THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Notable properties, Fifth Ward election, Missouri recruits

Monday, February 11, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 6:43 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The downtown building that houses Booche's was built in 1925 and has been occupied by the restaurant since 1927.

1. This week's top story was a listing of Columbia's most notable properties. The story included Arthur and Susie Buchroeder House, 1411 Anthony St.; Niedermeyer Apartments, 920 Cherry St.; the W.J. and Clara Lhamon House, 703 Ingleside Drive; Booche's, 110 S. Ninth St.; the Pi Beta Phi Missouri Alpha Chapter House, 511 E. Rollins St.; and, the Claude and Stella Woolsey House, 916 W. Stewart. (1,552 page views)

2. The second most-read story this week was FROM READERS: Doritos' Goat, Budweiser's Clydesdale ads and more win big with college students in the MOJO Ad Bowl. Undergraduate and graduate students in MOJO, an advertising agency specializing in the youth and young adult market, ranked this year's Super Bowl ads. Most inspiring? Coca-Cola's "Cameras." (1,258 page views)

3. Columbia Police were searching for two men in connection with a shooting near 700 Business Loop 70 E. on Feb. 3. A 22-year-old woman was seriously injured and was treated at University Hospital. A news release identified  Garrett Murray and Jeremy A. Ruff as suspects in the shooting. The news release also said Murray and Ruff should be considered armed and dangerous.  (1,162 page views)

4. Police identified Rudy Perez Jr. as the suspect in a Truman Veterans Hospital homicide. A warrant for Perez was issued Monday, with bond set at $1 million, cash only. Perez is being charged for the first-degree murder of Robert O. Hill of Warsaw, Mo. Perez has since entered a plea of not guilty. Perez's attorney says Perez is schizophrenic and had not been taking prescribed medication. (1,086 page views)

5. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel seemed pleased with his haul of football recruits this year, despite being ranked dead-last in the Southeastern Conference from Even without looking at rankings, Missouri falls behind the conference in recruiting. The Tigers signed fewer recruits (20) than any other program in the SEC. (978 page views)

6. Fifth Ward candidate Susan "Tootie" Burns fired off at the Central Missouri Development Council for neglecting to invite Burns to an event that her two fellow candidates were attending. "I received no emails and no phone calls," Burns said. "I think this is more of a reflection on the (development council) not being inclusive than a reflection on my campaign." Council executive director Don Stamper said Burns wasn't asked to come to the reception because she has never reached out to the council. (927 page views)

7. Fifth Ward candidate Laura Nauser won in Tuesday's special election against fellow candidates Mark Jones and Susan "Tootie" Burns. Nauser won with 43 percent of the vote. She regains the seat after leaving her seat in city council in 2011. (750 page views)

8. The contract for a $12.7 million project to widen part of Stadium Boulevard and create a new diamond interchange at its intersection with Interstate 70 has been awarded to a Columbia company, Emery Sapp and Sons Inc. The project will widen Stadium Boulevard from north of Interstate 70 to south of Broadway and add two lanes to Bernadette Drive from Fairview Road to Beverly Drive. The project is funded by a cost-share agreement between MoDOT and the city of Columbia. (729 page views)

9. Plans are in place to begin work early next year on transforming a historic railroad bridge into a centerpiece of the cross-state Katy Trail. The railroad bridge, completed in 1932,was listed as one of the Most Endangered Historic Places of 2005 by the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation as the longest lift-span bridge in the U.S. at the time of construction. “We hope to make it a multifaceted attraction. I think people think this bridge can be a centerpiece for the Katy Trail and attract a lot of people to Boonville, and we can benefit from the increase in tourism," Boonville city administrator Irl Tessendorf said. (721 page views)

10.The Missouri women's basketball team stunned No.9-ranked Tennessee with a 80-63 win on Feb. 3. Coach Robin Pingeton said she saw the Feb. 3 win and Thursday's win against Florida as indicative of her young team's growth since SEC play began. "I think we have a much better understanding now of the physicality of the league and how hard you have to box out and really limit team's second shot attempts," Pingeton said. "We felt like if we could control those better, we would have a chance." (624 page views)



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