A look at MU gymnastics' big night

MU's gymnastics watches team member Alicia Hatcher perform on the beam at tonight's meet against Oklahoma.

The Tigers' may have lost to a higher-ranked team on Friday, but the gymnasts performed near the top of their game and just barely missed the upset.

Rock Bridge wins first district title in 26 years

Despite 43 points by Hickman’s Yvonne Anderson, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team won the district title, 52-50, on Friday night.

MU gymnasts tumble against Oklahoma

The Tigers lost to the No. 6 Sooners on Friday night despite having their second-best point performance of the season.

Tigers start baseball season with win

Senior Kurt Calvert got hot early in the leadoff spot for Missouri, while preseason All-American pitcher Aaron Crow struck out seven in five innings on opening day in Florida.

Virginian-Pilot photographer takes first at POYI contest

After hours of deliberation, four judges selected Stephen M. Katz of The Virginian-Pilot as the Newspaper Photographer of the Year Friday night.

MU softball wins one game, second canceled

Records fall for current and former Tiger track athletes

MU track athlete Chris Rohr broke the school record in the weight throw, while former MU star Christian Cantwell gave the world-class performance at the same meet.

Proposed policy change would eliminate private sewer repair costs

City Manager Bill Watkins is proposing a change in policy that would eliminate the cost for repairs shared by residents whose homes are connected to private sewer lines.

Firefighters rescue dog from lake

A young dog got a very big life lesson when he was rescued by the Columbia Fire Department from Twin Lake this morning: Don’t go on the ice.

League of Women Voters presents proposal to City Council

Linda Kaiser represented the League of Women voters on Monday, presenting a proposal to the City Council to ensure civil liberties and citizen’s right to know in incidences where public entities work with private entities.

Centennial edition: Art and Culture

As we celebrate 100 years of the Missourian, we look back at 100 years of news

Traffic light installation begins Tuesday

New traffic lights will be installed at the intersection of South Keene Street and St. Charles Road beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday. Both streets will have temporary lane restrictions throughout the day.

Why I hate driving in Columbia

Columbia residents weigh in on the perils of the road.

Deputies seize two pounds of marijuana

After two months of investigation, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people today on suspicion of a drug-related charge.

True/False Film Festival announces final movie title

The co-founders of the True/False Film Festival, who officially released the name today, said the film will be a "perfect close to the festival."

Where are the true journalism novels?

I know something few other journalists know: Day after day, novelists are writing about us. Some of those writers actually work in newspaper, magazine, and broadcast newsrooms, but some of them have never even set foot inside a newsroom.

Advice can help or hurt breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients often rely on friends or relatives for help, sometimes with advice that may not be the best for the patient. Finding a trained “coach” can aid decision-making for patients.

Donation misuse raises community concerns

The St. Francis Catholic Worker Community in Columbia has adopted new regulations for its financial dealings since accusations of embezzlement were made against one of the group's co-founders.

Turning wood with local artist Jeff Ferguson

When Jeff Ferguson moved from Colorado a year and a half ago, he loaded the trailer with so much wood for his woodturning addiction that he had to leave behind his barbecue.

Colleges offer church management programs to protect church tills from embezzlers

About a half-dozen Roman Catholic dioceses that responded to a survey reported thefts of more than $500,000.Many U.S. churches have been victims of embezzlement over the years, reflecting not just moral weakness on the part of the wrongdoers, but lax financial controls. Often, church budgets are overseen by volunteers or employees with little guidance or professional training.

Now, some colleges are hoping to prevent such faith-shattering abuses by offering programs devoted specifically to managing church finances and personnel.