Moral issues must always be monitored

A bad habit, common to many of us, is the tendency to believe that once we have identified a problem and addressed it, we have fixed it for all time.

Local view: Open records and the race for governor

KU football team astonishing itself

Kansas is enjoying success in Big 12 football competition while Baylor, Nebraska and Texas A&M search for answers.

MU golfer improving after narrowing focus

MU sophomore Michelle Morgan played multiple sports in high school before choosing to focus on golf her senior year. Now she is a key component in the success of the MU women's golf team.

Favre pushes Packers past Chiefs

Brett Favre was 24-for-34 passing with two touchdowns in the Packers’ 33-22 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead.

MU football team breaking barriers

The Missouri football team climbed to No. 7 in the national rankings. The Tigers have plenty more to prove, though. Under Pinkel, the team is 8-13 in November.

Baiting and waiting

Preston Espinosa, left, fishes with his son, Tyler Espinosa at Cosmo-Bethel Park during a kids trout outing put on by the Mid-Missouri Trout Unlimited on Sunday.

BOONE LIFE: Divided drivers

Two brothers are brought together despite a difference of opinion on motorcycles.

Man robbed after giving woman ride home

A man demanded the driver take off his clothes, and the driver took off his boots and jacket before fleeing the scene, police said.

Political fallout varies when lawmakers drink and drive

The request to former state Attorney General John Ashcroft from then-state Sen. Ralph Uthlaut Jr. was clear: Are Missouri lawmakers immune from arrest for drunken driving and other traffic violations?

For one Boonville folk musician, the music never stops

Bob Dyer, the Bard of Boonville, is celebrated and remembered in a tribute album.

Police kept busy after string of shootings, robberies

Columbia police responded to five gun-related incidents early Sunday morning.

Man beaten and robbed near Ash and Fifth streets

While walking to work, a Columbia man was beaten by three males, who also stole his cell phone.

Class of the classroom

More than 120 MU students applied for Teach for America in 2006.

Columbia’s Dirty Jobs: The poop scooper

Starting today, the Missourian presents a snapshot of the lives of people who do the jobs most of us would rather not. Taking a cue from the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs,” this five-day series highlights women and men in mid-Missouri who don’t mind getting their hands dirty to earn a few greenbacks.

“Cheermeisters” a force behind MU volleyball

Lauren Nuckolls and Ali Groomes are redshirting this season, so they’ve had to find different ways to contribute.

Tigers dominate Buffaloes

Missouri improves to 8-1 for the first time in 38 years, and despite missing injured safety Pig Brown, the offense held the Buffaloes’ defense to 196 yards.

Franklin’s first-half catches key to Missouri win

After Missouri failed to utilize wide receiver Will Franklin against Iowa State, his only two catches during Saturday’s game settled down the Tigers and silenced the crowd.

Carl Edwards wins Busch Series

Columbia's Carl Edwards finally wrapped up his first NASCAR Busch Series championship Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Work ethic makes Tiller a model Tiger

Sophomore point guard J.T. Tiller represents the type of player coach Mike Anderson would like all of his players to be.