Deborah Howell dies; husband headed UM system in 1980s

COLUMN: Making a pledge for the new year

New beginnings let us leave behind old ways and habits and look ahead to a fresh start.

Bowers has career night for Missouri basketball

Coming off the bench for the second-straight game, sophomore forward Laurence Bowers established his second straight career-high in points, this time scoring 23 in the Missouri men’s basketball team’s 89-61 win over Georgia.

Few opportunities for Missouri's offense in bowl loss

Navy held the ball against Missouri for more than 40 of 60 minutes of game time Thursday in the Texas Bowl. That meant long stretches of work for the Missouri defense and equally long stretches of waiting for the offense.

Missouri women's basketball wins, despite trailing big early

The Tigers fell behind 21-6 early to Duquesne Saturday at Mizzou Arena, but fought back to win 72-66.

Welcome to Jessra's Jungle

Jessra's Jungle, a cheering section, provides a unique experience at Missouri women's basketball games.

Hickman girls basketball team routs Marshall

The Hickman girls basketball team rolled to a 52-12 victory Saturday over host Marshall.

A weekend of volunteerism reveals problems in health care system

As Congress discusses health insurance reform in Washington, D.C., the people of Appalachia wait hours for free medical care, revealing societal issues deeper than affordable coverage that affect the health of average Americans.

Missouri legislators propose new incentives to develop state's technology industry

Losing new businesses to other states, Missouri legislators explore means of attracting entrepreneurs to the state, and keeping them here.

US mine deaths hit record low

Mine deaths nationwide fell to 34 in 2009, but officials say they won't be satisfied until the death toll is zero.

Car seats: What's a parent to do?

Advocates seek to minimize confusion about when parents should turn around their toddler's car seat by establishing clearer guidelines.

Navy's offense too much for Missouri football in Texas Bowl

The Midshipmen had the ball for more than 40 minutes Thursday in their 35-13 victory aginast the Tigers in the Texas Bowl in Houston.

Missouri group quilts donated fabric to warm the homeless

Quilters in Cape Girardeau use scrap cloth to create so-called ugly quilts that are donated to people in need.

Columbia College men's basketball returns with victory

Missouri men's basketball team welcomes Georgia team that tried to hire coach

Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson was courted by Georgia just days after the Tigers were eliminated from last season's NCAA Tournament.

Columbia College women's basketball returns with a win

After being off since Dec. 5, the Cougars stop Lyon College, 65-57

LETTER: MU band showed disrespect

Marching Mizzou prevented the Navy Drum and Bugle Corps members from playing their alma mater.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Does research about brain cancer affect your cell phone use?

One critic of the cell phone industry says a pandemic of brain cancer is forthcoming. Studies show now link between phone usage and cancer, however.

COLUMN: It could have been worse

The recession wasn't an outright depression. Jobs and home prices took a dive, but it seems as if the loss has lessened. And, now, as the new year starts, it's beginning to look a bit more optimistic.

Rep. Still submits ethics reform bill for Housing Development Commission

State Rep. Mary Still, D-Columbia, submitted an ethics reform bill, which addresses concept of "pay to play" in politics. She wants to take elected officials off the Housing Development Commission.