Anderson agrees to new contract at Missouri

Missouri head coach Mike Anderson passes the ball during practice Thursday as the Tigers prepare to face Cornell on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Boise, Idaho.

Three days after his team lost to Connecticut in the Elite Eight, Anderson has agreed to a new seven-year contract.

Report from Missouri Information Analysis Center is absurd

A recent report released from the Missoui Information Analysis Center cites common qualities as warning signs for militant and terrorist tendencies. Those include: "subversive" literature, religious or anti-abortion paraphernalia and support for third-party candidates.

GUEST COLUMN: Criticism of Missouri Scholars Academy unfair

Margaret Bauer, an alumnae of the Missouri Scholars Academy, disagreed with columnist Katy Steinmetz's opinions on the program. Bauer believes MSA exposes its participants to various opportunities by creating a fun environment.

Thornhill takes thoughtful approach to decision making

Second Ward City Council candidate Jason Thornhill draws from his previous business experience for his decisions. His colleagues say he is well-informed and open to new ideas. Thornhill, a lifelong resident of Boone County, also said he hopes he is providing a good example for his family.

Council candidate Sharrock draws on military experience

Second Ward City Council candidate credits his career with the Missouri National Guard for his success in life and his ability to lead in Columbia politics.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe is always there when you need her

Barbara Hoppe's balanced approach to issues has improved the health of the community.

LETTER: Hoppe would continue to benefit Columbia

Barbara Hoppe has been a valuable asset to the community, and through her encouragement of debate and public discussion will prove a great candidate for the Sixth Ward.

UPDATE: Rumors of Georgia contract offer to Anderson

Officials from both Georgia and MU would not confirm rumors concerning a $2 million-plus contract deal offered to Mike Anderson to coach the Bulldogs next year.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe is a tireless advocate for Columbia

Barbra Hoppe has worked tirelessly and effectively to make Columbia a better place to live and has worked closely with constituents to solve problems in the Sixth Ward.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe's record shows her commitment to residents

Barbara Hoppe keeps up on the issues and is interested in doing what is best for Columbia.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe brings wealth of experience to Columbia City Council

Barbara Hoppe has experience and is not afraid to make difficult decisions.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe's commitment, talent should not be wasted

It is rare to meet someone who has the unique combination of intellect, stamina and heart that Barbara does. It would be such a waste to not re-elect Barbara and take advantage of her many qualities and commitment.

The Beat: One week to go until the school board election

With one week to go until the election for the board of Columbia Public Schools, reporter Ben Magnuson talks about some of the issues important in this race.

Columbia's new police chief says he's ready to look for solutions

Columbia's new Police Chief, Kenneth Burton, was officially sworn into office  on Monday night, replacing Interim Chief Tom Dresner.

Today's Question: Balancing the city's budget

The Columbia Police Department was reassured last week by candidates for two seats on the City Council that the department's budget would not be at risk of being cut. The candidates plan to reduce costs in other ways.

Salmonella-tainted pistachios prompt widespread recall

Some California roasted pistachio products have traces of salmonella leading to a recall and actions toward tighter food testing laws.

Cougars softball team still undefeated in conference

The Columbia College softball team swept a double-header Tuesday against Hannibal-LaGrange to stay undefeated in the American Midwest Conference.

Bruins golfers beat Kewpies in season opener

The Rock Bridge boys golf team beat Hickman by five strokes Tuesday at the L.A. Nickell Golf Course.

House Minority leader denies accusations of bribes

According to the AP, Democratic House leader Paul LeVota is under investigation by the FBI.

April Fools' pranks to remember

As April 1 rolls around, so do the pranks. The Museum of Hoaxes highlights a few memorable ones.