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Liberty uses trick play to topple Rock Bridge football

From left, Calista Schupp, 8, Bailey Self, 6, and Anna Hollinger, 7, play with the Rock Bridge mascot during the Bruins' game against Liberty High School on Friday night.

When the Rock Bridge Bruins saw Liberty quarterback Kevin VanEgdom throw laterally to receiver Marcus Lucas, the Rock Bridge defense read the screen play and swarmed to the ball in an effort to bring down the versatile 6’5” receiver.  The only problem – Lucas wasn’t just out there to catch a pass.

Missouri women's swim team places third at Big 12 Relays

The Tigers fell short to both Texas teams Friday, placing third in the Big 12 Relays

Missouri basketball team holds its first practice of season

New players may need time to get used to Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson's high-intensity practices.

Columbia College soccer blasts Williams Baptist

The Beat: Inside the top 10 things you didn't know about MU football opponents

Columbia Missourian sports editor, and avid ukulele player, Greg Bowers and reporter Robert Mays talk about how the list is created. Bowers lent his ukulele skills for the closing music of today's show.

LETTER: Health care debate much more complex than reported

Roland Meinert's guest column earlier this week leaves out several useful pieces of information.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gender politics play out in Caster Semenya controversy

The newly discovered intersex anatomy of South African runner Caster Semenya opens up a floodgate of critique, some deeply rooted in gender prejudice.

Trial to begin for suspect in 2007 McDonald's shooting

The murder trial of William Clinch was stopped before it began eight months ago, snagged on an unresolved legal question. A new trial is set to begin on Monday, but again the legal question has not been resolved.

Hot line created in Missouri for H1N1 questions

Missourians can call 877-FLU-4141 to ask questions about H1N1 flu, from symptoms to the availability of the vaccine.

Attic fire damages Columbia home

A house fire at 8 Fleming Dr. caused structural damage to the attic area, but no one was hurt.

Three car collision on Range Line Street, one woman taken to the hospital

A three-car collision Friday on Range Line Street sent a Columbia woman to the hospital. None of the cars involved sustained significant damage.

El Chaparral residents react to Boone County tree trimming

Christopher Nesladek learned that the Boone County Public Works Department had trimmed his and his neighbors' shrubbery. When he called the county around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, they already had heard other complaints, and eventually, the county pulled the crew from the neighborhood early.

Johnny Wright arraigned in 33-year-old 'cold case'

Johnny Wright, 65, appeared Friday by closed-circuit TV from the Boone County Jail to be arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Becky Doisy.

Templeton to be reinstated as DNR director

Templeton should return to work soon after  being suspended for providing false information about E. coli in water at the Lake of the Ozarks. Joe Bindbeutel, former deputy director of the DNR,  will no longer be appointed to the Administrative Hearing Committee.

Influenza contributes to student absences

An estimated 70 students were absent from Columbia Public Schools this week due to influenza, though it isn't certain how much the H1N1 strain is affecting the schools.

Fire district near decision on new chief

A decision on who will be the next chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District could be final by the end of the month.

Missouri charter schools don't make the grade

When it comes to MAP testing, Missouri charter schools underperform compared to their public counterparts.

MU to receive $1.1 million donation for women's health care training

A couple with long ties to MU pledged more than $1 million to establish a chair in obstetrics and gynecology and women's health. "This was an opportunity for us to give back to those who follow us," said George Huggins, a St. Louis native who went to MU for medical school.

City Council meeting will address cyclist harassment amendment

A cyclist harassment ordinance that passed in June caused controvery. On Monday night the council will look again at a tabled amendment to include pedestrians and wheelchair users.

U.S. spread thin in Mideast, south Asian conflicts

As more attacks further destabilize Pakistan, President Barack Obama must consider whether to send more troops to Afghanistan.

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