Missed layups end MU men's basketball season

The Tigers had worked around poor shooting showings before. The difference Sunday, in a 68-59 season-ending loss to West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, was that the misses weren’t open jump shots or 3-pointers. They were layups.

UPDATE: Congress clears historic health care bill

The Senate-passed bill cleared the House on a 219-212 vote, with Republicans unanimous in opposition.

Congressional officials said they expected Obama to sign the bill as early as Tuesday.

MU men's basketball can't overcome rebounding woes in NCAA Tournament loss

For most of the game, Missouri pestered taller West Virginia like mosquitoes. However, it couldn’t contain the Mountaineers' height in a 68-59 loss Sunday in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.

Denmon's shooting woes continue for Missouri men's basketball in NCAA tournament

In the past three games, Tigers guard Marcus Denmon has made just one of 13 from behind the 3-point line.

Missouri men's basketball opponent has New York inspired swagger

Zaire Taylor will face fellow Staten Island, N.Y., native Dan Jennings when No. 10 seed Missouri plays No. 2 seed West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

The Week in Pictures: March 15 to 20

The week in photos takes a look at Mideast unrest, spring blooms in Toyko, the U.S. Census, sports, protest in Moscot, flood control in Minnesota, a St. Patrick's Day celebration and the odd phenomenon of winter weather on the first day of spring.

ANALYSIS: Obama close to health law success that eluded past

After a year of riotous argument, decades of failure and a century of spoiled hopes, the United States is reaching for a system of medical care that extends coverage nearly to all citizens. The change that's coming, if Sunday's tussle in the House goes President Barack Obama's way, would reshape a sixth of the economy and shatter the status quo.

Exploring nuances of Columbia's downtown camera debate

Stakeholders and public officials weigh in on the discussion about the efficacy of installing cameras downtown to aid the police department.

Downtown surveillance proposition 1 language

Excerpts from Proposition 1 concerning the stipulations of downtown cameras if the ordinance passes.

Columbia City Council, mayoral candidates address Proposition 1

Council and mayoral candidates comment on placing cameras downtown as a method to aid the fight against crime.

Springfield, Ill., serving as case study for Columbia's cameras

Downtown cameras in Springfield, Ill. may shed light on whether or not cameras will be successful for Columbia.

The week in comments: Offending Buffalo, gas prices, K2 and marijuana laws

Every week, readers of offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. This week's hottest story for comments was the commentary "Ten things you didn't know about Buffalo," which garnered more than 70 comments.

UPDATE: Testing at lead company could reduce pollution by 99 percent

Doe Run Co., a major producer of lead, wants to clean up the process with a new production method that relies on a wet chemical process instead of a heat-based smelting process. The suburban St. Louis-based company says the new method would not only curb pollution but help it improve the overall recovery rates of lead.

Taylor ties stolen base record in Missouri softball team's victory

Missouri junior Rhea Taylor went 1-for-4 and scored a run for the Tigers on Sunday in a 5-1 victory over Northwestern. Her base running performance tied the school record for stolen bases in a career at 110.

Missouri gymnast knows top ranking means staying focused

Missouri gymnast Sarah Shire has earned six Big 12 Gymnast of the Week Awards, set several Missouri records and risen to No. 1 in the nation in all-around competition.

Jimmie Johnson gets first win at Bristol

Edwards has no race incidents and finishes in sixth place.

Ill teammate gives two Missouri gymnasts opportunity

The Tigers won easily against Centenary.

Missouri men's basketball team ends 2010 NCAA Tournament run

A 68-59 loss to No. 2 seed West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo N.Y., ended the Missouri men's basketball team's season.

Canoeing in the snow: The 2010 Perche Creek Gutbuster race

Competitors and enthusiasts gathered on Saturday morning for the Perche Creek Gutbuster, a race that took canoes and kayaks up 10 miles of the creek and back. The race went on even with a steady afternoon snowfall.

Missouri-based lead producer tests cleaner technology

Testing by a St. Louis company could provide a way to produce lead with less environmental harm.