Contract finalized for MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson

In a new contract that was finalized Monday, Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson will receive a guaranteed $1.55 million per year over seven years. 

Today's Question: Should MU keep the Health Connection gym open?

Richard Oliver, dean of MU's School of Health Professions, said last Monday that he would like to keep the Health Connection gym open. But the gym, which is scheduled to close June 30, has become too expensive to operate. Meanwhile, members of the facility have offered to pay higher fees to keep the gym open.

Cigarette tax to control behavior of minority is unconstitutional

The now-tripled cigarette tax could lower state and federal tax revenue, while taking away personal freedoms of smokers. If the government's cigarette tax backfires, they may look elsewhere for "sin appropriate" tax levies.

Medical missteps revealed after O'Neal death suit

Documents relevant to the death of MU football player Aaron O'Neal show that trainers and staff failed to follow written requirements for handling medical emergencies.

LETTER: Girl Scouts made great because of volunteers

When volunteers give of their time and share their skills with Girl Scouts, they help girls to become girls of courage, confidence and character.

Columbia School Board elects new president and vice president

Jan Mees was elected president, and Tom Rose was elected vice president of the board at Monday night's meeting.

Missouri football still competitive in spring

The atmosphere at a Missouri spring football practice often feels more like a game than it does a scrimmage.

Columbia's downtown director's parking habits under fire

Downtown business owner Arnie Fagan has raised complaints that Special Business District Director Carrie Gartner has acted hypocritically by parking in metered spaces The District wants reserved for customers. The complaint will be considered by the District board on Tuesday.

'Spoon' voice of the Missouri football team's defense

After a football season in which the Tigers' defense struggled, senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon says he expects things to change.

Some Missouri universities struggle with setting tuition

Gov. Nixon has promised not to cut university funding for the 2009-2010 budget if they do not raise tuition, but the Legislature has not approved this yet. Some students are struggling to make decisions without knowing what tuition will cost for next year.

Gun owners have right to carry, but others have right to safety

The Second Amendment protects citizens' right to bear arms. But gun violence now interferes with everyone else's right to safety. The current state of affairs is far from what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they drafted the Constitution.

Coleman helps freshman through first start with Missouri baseball team

Missouri junior catcher Trevor Coleman helped freshman pitcher Ryan Clubb in his first start in a 8-1 victory over Indiana State on Tuesday night at Taylor Stadium.

Missouri golfers finish seventh in Tiger Intercollegiate

Missouri's men's golf team finished in the middle of the pack Tuesday at the Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate at The Club at Old Hawthorne, taking seventh place out of 14 teams.

Kindergarten registration begins for Columbia Public Schools

Starting today, parents may begin registering their children to start kindergarten in the fall. Jack Jensen, assistant superintendent of elementary education for Columbia Public Schools, gives parents the information necessary for registration.

Two wins in a row for Rock Bridge soccer team

A 2-1 win over Jefferson City on Tuesday night keeps new Rock Bridge girls soccer coach Marc VanDover undefeated this season.

Missouri softball player earns another Big 12 award

Missouri softball player Marla Schweisberger was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday, the sixth weekly honor for a Tiger this season.

Going green still affordable with help from city, state and federal governments

Government rebates and home improvements make it easier to be environmentally friendly during an economic downturn.

Weighing the options of going green

Consumers are constantly asked to do their part to help save the environment by using green alternatives to everyday products and activities. However, the choice to "go green" can be a confusing one.

Nixon calls on Senate to pass jobs bill

After Missouri lost a potential new battery plant to Michigan, Gov. Nixon called on the Senate to pass a bill that will increase funding for tech companies.

MU students organize game of Humans Versus Zombies

Organizers expect upward of 200 people to participate, which they say is low for a school MU's size. MU students can sign up to play at