Record keepers stay busy at Missouri Grand Prix

The women’s 100-meter backstroke preliminary event starts at the MU Aquatics Center on Sunday. The finals for this event, along with seven other events, will take place this morning. Several world record holders, including Michael Phelps and Ian Crocker, will compete today.

If the last day of the Missouri Grand Prix swimming meet goes anything like the first two, the record books might have to be completely rewritten. Sunday’s finals session saw meet records fall in nine of 10 events and pool records fall in eight of 10.

MU men's basketball team welcomes week off

The Missouri men’s basketball team has had a turbulent past three weeks. Now they have some time to take a break and regain their focus.

MU women's basketball team off target

The Tigers worst shooting performance of the season doomed their chances against Kansas State.

Undefeated seasons rare feat at high school state wrestling meet

Not all wrestlers who entered this weekend's state championships with perfect marks left with titles.

MU students hold vigil for NIU shooting victims

About 50 MU students and faculty, including Chancellor Brady Deaton, gathered Sunday night to honor the victims of the recent shooting at Northern Illinois University.

Group hopes to unshelve history

The Missouri State Historical Society is hoping that a $600,000 legislative proposal will be approved, giving it the chance to expand and exhibit more of its treasures.

Southeast Missouri to get new cancer, heart disease care

The Saint Francis Medical Center plans to begin work this spring on an $84 million center for cancer and heart disease in southeast Missouri.

Lawyer questioned about transfer of memorial funds

The attorney overseeing a memorial fund for two murdered Independence children invested part of the $30,000 in donations in a company he owns, a newspaper reported.

Leaders raise funds to assist Kirkwood’s recovering mayor

Mayors in St. Louis County are among those raising funds to help a Kirkwood official recently wounded at his City Hall.

Republicans might ride Blunt’s (term’s) coattails

Gov. Matt Blunt isn’t running for re-election this year. But his record in office is.

MU to offer winemaking curriculum in fall

MU will offer enology and viticulture emphases in food and plant sciences. It will be the only such program in the Midwest.

Exchange students find families in Columbia

Columbia residents host exchange students from across the world.

BOONE LIFE: Rocheport couple collects, creates artworks

In addition to their own original work, Christina Reisberg and George Robb II’s collection has grown to include estate jewelry, antique linens, Oriental carpets, Victorian furniture, tintype photographs and sterling silver accessories.

U.S. needs to help out America, not Iraq

As the pope recently said, “Not one good thing has come out of the Iraq War.” However, I feel there has been much bad from this war.

An American education abroad

There has been a growth of U.S. universities setting up campuses overseas in countries such as China, India and the Gulf.