Columbia rider wins world quarter horse competition

Melissa Hood and her horse Watch This Way finish their go at the 2009 Bayer Select World Championship Show reining competition.

Melissa Hood of Columbia and her horse Watch This Way captured the reining title on Tuesday at the American Quarter Horse Association's Bayer Select World Championship Show in Amarillo, Texas.

Illinois freshman proves to be a dual threat

Highly-touted wide receiver Terry Hawthorne is proving that he can play on the other side of the line. 

LETTER: Sharrows are not bike lanes

Bicyclists need to share the road without unnecessarily impeding traffic.

Today's question: What qualities would you like to see in a new mayor?

Mayor Darwin Hindman will leave with a legacy that includes contributions to economic development and the parks system.

Senate vacancies leave seats open for power grab

Kennedy's death brings discussion to gubernatorial apointments and special elections. Do these processes uphold democracy?  

Americans' weak sense of civic duty hurts health reform

Those who oppose health care reform don't understand a citizen's civic and moral duty to do what's best for the country as a whole. The lack of empathy springs from the breakup of families, the discontinuation of the military draft and the fact that some schools may not have civics classes anymore.

Cases of presumed H1N1 virus hit MU

The cases have not been confirmed as the H1N1 "swine flu" virus, but it's the only flu strain circulating. Campus officials are taking steps to communicate with students and faculty about ways to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Top Rock Bridge, Hickman golfers enjoy tight match

The Bruins' Meghan Mueller and the Kewpies' Shelby Harper played against each other in the same pairing for the first time in their careers Tuesday at L.A. Nickel Golf Course.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Students cut out of tailgating discussion

MSA President Jordan Paul details the efforts he and other student organizations made to help keep Reactor Field as a tailgating area.

Columbia man injured in motorcycle collision

Columbia resident Daniel Morris was injured Tuesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a Ford Focus turning left onto Business Loop 70 East.  

New federal rule restricts telemarketers

The rule doesn't apply to campaign calls, an issue the state legislature addressed this past session.

Kewpies softball team beats Southern Boone

The Hickman girls softball team defeated the visiting Southern Boone Eagles on Tuesday behind sophomore Andrea Drake's two RBIs and senior Amy Johanning's complete game pitching effort.

MU works to prevent H1N1 virus cases from spreading

MU's Health Center and Department of Residential Life respond to cases of H1N1 virus as students come down with the virus.


Columbia resident assaults man with sword

The man is a "martial arts enthusiast" who uses the sword in his martial arts activities, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Murder trial begins with photographs of dead toddler

A jury of seven men and six women saw photographs of the body of Cortez Johnson, 2, whose mother went on trial today for accusations of killing the toddler. The photos of the child's body showed only some of the 200 injuries the Boone County medical examiner said caused his death.

United only flying small jets out of Lambert

As of Wednesday, United Airlines will no longer be flying large planes out of Lambert Airport since it has been having a hard time filling all the seats.

Kansas City loses out on new Harley-Davidson plant

Kansas City won't get a second Harley-Davidson manufacturing plant that was expected to bring 1,300 jobs.

County commission to decide fate of games

New community college possible in Cape Girardeau

A meeting is set for Sept.24 to discuss a potential new community college in Cape Girardeau.

Hard times hit the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis will have to make cuts because of a drop in its endowment fund.