Freshman setter Harris gets extended minutes for Missouri volleyball

The Tigers host SIU Edwardsville at the Hearnes Center on Saturday evening. Setter Kate Harris, No. 8, and outside hitter Julianna Klein, No. 6, attempt to block an attack.

Freshman Kate Harris got some playing time against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville where she made 16 assists , her most since Sept. 12.

Talk of Gabbert injury about more than physical condition

James Thomas, a doctoral student at Missouri, analyzes the effect of Blaine Gabbert's injury from a sociological perspective.

Colorado's buffalo tradition more than just a sprint

A lot of effort and preparation goes into Ralphie's run onto the football field, which has been a Colorado football tradition for 42 years.

Jackson's catch stands out as Missouri football beats Colorado, 36-17

Jackson's dazzling play was reflective of the day the Tigers had early. Missouri cruised in the first half and held off Colorado after halftime for a 36-17 win, its first in Big 12 Conference play.

Rock Bridge, Hickman runners qualify for state cross-country race

Hickman and Rock Bridge will be represented in the Class 4 boys and girls races at the MSHSAA Cross Country Championships.

Zombies invade Columbia, march down Broadway

Columbia Access Television sponsored a zombie walk on Halloween night. Participants met at CAT and walked to Ragtag Cinema, acting as zombies.

Hickman soccer team wins opening game of district tournament

The Hickman boys' soccer team defeated Smith-Cotton High School 7-0 Saturday in the opening round of the the Class 3, District 9 soccer tournament. Hickman dominated the match. Its goalie didn't need to make a save until last in the second half.

Vanatta shines for Missouri in Big 12 women's cross-country race

With her 11th-place finish Saturday in the Big 12 Conference meet on a soggy A.L. Gustin Golf Course, Vanatta joined former Missouri standout Valerie Lauver as the only other Missouri freshman on the women's side to earn All-Big 12 Conference honors.

Expert in social disparities speaks at Missouri Health Policy Summit

Darcy Freedman, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, spoke about health issues as they relate to your relative location and station in life. The presentation was part of the seventh annual summit.

Council to discuss payday-loan moratorium

The City Council on Monday night will consider whether to impose a moratorium on payday loan businesses in Columbia.

Doctors urging pregnant women to get H1N1 vaccine

This season's H1N1 vaccine is almost 100 percent effective in preventing the illness. H1N1 is more dangerous for pregnant women than the general population, and the H1N1 vaccine does not have negative side effects.

Columbia College volleyball wins 10th straight

The Columbia College volleyball team improved to 32-2 Saturday after victories in two matches at the Taylor University Trojan Challenge in Upland, Ind.

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.