Don't care about the fifth down? Check out some other weekend events

Whether you want to stay in Columbia to see the Tigers take on Colorado in the 20th anniversary of the infamous Fifth Down Game or spend the weekend away, mid-Missouri has plenty to offer this weekend.

DEAR READER: Longtime Missourian columnist earned recognition

Good news for Rose Nolen in Sedalia; also, an update on the discussion on life stories and obituaries, and the Case of the Secret Barbecue Teams.

COLUMN: Food production, practices make it hard to be vegetarian in China

Family style dining in Beijing can be hard on a vegetarian. Courtesy dictates trying all of the dishes and even vegetable dishes often contain meat.

TIGER KICKOFF: Big 12 Conference at a crossroad

The Big 12 was on the brink of extinction. What's in store for the 10-team conference now?

Missouri suspends two test sections to save money

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says suspending the writing and complex problem assessments on state exams could save close to $1.3 million per year.

Harpo's, Quinton's agree to preserve video of Kelsi Poe

A hearing on a permanent injunction was held Friday morning against the two Harpo's and Quinton's. There are no immediate plans for a civil case against either bar.

Saturday's MU football game marks inauspicious anniversary

Twenty years ago, the Missouri football team lost to Colorado in a game that lives on in football history as one of the most controversial ever — the fifth down game.

Union protesters halt construction of new public high school

The workers were protesting because a non-union company was subcontracted for work on the school. Columbia Public Schools say it's the contractor's responsibility to decide which workers to hire.

Entering 10th year, Columbia residents react to war in Afghanistan

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan make up America's longest continuous combat engagement.

MoDOT has eliminated 201 positions with more to follow

The agency says it is on pace to hit its savings target by June 2013.

Columbia College outside hitter provides more than strong offense

Junior Vesna Trivunovic is a strong voice for the Cougars.

Rock Bridge softball team defeats Helias

The Rock Bridge softball team defeated Helias 3-2 on Friday in Jefferson City.



MU tennis plays in opening round of tournament

The tournament continues Saturday with matches against UCF and Purdue.

Carroll College can't stop Columbia College volleyball

Missouri soccer defeats Colorado

The Tigers' next game is on Sunday against Nebraska.

Three-car accident delays traffic on Stadium at Worley

Three cars were involved in a crash Friday afternoon in the rightmost northbound lane of Stadium Blvd.

Three in hospital after single-car accident on I-70

Police have not yet identified the passengers of the vehicle, which was hauling a trailer. The car rolled over and landed in a ditch after losing control.

UPDATE: Columbia College takes down Ozark in first match of double header

PHOTO GALLERY: Students walk for alcohol responsibility

Students walked around Stankowski Field to raise awareness for alcohol responsibility.

Former position holders look back at presiding commissioner's job

Even though the job might not be well known through the community, the presiding commissioner's position has a rich history defined by constant meetings and bureaucracy. Ken Pearson will retire from the position at the end of the year.