Anderson pleased with start, wants more

If you would have told him his team would be 11-2 entering the conference season, Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson would have been more than pleased.

Kewps weather tussle with Storm

The Hickman girls basketball team had a rough time with visiting Notre Dame de Sion on Wednesday.

MU loses its first game in conference

Things looked optimistic for the Missouri women’s basketball team going into halftime with a 31-29 lead against Colorado.

Defining the word ‘home’

Ask a 4-year-old child if she wants to live with her mother, and the answer will invariably be yes, said Chris Bouchard, a volunteer with Heart of Missouri CASA. “But then you have to define what ‘mother’ is.”

3 arrested on prostitution charges

The owner of a north Columbia massage parlor, a customer and an employee were arrested on suspicion of prostitution-related charges Monday night, Columbia police said Wednesday.

Caring for Diabetes

Learn how to prevent diabetes end stages at a diabetes training center such as the Diabetes Outpatient Clinic offered at University Hospital in Columbia. The center features exam rooms, classrooms for patient education and a model kitchen used to teach meal planning.

16% of Americans are without health insurance

More than 46 million Americans, or about one out of every six, are without health insurance.

Education in legislative spotlight

JEFFERSON CITY — Education, health care and taxes — the big three of domestic issues — will be on the agenda as Missouri lawmakers convene today for their annual session.

Plan for plaza at City Hall in works

Plans are in the works for a new downtown plaza that would also serve as the “front door” to Columbia city government.

For aging and young, a win-win day care solution

On its surface, Columbia is the prototypical college town — a city that sets its cultural clock to the ebb and flow of young adults enrolled at MU, Stephens College and Columbia College.

Building name would honor MU professor

The University of Missouri Board of Curators could consider a proposal to name MU’s General Classroom Building after Arvarh E. Strickland, a professor emeritus of history and MU’s first full-time black faculty member, at its January meeting.

Weather reduced First Night draw

Despite weather that led to the cancellation of two scheduled fireworks displays, organizers said that First Night — Columbia’s alcohol-free, all-ages event to ring in the New Year — was a success.

Hannah in charge

Missouri can throw out the “a different player every night” theory.

Hansbrough returns to play in Missouri

It wasn’t exactly how Ben Hansbrough wanted to start the only game he’ll play in his home state this season.

Women take on Colorado Buffaloes

Freshman Amanda Hanneman used to go to Colorado almost every year to ski with her family. But she’s never been there to play basketball before.

Super tasters: It isn’t easy eating green

As a child, bites of green bean casserole, brussels sprouts in cream and broccoli-rice souffle were dutifully swallowed, unmasticated in the hope of being untasted, with a large mouthful of milk. This was the practice of my brother and every other child I knew. It worked for nasty things like peas, liver, onions, cooked carrots and asparagus.

Cards’ World Series trophy visits Columbia

This afternoon, a luxury sport-utility vehicle guarded by security officers will be travelling down Stadium Boulevard with a special passenger in the back.

Kewpies roll over Smith-Cotton

Hickman’s Aaron Brady can’t get a break.

Council passes stream-buffer rules

In the works for four years, the ordinance is intended to protect water quality and habitat and to control flooding and erosion.

City adopts fire safety codes for Greek housing

MU fraternities and sororities will be required to install sprinkler systems in their houses now that the Columbia City Council voted to adopt the 2006 International Fire Code.