Missouri claims few similarities to Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant Bryant, top, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA because the All-America receiver lied about details of a meeting with former NFL player Deion Sanders.

While the Tigers are a pass-first team that can also win with the run, the Cowboys are more of a run-first team that can also win with the pass.

Solutions to financial problems up to individuals

People should not rely on or wait for the government to solve economic problems but should figure out ways to cope on their own. Politicians should stop blaming each other, and those who allowed deregulation should be replaced.

LETTER: McCain doesn't have middle class interests in mind

Barack Obama and Joe Biden understand the woes that the average American are experiencing and truely have our country in mind

Council considers plans for new downtown parking garage

Although a final decision hasn't been made, the City Council is one step closer to building a parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets after its Monday night meeting.

Coaches put accusations behind them

Both MU coach Gary Pinkel and Nebraska coach Bo Pelini confirmed Monday that they had spoken and settled issues surrounding Chase Daniel’s accusations of dirty play at Saturday’s game in Lincoln, Neb.

Future of Roots 'N' Blues uncertain

Despite high attendance and popularity, festival organizers aren't sure the festival will return next year.

Stephens can't slow Columbia College volleyball

The Columbia College volleyball team defeated Stephens College 25-7, 25-13, 25-4 Monday night.

MU professors and peace activists aim for nuclear arms awareness

A group of MU professors and peace activists have formed the Missouri University Nuclear Disarmament and Education Team to inform people and make them aware about the hazards of nuclear arms and strengthen the call for nuclear disarmament in the country.

Sisters share volleyball at Hickman

Madelyn and Emily Tegerdine say they haven't talked much about what it would be like to play varsity volleyball together for Hickman High School. Junior Madelyn is currently on the varsity squad, while sophomore Emily plays with JV. But before a recent practice, the sisters let themselves look forward to that possibility.

Pawpaws: A fruit with a future

Located in New Franklin, the MU Center for Agroforestry started a pawpaw trial in 1999 with 10 cultivars — plants selected for particular attributes — and 50 trees.

Another shutout for Hickman softball team

The Kewpies won 10-0 Monday against visiting Eugene.

Police are on the lookout for errant cyclists and motorists

Columbia Police have launched Operation Share the Road in an effort to enforce bicyclist and motorist laws.

Paquin Tower bus driver helps residents get where they need to be

For the past six years, Jim Umstattd uses his wheelchair-friendly van to drive residents of Paquin Tower to sporting events, restaurants and supermarkets. The residents appreciate the personal interest that Umstattd takes in them. The City Council is considering eliminating Umstattd's part-time position.

Family keeps apple butter tradition alive

One family has been making apple butter the old-fashioned way for more than 150 years.


UPDATE: Ticketmate raises questions about inspector general proposal

Senator Mike Gibbons, Republican candidate for attorney general, said he felt the inspector general position Hulshof proposed should not give the individual power to file criminal charges against the government and should be elected by the public.

Suspect in shooting death arrested at traffic stop

Clyde Hyler III was wanted in connection with the death of one man and wounding of another on Aug. 21.

Middle school math buffs must register for Hickman contest by Wednesday

For a second year, Hickman High School will host its Kewpie Math Classic, a math competition for middle school students with questions created by members of Mu Alpha Theta, a math honor society at Hickman.

Public asked for input on Gans Road project

A meeting will present three proposed road alignments and will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rock Bridge Elementary School's gymnasium.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder during traffic stop

Clyde Hyler III is being held on $1 million bail on suspicion of murder connected with the August shooting of two men in Columbia.

City Council approves Regional Catholic High School plans

The City Council unanimously approved the Regional Catholic High School development plans during Monday night's meeting.