Rock Bridge, Hickman tune up for state

The Rock Bridge and Hickman swim teams were both defeated by Parkway South, but coach John Hamilton viewed the meet as a way to tune up for the future.

MU Softball Team Prepares For Season

The nationally ranked MU Softball team held its annual Black and Gold Game Saturday with 10 new players on its roster. Senior Jen Bruck gave up two hits in seven innings of work.

Two former coaches show support for player suspensions

Former Missouri coach Norm Stewart and former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson said they approve of the Missouri coach’s handling of the basketball team in the past week.

Bill Clinton speaks at MU

Three days before Super Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton stopped at the MU Student Recreation Complex in a final blitz to campaign for his wife and presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Players return in wild win

Brown, Lyons play, but J.T. Tiller steals the show with a career high in points

First Ward candidates meet at forum

The four candidates vying for the First Ward City Council seat kick-started their campaigns Saturday by debating their visions for economic development and affordable housing at the first of three candidate forums.

Fans prepare for home Super Bowl parties

You could tell who was shopping for a Super Bowl party in Columbia on Saturday afternoon just by glancing at what was piled in each person’s cart:

Assistant coach Matt Daniel departs for head coaching job

The Tigers women's basketball assistant was introduced as the new coach at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday.

Sen. Bond speaks in Columbia

In town for a benefit, Sen. Kit Bond discussed presidential nominees, the Missouri gubernatorial elections and the war on terror.

Freezing for a reason

Teams jumped into freezing water to support the Missouri Special Olympics as a part of the Polar Bear Plunge at Stephens Lake park.

Brown and Lyons return from suspension in victory

The players were suspended Tuesday along with Stefhon Hannah following a fight outside Athena Night Club last weekend that left Hannah with a broken jaw.

Where’s the GOP?

While Democrats are loud and accounted for on the campaign trail, the Republican voice is largely absent.

Cardinal offers insight on church, media

Cardinal John Foley spoke Friday night about the importance of an open and honest relationship between the church and the media.

Black women emerge as unique primary demographic

As black women go to the polls this Tuesday, it’s clear their votes will be determined by more than a candidate’s gender or the color of his or her skin.

Committee recommends turning Field Elementary into early childhood center

The Elementary Enrollment Planning Committee recommends that the Field Elementary School building be used as a district-wide early childhood center when the new elementary school in Columbia opens for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Mo. Democrats rally for Obama

Some of Missouri’s most well-known Democrats have been campaigning around the state in a effort to increase support for Obama’s presidential campaign.

Gaw joins race for Missouri’s 9th Congressional District

Democrat Steve Gaw announced in a release Friday that he will run for the 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Police searching for shooting suspect

Police are looking for a suspect after an 18-year-old Columbia male came into a local emergency room early Saturday morning with a gunshot wound.

Populists Edwards, Huckabee spur competitors’ talk of economic inequality

Contemporary populists echo past ideals of opposing the elite hold on wealth. In doing so, they urge their competitors to discuss issues of poverty and hunger.

Five ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?