Successful return for Tigers

Missouri's Jeremy Maclin sprints past Illinois defenders for a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Tigers' 52-42 victory over Illinois on Sunday in the Arch Rivalry game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Maclin's day ended when he left the game in the fourth quarter with a twisted ankle.

Jeremy Maclin's 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, midway through the second quarter, sparked Missouri's momentum. It began a streak of 21-consecutive points in the second quarter that provided MU the necessary fuel to withstand a late Illinois charge and claim a 52-42 victory Saturday in front of 66,441 at the Edward Jones Dome.

Palin gets warm reception at McCain rally in O'Fallon

The Republican presidential campaign made a stop in O’Fallon on Sunday in preparation for the upcoming convention in Minnesota, but the focus was more on Sarah Palin and the impending hurricane.

Analysis: Hulshof hopes to tap hospitals for Missouri health plan

To expand health coverage to the uninsured, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof wants to dip deep into the money now paid to hospitals as reimbursement for their charity care.

Council to hold second public hearing on city budget Tuesday night

The City Council has been able to tweak the proposed 2009 budget to its liking because of additional cuts proposed by city departments.

Black residents share thoughts on Obama nomination

Young and old, black residents talk about what it means to them to see a black man receive the Democratic nomination for president.

Columbia community honors fallen soldier

Steven J. Fitzmorris' remains were returned to Columbia on Sunday. His death was mourned by a group of family, friends and community members.

Early childhood programs might move to Field Elementary

The building might include both district-run and nonprofit organizations and would make administration less complicated with everything in one building.

Local minister runs 13th marathon

Chris Cook will run his 13th Heart of America Marathon on Monday. It is his passion for running, not the health benefits, that draws him back each year.

Muslims emphasize charity during Ramadan

The mid-Missouri Muslim community donates to the Central Missouri Food Bank every year during Ramadan, a time for fasting.

Columbia deer management program gains popularity among hunters

Columbia’s four-year-old deer management program seems to be helping reduce deer/auto collisions, and more hunters have registered than ever before.

Candidates give lackluster response to political opinions survey

Project Vote Smart has created an online survey to compile candidates’ stances on the issues from all political levels. But most candidates are not participating.

Tigers treated to another breakout effort in St. Louis

In the first start of his college career, new Tigers' tailback Derrick Washington bolstered Missouri's 52-42 victory over Illinois with two first-half touchdowns and 128 rushing yards. To put those numbers in perspective, Washington had only 184 yards and one touchdown in his entire freshman season.

Football players give back to youth

Several Illinois and Missouri players met with kids for a football camp before Saturday's top-25 matchup in St. Louis.

Volleyball team loses upset bid

Weiwen Wang and Julianna Klein nearly led the MU volleyball team to an upset of a top-25 team Saturday at the BYU Molten Classic.

Adam powers women's soccer to win

Sophomore Kari Adam’s first goal of the season provided the difference in Friday’s 1-0 home victory over Auburn.

Columbia College falls in soccer opener

Columbia College lost two players to ejection and its men’s soccer season opener, 1-0, against Drury on Saturday.

Columbia soldier killed in Iraq known for charm, audacity

Steven Fitzmorris, 26, was killed in action in Baghdad on Monday, August 25. He willed be honored with a procession on Sunday morning.

Fans float across state for game

Neither rain, hail nor a broken fuel line could spoil a three-day cruise down the Missouri for 24 MU fans.

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Jefferson Farm and Gardens holds final open house

Today was a sneak preview of the educational activities that will be offered at Jefferson Farm & Gardens when it officially opens in Spring 2009.