Haith's personality easy to see in style of Missouri men's basketball team

Senior guard Matt Pressey and head coach Frank Haith hold up the Big 12 Championship Trophy after the Missouri Tigers beat the Baylor Bears on March 10 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

All of the Tigers have bought into Frank Haith's process, often echoing their coach's words about preparation, focus and hard work in postgame news conferences.

Women take time to say 'thank you' at annual Precious Memories event

A group of women gathered to recognize each other's care and companionship as part of an annual tradition at least 15 years old.

Missouri men's basketball team ready for NCAA Tournament schedule

During the regular season, Missouri played two games in three days on multiple occasions, the same way the NCAA Tournament rounds are played.

Ron Paul talks about economics, foreign policy at MU

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul paid MU a visit Thursday afternoon. The Texas congressman talked about economics, foreign policy and individual liberties to a crowd that spanned generations and ideologies.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Columbia has a chance to save public schools

In an expanding community centered around education, Columbia public school students are in need of receiving a quality education. Fortunately, two measures on the April 3 ballot could help the city's school systems.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ron Paul speaks at MU

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul came to speak Thursday at MU with hopes of rallying support in advance of Missouri's caucus on Saturday.

Get to know Missouri's NCAA Tournament opponent: Norfolk State Spartans

The Missouri men's basketball team opens the NCAA Tournament against Norfolk State at 3:40 p.m. Friday in Omaha, Neb.

Columbia's new Ninth Street parking meters don't require coins

Forty single-space meters were installed downtown this week as part of the city's pilot parking project. The new meters give people the additional option to pay by credit card or cellphone.

Missouri softball team heads into Big 12 Conference play

Off to a 17-3 start, the Tigers are set to open up its final Big 12 Conference schedule before moving to the SEC. They are set to play Friday night against rival Kansas.

Is Facebook part of your estate after death?

States wrestle with how to enact laws to protect social media accounts, such as Facebook and email, for survivors to access after a loved one's death.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia needs downtown grocery store

Columbia's downtown population has been growing rapidly and is expected to continue that trend. With so many people living in the area, the district could benefit from having a grocery store nearby.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mayor McDavid needs to be honest about bus plans

Mayor Bob McDavid needs to answer the hard questions. The city needs to fix what is broken in Columbia instead of looking at bus programs in Lawrence, Kan., and Ames, Iowa.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia residents should be thankful for Hoppe

Barbara Hoppe has been a careful advocate of neighborhoods and individual rights while at the same time realizing that healthy businesses are at the heart of our success.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speculation of gender bias gives MU a bad reputation

The media has primed society’s way of thinking, giving men the upper hand of power and women the ritualization of subordination.

Tiger wrestlers start strong at NCAA tournament

Seven of the 10 Missouri wrestlers to earn a bid are still wrestling after the first day of the NCAA tournament, and No. 6 seed Brent Haynes is in contention for a national championship.

Parks and Recreation Commission discusses improvements, new projects for 2012 master plan

At a Thursday meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commission discussed additions to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. The 2002 Master Plan expired this year and it must be rewritten and revised. 

School board forum touches on teachers' salaries, tenure

The four school board candidates gathered at Paxton Keeley Elementary School on Thursday to talk about issues they might face if elected.

Second Ward residents ask for street repairs, safer routes from leftover snow removal funds

Residents of the Second Ward attended a meeting held by the Public Works Department to discuss what could be done with a surplus from the city's snow-removal budget.

Warm weather, new training facility help Rock Bridge baseball team prepare for season opener

 The Bruins have been taking advantage of nice weather to scrimmage outdoors over the past weeks, a luxury that inclement weather has denied them in the past.


A crowd gathered Thursday on MU's campus to hear Ron Paul speak

At noon Thursday, people gathered at MU's Mel Carnahan Quadrangle to listen to a speech by Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.