back in playoff race.

Rams take home Governer’s Cup

The Chiefs and Rams played their final preseason game Thursday night. It was the first time Larry Johnson took the field, since ending his holdout earlier in the month.

Bike ride benefits fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Mid-Missouri bike riders will participate in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike Ride 150 on Sept. 8 and 9 in Columbia.

Illini quarterback reminds Tigers of Brad Smith

Five years ago, Brad Smith first showed his talent against Illinois in St. Louis. Another talented quarterback could figure into Missouri's game Saturday against the same team, at the same venue. This time, though, he's not playing for the Tigers.

Economic development bill passes in General Assembly

The massive economic redevelopment legalizes ticket scalping, provides a tax credit for cattle ranches, provides for urban redevelopment and bolsters Gov. Matt Blunt’s Quality Jobs Act.

McCaskill discusses agriculture, nutrition in mid-Missouri

Sen. Claire McCaskill embarked on a 13-county tour Tuesday in her ethanol-powered sport utility vehicle as the Senate prepares to address the 2007 Farm Bill in September. McCaskill said the tour provides an opportunity for her to hear directly from Missouri farmers.

Armed man robs Drury Inn

A man with a rifle walked into the Drury Inn early Thursday and robbed the hotel’s cash register.

Suspicious message prompts lockdown at Hickman

A bomb threat at Hickman High School Thursday morning led to a temporary lockdown at the school.

Columbia group joins effort to recruit Gore for presidential bid

A handful of Columbia residents met Saturday to discuss ways to gather support for a presidential bid by Al Gore. Though the former candidate and vice president hasn’t entered the race, he has a wide lead in several polls.

Stephens College holds opening convocation

Stephens College’s opening convocation formally kicked off the academic year.

Boone County girl dies from tick-borne disease

A 15-year-old Centralia girl died of ehrlichiosis at University Hospital on Wednesday.

Missouri Senate legalizes ticket scalping

The bill allows Missourians to sell tickets above face value. Proponents say the bill will help the “regular guy,” but opponents say the ticket brokers may drive up ticket prices.

Bomb threat leads to temporary lockdown at Hickman

A bomb threat at Hickman High School this morning led to a temporary lockdown at the school. About 11 a.m., a student found a message typed on a library computer.

The renaissance of Stephens Lake Park

Seven years ago, the future of Stephen’s lake park was in jeopardy. Now, it has grown into a thriving community outdoors center with more improvements yet to come.

Efforts to reverse stem cell amendment amount to ‘insurgency’

Missourians understood the stem cell amendment when it was passed, and efforts to reverse it are undemocratic.

Fast pace for Stephens cross country coach

COLUMBIA — When Stephens College added a cross country team to the athletic program in 2006, the administration found a coach ready and willing to head the team in its own gymnasium.