MU earns Top 10 football ranking

The Tigers have not been recognized as a top 10 team since 1981 when Warren Powers was the head coach. The team landed the No. 8 spot, but only for one week, until MU lost to Iowa State — an unranked team at the time.

Frolicking in the fall foliage

After weeks of anticipation, fall foliage is finally here. Missourian photographers walked the streets and trails of Columbia to find pictures of changing leaves and changing weather.

Fellow NASCAR drivers denting Edwards' image

With his trademark back flip, toothy grin and jovial personality, Carl Edwards rocketed his way to NASCAR superstar status. Now his Nextel Cup rivals claim that Mr. Nice Guy routine was nothing more than an elaborate act.

American Bar Association calls for moritorium on death penalty

The Missouri Bar Association won’t take a stance on having a moratorium on the death penalty in Missouri, but a national ban is recommended by the American Bar Association.

Schnucks offers generic antibiotics for free

Schnucks will provide free generic antibiotics for customers with prescription. The act is aimed to make affordable health care easier.

MU employee health fair marks start of new Wellness Program

Over 2,000 people were expected to attend a health fair at the Reynolds Alumni Center on Monday, which marked the launch of the Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins MU Wellness Program. The program is designated for faculty and staff.

High school site debate mirrors history

Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools also lacked extensive infrastructure when they were built.

AmerenUE customers to get refund

AmerenUE will add a one-time credit to their customers’ November bill as a result of consolidating rates for natural gas. Customers are expected to see a bill rise the rest of winter.

Group plans apartment complex for homeless teens

Central Missouri Community Action plans to build an apartment complex to house homeless 16- to 21-year-olds. The group plans to meet with the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association to discuss the plans.

Maneater scores Pacemaker Award at college media conference

The Maneater, MU’s student newspaper, earned the National Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press.

Mexico, Mo. man pleads guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter in highway death

The driver may face 5 to 15 years in prison for colliding with another car and killing a woman while driving the wrong way on U.S. 63.

Dean of MU nursing school retires

Rose Porter of the Sinclair School of Nursing at MU decided Monday to retire after eight years as the school’s dean.

Writer’s conference slated for Saturday

The Columbia chapter of the Missouri Writer’s Guild is working with the Stephens College creative writing department to hold its annual conference on Saturday. Registration must be received by Thursday.

Police investigating armed robbery in central Columbia

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the 1000 block of Madison Street, according to a news release.

Local View: Lawmaker or lawbreaker?

For safer roads, reduce highway speed limit to 60 mph near city limits

When it comes to preventing highway deaths, reducing the speed limit on U.S. 63 is a better solution than building a fence.

Holidays a time for reconnecting with and helping others

In these troublesome times, the holidays are a good way to get back together and forget your worries.

Black and Gold meet resolves little<br>for MU wrestling team

It looks like MU wrestling coach Brian Smith has to make some tough decisions this season. He said his wrestlers at 125, 141 and 174 pounds are in close competitions to start the season.

Brown's injury diminishes<br>MU football team's win

While the Missouri football team won on Saturday against Iowa State, losing captain safety Pig Brown could be what the team remembers most when looking back at the game.

A snapshot of life in Denmark

A muslim woman leaves the community center in the Brabrand area of Århus, Denmark, at the end of a meeting over the closing of Nordårdskolen in the Gellerupparken housing community.