Dating Chase: Oh, please — it's not what you think

Blaire Vandiver is MU quarterback Chase Daniel's girlfriend.


Blaire Vandiver, the MU junior and Chase Daniel's girlfriend, didn't want anything to do with him for the first three months she knew him. She knows the relationship between a good-looking sorority girl and the star quarterback sounds pretty cliché. Talk to her, though, and you'll learn it's anything but.

Missouri basketball's defense excites in blowout win

In the team's exhibition opening game, the Tigers forced 38 turnovers, including 21 in the first half. The high-intensity defense led the Tigers 97-54 win over Division II Lincoln (Mo.).

MU defense braces for K-State's Freeman

Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman is set to lead the Wildcats against Missouri on Saturday night. The Wildcats' future is in doubt, but Freeman has still earned the respect of MU's defensive coaches. 

Let's move forward with race relations, regardless of party

With threats of violence surfacing from either outcome, people from both political parties hope the next president will ease racial tensions.

Bench impressive in MU's win

A group of substitutes that came in with a little less than 15 minutes to go in the first half sparked a 21-6 run for the Missouri men's basketall team.

Humane Society proposes $295,821 contract to city

The Central Missouri Humane Society is seeking $295,821 from the city to cover shelter services to be provided in 2009. This contract value is triple the amount the city paid the Humane Society in 2008.

'Post Secret' creator speaks at Jesse Auditorium

Warren, the creator of the Post Secret blog — a Web site that posts photos of anonymous secrets sent in on postcards — spoke Thursday night at MU's Jesse Auditorium.

Prescription benefits company threatened with data leak

Express Scripts received an anonymous letter in October demanding money and threatening to release the personal information of 75 people.

E-MAIL: Gary Forsee on Express Scripts announcement

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee sent the following e-mail on Thursday regarding the Express Scripts announcement about the possibility that data files were accessed without authorization.

Hulshof's loss attributed to name recognition, competition in primary

Results were near dead-even in Missouri for the presidential race, and Republicans won the lieutenant governor's office, but Republican Kenny Hulshof lost the gubernatorial race to Democrat Jay Nixon by 18.9 percentage points. Spokespeople and legislators still haven't completely puzzled out how it happened, but many have started speculating.

Horses to find new homes through MU horse auction

The Animal Sciences Division at MU is holding its second annual online horse auction, which will end Nov. 13.

Beer sales up, but Anheuser-Busch sees 3Q profit drop

Anheuser-Busch's third-quarter profit dropped almost 6 percent, but its sale to InBev is still expected to be completed by year's end.

Stocks lose 10 percent in post-election rout

Wall Street plunged for a second day Thursday, triggered by computer gear maker Cisco Systems warning of slumping demand. Major indexes have lost about 10 percent since Barack Obama was elected president and the losses represent the Dow's worst two-day percentage decline since the October 1987 crash.

Environmental film festival makes first appearance in Columbia

The Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Columbia Farmers Market are hosting the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday. The sixth annual national festival is making a tour stop in Columbia for the first time.

New corridors planned for Benton-Stephens

Cooperation between GetAbout Columbia and Boone Hospital Center will create a series of new bicycle and pedestrian corridors throughout northern Columbia.

MU women's basketball freshmen add size, depth

Coach Cindy Stein expects three freshmen to see immediate playing time this season. The Tigers face off against Southwest Baptist in their first game at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Winter fishing program finds new funding

The Mid-Missouri Chapter of Trout Unlimited provided the matching funds to the Department of Conservation's contribution that continued this season's winter trout fishing program at Cosmo-Bethel Park.

Man escapes after reported abduction at Walmart

Police say a man escaped after being abducted from the Walmart Super Center parking lot at 3001 W. Broadway on Wednesday night. The suspect has not been apprehended.

Missouri pension board toughens ethics policy

After top executives with the Missouri Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems were found accepting free gas and staying at luxury hotels on    taxpayers dollars, the PSRS/PEERS board added rigid policies on accepting gifts.

Missouri's new legislative crew casts first votes

Republicans and Democrats chose their leaders for the 2009 session  on Thursday.