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Producers Scott Rudin, front, Ethan Coen, left, and Joel Coen, center rear, accept the Oscar for best motion picture of the year for the film "No Country for Old Men" at the 80th Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. At back right is presenter Denzel Washington.

Daniel Day-Lewis won the best-actor Academy Award for “There Will Be Blood,” while “No Country for Old Men” was living up to its front-runner status, winning best picture, best adapted screenplay for the Coen brothers and best supporting actor for Javier Bardem.

Thompson's role remains key as Bruins beat Jefferson City for district title

When Rock Bridge senior Sam Thompson grabbed the Class 5, District 10 championship trophy from Rock Bridge athletic director Jennifer Mast, Jefferson City fans had to be confused who the 6-foot-4 player with sandy blond hair was.

For most of Rock Bridge’s 53-39 win over the Jays on Sunday at Rock Bridge, Thompson could be found sitting between assistant coaches David Egan and Travis Gable grabbing a forest green towel, sometimes even chewing on it when the Jays (15-11) cut the lead to less than 10 points with three minutes to go.

Missouri women's basketball team ends losing streak by beating Kansas

Nobody thought it would be this long until the Tigers had that winning feeling again.

But for a season-high 2,704 fans who came out to see the Missouri women’s basketball team beat Kansas 62-59 on Sunday, in the latest installment of the Border Showdown at Mizzou Arena, the victory was more than welcome. Before the Tigers’ victory Sunday, their last win came on Jan. 12, when Tigers beat Texas Tech 68-59.

Track club helps offer early exposure to sport on national level

Bench boosts MU men's basketball team

The most recent example of the importance of the MU men's basketball team's bench came Saturday when non-starters scored 32 of Missouri’s 60 points in its victory against Colorado.

Honoring the past, embracing the future

Members of St. Luke United Methodist Church celebrated their heritage and the history of the black community Sunday by singing and dancing together.

Boonville bridge supporters hang on after Supreme Court decision

Last week, the Missouri Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Jay Nixon that aimed to preserve the bridge.

For the Froeses, cycling is no mere hobby

Ethan Froese crossed the finish line in Sunday’s Froze Toes cycling race with a simple fist pump, nearly a minute ahead of his closest competitor.

Froese’s victory is representative of a Columbia family synonymous with cycling in mid-Missouri.

'Property tax credit' primarily benefiting renters

A state tax break meant to ease the property tax burden for senior citizens and the disabled on fixed incomes is predominantly benefiting people who don’t own — much less owe taxes on — their homes.

Columbia drivers deal with rising gas prices

The cost of gas Sunday was $2.99 all across Columbia, 78 cents above the price one year ago.

BOONE LIFE: The gift of art

Expressive first-grader Lisa Zhou inspires classmates with her detailed artwork.

Kosovo survival dependent on other nations

Kosovo has declared official independence, but this has not been recognized by all countries. To succed with its independence, Kosovo will need help from the EU.

MU men's basketball team nets needed win

A game decided in the final 30 seconds is supposed to be exciting. But Saturday’s game at Mizzou Arena didn’t feel like a closely contested game until about two minutes to play. Before that, Tigers' 60-53 victory over Colorado felt more like a badminton match or a golf tournament.

Carroll still dealing with injured ankle

DeMarre Carroll played 25 minutes Saturday in Missouri’s 60-53 win over Colorado and scored his first and only basket with 3:25 left. Needless to say, his ankle is still hurting him.