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How does this season's MU basketball team measure up?

LEFT: Melvin Booker shoots over the head of Erik Strickland with 16 seconds remaining on the clock during a 1994 game with Nebraska. Booker's shot would have put the Tigers up by 1, but he was called for charging. Moments later, Booker made the game-winning shot. RIGHT: Missouri forward Matt Lawrence celebrates after the buzzer at the end of the Feb. 9 game against Kansas. The Tigers won 62-60 on a shot made by Zaire Taylor with 1.3 seconds on the clock.

Politically correct 'he or she' does little for feminism

This construction should be put in a group with other obsolete, politically correct constructions. There are gender battles worth fighting, but pronoun placement isn't one of them.

UPDATED: Six arrested in shooting death; neighborhood worried

The Columbia Police Department arrested six males, including two minors, Monday night in connection with the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Ronald Cornell Brown that occurred early Monday morning. The shooting is the first homicide in Columbia in 2009.

Shooting death leaves questions, worried neighborhood

Police have several people in custody in connection with the shooting death that happened early Monday morning. The homicide is the first in Columbia in 2009.

Griffin dominant for OU

Oklahoma's Blake Griffin, who was named Big 12 Player of the Week for the fifth time this season, averages 22.8 points. He leads the nation in rebounding with 14.2 per game.

Meningitis blamed for soldier's death; another falls ill

One Missouri soldier is dead and another is ill as the result of meningitis.

Police offer few details about fatal shooting in northeast Columbia

Police were releasing few details Monday morning about the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in northeast Columbia that occurred overnight.

Bond in St. Louis for housing roundtable

Sen. Kit Bond wants more employment and affordable living in Missouri.

Trying economic times can bring families closer

Whatever the worst is that we have to bear, it can be borne more easily with the love and support of family on hand to help us through.

Missouri among leaders for lawmakers becoming lobbyists

A 2005 study by the Center for Public Integrity ranked Missouri fifth in the nation for the number of lobbyists who had served in the legislature.

Man accused of incest; teen says he sired her baby

This is the second incest case in Missouri in recent months.

Brothers reunite at Missouri Grand Prix

MU grad student Moones Mellouli cheered on his brother, Olympic gold medalist Ous Mellouli, at this year's Missouri Grand Prix. It was one of the few times the brothers are able to get together throughout the year.

Senior finally finds Stephens

As a senior, Jessica Stanley is in her first season with the Stephens College women's basketball team, but after struggles at three other programs, she says she is glad she found the Stars. 

Nearly 6,000 still without power in Missouri Bootheel

Utility customers in southern Missouri remain without electricity after an ice storm struck Jan. 26 and 27 and knocked down power lines.

Froze Toes great start for young cyclists

The Columbia Bicycle Club’s annual Froze Toes was the first race for Columbia cyclists Jan Bradford-Watts and Nolan Froese.

Three arrested after woman interrupts burglary

When she checked on a family member's house, a woman found three people had forced entry through the front door.

Rezoning of proposed east side residential development on hold

The City Council tabled the proposal for the annexation and rezoning of the 48-acre property near Route WW until its March 16 meeting.

Cougars women move up to No. 14

The Columbia College women's basketball team moved up two spots in the NAIA rankings.

Missouri senators question stimulus stipulations for health care, education

With President Barack Obama expected to sign the federal stimulus into law on Tuesday, Missouri state lawmakers are looking at what that means for the state and whether accepting all of the money offered by the federal government is a good idea.

MU attracts Peace Corps vets with Fellows program

Ten former international volunteers have brought their experience and knack for community service to Columbia, thanks to a partnership between MU and the Peace Corps.

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