Columbia residents recall Paul Newman as 'philanthropic,' 'talented'

As one of Hollywood's greatest "sweethearts," Paul Newman is a legend to several generations. For some people, he's more than a handsome man or a good actor. To them, he's known as a charitable gentleman who frequently gave back to his community.

Hickman rolls to Providence Bowl win

The Rock Bridge Bruins featured a decidedly different look at Faurot Field in Friday’s annual Providence Bowl. Several of their jerseys were stolen or lost before they fell 41-7 to the Hickman Kewpies, who moved to 8-4 all-time against Rock Bridge.

Experts share observations about first debate

Professors from MU watched the McCain-Obama debate and had some choice words to share about their performance.

Participation surges for Hinkson Creek cleanup

The Clean Sweep has seen a huge increase in numbers since its inaugural season. The first year, there were only 30 participants. This year, 230 participants registered.

Volunteers clean up graffiti and stickers from downtown

Volunteers from Karis Community Church scoured Cherry Street, Seventh Street, Peace Park and the alleys in between on Saturday morning for graffiti and stickers on light posts and mailboxes. Event organizers said it was an effort to spruce up the city before the Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ festival next weekend.

Junior high marching bands play in Providence Bowl

Friday's Providence Bowl Parade was the first public marching experience for students from Jefferson, Oakland and West junior high schools. The junior high school bands also played the national anthem with the high school bands at Friday's rivalry game.

Winners announced at Boone County Art Show

The 49th annual Boone County Art Show takes place this weekend in the Boone County National Bank's downtown lobby at Broadway and Eighth Street. The show is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Joplin mosque's sign set ablaze

After a Joplin mosque's sign was set on fire early Thursday, the FBI has begun a hate crime investigation.

MU Volleyball defeats SIU Edwardsville

MU scored the first 10 points of the match and won the first set 25-8. But the second and third sets were much closer, with MU winning 25-21 and 25-22.

Mother confesses to killing 6-week-old son

Sweet Cherry Ann Halliburton had another two babies who died, but the ruling of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is being questioned by police who have decided to reopen the Aberdeen, S.D. case in light of Halliburton's arrest this week.

Former basketball star finds MU football success

Tigers right tackle Colin Brown didn't take football seriously in high school, but has shown serious dedication in developing his raw talent and body size into what Chase Daniel now calls "the cornerstone of the offensive line."

Paul Newman dies at 83

Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as "Hud," "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money," and as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario, has died. He was 83.

Fenton woman arrested in Nebraska car chase

The pursuit began shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday when state troopers found the car on eastbound I-80 near Giltner, Neb. driving at speeds topping 100 mph.

Finding faith: Journeys from birth to adulthood

The Missourian sought to report on a few of the spiritual treks and rites of passage affecting thousands of mid-Missouri children and young adults each year. This series examines a handful of these journeys, from the choices parents make at a child's birth about which faith they'll learn to the commitment young adults make when finding a faith for themselves.

Hickman formations flummox Rock Bridge

The Kewpies used a variety of unique formations and motions to the keep the Rock Bridge defense off-balance all night in Friday night's 41-7 Providence Bowl win.

LETTER: TV inappropriately depicts women's violence during rape awareness week

The sensationalizing of violence against women during a week designated against it is unproductive and raises questions about ethics in media.

Obama and McCain supporters host debate watch parties

Supporters of Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain have planned watch parties in Columbia for those who want to watch the debates.

Alternative medicine finds home at Johns Hopkins

Jill Eisner lay still as an acupuncturist pushed thin needles into her face and feet, soft music playing in the background. In another room, an herbologist studied his antidote for severe acne: a concoction of 12 ingredients, including dandelion roots, tangerine peel and dried raspberries. A few doors down, Linda Lee, dressed in a white lab coat, used the tools of conventional medicine to treat a patient for digestive problems.

The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center, which opened Sept. 2, is the latest indication that alternative medicine is making its mark in mainstream health care settings.

Cougars volleyball teams wins pair

Columbia College volleyball won both its matches Friday at the Bellevue (Neb.) University Bruin Classic.

Columbia College soccer shells Williams Baptist