Richbow quietly guides MU women's basketball team at the point

Toy Richbow has helped the MU women's basketball team by averaging 3.7 assists per game this season.

Toy Richbow is ninth in the Big 12 Conference in assists at 3.7 a game, but more important to the Tigers is that she is 19th in the league and third on the team in minutes with 30.8 per game. She has provided a consistent presence on the court that has helped a young team, with four new starters, build chemistry.

MU professor to run for open school board seat

MU psychology professor Ines Segert kicked off her campaign for a seat on the Columbia Public School Board on Sunday.

MU tennis team hosts Pro Am to connect with fans

Sunday afternoon, eight women had the opportunity to play tennis with members of the team in the Tiger Pro Am, an event that pairs the center’s women tennis members with a Missouri tennis players for doubles competition.

In wake of suspensions, Safford's role burgeoning for the Tigers

After five teammates were suspended late last month, the freshman forward has been thrust into a more prominent role for the Tigers. He played 18 minutes against Nebraska and 21 minutes against Kansas State, the first games Missouri was without its full roster.

Wittmeyer collects first win as MU wrestlers send seniors out with a victory

Seniors Tyler McCormick and Josh Wagner also had a technical falls, and James Williamson had a 6-3 win at 184-pounds.

Lebanese poet uses art to unite

The Lebanese poet and composer Marcel Khalife uses his music to unite peoples and spread peace. He spoke Saturday at MU’s Waters Auditorium.

Most say U.S. economy in recession

Sixty-one percent of the public thinks the economy is now suffering through its first recession since 2001, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll.

Gov. Blunt to address biodiesel fuel in Columbia

The governor will be in Columbia on Monday to discuss a bill that would require diesel fuel sold in Missouri to contain 5 percent biodiesel by April 2010.

Democrats bigger vote winners than Republicans in Mo. primaries

Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and several other Democrats received almost 60 percent of the vote in the Missouri primary compared with a little more than 40 percent for the dozen Republicans led by Sen. John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. Based on the unofficial results, Democratic presidential candidates received 823,376 votes from Missourians while the Republicans got 588,849.

Students' trip offers chance to study Japanese language and culture

In July, 14 students from Oakland, Jefferson and West junior high schools plan to embark on a 15-day trip to Japan. The biennial youth exchange is part of Columbia’s sister city program with Hakusan City in central Japan.

BOONE LIFE: Even in cold weather, disc golf has appeal

Skyler Babcock takes advantage of Oakland Park, one of the city’s two public disc golf courses, even in the dead of winter.

Columbia School Board to discuss budget reduction

The board will consider seven possible ways the district can save money, including a possible reduction in staff, a freeze on staff salary increases and a delay in purchases of technology.

Love through the ages

Four couples share their stories about dating, marriage and love - not to mention the importance of cell phones, bread on the first date and offering to give a lift.

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Side effects of smoking enough reason to support smoking ban

Seeing a smoker’s lungs is enough to keep someone from smoking in support of Columbia’s smoking ban.

Problems in Democratic Republic of Congo often overlooked

Reconstruction and peacekeeping is a challenge in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where violence erupts around the plundering of the country’s valuable mineral resources.

Plundering of Congo’s ores threatens peace

Reconstruction and peacekeeping are a challenge in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where violence erupts around the plundering of the country’s valuable mineral resources.

Hannah yet to return to team

Missouri point guard Stefhon Hannah, who returned to Columbia on Friday and was then arrested on suspicion of third degree assault, is supposed to return to classes on Monday, coach Mike Anderson said.

MU women's basketball team loses eighth straight

The MU women's basketball team had its fourth-lowest scoring output of the season in a loss Saturday at Iowa State. The Tigers shot just 35 percent and scored only 23 points in each half.

Columbia wrestlers take first steps toward state titles

Rock Bridge’s Will Evans, Kyle Lewis and Taylor Crane will join Hickman’s Drae Cox and Vince Pescaglia in their quest for a wrestling state titles.