Tigers have mixed feelings on Texas trip

Missouri has 28 players traveling to play at the school that rejected them as recruits coming out of high school

LETTER: Tailgating trash creates piles of problems

Garbage leftover from home football games will take its toll on the earth.

LETTER: Tigers fans' treatment of visitors embarrassing

Food was thrown at them, nasty names and obscenities were yelled and after the game they were physically threatened by a group of MU fans wielding a baseball bat.

Economic crisis is good news for renters

Increasing forclosures and falling rent prices offer a silver lining for buyers in the midst of our economic crisis.

Community contributions provide exceptional learning experiences

Artist in residence and the EcoSchoolhouse are just two examples of the amazing opportunities children at Grant Elemtary School have thanks to the active Columbia community.

Organizations join together to restore Overton Bottoms

Missouri River Relief, Living Lands and Waters and 3M will be planting native trees and grass in the wetlands this weekend.

MU volleyball team defeats Kansas

MU volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow said the Tigers' victory Wednesday over the Jayhawks was "a biggie" for making the NCAA tournament.

Hickman wins softball sectional

The Hickman softball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 4 state softball tournament Wednesday with a 7-1 victory over Wentzville-Holt.

Newcomers add to MU basketball team's hopes

Five freshman and a junior college transfer join Zaire Taylor, who redshirted last season after transferring from Delaware, in their debuts for the Missouri men's basketball team this season.

Wall Street takes another heavy blow: Dow down by 733

The announcement of a large decline in retail sales coincided with a daylong stock market sell-off. The 733-point loss is the second-worst in history for the Dow Jones industrial average, which ended Wednesday down nearly 8 percent — its steepest drop since one week after Black Monday in 1987.

Blunt to provide old e-mails at no cost

After lawsuits from several newspapers about whether Gov. Blunt was adhering to open records laws, he agreed in a settlement Wednesday to provide his old e-mails for free.

Bruins' trainer busy helping athletes

Greg Nagel, the athletic trainer for Rock Bridge High School, works closely with the Bruins athletes, which means treating dozens of athletes a day.

NCCNA modifies overlay district

The North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association voted to remove the design review board from the proposed overlay district in an attempt to speed its approval.

Nancy Reagan hospitalized with broken pelvis

The former first lady suffered the injury in a fall at her home last week, but she didn't go to the doctor until Monday because of the pain.

Auxvasse man pleads guilty to killing wife

David K. Corn, 44, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of Melissa Corn, 35, whose body was found in April near the Missouri River.

Blunt appoints Atchison County judge to Mo. Supreme Court

The governor says Judge Zel Fischer shares his strict constitutional philosophy.

Scientists view both Obama, McCain as better than Bush

Both candidates differ from the president on science issues and agree to seek government science advice. They have both also pledged to spend more money on scientific research.

Baker reports raising $650,000 since July

Columbia's state representative has raised more than $1 million this year for her campaign for the 9th District congressional seat.

KCOU bill voted down in MSA senate

MU's Missouri Students Association turned down a bill in a senate meeting Wednesday night that would have given KCOU, MU's student-run radio station and auxiliary of MSA, funds for a new tower and transmitter.

Lawsuit challenges propriety of gambling ballot initiative

Rep. Ray Salva, D-Jackson County, and a southeast Missouri businessman have sued two state officials on the grounds that Proposition A, a gambling ballot initiative slated for next month's election, contains too many subjects and violates the single-subject provision of the state Constitution.