Coach looks hard at Missouri men's basketball team's rebounding

Missouri's Justin Safford, right, fights for a loose ball with Texas A&M's Naji Hibbert on Wednesday in the Tigers loss at Mizzou Arena.

During Big 12 Conference play, the Missouri men's basketball team has rarely rebounded at a high level and ranks second-to-last among conference teams in rebounding margin.

MU student wins Jeopardy! College Championship quarter finals

University of Missouri senior Lindsay Eanet advanced to the semi-finals of the Jeopardy! College Championship after winning $22,100.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What can higher education institutions do to make up for budget shortfalls?

Missouri Higher Education Commissioner Robert Stein says that higher education is facing reduced funding for the future due to the state's fiscal situation.

COLUMN: Take a moment to dream with me

Most daydreamers appear empty. Fill you mind with thoughts of God and your dreams will come true.

Missouri gymnastics and wrestling teams host Beauty and the Beast meet

The No. 14 Missouri gymnastics team will face New Hampshire starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The No. 17 Tigers wrestling team will start its meet with No. 9 Oklahoma a half hour later. Both teams will be competing simultaneously on the Hearnes Center floor.

State reaches agreement to save Katy Bridge

Union Pacific agreed to transfer the bridge to Boonville. For many residents, the bridge has been a symbol of history and hope.

Carthage police looking for missing 8-month-old

Carthage police have issued an Amber Alert for a Carthage boy who was abducted from his home during a break-in late Thursday.

Snowy weather helped cause early morning accidents

Although fire departments responded to numerous calls that required extrication, no one was seriously injured.

DEAR READER: New stuff in the opinion section, including your endorsement letters

With the municipal election about eight weeks away, the Missourian welcomes your endorsements and gives a step-by-step guide to submitting them.

Missouri lawmaker wants dancing option for P.E. requirement

Rep. Tim Flook, R-Liberty, created a bill that would allow students in public schools the option to take ballroom dance as a class instead of physical education.



The Week in Pictures: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

The best images of the week as selected by the Missourian Photo Department. This crop includes images from Missouri basketball games against Oklahoma State and Texas A&M; a women's basketball game against rival Kansas; a mayoral debate in Columbia and other images from around the nation and the world.

Columbia School Board estimates district cuts might include science program

Columbia Public Schools is expected to reduce its budget $5 million by next school year. Likely cuts include a fourth- and fifth-grade science specialists program.



Hickman boys basketball coach takes realistic approach

Coach John Burns takes pride in is his ability to evaluate a team’s realistic talent. He is direct with his expectations of players and honest about where his team is and could be.

Expectations high for Missouri softball team

Last season, the Tigers' softball team won 50 games and made it to the NCAA Women's College World Series. This season, the expectations are higher. The Tigers, who are ranked No. 9 in a preseason poll, say they want to win it all.

Gentry Middle School students collect cents for Haiti earthquake

Gentry Middle School students held a competition raising money for Haitian earthquake victims from Jan. 19-29. The students raised $3,549.07 in about two weeks.

Heinz's main squeeze: a new ketchup packet

H.J. Heinz Co. will reveal a new design for their traditional ketchup packets at fast-food restaurants in the fall. The new design will makes it easier for dipping and will hold three times as much ketchup as the original packet.

True/False Film Festival reveals lineup

The True/False Film Festival released its 2010 lineup on Friday. This will be the seventh edition of the festival, slated to open Feb. 25 and run for three days.

UPDATE: Library to check out new catalog system Monday

The Daniel Boone Regional Library will implement its new catalog Monday, being one of the first in the nation to use the new system BiblioCommons.

Doisy case suffers another delay

Prosecutors were given more time to build their case against Johnny Wright, the 65-year-old man accused of killing Becky Doisy in 1976.

UPDATE: Two red-light cameras are now operational

Traffic violators caught on camera could be issued citations as soon as Saturday.