MU recruit Moe too much for Kewpies

Hickman coach Jason Wright, expresses his disappointment during Friday night's game against Fort Zumalt West. The Kewpies lost to the Jaguars 54-15 on senior night.

The Fort Zumwalt West quarterback had six touchdowns and over 400 yards of total offense against an injury-riddled Hickman squad to open district play.

Columbia College plays to draw

The Cougars played solid defense in slowing down Hannibal-LaGrange but could not capitalize on scoring opportunities in a 0-0 game.

Columbia College volleyball wins Friday doubleheader

The Cougars extended their win streak to nine matches.

Jill Biden visits Columbia

The wife of vice presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke at Stephens College on Friday.

Hickman fight caught on camera

A fight that occurred around noon on Wednesday at Hickman was captured in a video and posted on the video-sharing Web site YouTube on Thursday night.

Fight at Hickman leads to further investigation

Hickman Resource Officer Mark Brotemarkle is under investigation by the Columbia Police Department with cooperation from Columbia Public Schools after a fight that occurred around noon Wednesday. A Hickman parent has begun collecting signatures for a petition to get Brotemarkle removed from his position.

Cheney to raise money for two Mo. Republican candidates

Cheney is scheduled to appear at a private reception for 9th District congressional candidate Blaine Luetkemeyer at a club in the St. Louis area. Then, the vice president will fly to Cape Girardeau for a fundraiser for incumbent Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

Democratic lieutenant governor candidate's contributions questioned

Democratic lieutenant governor's candidate Sam Page scrambled to change his state finance report Friday after listing a check from a Canadian company, an apparent violation of a federal law banning foreign political donations.

Warren Funeral Chapel could face class action suit

More than 20 people are interested in joining a class action suit against Warren Funeral Chapel for alleged mishandling of their family members' bodies.

Kansas City's WWI memorial might be the national memorial

Kansas City's liberty memorial might hold the distinction in addition to hosting the centennial in 2014 to 2018.

MU art professor has eye for the tie

Michael Yonan estimates that he has at least 200 ties. He finds the evolution of the tie interesting, and most of his collection is of post-World War II neckties.

Former executive sentenced for backdating stock options

The former Engineered Support Systems CEO was sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $4 million in St. Louis on Friday.

Family seeks help in China through cord blood stem cell transplant

Luke Pickett, an 18-month-old boy with a beaming smile and a frequent laugh, left for China on Oct. 4 with his father. There, he is scheduled to receive a donated umbilical cord blood stem cell transplant. With luck, it could reduce his symptoms of cerebral palsy. It's a long way to travel, and it's expensive, but the Pickett family says it's worth it.

A brief history of umbilical cord blood

McCain has two stops in Missouri, another in Columbia possible

Party spokeswoman Tina Hervey said McCain would be in Columbia on Monday, but McCain's campaign Web site lists only stops in St. Charles and Belton.


Jill Biden speaks at Stephens College on education, war

Jill Biden made the first stop of her Missouri tour Friday morning at Stephens College and touched on many of the issues pertinent to Columbia residents.

MU veterinarian develops 'TightRope' surgical technique

James Cook,  a surgical specialist in veterinary medicine and a faculty member at MU, developed a surgical procedure called TightRope, named after the rope-like material Cook uses to link the two bones in the knee joint. He hopes it will eradicate the extreme, though rare, problems dogs sometimes face after knee surgery.

Stage makeup class sparks student enthusiasm

Theatre 1360 at MU teaches students basic techniques in applying stage makeup, the kind that is dramatic and meant to look better from a distance.

Calvary Episcopal's first female senior rector brings a fresh perspective

Since she arrived in March, the Rev. Paula Robinson has energized the Calvary Episcopal Church with her presence and vision. She is the church's first female senior rector.

Missouri Botanical Garden adds 6 millionth plant

The garden added its 6 millionth plant specimen to that collection Friday. It's a member of the Philodendron family, collected by Thomas Croat during a trip to Equador last year.