PHOTO GALLERY: Hanukkah celebration at Chabad House

The sixth day of Hanukkah was celebrated Sunday at an event at the Chabad House in Columbia.

ATO fraternity hopes to put disreputable past aside, revive chapter at MU

The ATO fraternity, which lost its status as an MU organization in December 2008, is working to restore its chapter. For now, it's operating as a colony, recruiting members and trying to overturn its questionable reputation.

How to recycle Christmas trees, other holiday decorations

Simple ways to recycle Christmas trees and other holiday decorations can help reduce waste during the holiday season.

BOONE LIFE: MU art student with disability expresses self in art

Allison Reinhart was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease when she was 16 months old. But the disability didn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming an artist.

Missouri men's basketball team at No. 8 in AP poll

The Tigers, 12-0 for the first time since opening the 1981-82 season 19-0, stay at No. 8 in this week's USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll.

GOP Iowa caucus campaign enters final week

An Iowa caucus campaign that has cycled through several Republican presidential front-runners entered its final week Monday.

Joplin storm tops AP ranking of Missouri stories of 2011

Other top stories included the St. Louis Cardinals' World Series victory and Missouri's planned move to college sports' Southeastern Conference.

ANALYSIS: Missouri's higher education loan fund may be raided again

Gov. Jay Nixon is thinking of taking of money from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority to help finance higher education institutions, an idea that was controversial when it came from former Republican Gov. Matt Blunt.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Resolve to keep science experiments off your table in 2012

The variety and volume of engineered crops have steadily increased over the past 15 years, despite the lack of independent research on their long-term effects on human health and the environment.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Gifts Missouri politicans should return

For the politicians involved, at least, these missteps and misstatements would have been better left unwrapped.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Private Medicare plans have been a disaster

A plan to cut Medicare costs released by Sen Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is being celebrated by some as bipartisan success. Actually, it is proof that even a Democrat and Republican working together can chart a dangerous course for future retirees.


PHOTO GALLERY: A rainy day in Shreveport for Independence Bowl

Between a day-after-Christmas game day and a very rainy afternoon in Shreveport, La., attendance was low at the Independence Bowl.


PHOTO GALLERY: For Tigers, an Independence Bowl win to celebrate

At the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., on Monday, the Missouri Tigers scored 31 straight points in the first half to build what turned out to be an insurmountable advantage. Missouri beat North Carolina, 41-24.

Independence Bowl: Missouri swamps North Carolina

Missouri finally said goodbye to the Big 12 with a dominating 41-24 victory over North Carolina in the Independence Bowl. The game was Missouri's last as a representative of the Big 12 Conference.

Independence Bowl: Goofy interception highlight of Missouri's victory

When North Carolina receiver Dwight Jones went to make a catch late in the first half, what followed was the most entertaining drop of the day, not including Truman the Tiger’s trophy mishap before the game.

Independence Bowl: For Missouri, a crystal-clear win over North Carolina

The Tigers racked up 337 rushing yards against North Carolina, and the Missouri defense allowed just 36 rushing yards on the way to a 41-24 Independence Bowl victory.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans cheer for Tigers at Shiloh Bar and Grill

Fans at the Shiloh Bar and Grill in downtown Columbia cheered the Missouri Tigers, who were playing the North Carolina Tar Heels on Monday in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. Missouri won the game, 41-24.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri dominates North Carolina in first half of Independence Bowl

The Missouri offense scored on its first five possessions Monday at the Independence Bowl and claimed a 31-10 first half lead.

Independence Bowl: Missouri leads North Carolina 31-10 at halftime

The Missouri offense scored on its first five possessions Monday at the Independence Bowl and claimed a 31-10 first half lead.

Independence Bowl: Truman the Tiger breaks crystal trophy

The crystal trophy shattered after Missouri's mascot dropped it during a pregame photo shoot.