Lawrence lights up Coppin State

MU guard Kim English leaps over Coppin State defenders Mike Buckley, left, and Michael Harper.

The MU guard makes his first six three-point shots.

CHANGE IN '09: The changes you want to see

Missourian reporters asked folks around Columbia what changes they would like to see happen in 2009. These are their responses.

Change, whatever it may mean, is on the way

For this recent graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, the transition from college to the working world has given her a set of nine goals for 2009. First up: Get a job.

Resolved: The nation must move toward civility

The insults toward President George Bush continue until his final days. Here's to a pledge to treat the new president with more honor and integrity.

Early schedule friendly to Tigers

The Tigers  have a four-game winning streak heading into conference play Saturday.

Study: Missouri among states that don't give overseas voters enough time

A  study by  the Pew  Center on the States said 16 states and the District of Columbia didn't allow military members enough time to vote, mainly because  the system relied on snail mail.

MU women use early run to beat Chicago State

The Tigers scored 22 unanswered points to start the game.

Don't get used to cheap oil, analysts say

Cuts in exploration and output mean prices are going to climb again, experts say, to the levels the were last summer. And it could happen by 2011 or 2012.

‘Genius Among Us’ follows young composers at MU camp

The documentary was shot by feature film maker Randy Sinquefield, an MU graduate, and follows students for one week. "We're all music geeks, which has kind of made us bond," said one student.

Nathan Garten withdraws from school board race

Garten, who filed for school board candidacy on Friday, withdrew his name on Monday, citing scheduling conflicts.

Gap in Missouri revenue narrowed in December

The late Thanksgiving and two extra working days helped.

Boone County will pay more for rock in 2009

Even rocks are feeling the pinch of the economic downturn, and Boone County Public Works is preparing for a 10 percent increase in prices.

Fire Department improves protection rating

The Columbia Fire Department has improved in the fire protection service rankings, from a Class 3 to a Class 2.  This makes the department one of only seven in Missouri to have received such a ranking.

Nixon to move into Missouri Governor's Mansion

He doesn't have to live there, and he already has a house in Jefferson City.  But the governor elect plans to spend inauguration night in the Governor's Mansion and then move in.

Stein's Tigers prepare for Big 12 play

The Missouri women's basketball team rides an eight-game winning streak into Saturday's game against No. 3 Texas A&M.

Incoming attorney general hires prosecutor, former Blunt aide

Lafayette County Prosecutor Page Bellamy was appointed to head the public safety division. Former aide Doug Ommen will lead the consumer protection division.

'Bipartisanship' is the word for state legislature

Democratic floor leader Rep. Paul LeVota says Missouri voters have sent the General Assembly a clear message for the 2009 legislative session, which begins Wednesday: "Work together; cooperation is key."

Historical Society puts microfilming state newspapers on hold

The State Historical Society of Missouri has carefully stowed the state’s daily newspapers in the basement of Ellis Library for more than a century, but looming budget cuts have at least temporarily ended this tradition.

Luetkemeyer joins newcomers in Congress

Blaine Luetkemeyer, a conservative Republican businessman from Miller County, joined 53 new U.S. House members and nine new senators who were sworn in Tuesday in the 111th Congress. He is the state's only new addition.

Hickman girls stop Newburg