MU soccer coach well invested in team

Bryan Blitz, 44, has coached the Missouri women’s soccer team since it was started 12 years ago. His career record and Missouri’s program record reached 124-111-9 after Sunday's win against Nebraska.

Tigers soccer team rallies past Huskers

The No. 15 Missouri women’s soccer team came from behind to defeat Nebraska 3-1 Sunday at Walton Stadium.

BOONE LIFE: Good hits, big smiles accompany grandfather, grandson at shooting range

“Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!” Jack shoots four in a row at an object in the dirt on the range.

“That got dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt in my eye, eye, eye, eye,” Zach jokes as some dust blows back toward them.

India Nite

Hunt Avenue residents weigh benefits of road improvements

Residents have mixed feelings on the proposed reconstruction of 1,500 feet of Hunt Avenue.

Man robbed in backyard of William Street house

A 21-year-old man was held at gunpoint and robbed by two men just after 2 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Blunt task force examines the effects of abortion

Gov. Matt Blunt, an abortion-rights opponent, has launched a task force on a scientific quest to determine how abortions affect women.

Director of MU’s black studies department dies

Julius E. Thompson, an MU professor of history and director of the Black Studies Program, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.

Five Ideas: What do you think about these events in the news this week?

Residential fire in north Columbia causes smoke damage

A barbecue grill near the porch was responsible for the fire, homeowner Curtis Smith said. Smith was grilling a roast and working outside at the time.

Alley initiative grows more complicated

City Manager Bill Watkins is among several city officials who believe the effort to name downtown alleys, and to establish alley-front businesses, is getting ahead of itself.

AmerenUE and city officials seek to swap 2-acre downtown plot

With a makeover of a section of downtown in mind, AmerenUE and Columbia officials are searching for a way to evenly swap a 2-acre plot of land located near the intersection of Orr and Ash streets.

Graham says he's stopped drinking

Sen. Chuck Graham, under pressure from Republicans to resign following his drunk driving arrest last weekend, said he has no plans to ditch his re-election campaign.

Another Middle East conflict rears its head

Fighters of the Kurdish Workers Party, the PKK, have killed 12 Turkish soldiers and wounded several more in an attack near the Turkish/Iraqi border. This is another international, ethnic and nationalist problem that could quickly get out of hand.

Sports briefs

Bruins and Kewps set for district soccer showdown

The Rock Bridge soccer team beat Jefferson City on Saturday setting up a game against No. 1 seed Hickman.