Three morning water main breaks are unrelated

One break has already been repaired, and the other two should be completed by 11 a.m. Wednesday

U.S. torture practices need to end

The controversies over waterboarding and the torture of Abu Ghraib prisoners are indicative of a much larger culture of torture in the American CIA and military.

Gardeners use science to measure taste

Devotees of the Brix scale think it is the most accurate indicator of the flavor of produce.

Billboards pollute Missouri’s natural beauty

The advertisements in the “billboard jungle” along Interstate 70 are unsightly and sometimes distasteful.

Missouri should protect its parks from smelly farms

A former director of Missouri’s Division of Tourism says large factory farms threaten tourism to the state’s parks.

Eminent domain law needs revision

Missouri requires a consitutional amendment to improve the protection of private property.

Outage hits customers along Providence, Business Loop

A breaker problem may have caused a power outage Wednesday morning that affected 800 to 850 customers along Providence Road and Business Loop 70, according to the Columbia Water and Light Department.

Orange Bowl: One loss is better than two

Orange Bowl spokesman Larry Wahl said that Kansas’s 11-1 record was a key factor in its selection over 11-2 Missouri.

Missouri swim teams both ranked in Top 20

For the first time, both men's and women's swimming are ranked among the Top 20

Stephens College senior masters slippery schedule

Stephens senior Julia Hanson plays two sports and participates in everything under the sun: writing lab, volunteer work and she’s taking 21 credit hours this semester.

Hickman Kewpies stumble in last match in Helias

Hickman lost to Helias 42-39 in its home opener Tuesday night after allowing a pin the night’s final match.

Bench Press Competition held at MU

Weightlifter Eli Burks has been to a lot of weightlifting events and even won a world championship, but couldn’t pull it off on Monday at the Student Rec Center against a rookie weightlifter.

Mizzou Racing Team provides hands-on experience for students

The Mizzou Racing Team gives students the opportunity to gain real engineering experience by building a formula one racecar.

New Jersey consultant says Columbia’s economy is strong

During an economic outlook conference Tuesday, a speech by Dennis Donovan of New Jersey-based WDG Consulting gave a largely positive analysis of Columbia's economy.

MU residence halls bring Hanukkah to campus

This is the first time in several years that the Jewish festival of lights falls during the school year and not during finals week. For this reason, representatives of MU’s residence halls have decided to team up with Hillel, a campus Jewish student organization, to bring menorahs — and Hanukkah — to the dorms.

Police seek familiar criminal tied to Columbia shootings

Columbia police’s newly-created Violent Crimes Task Force has been charged with finding 21-year-old Koda Coats, who missed his weekly parole meeting Friday. Court documents show that Coats has been tied to “several” city shootings in recent weeks but police are reluctant to say how many cases Coats may be linked to.

It's the season for giving at the Voluntary Action Center

The Voluntary Action Center is taking donations from those who want to adopt a family and provide gifts for the underprivileged.

Planning and Zoning Commission to revisit North-Central overlay issue

At its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting, the commission will listen to public input and then try to create a solution that will please the neighborhood association and those affected by the overlay.

Videoconference enhances international election discussion

On Tuesday, MU students and professors participated in a videoconference about how the election system works in different countries and how the media covers the events.

Rock Bridge High named to “Best High Schools in America” list

The school was one of only two high schools in the state to receive a silver medal from U.S. News and World Report.