Columbia's promise of progress

Columbia is positioning itself as a leader in the research world and becoming an attractive place for business, industry and technology.

UPDATE: UM System unlikely to see stimulus as House reworks 2010 budget plan


House Bill 22, released on Friday, includes only $31 million of University of Missouri System requests for funding from the federal stimulus.

More than $341 million of UM requests would have been for MU, its extension programs and other facilities located in Columbia, such as those under MU Health Care.

Tiger offense picks up Gibson in win over Texas Tech

A 10-run inning helps Missouri roll to an 18-7 win over the Red Raiders. Aaron Senne was just a single away from hitting for the cycle.

Today's Question: How should Columbia deal with hate groups?

An anti-gay group is scheduled to stop in Columbia to protest the City Council's unanimous approval to create a domestic partnership registry. What is the best way to deal with hate groups coming to Columbia?

MU baseball coaches urge players to let pitch hit them

Missouri's baseball team ranks near the top of NCAA Division I in getting hit by pitches. That makes sense, considering the team's "taking one for the team" mantra.

International journalists in jail

Stuart Loory looks at the dangers of being a journalist in foreign countries and what is being done to free those in jail.

Missourian comments policy follows the golden rule; you should, too.

New regulations for the comments section aim to clean up the site and improve readers' experiences.

Former Missouri football players pursue dreams with RiverCity Rage

Following a different, more humble path, former MU football players now play for $200 a game for the St. Louis-based RiverCity Rage.

Panel discusses benefits of nuclear energy as AmerenUE pulls plug on power plant

AmerenUE suspended its plans Thursday to build an estimated $6 billion nuclear power plant in Callaway County, citing a filibuster in the Missouri Senate and the economic downturn as reasons for halting the project.

Fair Housing Symposium in Columbia educates against housing discrimination

Columbia residents gathered at the Fair Housing Symposium on Friday morning to learn how to protect themselves from predatory lenders and discriminatory landlords, as well as how to protect their clients from discrimination.

Columbia volunteer center, Tribune honor volunteers at 2009 Hero Awards

The Voluntary Action Center, which found that 2.7 million volunteer hours were performed by 121 Boone County agencies, honored top volunteers Thursday. 

PHOTO GALLERY: RiverCity Rage keeps dream alive for 3 former Missouri football players

Three former Missouri football players — Pig Brown, Darnell Terrell and Xzavie Jackson — whose dreams of NFL glory have been derailed, end up at St. Charles Family Arena to continue living their dream.

Missouri golf tied for seventh place at Big 12 championship

The Tigers' Michelle Morgan shot an opening round 77 and is tied for 11th place in the individual standings. The team is tied with Colorado.

Missouri tennis ousted from Big 12 championships

The No. 8-seed Tigers fell 4-0 to No. 1-seed Baylor, but the team had its best season in several years.

Lee Elementary's fundraiser unites cultures

The "Taste of the World" fundraiser raised money for Lee Elementary School's arts program and united cultures from around the world.

Belgian theater troupe brings Rwanda documentary to MU

A screening of "Rwanda 94" is scheduled for Sunday night, followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers on Monday.

Students experience pioneer days through immersion

Good Shepherd Lutheran School students completed their pioneer unit by holding classes in a one-room schoolhouse.

Bentley suspect trial postponed

The trial of Malcolm Washington was postponed in an in-chambers hearing on Thursday. Washington is one of five men charged in connection with the 2008 shooting death of Nathaniel Bentley.

CMCA to host bike riding fundraiser on Katy Trail

Central Missouri Community Action is hosting their first fundraising event to address poverty.  The event features five legs along the Katy Trail and ends with a meal at Cooper's Landing.

Columbia churches tune in to financial adviser Dave Ramsey's message at Town Hall for Hope

Financial adviser, best-selling author, and national radio talk-show host Dave Ramsey recommends that Americans strive to bail themselves out instead of relying on the government.