Second half flurry sends Tigers to win over Chattanooga

Tigers freshman guard Kim English drives to the basket against Chattanooga defender Jasper Williams on Monday in the Tigers' victory over the Mocs at Mizzou Arena.

The Missouri men's basketball team hopes to take momentum to Puerto Rico in the next round of tournament play.

Taylor comfortable leading Tigers offense

Junior Zaire Taylor, the Missouri men's basketball team's starting point guard, says he is working on his efficiency and taking care of the basketball.

Men also self-conscious about magazines featuring 'ideal' women

A new study suggests that men feel more self-conscious when confronted with a gorgeous woman than a handsome gent because of men's "strict" standards of appearance.

Recession vastly different from Great Depression

As it is, with winter progressing and the country sinking deeper into recession, I'm glad I have Geronimo, the cat, around to keep me focused. It's so easy to get depressed when you hear thousands are losing their jobs and their homes, everyday. And you could drive yourself crazy, realizing there is nothing you can do to stop it.

Mayor asks for delay at Columbia traffic signals

Darwin Hindman proposed the change to the City Council at a meeting earlier this month.

Cougars' Omondi hopes to become a surgeon

Columbia College volleyball player Maria Omondi became interested in medicine at an early age, and moved to the U.S. from Kenya to become a doctor.

Forsee orders UM systemwide hiring freeze

The freeze will apply to open positions and searches currently under way and will affect administrative, staff and faculty positions.

City Council approves plan for Regional Catholic High School

The $16 million school, which will eventually house 400 students, is scheduled to open in 2010.

Kansas game still important to Tigers

The Missouri football team's game Nov. 29 against Kansas holds plenty of meaning for the Tigers, even though they have already earned the Big 12 North title.

Discussion returns to playoff system

After hearing Barrack Obama discuss the playoff issue in a TV interview, Texas coach Mack Brown wants to at least see a format that coaches could debate.

Program aims to provide better adolescent psychiatric care

A new certification program between the MU College of Education and School of Nursing aims to improve the state of child psychiatry by training nurses, teachers and other education providers in adolescent mental health.

Cunningham Road extension to be removed from roadway plan

The Council voted Monday night to remove the extension from the city's Major Roadway Plan. The action was recommended by the Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation and Bicycle and Pedestrian commissions.

Boone County Public Works Director David Mink resigns

Northern District Commissioner Skip Elkin confirmed Monday that the Boone County Commission has accepted the resignation of Boone County Public Works Director David Mink.

Luetkemeyer heads to D.C., discusses his Congressional priorities

Blaine Luetkemeyer, the 9th District U.S. Representative-elect, is in Washington, D.C., this week for Congressional orientation. But before he left, Luetkemeyer he shed light on some of his legislative priorities.

Hickman Hip-Hop club sets high goals

Hickman High School's Just Hip-Hop club won two local competitions last year and hopes to compete nationally in 2009.

Missouri Gov.-elect Nixon makes first cabinet appointment

Kelvin Simmons will become the Commissioner of Administration, a post in which he will coordinate the seven divisions of the Office of Administration.

Retiring captain receives warm send-off from Boone County Sheriff's Department

Capt. Beverly Braun has worked in the Boone County Sheriff's Department for more than 23 years and will retire in December. Friends, family and co-workers gathered at the department Monday to celebrate her career.

Suicide case: Cyberspace law or human drama?

The case, which is supposed to be about a violation of the terms of service of MySpace, has already inspired an episode of "Law & Order."

Former Sprint contractor pleads guilty in K.C. court

The plea to concealment of a felony comes with a maximum fine of $250,000 and the possibility of three years in prison.

Chinese students enroll in U.S. universities in record numbers

Chinese students are enrolling in U.S. universities in record numbers, encouraged by aggressive recruiting, China’s booming economy and the growing Chinese middle class. Their enrollment grew by 20 percent in 2007.