Couple gives $2 million to MU vet school

A basset hound is the latest benefactor of the For All We Call Mizzou Campaign.

Behind the times

They’re on computers. They’re on stoves. They’re on PDAs, digital cable menus and cell phones. Even some coffee tables are made out of them. Clocks are built into many everyday objects.

Teamwork eludes Tigers early

Missouri coach Mike Anderson often calls his Tigers “the ultimate team.” When he says that, he isn’t calling the Tigers the best team in college basketball. Instead, he means that his team has many different players that can contribute, that not one player is more important to Missouri’s success than any other.

Emotional outcome

Hickman coach Kenny Ash still had a tear on his cheek when he came out of the locker room. The first-year coach’s efforts to wipe away the telltale moisture before facing reporters had failed.

Chiefs’ future unclear after troubled year

KANSAS CITY — Trent Green’s 2006 season ended much the way it began, with Kansas City’s aging quarterback lying helpless on the turf.

Columbia's countdown to snuffing out

The days of smoky bars and restaurants come to an end in Columbia when the city’s new anti-smoking law takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

After ban, patios could be retreat for smokers

After submitting new plans to the city for covering his patio, Daniel Verso laughed about having to put his air filtration system up for sale on eBay. The owner of Athena Night Club at Hitt and Locust streets said the filtration system won’t be needed anymore, and he’s focusing on dressing up his patio areas.

Visioning groups beckon citizens

Joining one of 13 citizen topic groups that will be formed during a Jan. 17 kickoff meeting is one of the best ways to speak out on a vision for Columbia’s future, members of the Columbia Vision Committee suggest.

Conforming, but mainly unhappy

Even mentioning the smoking ordinance that takes effect after midnight tonight will get you an earful from Lucy Reddick, owner of the modest Lucy’s Corner Cafe at Broadway and Fifth Street.

In hotels, only place to smoke to be bedroom

The smoking ordinance that takes effect Tuesday will require Columbia hotels and motels to prohibit smoking everywhere but bedrooms. But some owners are reducing the number of smoking rooms anyway.

Stop-smoking strategies to kick the cigarette habit

Does the ban on smoking have you thinking it might be time to kick the habit? Here’s some information on smoking-cessation methods.

Hindman to seek fifth term

Mayor Darwin Hindman’s decision to seek a record fifth term as Columbia’s top elected official brought enthusiastic responses from fellow council members.

Book stirs teens to fundraise for health

For some people, a class is just a class, a book is just a book. But for Rock Bridge High School students in the contemporary issues class, a class and a book have inspired several events held throughout Columbia to raise money for a public health charity.

Marathon to celebrate start of smoking ban

Jim Linville and his friends are going to be laughing out loud Tuesday as they run, walk, skip and jump a giant lap around the city of Columbia.

Memories of Im preserved in book

Friends, family and colleagues of slain MU microbiology professor Jeong Im gathered at Memorial Union on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the life of a man they remember as a stimulating teacher, a skillful carpenter, a pragmatist and much more.

Supportive survival

The crucial ingredient to Bill and Sue Brannon’s 50 years of marriage, they say, is the fact that they bear through every trial with a cheerful attitude.

Missouri sinkhole keeps on growing

SPRINGFIELD — City officials have no plans to plug an expanding sinkhole near Sequiota Cave outside of Springfield — at least for now.

Game slips away

It looked similar to the recent past, a past the Missouri Tigers did not want to relive.

MU women get back on track

After hitting just her second 3-pointer of the season, Tiffany Brooks let out a slight grin. She had just put Missouri up by nine with just a few minutes left in the first half.

Winter trout fishing

A dreary Friday makes most people depressed and anxious for the weekend. For fisherman, the day couldn’t be better.