Stephens opens volleyball season against top-ranked Columbia College

Columbia College’s Nicole Murphy (11) tries to block a hit from Stephens’ Megan Sheffield.

A habitual conference leader, Columbia College dominated visiting Stephens, but both sides used the game as a learning experience.

Hickman soccer team falls to Jefferson City

Hickman won the Quincy Tournament over the weekend and tried to bring that momentum into its game against Jefferson City, but the Jays consistently wore down Hickman’s defense in the second half.

Congress weighs landmark change in Web ad privacy

Privacy watchdogs are worried about how marketers compile data about people on the Internet. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., is drafting a bill to address the problem.

Rock Bridge soccer team cruises

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team slammed Union High 5-1 Tuesday in the Bruins' home opener.

Woodstock wasn't the great cultural event people remember

The event was more legendary in baby boomers' minds than in reality.

Cavendish takes second stage of Tour of Missouri

After taking the first stage on Monday, Mark Cavendish prevailed to win the second stage Tuesday in Cape Girardeau, maintaining his overall lead.

Columbia man pleads guilty in connection to fatal shooting

Andre Lee pleaded guilty Tuesday to reduced charges related to the shooting that resulted in the death of Ronald “Corey” Brown.

Mid-Missouri classrooms take varied approaches to airing Obama's speech

The president's address to schoolchildren Tuesday focused on the importance of commitment, hard work and extracurricular involvement. Some schools asked for parents' permission before showing the speech to students, while others let the students decide if they wanted to watch it.

Boone County announces stormwater logo contest

Boone County is trying to raise awareness of its stormwater management program and hopes a logo contest will help boost its educational campaign.

Motorcyclist injured in crash on Rock Quarry Road

After trying to pass a car, a motorcyclist crashed into an oncoming vehicle. He was taken to University Hospital, but the driver of the car was not injured.

Vande Velde withdraws from Tour of Missouri

Last year's winner decided not to continue Tuesday because of an injured hand.

Idaho lawmaker will attempt to pass bill to prohibit and punish Internet harassment

Idaho Rep. Stephen Hartgen cites the 2006 Missouri case that involved a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide after getting online taunts from a woman posing as a teenager.

Today's Question: Should the city cut back on social services funding?

What do you think about the city's proposal to cut social services funding? If possible, are there better ways for Columbia to save money in 2010, or is a cut simply a byproduct of a bad economy that every department must expect to face?

America is not living up to its potential

The health care debate is the latest example of America missing an opportunity to correct its mistakes of the past and display the ideals of the country.

Empire Roller Rink owner reflects on Columbia's families

Willie Trent has stories about skaters of all ages. Trent's father opened the rink in 1938, and his wife teaches skating lessons there.

Missouri football testing youth, depth

A large number of Missouri's bench players saw time against Illinois in last Saturday's 37-9 victory. Coach Gary Pinkel says the experience those players gained will be valuable in the future.

Missouri National Guard using federal stimulus money for renovations

The National Guard is using the funds for 21 projects throughout the state, including barracks and training facilities.

Stoops discusses Bradford's shoulder injury

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said it will be a while before he knows when starting quarterback Sam Bradford will be available to play. Bradford suffered an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder against BYU on Saturday.

Merrill Lynch to pay $26.5 million settlement over sales force's credentials

Missouri is one of seven states that will recieve money from the settlement.

Record low number of Missouri medical malpractice claims

The number of claims has dropped since 2005, when then-Gov. Matt Blunt and the legislature enacted a law that restricts injury lawsuits.