"Little brother" prepared for leadership role next year

Missouri sophomore cornerback Carl Gettis attempts to tackle Oklahoma wide receiver Quentin Chaney during the Big 12 championship game on Dec. 6. “When the opportunity shows itself, I try to show the characteristics of leadership,” Gettis said.

Carl Gettis is the only starter on the Missouri secondary who will be back in Columbia next season. Given the secondary’s camaraderie, it has been like family members passing the torch the next leader.


Missouri women's basketball rolls

Every player on the Missouri women's basketball team played in a 74-23 victory over Tennessee Martin on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

This year's hajj to Mecca went off without incident

Despite recent violence and political controversy regarding the hajj, this Muslim traditional emphasizes peaceful coexistence.

Council to mull acquiring property for historical museum

The desired land is located between Fifth and Sixth streets and currently houses Bengals Bar & Grill, among another business and rental residences.

Defense leads to big Tigers victory

The Missouri women's basketball team held the Skyhawks to the fewest points scored by a Missouri opponent since the Tigers held Bethany College to 21 points on Jan. 1, 1977.

ANALYSIS: Votes denied for hundreds of Missourians

In the November election, fewer than 27 percent of people who cast provisional ballots had their votes counted — that figure is down from 53 percent in the 2006 election. Voting officials said that often, these provisional provisional ballots often had the wrong addresses or were turned after the Oct. 8 deadline.

Two accidents occur in Columbia/Boone County

As of 8:10 p.m. Sunday, only two accidents occurred during Boone County's wintry mix.

Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush, misses

The president joked about the incident, which happened in the middle of a news conference in Baghdad.

Palin, Fey top list of year's memorable quotes

Fred R. Shapiro, who produced the "Yale Book of Quotations," said choosing the most memorable quotes this year was especially tough because the election and the financial crisis provided so much rich material.

Report: Justice lawyer leaked eavesdropping program to media

Thomas Tamm, a lawyer who used to work at the Justice Department, said he informed the media about the Bush administration's warrentless eavesdropping program 18 months before The New York Times published the story exposing the program. Tamm said the program "didn't smell right."

State DNR director says he'll resign when Nixon takes office

Doyle Childers, director of the DNR, said that he would resign when Jay Nixon becomes governor. He and Nixon have clashed on several issues, including the Katy Trail railroad bridge near Boonville.

Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser takes on youth crime

Laura Nauser will propose her plan to combat youth crime to the City Council Monday night.

School board may have to replace president and vice president

With current President Michelle Gadbois not running again and Vice President Steve Calloway undecided as to whether or not he will fill her vacancy, the Columbia School Board may have two open seats for the April election.

Boone County Commission seeks creation of minimal rental standards

Although the Boone County Commission has received public health complaints regarding rental housing, they do not have the authority to perform inspections or set standards. The commission is trying to change that.

Missouri sheriff wants to teach kids how to avoid abduction

A lack of funding didn't stop a Morgan County Sheriff from implementing a program called radKIDS.  The national program teaches children to fight back against people trying to hurt them, such as abductors, sexual predators, or bullies.

Minnesota man charged in Missouri child solicitation case

A Minnesota man was arrested by Maryland Heights police for allegedly approaching a boy and offering to pay him for sex.

BOONE LIFE: Building a work ethic

Two young men from Harrisburg aren't strangers to cold weather and a little hard work. The two do odd jobs such shoveling snowy driveways and mowing lawns in order to raise cash.

Former student sues R.I. social work school

A 45-year-old former student enrolled in the Rhode Island College School of Social Work is suing the school because he thinks he was punished for his conservative views.  William Felkner said that his grades were penalized because he failed to adopt a left-wing ideology.

Internet usage brings up new etiquette questions

Netiquette is a set of guidelines for how to interact with others on the Internet. It is important not just for personal computer use but also for educational purposes.

UPDATE: KC suburb disputes 'fastest-dying town' designation

Upset by Forbes magazine's recent designation as one of "America's Fastest-Dying Towns," the Kansas City suburb says that it is very much alive and well.