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Elderly couple injured in hit-and-run accident

An elderly couple was injured Thursday night in a head-on collision with a drunk driver, police said.

Septuagenarian knows more about sex than you

Sue Johanson, the 77-year-old host of a nationally-syndicated television show, spoke Thursday evening to a packed auditorium in Jesse Hall about all things related to sexual health.

Hansen sees Missouri Grand Prix as a chance to get back into shape for competition

Hansen will swim in the preliminaries of the 100-meter freestyle and the 200-backstroke today. He competes in the preliminaries of the 200-breaststroke Saturday and the 100-breaststroke Sunday. The Grand Prix marks the first long-course meet — the same format as the Olympic trials and the Olympics — that Hansen has competed in since the U.S. National Championships in August.

High school state wrestling tournament under way

Columbia has five wrestlers competing in the state finals, three from Rock Bridge and two from Hickman.

Cougars clamp down, hit free throws in win over Illinois-Springfield

Despite being in the middle of one its best defensive performances of the season, the Columbia College men’s basketball team needed a spark on offense. A dunk by Jake Alexander provided the necessary ignition.

New bill would stiffen Sunshine law

Legislation would require the retention of e-mails pertaining to public business that are sent by computer or by mobile devices such as a cell phone, Palm Pilot and BlackBerry.

Stephens beats Principia College

Contacting Missouri superdelegates

Woes aside, Missouri women's basketball adept at 3-point shooting

In a year where the Tigers have only one conference win and rank at or near the bottom of almost every major statistical category in the Big 12 Conference, the affinity and skill in firing the 3-point shot has kept the team in the thick of most games.

Tigers look to slow Beasley in rematch with Kansas State

A big key to slowing Beasley in the first meeting on Feb. 2 was double and triple-teaming him each time he touched the ball.

Two MU swimmers hopeful for a chance for U.S. Olympic trials

Lori Halvorson and Colleen Gordon will participate in the Missouri Grand Prix, which begins on Friday, hoping for a chance to compete for an Olympic spot.

Tiger gymnasts looking for solid road score against SEMO

While road meets tend to produce lower scores because of unfamiliar equipment and hostile crowds, the need for high scores in away meets is essential for regional qualifying.

Human Rights Commission wants teens, adults to talk about violent crime

The commission is asking teens and adults to participate next week in “Let’s Talk Columbia!, A Community Summit — From Dialogue to Action for a Better Columbia.”

Lessons learned as strike ends

Because of the lack of good TV, Columbia residents and students have found other ways to stay entertained

Legislative budget leaders look to trim Blunt's spending plan

Concerns about the economy are causing Missouri lawmakers to look for ways to trim Gov. Matt Blunt’s spending proposals. Blunt has proposed a nearly $23 billion budget for next fiscal year, which would leave about $50 million not spent.

Askren travels to Russia with USA wrestling team

Ben Askren was selected to be on the USA wrestling World Cup team that is competing at the 2008 World Cup for freestyle wrestling this weekend in Russia.

Experts to discuss diplomacy and war

The tour brings a message that real diplomacy, not military threats, will bring positive results.

Blunt recommends allocation of $1 million for fight against sexual and domestic violence

The amendment will take advantage of federal funding that helps cover the cost of forensic medical exams, or rape kits, for sexual assault victims, and will redesignate $1 million of the originally proposed funding to go toward the creation of a sexual assault grant program.

School district extends deadline for online survey

The online survey given to teachers about what could be cut from the budget is being extended until Wednesday.

Superdelegates could decide Dems' deadlock

As Democratic primaries continue across the country and candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama remain in a virtual deadlock, the party’s superdelegates are becoming the focus of increased attention.

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