Small victories buoy Missouri women's basketball team

Missouri senior forward Christine Flores reaches for a rebound against the Iowa State Cyclones on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers lost, 65-52.

The Tigers saw their losing streak grow to 11 games Wednesday night with a 65-52 loss to Iowa State at Mizzou Arena, forcing them to look for positives in places other than the scoreboard.

$40 million to higher education could temper possible tuition increases

MU Budget Director Tim Rooney said in a meeting Wednesday that there are no guarantees that the university will receive additional funding from the state beyond what was originally proposed in January.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball falls to Iowa State

The Tigers lost to the Cyclones on Wednesday night, 65-52. Kyley Simmons and BreAnna Brock had 14 points each for Missouri, who fell to 0-11 in Big 12 Conference play.

Missouri coach Frank Haith finds success after leaving Miami's basketball program

Haith left his mediocre 7-year post in Florida to coach the Tigers, who are now No. 4 in the country.

True/False Film Fest releases list of 2012 films

This year's festival will include 31 films, to be played at MU's Jesse Auditorium, Missouri United Methodist Church's The Picturehouse and five other downtown theaters.

Tolton fundraising goal met; school now seeking donations as it builds enrollment

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School has raised enough money to cover the costs of the new school building. Now, it looks to build enrollment and raise more support to cover operating costs in the future.

QUESTION: Who is making a difference in the lives of Columbia's kids?

The Missourian is working on a special project about Columbia's youth. Do you know someone who is making a difference in the lives of Columbia's kids? Tell us about them. 

Personal ties build bridge from Kenya to Columbia

Billy Jivetti founded Pathways Africa to promote health care in his home region of rural western Kenya, and he is building a hospital through a donation from a Columbia resident.

J. KARL MILLER: Study the issues before voting or signing a petition

There are hidden consequences to raising cigarette taxes and minimum wage that voters should research to make an educated decision.

DAVID ROSMAN: Discrimination to one is discrimination to all

A bill in the Missouri Senate would make it more difficult to prove discrimination in a lawsuit with the change of a single word.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia woman donates to construction of health care center in Kenya

Sharon Kinden of Columbia kept her promise to donate an inheritance from an uncle to Pathways Africa, a nonprofit organization started by Billy Jivetti, an MU doctoral student in rural sociology. He started the organization to bring health care to his rural village in Kenya. Now, with Kinden's help, the Fellbaum Community Health Centre Emmaus is under construction.


Kansas men's basketball team's victory at Baylor puts Jayhawks in tie with Tigers for Big 12 lead

With No. Kansas' 68-54 victory over No. 7 Baylor on Wednesday night, the Jayhawks (19-5) move into a tie with No.  4 Missouri (22-2) atop the Big 12 standings with both teams at 9-2 in conference play.

Citizens Police Review Board to recommend creation of additional staff position

A full-time mediator would try to resolve claims against officers before they are appealed, hopefully decreasing the delay in response to the complaints.

COMMENT: A real chance for change in the BCS

No amount of uproar from fans could persuade the cartel running the Bowl Championship Series to move to a playoff system. They started listening only when television ratings started plummeting.

Columbia City Council votes to adopt improvement projects, seek federal funding

The council hopes to receive funding for improvements at Columbia Regional Airport and on Eighth Street.

BROKEN BUDGETS: Michigan, Pennsylvania put limits on families seeking food aid

The two states are adopting new limits on what people can own while still being eligible for food stamps. Texas, Utah and California also have asset tests.

SEC commissioner: Changes to BCS at least couple years away

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive said a decision could be made later this year but that it's premature to speculate on what changes might be made. 

McGinnis enthusiastic about rejoining Fisher with Rams

The 60-year-old former Titans assistant has Missouri ties and is excited to work with Fisher, a coach he says "gets it on every level."

Columbia officials, aviation consulting group work to foresee airport's future

Boyd Group International gave a promising presentation to city officials and the public regarding the future of the Columbia Regional Airport.

UPDATE: Bustamante gets life sentence, apologizes for murder

Under Missouri guidelines, Alyssa Bustamante, 18, would have to serve 35 years and 5 months in prison before she is eligible for parole. Bustamante originally had been charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty in Januarylast month to the lesser charges to avoid a trial and the possibility of spending her life in an adult prison with no chance of release.