Heisman hype heats up for Chase Daniel

MU quarterback Chase Daniel received a letter from the Heisman Trust notifying him he was on a short list of potential invitees to the awards presentation.

MU quarterback Chase Daniel earned his place as a legitimate Heisman candidate after leading the Tigers to their ninth win of the season Saturday against Texas A&M.

Kansas one of only two unbeatens<br>in major college football

A win over Iowa State next Saturday would make this season's Jayhawks the first to go 11-0 since Kansas started playing football more than a century ago.

Title hunt over for Carl Edwards

Engine problems ruined Carl Edwards' longshot chances for the Nextel Cup title.

State officials change their tune on the monetary benefit of stem cell research

An Associated Press analysis found the financial estimates by the state auditor’s office for the 2006 and 2008 petitions dealing with the same form of stem cell research are drastically different. The 2006 estimate had the state losing a slight amount of money to allow embryonic stem cell research to occur while the 2008 estimate has the state losing significant tax revenues.

Rams earn first win of season

Impressive performances from Marc Bulger, Steven Jackson and the Rams' defense helped end the Saints' four-game winning streak.

Broncos drop Chiefs at Arrowhead

Denver capitalized on three Damon Huard turnovers and beat Kansas City at home for the first time since 2002.

Improvements planned for Cosmo and Cosmo-Bethel parks

Parks and Recreation Department plans to spend $430,000 to improve Cosmopolitan and Cosmo-Bethel parks, pending City Council approvel to replace restrooms and a picnic shelter.

Historic Preservation Commission revises powers

The commission is seeking more authority to intervene in the upkeep of historically significant properties.

Missouri Wilderness Coalition hopes Congress will add 50,000 protected acres

Hundreds of bird-watchers, backpackers, hunters and rafters from across the state are lobbying Congress to designate about 50,000 acres as federally protected wilderness areas.

Columbia Hindus celebrate Lakshmi Puja at the Shanthi Mandir

Columbia offered two Lakshmi Puja events to honor the Goddess Diwali that gave local Hindus a community way to celebrate the traditions of their ancestors.

Police department plans overhaul of internal affairs

The Columbia Police Department’s internal affairs policies are being revamped on the recommendations of three Kentucky assessors, the first change in 20 years.

Missouri leaders show support for UM System

The Missouri 100 members make or raise a charitable contribution to the UM System of at least $1,000 and are responsible for meeting with the system president when he travels around the state.

Police seek suspects in north Columbia home invasions

The break-ins occurred Saturday night within two miles of each other.

Celebration honors veterans past, present and future

Columbia’s veteran recognition began Saturday with a 24-hour vigil honoring Boone County veterans. The vigil started at 11:11 a.m. Saturday and ended on Sunday at the same time.

School board to hear committee's site decision

The Columbia School Board will probably vote on whether to change the location for the district’s next high school Monday night.

BOONE LIFE: Philosophy and Alexander the Great

Sara Chant, an MU philosophy professor, talks about her job and Alexander the Great, one of her five Great Danes.

Local legislative races taking shape

Here’s an early look at who will compete in 2008 to represent Columbia and Boone County's five state House districts.

Musharraf’s actions create perilous situation

Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s second coup slows democracy and the flow of information to Pakistanis.

Women’s and gender studies is a worthwhile discipline

MU’s new women’s and gender studies department reflects a strong disciplinary core that has developed in this field of study during the last 30 years.

Edwards wins pole

Edwards won his first pole in almost two years.