Rock Bridge girls soccer team beats Hickman

Rock Bridge's Morgan Pitchford sends the ball upfield in Wednesday's 2-0 victory over visiting Hickman.

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team earned its second victory over rival Hickman this season with a 2-0 triumph Wednesday at Rock Bridge.


The Beat: American Copy Editors Society holds conference

Columbia Missourian assistant news editors Katie Walley and Pam Cohen talk about what they learned at the conference.

LETTER: Fair Tax offers simplicity, helps low-income people

The Obama administration should reconsider its tax code proposal and instead adopt the Fair Tax Act, which would be fairer to low-income people and bring trillions of dollars of offshore capital back to the U.S.

Celebrate National Pet Week

It’s National Pet Week and the 94th annual Be Kind to Animals Week, a little reminder to stop and think about how your pet enriches your life. And for those who don’t have a furry companion, it's a good chance for you to think about whether you are at that point in your life where you can adopt a new member into the family.

Big 12 football coaches vote to keep tiebreaker

Big 12 Conference football coaches have rejected a proposal to change the controversial tiebreaker that gave Oklahoma the nod over Texas in the three-way tie in the Big 12 South last season.

GUEST COLUMN: Requiring voter ID will do more harm than good

In the midst of a budget crunch, Missouri lawmakers have bigger things to worry about than changing the state Constitution to disenfranchise thousands of voters. The rights of all citizens should be protected, not just those with state IDs.

Shot put keeps Hickman’s Harvey well rounded

Hickman lineman Josh Harvey has earned a scholarship to play football at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, next fall. Right now though, he is focusing on returning to the state track and field meet in the shot put.

Today's Question: MU quarterback arrested, suspended from team

MU freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton, 18, was recently arrested after Columbia police found him in possession of prescription pills during a traffic stop. He was suspended from the team indefinitely after the arrest. Are you pleased with how the MU football staff is handling Dalton's situation? Is there a larger discipline problem on the team that the staff is failing to address?

Charles Carter: A friendly face with a troubled past

After working through job hopping, failed marriages and alcoholism, Charles Carter has become a friendly, reliable fixture in Columbia and is an inspiration to many who are struggling.

Rock Bridge girls soccer team continues colorful tradition

It has become a tradition for the Rock Bridge girls soccer team to design shirts the night before its last home game against Hickman rival each season. The Bruins (6-11) play the Kewpies (6-10-1) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rock Bridge.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of burglary

Police arrested Shane E. Crawford, 21, in connection with a burglary Wednesday morning near the 200 block of Texas Avenue.

Proposed Douglass Park statue still just one man's dream

More than a year after announcing it, MU professor emeritus William "Gene" Robertson's plan to build a statue in Douglass Park depicting black leaders has encountered some snags.

State revenue numbers continue to drop

Missouri's general revenue collections are down 0.5 percent, or $32.5 million, from last year. Revenue numbers in all areas are lower than numbers from last year.

Missourians to decide on assessor position

The Missouri House moved forward on an amendment that would make the St. Louis County assessor an elected position. The measure will be put to voters in the November 2010 general election. St. Louis County would be the only chartered county affected by the amendment.

Missouri Senate tables $700M bond issue aimed at public universities

Two Republicans filibustered to stop a bill intended to fund construction at public universities in Missouri.

Missouri judges would decide when to name defendant

Legislators have approved a bill that allows Missouri judges to decide whether to disclose the names of victims of sexual and domestic assault.

Missouri lawmakers extend 50-cent new tire fee

Fee covers cleanup of illegal tire dumps.

Missouri pastor charged in sex sting appears in court

Authorities say the pastor was trying to arrange a meeting with a teenage girl.

Missouri House plows forward with tractor parade bill

Legislation designed to clear the way for farm tractor parades is moving to the governor.

Prosecutors request maximum 3-year sentence for Missouri mother

U.S. Attorney Mark Krause wants Lori Drew to receive the maximum 3-year prison sentence following the suicide of a teenage neighbor. He says the harm caused by the hoax Drew set up suggests a more serious sentence than probation and a fine, which is what probation officials recommended. Jurors found Drew guilty in November of accessing computers without authorization, but did not convict her on more serious charges.