Daniel stayed true to his Tigers commitment

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel celebrates at the end of the Tigers' victory Oct. 4 at Nebraska. It's hard to imagine the success the Tigers have had without Daniel on the team.

When top quarterback recruit Ryan Perrilloux changed his mind and committed to LSU instead of Texas, the Longhorns made a late run at Chase Daniel. Missouri quarterbacks coach David Yost doesn't like to think what might have happened if Daniel went to Texas.

Tigers still eyeing football title, for now

If the MU football team's mission is to get to the national championship game, the mission could be over before it starts if the Tigers aren’t able to go down to Austin, Texas and defeat the top-ranked Longhorns.

ANALYSIS: Experts assess presidential candidates' proposals

Missourian reporters sifted through the facts to see what John McCain and Barack Obama are really saying, then tapped unbiased experts and reports from bipartisan think-tanks to explain what these 11 campaign issues actually mean for the country in the next four years.

Keep presidential attacks on policy, not personal, please

Karen Tumulty wrote for that McCain volunteers were being encouraged to use negative campaign talking points: that Obama is somehow connected with Bin Laden, that Obama "won't salute the American flag" and that Obama was not born in America. These are not policy attacks, they are personal.

LETTER: Prop C increases use of renewable sources

If approved, the proposition would require Missouri's investor-owned utility companies to purchase or generate 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2021.

Rock Bridge player eats to improve his football success

Bruins junior Stuart Eiken says he eats 7,000 calories a day in an effort to add weight for football. He is second on the team in rushing yards.

Use of Taser on woman a success, police say

The Columbia Police Department says the use of a Taser on a woman threatening suicide with a knife earlier this week shows how useful Tasers can be for officers seeking to de-escalate dangerous situations.

Hickman students' lunch-time behavior questioned

Recent incidents at McDonald's including a broken window, agressive and dangerous driving and a fight in the parking lot forced McDonald's management to discuss student behavior with Hickman adminstrators.

Wet year set to bring less snow, higher temperatures this winter

With the exception of the Eastern seaboard, the National Weather Service is forecasting above average temperatures for the eastern two-thirds of the country. In addition, Missouri may be in store for below average snowfall this winter.

Multi-position football players necessary for Hickman

Injuries and the lack of players have played a role in forcing the Hickman football team to play around a dozen players on both sides of the football.

Big volleyball weekend ahead for Columbia and Stephens colleges

Both teams are looking to prove themselves this weekend, but in different ways. The Cougars want to build on an already successful season, while the Stars want to improve the team's confidence.

Eighth-grader directs plays at Smithton

"Night of  Mystery" at Smithton Middle School features two single-act plays, "Check Under The Bed" and a dramatization of the Shelock Holmes story "The Case of the Mazarin Stone." The performances will be Friday and Saturday.

MU swimming debuts cheering section

H-ZOU-O, the new student cheering section for the Missouri swimming and diving teams, debuts Saturday at the Tigers' Show-Me Showdown meet at the Mizzou Aquatic Center at the MU Student Recreational Complex.

Race, economic diversity important to parents at new high school forums

Parents were left wondering where the school board will draw boundary lines for Columbia's middle schools and new high school.

Candidates agree Missouri's mental health care needs more attention

Boone County public administrator, state Senate and House candidates addressed mental health care and education at forum at Columbia Public Library on Thursday night.

McCain to stop in Columbia on Monday, spokeswoman says

Though McCain's campaign hasn't confirmed the visit yet, a Missouri Republican Party spokeswoman said McCain will be stopping in Columbia on Monday.

MU Student Life hosts Tiger football watch party

Two thousand chicken wings and 100 pizzas. That's what Missouri fans attending the Tiger watch party Saturday night can plan to sink their teeth into. And it's all free. The watch party for the Missouri Tigers game against the No. 1 Texas Longhorns will be in Jesse Auditorium.

Kelly seeks return to House after 14 years away

Incumbent Robb fascinated with economics

Ed Robb is not loquacious. He doesn’t have to spin phrases or spout philosophy to get his point across. For Robb, the facts, and more importantly — the figures — speak for themselves.

City, county take bids monthly for asphalt

Beginning in September, because of the uncertain nature of the price of oil used in asphalt, both the city of Columbia and Boone County began to take bids from construction companies for asphalt supply on a month-to-month basis rather than quarterly.