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Tigers center shaping up

Freshmen center Steve Moore, left, says he has benefited from practicing against Zaire Taylor and his MU teammates.

Although his high school coach was always impressed with how Steve Moore ran the floor and said he was quick enough to occasionally match up against guards on defense, he also said his star player would need to adapt to fit the Missouri men's basketball team's game plan.

LETTER: More important topics than Daniel and his girlfriend

What is the necessity for the cover piece that was dedicated to Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel's girlfriend? For one, it was just two days after one of the biggest elections of our lifetime. And the fact that the Humane Society requires funds to stay afloat received such little coverage on your front page.

COMMENT: Faith takes a backseat to actions

When it comes to Christians and their faith, actions should be taken at face value, regardless of the validity of their beliefs.

Education is the fuel for future changes

Education has taken a back seat in our society. To move forward succesfully, we need to make it cool again. 

Daniel tries to make peace with mistakes

A few bad throws at the wrong time haven't hurt the confidence of Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel, but it's fair to say the errors have been on his mind. 

Tigers to host NCAA soccer regional

The Missouri women's soccer team gathered Monday night to watch the release of the NCAA tournament bracket. The Tigers are in the North Carolina regional and are the hosts in a first-round game against the Evansville on Friday.

Workman killed at new elementary school site

A workman was killed Monday afternoon when scaffolding collapsed on a construction site he was working on for the new Columbia Public Schools elementary school.

LETTER: President should focus on green jobs

President-elect Obama will need to address the renewable energy problem, as well as the economic crisis, as soon as he takes the White House.

Big 12 South awaits Texas Tech-Oklahoma outcome

The Big 12 South race will either become clear or clouded after division leader Texas Tech meets Oklahoma on Nov. 22. If the Red Raiders lose, there could be a chance for a three-way tie atop the division.

Missouri guardsman wrestles with post-traumatic stress disorder

Donnie Hoffmann completes work as part of a VA program called Compensation Work Therapy, which offers veterans a place to sleep, the opportunity to work and the help they need to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

A Marine's tale of three tours

When Michael Fiscella, 27, talks about the war, he talks about the boot camp process — the building up, the tearing down. Thirteen weeks in, Fiscella said his parents noticed a change. “When they visited, they told me I talked different," he said. The entire person changes. “You don’t have to say you're better. You know it. It’s ingrained.” Fiscella's three tours of duty covered the years 2003-2006.

Columbia resident's service with Marines cut short by accident

Matt Aragon served in Iraq with the Marines. After returning to the U.S. and completing 130 days of training to become a squad leader, an accident occurred, after which he was discharged.

School board discusses data on achievement gap

More than an hour of Monday night's Columbia Public School Board meeting centered around discussion of the achievement gap among the district's students.

Community members protest Hickman officer's return

Several of the protesters want the Columbia officer removed from the school district or even the force entirely.

K.C. police identify two men found dead in apartment

A convicted drug dealer and one other man were found dead in a Kansas City apartment.

Missouri deputy's child accidentally kills self

A 2-year-old southwest Missouri boy shot himself in the face with a gun that was not his father's duty weapon.

Columbia Regional Airport launches Web site and jingle

Columbia Regional Airport has launched a new Web site and jingle in phase one of their campaign to raise awareness about their services.

Circuit City files for bankruptcy protection

The company said it made the filing because it was facing pressure from vendors who threatened to withhold products during the holiday period. The company also said it cut 700 more jobs at its headquarters, after announcing a week ago that it would close 20 percent of its stores and lay off thousands of workers. The Columbia store will remain open.

New support center aims to help MU veterans in transition

The center is a product of Chancellor Brady Deaton’s "Task Force for a Veteran-Friendly Campus," and will help returning veterans transition into student life.

Kansas City Star announces 50 job cuts

The Kansas City Star announced Monday it will cut 50 more employees from several departments. A memo from publisher Mark Zieman said the cuts were meant to buffer the paper in "one of the most challenging years in Star history."

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