New contract for Pinkel in the works

The deal could make the Missouri coach the third highest-paid coach in the Big 12 and quiet speculation about him departing to take the open job at Washington.

Big run helps Tigers crush Fairfield

Missouri's 17-0 spurt helped the Tigers to a 87-59 victory.

LETTER: Cheney's actions warrant impeachment

An impeachment trial is the best way to uncover all the wrongdoing that Cheney has had a hand in.

Missouri pest nearly destroyed world wine industry

French vintners imported Missouri rootstocks around the turn of the 20th century, only to find that Missouri grapevines sheltered a pest called phylloxera.

From vineyard to table: Researchers try to elevate Missouri's wine industry

The MU Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture and Enology is spearheading research that could spur a Missouri wine renaissance and put the growing industry on the global map.

Roots of deception: Researchers work to nix the nematode

MU researchers are trying to unlock the secret of a parasitic threat to soybean crops in Missouri and nationwide.

A front page suitable for framing

Advertising and circulation revenues continue to decline at newspapers nationwide, and journalists shouldn't feel apologetic when public enthusiasm garners papers a little extra revenue.

Former UM System president takes $100,000 pay cut

The Washington State University board of regents accepted Elson Floyd's suggestion for the voluntary $100,000 pay cut. He will now earn $625,000 a year serving as president of the university.

'The Big Neal' returns to his alma mater, MU, a star

Neal Boyd, winner of NBC's "America's Got Talent" reality competition series, is still the same humble guy who visits his college town and takes his mom's advice. 

Mission trip changes women's fair-trade mission

Four Columbia women opened a store downtown to offer alternative retail shopping, but a trip to Uganda changed the way they saw their position.

Forum addresses potential MU budget shortfall

Administrators are “between a rock and a hard place” in planning the budget for fiscal year 2010, MU Provost Brian Foster said Friday at an open forum for faculty and staff.

Meetings called by Fire Protection District kept quiet

With rumors flying, Boone County Fire Protection District board members aren't saying anything about an upcoming vote or the reason for the flurry of closed meetings.

UPDATE: Robert M. White II, renowned journalist, dies

White, who served as editor, publisher and president of the Mexico Ledger and worked to promote press freedom, died Thursday at a Columbia hospital.

Missouri artists wanted for Fire Station No. 9

Missouri artists interested in designing public art for the new Fire Station No. 9 can now submit applications to the Office of Cultural Affairs until Dec. 12.

Non-black students weigh in on MU's Black Culture Center

Seven non-black students met Thursday to discuss how they perceive the Black Culture Center. Before the session, they voiced beliefs that programs at the center were not aimed at them because of their racial or ethnic identity.

Real estate company retires with its owner

After 50 years in Columbia, McRoberts & Company, led by Andrew J. McRoberts, 85, will be closing.

Panel discusses prospects of Obama's health care policies

The Association of Health Care Journalists held an online panel talking about President-elect Barack Obama's health care plan. Karen Davis and Sheila Burke were the two panelists.

Blue Ridge teacher named Walmart's Teacher of the Year

Amanda Wright has been teaching in Missouri for five years and is one of more than 11,000 teachers across the country to win the award.

Teen arrested in connection with store burglaries

Police arrested an 18-year-old on Friday in connection with two burglaries, one at Break Time at 4 Business Loop 70 E. on Thursday and one at Midwest Petroleum at 1102 Business Loop 70 E. on Friday.

Man hospitalized after car accident near University and College

A car struck an MU van as the van was pulling out of the driveway of Schweitzer Hall, police said.