LETTER: Obama manifests the slave caricature

Obama's statement that he will work hard for the country alludes to an idea that has been historically reduced to and defined by slaves and the working class, not to leaders of our country.


LETTER: Questions still loom around Hickman incident

Members of the community should be asking many pertinent questions in order to protect  the school environment in the future.

LETTER: Missouri fans exhibit lack of class

Fans of all ages showed poor etiquette while attending the Nebraska-Missouri game.

LETTER: Columnist has misconstrued facts of 2000 election

Contrary to a recent column in the Missourian, a study on the 2000 election did not confirm Bush's victory.

MU tight end Coffman proves he's a good catch

The Tigers have had their struggles, but Chase Coffman is at the top of his game.

Kewpies roll past Troy-Buchanan

Behind the stellar play of Spenser Washington, the Kewpies kept their postseason chances alive for another week as they get set to play rival Jefferson City.

Bruins fall to Dalton, Blue Springs South

The Jaguars quarterback and Rock Bridge's Darryn Hill played similarly, but three touchdown passes by Dalton set him apart as the Bruins fall to 1-8 on the season.

Northwest Airlink to add third Sunday flight at Columbia airport

The Sunday flights have been more popular than the Saturday flights. The airline will be doing away with one of its Saturday flights in order to accomodate demand for Sunday flights.

Renewable energy on the ballot in Missouri

In November, Missourians will have the opportunity to become the 27th state to adopt renewable energy, and possibly become a national leader in the field.

From Hickman High School to YouTube

The scene of a fight at Hickman High School was reported on Friday morning, along with a link to the video. When YouTube removed it, the Missourian and other news organizations in town put the video back up on local news sites. A bunch of questions were asked and answered along the way.

TIGER KICKOFF: Who was Castine Bridges before he was a Tiger?

TIGER KICKOFF: Who was Brock Christopher before he was a Tiger?

Palin stops in Missouri, says Obama hiding true tax plans

Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, swung through southern Missouri Friday, speaking to an estimated 20,000 supporters, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Towns compete to save energy

KFRU/1400 AM lays off news director

Dan Claxton was laid off Thursday morning after working at the station for seven years. Claxton said he was told his release from the job was the result of budget cuts related to the poor economy.

When it comes to women in high-level politics, the U.S. lags behind

The intense focus on Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton during this year's presidential campaign highlights the underrepresentation of women in the U.S. political arena. However, in countries including Argentina, Chile and India, women enjoy a lot of political power.

Preservation commission seeks public input on demolition policy

The Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public  meeting to discuss a proposed demolition permit policy at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the mezzanine of the Daniel Boone Building.

Fire Department said child playing with lighter caused house fire

Columbia Fire Department officials responded to a small house fire at 102 Redwood Rd. at 12:07 p.m. Friday. Investigators determined that a four-year-old child started the fire by playing with a lighter he found in the home's front bedroom, according to a news release.

UM System focuses on lobbying efforts

With the upcoming election of a new governor and several state legislators, now is the time for the UM System to launch a strong lobbying effort, system President Gary Forsee told the Board of Curators on Friday.

MU professor discusses prayer, health on CBS Early Show

MU professor Brick Johnstone's research suggests that the relationship between religion and health should impact thinking about health recovery. Specifically, he's interested in the role prayer and faith play after injuries to the right half of the brain.