The Beat: Twitter in the sports department

Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Andrew Astleford talk about tweeting in the sports world on this edition of The Beat.

Journalists make mistakes; it's what they learn that matters

Students learn from the photo posted online including William Clinch trial jury members.

'Blind' Boone Home prepares for new audience

Beyond the freshly painted purple door and inside the confines of crumbling walls, the Blind Boone Home echoes the sounds of music past. American ragtime pianist, William John "Blind" Boone’s home on Fourth Street will become a museum, but the interior renovation is still in the planning stages.

Costumes of dead celebrities not popular at local shops

With the number of pop icons who died this year, including Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Patrick Swayze, national retailers were predicting a high demand for costumes featuring the dead celebrities. However, with Halloween only one day away owners and employees of local costume shops aren't finding that to be the case.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dianne Lynch inaugurated as Stephens College president

Family, friends, students, alumni and colleagues attend the inauguration of the new president of Stephens College, Dianne Lynch. During the ceremony, Lynch received the official symbol of the College and of the office of the presidency, the Presidential Medallion.

Former senator Daschle to talk health care in Columbia

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was scheduled to speak Friday morning at a Missouri health care summit. Also scheduled to speak is former surgeon general for the Bush administration, Richard Carmona.

Rock Bridge football season ends with loss at Blue Springs

The Rock Bridge football team lost 49-14 Friday night at Blue Springs. The loss ended the Bruins' hopes of making the playoffs.

Hickman's season ends with loss to Jefferson City

The Hickman football team ended its season Friday night with a 28-9 loss to visiting Jefferson City.

Columbia College volleyball team wins opening tournament matches

The Columbia College volleyball team defeated Indiana Wesleyan University and Taylor University in its opening matches of the Taylor University Tournament. The Cougars won their first match 3-0 and their second in five sets.

Pedestrian struck by passing truck near Columbia College

A woman was hit by a truck while crossing Rogers Street early Friday evening.

Stephens College inaugurates Dianne Lynch as 24th president

Although Lynch has been at Stephens since June, her inauguration marks her official position as president. Formerly dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in New York, she follows Wendy Libby, who was president for six years.

Bus driver not at fault for Rocheport winery incident

Les Bourgeois Vineyards will now suspend large after-hours events through the end of the year.

Missouri soccer team loses final regular season match

The Missouri soccer team lost its final regular season game, falling 3-2 on Friday at Kansas. The Tigers begin play in the Big 12 Conference Tournament on Wednesday.

Grants unaffected by Missouri Arts Council budget cuts

The Missouri Arts Council Trust Fund, created by income tax paid by nonresident, professional athletes and entertainers, supplied $4.4 million to the council so it could honor its grant commitments, Executive Director Beverly Strohmeyer said.

Columbia man shot in leg for refusing to give money

Deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Department think the shooting might be drug-related.

Blue Ridge Elementary School students get lesson in hygiene

MU student organizations visited the school and demonstrated several ways to stay healthy and safe on Halloween.

I-70 construction rescheduled

Construction work in Saline County to be moved to Monday.

County Government Center to be renovated

Money raised through a capital gains sales tax is funding renovations for the Roger B. Wilson County Government Center, which will see improvements to a currently unused third floor.

Former Sen. Tom Daschle heads health care summit

The former Senate Majority Leader spoke to a crowd of hundreds about the current landscape of health care reform in Missouri.

Today's Question: Will the Humane Society's proposed adoption guidelines hurt animals?

The Central Missouri Humane Society's proposed adoption guidelines take away some of the required elements for adoption and replaces them with suggestions. It could stimulate more pet adoption, but at what price to the animals?