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When the Missourian suddenly didn't have bloggers from the RNC, editor Jake Sherlock scrambled to keep the opinion page balanced.



Curators emphasize efficiency in two-day meeting

During its meeting Thursday and Friday, the UM System Board of Curators heard about increased enrollment across the four-campus system, talked about increases in financial aid and future salary increases as boons to the university system.

Japanese prime minister’s resignation not just business as usual

Yasuo Fukuda’s recent decision to step down as Japan’s prime minister might be the signal of an imminent shake up in Japanese politics. In South Korea, citizens fearing the danger of mad cow disease are protesting the government’s decision to resume imports of American beef.

Horton pleads guilty to misdemeanor peace disturbance

Former MU basketball player Jason Horton, who originally pleaded not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor third-degree assault, changed his plea to guilty on a reduced charge of misdemeanor peace disturbance Friday in Boone County Circuit Court.

Hickman sophomore doesn't act his age

Spenser Washington is just a sophomore, but he plays the role of a seasoned veteran for the Hickman football team.

Seeking news in the 21st century

Members of our community sat down and talked about the media. What came up wasn't a surprise: People depend on the media but struggle to understand it. Trust, advertising, bias, financial troubles and journalism education were only a few of the innumerable topics that emerged.

Tiger Kickoff: What it feels like to hurdle a defender

Tiger Kickoff: Washington becoming an attention getter

Cougars volleyball team resets

Seven freshmen and three tranfers have joined the Columbia College volleyball team for the 2008 season.

Illinois man in custody after mistakenly shooting wife to death

 A southern Illinois man is in custody at the Wood River Police Department after shooting is wife to death. The man says he thought she was a burglar.

Hulshof drains campaign account in primaries, lags behind Nixon financially

Hulshof rebuilds his campaign account with contributions made after Missouri’s contribution cap was lifted last week. The primary elections left several losing candidates in debt.

Tiger Kickoff: Before he came to MU, Saunders excelled at Kearney

Tiger Kickoff: After setbacks, Perry ready for larger role

MU volleyball takes down Maryland

Hickman harriers place well at First Capital Invite

Mid-Missouri churches work to develop disaster response

Since the Missouri Department of Public Safety and Gov. Matt Blunt's Faith-Based Initiative held a symposium in June, several mid-Missouri churches are developing diaster responses in their communities. Attendees of the symposium were encouraged to return to their congregation and pick one of eight human services missions.

State court delays another execution

For the second time in less than a month, the Missouri Supreme Court has given a reprieve to a death row inmate. John Middleton was scheduled to die by injection Sept. 17 for the 1995 shooting deaths of three people in northwest Missouri.

Biden to campaign in Missouri on Tuesday

The Delaware senator is slated to meet with voters to discuss the country’s economic challenges. Campaign officials have not indicated which city Biden will visit.

Boil order for Chaffee water ends

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources lifted the boil order Thursday after 11 tests for bacteria showed no problem.

Broadway Christian Church minister retires

 Rick Frost will be replaced by and interim minister, Larry Gallamore.