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MU baseball team sweeps Indiana State

Trevor Coleman celebrates after scoring the winning run on Greg Folgia double in the first game of a doubleheader against Indiana State on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

Greg Folgia's double was the winnng hit in the first game of the MU baseball team's doubleheader sweep of Indian State on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

MU women's golfers 11th in Texas

The Missouri women's golf team tied with Baylor for 11th place Sunday in the 15-team Texas A&M ‘Mo’morial tournament in Bryan, Texas.

MU softball team 5-0 at tournament

The Missouri softball team completed a 5-0 sweep at the University of South Florida’s Under Armour Invitational in Clearwater, Fla., with a 10-4 victory Sunday against the Villanova Wildcats.

Breakdown sends Busch past Edwards for victory

When his car started spewing smoke, Carl Edwards relinquished the lead then left the race allowing Kyle Busch to surge to victory, the first for a Toyota in 40 Cup starts.

'Art in Bloom' heralds spring

Floral shops in Columbia and other surrounding areas showcased their floral arrangements, influenced by art pieces in the Museum of Art and Archaeology, this weekend to the public. People were able to vote on the art and attend demonstrations.

MU men's basketball team set<br>to start 'new season'

The 10th-seeded Missouri men's basketball team will face No. 7 Nebraska on Thursday in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Kansas City.

Kansas State favored entering Big 12 tournament

The madness officially starts up again this week. The women of the Big 12 Conference descend on Kansas City for the Big 12 Conference Tournament, running from Tuesday through Saturday at Municipal Auditorium.

Truman the Tiger a potential video game cover boy

EA Sports’ new NCAA Football 09 video game is coming soon to Nintendo Wii, and its Mascot Challenge is under way. An online poll will decide which NCAA Divison I Football Bowl Subdivision mascot is to appear on the game’s cover. Everyone is eligible to vote once a day until the contest ends on March 14.

BOONE LIFE: Husband and wife befriend, feed stray and feral cats

Christina and David McCullen have been looking after a stray and feral cat colony since 2006

Fashion Show raises money for autistic children and their families

Decorative fencing doesn’t go over well with City Council

The City Council asked for more fence designs after the first proposal for a more aesthetically pleasing fence fell short of the council's expectations and cost more than the existing fences.

School Board to hear teacher salary recommendation

The teachers association is not likely to seek more pay this time.

Alternative ways to raise money has schools rethinking virtues of catalog sales

School catalog sales as a fundraising technique are losing popularity as parents and teachers want students to learn different skills. It's a move supported by the National PTA as well.

Federal rebates are tax free, but Mo. legislators still pushing bill to ensure it

Missouri politicians are pushing forward with a largely pointless proposal on a popular notion: A prohibition on taxing your federal tax rebate check. No action is needed to spare you from a tax hit, but that might not stop lawmakers acting anyway.

English classes for foreign-born adults seeing increased demand

Sitting two seats from each other in a classroom at Douglass High School, Markus Zegels of Germany and Temesgen Kifle of Eritrea speak in the language they share: English. Zegels dominates the conversation, speaking freely about the United States and his home country. Kifle, a refugee, is quieter but nods and smiles at Zegels’ conversation.

Both are attending a December class in English as a Second Language, and they’re working as partners on the phrase “If I were you.” But they also are sharing their experiences.

Columbia is hotbed of documentary films

Columbia has a growing documentary film industry, as evidenced by the recent True/False Film Festival. Here are three local filmmakers and their projects.

New president in Russia doesn’t signal change

There is debate whether Vladimir Putin’s handpicked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, will be under Putin’s influence or his own man.

Tigers ride four-run fifth inning to victory in home opener

The Tigers never let Indiana State's Michael Manus out of the fifth inning in the 5-1 victory against the Sycamores. Patience at the plate paid off particularly well for Aaron Senne, whose key fifth-inning double earned him two RBIs, and Ryan Lollis, who had two hits, including a double and two RBIs of his own, and raised his team-leading batting average to .410.

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