Nebraska's defense looks ahead to Missouri

Defensive end Zach Potter says there have been fewer mistakes on defense this season. ". . .guys are still adjusting,” Potter said. “It’s a process.”

The Cornhuskers' defense is working hard to keep last season's struggles in the past.

Tigers favored over Cornhuskers

Nebraska's fans are likely to give Missouri's offense a tougher time than Nebraska's defense will.

Rod Gelatt gave radio conversations life

You learn soon that he (Gelatt) is a giant in the world of journalism. In the top floor studio of Jesse Hall, he brought light to the "cave."

Palin and Biden debate in their first meeting of campaign

The clash over Iraq was the most personal, and pointed, of the 90-minute debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.

Tiger fans prepare for Cornhuskers

 A spirit rally Thursday night gave MU football fans the chance to show their support as the Tigers prepare for their conference opener against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, where Missouri hasn't won in 30 years.


Rock Bridge linebacker temporarily paralyzed in practice

Drew Gordon, a senior linebacker on Rock Bridge, was temporarily paralyzed during a practice. He suffered no permanent damage but will miss the rest of the season.

Williams talkative leader for Kewpies

As a sophomore last season, Josh Williams was never short on words, but his message was often lost among the more experienced voices heard on a Hickman defense that had seven All-District players. This year, Williams is making noise that has been impossible to ignore.

Palestinian author shares story of her childhood

Ibtisam Barakt talks about her book, "Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood," at MU on Thursday. 

Quadrado more than assistant for Cougars

Juliana Quadrado, assistant coach for the Columbia College women's volleyball team and native of Brazil, bridges the gap between the squad's English- and Portuguese-speaking teammates.

Jerry Douglas, Dobro guitar virtuoso, headlines Roots 'N' Blues

Known for his solo albums as well as his role in Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas will close out the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival Saturday night.

MU goalkeeper keeps eye on the clock

For MU junior Tasha Dittamore, the starting goalkeeper for the Missouri soccer team,  the numbers on the clock regulate life both on and off the field.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" gets ready to open

The cast is rehearsing for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Rhynsburger Theatre.

Armendariz finds new family on MU volleyball team

Since two-a-day practices, Priscilla Armendariz has become part of a new type of family with some of her teammates. Along with fellow freshman defensive specialist Annie Lopez, sophomore libero Caitlyn Vann and assistant coach Chen Feng, she is part of "the DS," or defensive specialist, family.

Democrats want details from Bond on U.S. attorney’s dismissal

A Justice Department report revealed that Republican Sen. Kit Bond’s office pushed for Todd Graves’ dismissal, while Bond insists he had nothing to do with Graves’ departure from office.

Mill Creek on 'needs improvement' list despite meeting targets

Despite meeting Missouri Assessment Program proficiency targets as a school, Mill Creek Elementary School wound up on No Child Left Behind's "needs improvement" list for 2008. Principal Mary Sue Gipson says the label doesn't accurately reflect the school.

Big Muddy takes toll on Easley River Road

Bank erosion is making the scenic lane even more dangerous to drive.

A day of blessings for the animals

Pet owners brought their animals to be blessed on St. Francis of Assisi Day at Calvary Episcopal Church. The guests were dogs, a cat and a snail.

Residents discuss Columbia Public Schools' math transitions

About 30 people spoke at a Columbia Public Schools' public comments meeting Thursday night. Among their concerns were quick, responsible curriculum decisions and easing children through the district's planned math changes.

New Fair Trade store to open downtown

Mustard Seed, a Fair Trade store in downtown Columbia, will open next week but will not sell coffee.



Russell Boulevard Elementary to celebrate 50th anniversary

The school will hold a Western-themed celebration Thursday, with visits from alumni and former teachers.