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Bowers follows Anderson to Mizzou

Tigers freshman Laurence Bowers is following in his uncle’s footsteps as a Division I basketball player.

MU freshman Laurence Bowers has known Tigers men's basketball coach Mike Anderson since he was a child. They first met when Arlyn Bowers, Laurence's uncle, played at Arkansas when Anderson was an assistant there.

Two MU wrestlers arrested

MU wrestler Nick Marable, who enters the season ranked No. 1 in the country in the 165-pound weight class, was one of two MU wrestlers arrested early Saturday morning.

Voters Guide 2008

For many, elections are a time to argue

Voting should go beyond candidate and party bashing, with more time spent on educating people on policies and civics.

Bush made the right move with North Korea

By beginning a war with North Korea, the U.S. would have continued to lose its power and make more and more enemies. With wars still being waged with Afghanistan and Iraq, can we really afford to take on another war?

Tigers want to finish job against K-State

Instead of talking about nothing but Kansas State, the Tigers still clearly had their inability to finish off Baylor on their minds Monday.

Edwards keeps Johnson in his sights

Columbia native Carl Edwards is closing on two-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson after winning the past two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Fans on field troubles Texas coach

Texas coach Mack Brown said in Monday's Big 12 Conference coaches teleconference he didn't think the fans on the field affected the outcome of his team's game Saturday night, but he worried about the safety of fans, players and others.

Biden, Clinton rally suburban Missouri Democrats

Vowing to end the war in Iraq and mocking Sarah Palin and John McCain, Joe Biden spoke to a Kansas City-area crowd on the verge of the election while Hilary Clinton stumped in St. Charles.

Monday temperatures hover close to record high

Warm and sunny weather should continue on Election Day. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 76 degrees for Tuesday. The average Nov. 4 temperature is 59 degrees.

New accusations surface in Warren lawsuit

Accusations against Warren Funeral Chapel have focused on unsanitary conditions, unembalmed bodies and lost remains. On Monday, new accusations surfaced that could lead to new counts added to the lawsuit filed against the funeral home by Attorney General Jay Nixon.

Candidates rally for support from swing state Missouri

Monday's political schedule underscores how important Missouri is to both parties. VP candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin appeared at rallies in Lee's Summit and Jefferson City. Polls continue to show Barack Obama and John McCain about even in the bellwether state.

New allegations slow Warren Funeral Chapel resolution

New allegations could lead to additional counts to the lawsuit filed July 25 by Attorney General Jay Nixon against the funeral home and its owners, Harold Warren Sr. and Harold Warren Jr.

City Council approves contruction of Fire Station No. 9

The City Council voted unanimously Monday to authorize construction for a new fire station to be built on the northwest corner of Blue Ridge and North Providence roads.

Hickman students elect Obama, Nixon in mock election

The high school held a mock election Monday where students voted on both presidential and Missouri governor candidates. Sen. Barack Obama won the presidential vote, and Attorney General Jay Nixon won the gubernatorial vote.

Cougars basketball teams roll

MU soccer players honored

Three transported to hospital with minor injuries after Providence Road accident

Two adults and one child were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a four-car accident at about 3:30 p.m. Monday on northbound Providence Road.

Community members discuss removal of Hickman officer

Parents, students and church members gathered at St. Luke's Methodist Church Monday night to discuss the next step in working to remove Hickman Resource Officer Mark Brotemarkle from Hickman and from the Columbia Police Department. Later that night, the City Council heard public comment on the subject.

Election winner to defer to president for 77 days

Both Obama and McCain understand the enormous pressure that the Election Day victor will be under to begin taking aggressive action virtually as soon as the votes are counted. But reality likely will prevent much of that from happening. For 77 days after the election, the problems will be George Bush's — and both Barack Obama and John McCain have signaled they will defer to him.

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