Missouri baseball loses to Texas after rally falls short

The Missouri baseball team fell to Texas 6-4 on Friday night. Rob Zastryzny gave up five runs over 7 2/3 innings and the Tigers couldn't rally from a 5-0 deficit. Missouri managed only five hits and had two runners on in the ninth, but couldn't score.

Three Texas errors helped Missouri erase a five-run deficit, but the rally fell short and the Tigers lost their fifth straight game, 6-4. 

Three Missouri softball players named to academic all-district team

Outfielder Ashley Fleming, catcher Jenna Marston and pitcher Chelsea were named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 Team on Friday.

UPDATE: Four people in custody after meth lab investigation; two arrested

The Columbia Police Department took four people into custody after an incident at a methamphetamine lab in Holly Park Mobile Home Village on Thursday.

DEAR READER: Your stories make us better

Since 2004, the Missourian has published stories straight from community members on In February, the newspaper took a huge step in bringing those stories to the main website in a new section called From Readers.

Hickman boys and girls track and field places in Jefferson City meet

Both members of the Hickman boys and girls track and field teams placed at the dual meet at Jefferson City High School. The Kewpies will next compete at district championships on May 12.

GUEST COMMENTARY: CiVic seeks to have civil debate about enhanced enterprise zones

Citizens Involved and Invested in Columbia, or CiViC, is pushing to allow residents to participate in the discussion about enhanced enterprise zones in Columbia.

Mariano Rivera says he will pitch in 2013

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he will return to the mound by 2013, vowing to overcome a knee injury that figures to end his season.

Saturday's super moon will light up the night sky

At moonrise Saturday evening, the moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter as it reaches the perigree stage of its elliptical path.

Historical Society to present 50-year-old audio from Thomas Hart Benton

"Benton Speaks: Fifty Years Later" will feature clips from an extensive 1962 interview with the artist.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Enhanced enterprise zones bring jobs, growth to community

Enhanced enterprise zones (EEZ) help local businesses expand and provide jobs within the community.

Missouri's Jace Long named to All-Big 12 men's golf team

Missouri men's golfer Jace Long was named to the 2012 All-Big 12 men's golf team. Long, from Dixon, is one of 10 golfers recognized this year, and he is the third Tiger to receive this honor in Missouri history.

Missourian Media Guide: Art and Photography

This page is part of the Missourian Media Guide, a directory of Columbia, Mo., news sources that's maintained by your Columbia Missourian staff.

Talented field makes predictions hard for 138th Kentucky Derby

The 20-horse field for Saturday's race is stacked with potential favorites, making it one of the hardest Kentucky Derbys to predict in recent memory.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Chinese activist permitted to study abroad; oil prices drop below $100

Legal activist Chen Guangcheng can apply for travel permits to study abroad in the U.S. after the U.S. and China outlined a deal Friday. Also, oil prices dropped $5 per barrel by midday leaving the cost per barrel below $100.

Columbia College receives $150,000 gift from Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, which has been the exclusive bookseller for Columbia College since 1985, gave a $150,000 gift to the school Friday.

Calvin Ahlbrandt was math professor, lifelong learner

Calvin Dale Ahlbrandt of Columbia died Wednesday, May 2, 2012. He was 71.

Calvin Dale Ahlbrandt, Aug. 13, 1940 — May 2, 2012, of Columbia

From Readers: ShowMe Music Club fundraising for Boys & Girls Town

The ShowMe Music Club is trying to raise money to buy a piano for Boys & Girls Town, an organization devoted to helping neglected or abused children.

LA Kings beat Blues, on brink of series sweep

After beating St. Louis 4-2 on Thursday night, Los Angeles could clinch its first trip to the conference finals since 1993 in Game 4 on Sunday.

NFL players union files grievance in 'pay for pain' bounty case

The NFL players union doesn't believe Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to suspend players who participated in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal between 2009 and 2011.