Columbia asks residents to help set priorities

The Community Choices Open House will allow Columbia residents to choose which issues they want the city government to focus on.

Coloring case recalled

A coloring set from Toys “R” Us is the latest in a line of products manufactured in China to be recalled.

Distasteful journalism should not be tolerated; residents must stand up for African-Americans

Take some lessons from the recent Missourian article, entitled “The Saga of the Warrens” (Aug. 25) if you want to know how African-Americans are really regarded by some of the Columbia community and MU.

Directionally challenged need an extra set of senses

It’s easy to get lost, whether on a winding drive home or along life’s many curves. Being a good pathfinder means knowing where you’ve been and where you’re going.

Medicinal patches linked to deaths

With continuing advances in medicine, breakthroughs like medicinal patches are being widely accepted for their convenience and practicality. Along with their growing popularity, however, there have been reports of serious side effects such as blood cots and even death.

Wheelchair basketball takes MU player to international glory

John Gilbert is a two-time MVP for the MU wheelchair basketball team and an All-American from 2005 through 2007. Now the MU junior can add gold medal-winner.

Rock Bridge golfers fall to Helias

Hickman softball team wins in no-hitter

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.