Missouri baseball team's ace shows a heart of service

Written inside the bill of Kyle Gibson’s cap, WWNFY TML is for “We Will Never Forget You Todd Michael Lewis,” followed by the date his childhood friend died. FEWDM is for “For Everyone Who Doubted Me.” Gibson wears jersey No. 44.

Tigers pitcher Kyle Gibson writes the phrase WWNFYTML and the date 10-24-06 on the bottom of the bill of his cap in honor of his friend Todd Michael Lewis, who died of lymphatic cancer and pneumonia during Gibson's first semester at MU.

Sooners sneak by Tigers baseball team in series opener

Kyle Gibson tossed a gem, but defensive miscues by Missouri players help give No. 10 Oklahoma a 2-1 win Friday night at Taylor Stadium.

2009 Columbia Voters Guide

Get the details on where the City Council and Columbia School Board candidates stand on the issues.

Kewpies girls' soccer defeats Moberly

Katie LaRue scored a late goal to secure a 1-0 win over the Spartans. Head coach Tony Gragnani said he was happy to secure the win and thinks his team will improve on getting the ball to their forwards for scoring opportunities.

Curators approve contract for Mike Anderson

The seven-year deal will pay the Missouri basketball coach $1.35 million each season.

LETTER: Hoppe has balance to lead Sixth Ward, Columbia

Barbara Hoppe's record in the Sixth Ward has demonstrated her steady balance and commitment, making her the best candidate for another term on council.

LETTER: Rod Robison has all the tools of a good leader

Sixth Ward City Council candidate Rod Robison has demonstrated his leadership and commitment to community with his long-time involvement in Boy Scouts.

A moving story upholds Walter Williams' creed for good journalism

Journalists who witness tragic circumstances over and over can become immune. But Missourian reporter Christine Martinez used the tools of her craft to weave a touching story of a woman and her daughter-in-law struggling to care for two young boys, a rundown trailer and a pile of medical and funeral bills.

UM System President Gary Forsee completes challenging first year

Forsee has been described as a good decision maker by colleagues.

Familiar foe Oklahoma looking to end MU's gymnastics season

The Tigers’ gymnastics team will meet the Sooners for the third time this season Saturday at the NCAA Regional Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Expected frost might create difficulties for Columbia vegetation

Fragile plants night not be able to survive temperatures forecasted to fall to the 20s.

UPDATE: Iowa Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

In Friday's unanimous ruling, the state's Supreme Court made Iowa the third state to legalize same-same marriage.

"We are firmly convinced the exclusion of gay and lesbian people from the institution of civil marriage does not substantially further any important governmental objective," the Supreme Court wrote in its decision. "The Legislature has excluded a historically disfavored class of persons from a supremely important civil institution without a constitutionally sufficient justification."

Missourians react to Iowa court's ruling on same-sex marriage

The Iowa court's unanimous decision to allow same-sex marriage is the first of its kind in the heartland region and makes it the third state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Columbia TreeKeepers prepare for Arbor Day Tree Give Away

Members of the TreeKeepers organization participated Friday in the Arbor Day Tree Wrap project in preparation for the Arbor Day Tree Give Away on Saturday.

Weather doesn't deter Columbia crowd at Tons of Trucks

Despite temperatures dipping into the low 40s and a bitter, steady rain, hundreds of children showed up Thursday at Cosmopolitan Park with their parents and grandparents to see their favorite toys in life-size form.

Bruins' Saturday game rescheduled for ACT

The Rock Bridge girls' soccer team fell to Lindbergh 2-0 on Friday, but its game against Lee's Summit West scheduled for Saturday was canceled.

Missouri softball changes weekend schedule

The Tigers will play a doubleheader against Texas A&M at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Iowa court rules gay marriage ban unconstitutional

The court's unanimous ruling said the same-sex marriage ban violates rights of gay and lesbian couples. It will take at least 21 days for the ruling to be considered final, which leaves several weeks until gay and lesbian couples can seek marriage licenses.

Big Muddy Folk Festival to kick off 18th year

Boonville's Big Muddy Folk Festival will have lots of barbecue, workshops and good tunes.

Black Man's Think Tank encourages discussions on race

The next Think Tank forum, which is Monday, will address the importance of black expression in the arts.