December 16, 2010
Members of the Columbia Fire Department collect donations for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Lieutenant Brian Wasson of the Columbia Fire Department collects items Thursday for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
Keith "Howdy" Matheny checks to make sure that he has pulled all the packages that need to be delivered to Mid-City Lumber Co Ltd on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. Matheny has been delivering packages to the same businesses in Columbia for the last 30 years, and when he pulls up an exchanged greeting of "Howdy!" can be heard between him and the person expecting the packages.
Keith "Howdy" Matheny scans and pulls packages out of his UPS truck as he makes his rounds on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. Matheny has been delivering in Columbia for over 30 years and works the corporate route, which requires him to get signatures from each business he delivers to. After 30 years Matheny has become familiar with many of the people he delivers to, who often joke around with him about shipping something through FedEx. "I always ask them, 'oh, so what's his name' and they don't know, because with FedEx it is a different guy every time, but they know me, they see me almost every day," Matheny said.
Dennis Pulley, working supervisor of KCI, a medical equipment company, signs for packages delivered by Keith "Howdy" Matheny of UPS on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. "UPS is a big part of what we do," Pulley said, "and Howdy is always on time, and a real gentlemen." KCI uses UPS to ship medical equipment to homes and hospitals around Missouri, and then bring the equipment back when the user is done with them.
The U.S. Census Bureau released a report in April that showed almost 20 percent of people more than 5 years old spoke a language other than English at home.
The U.S. Census Bureau released a report in April that showed 55,444,485 of 280,950,438 people in the U.S. ages 5 and up, roughly 20 percent, spoke a language other than English at home.
Fourth generation wireless, or 4G, is coming to Columbia for the first time. Full Stream Wireless plans to bring 4G to Columbia in 2011. Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Brenda Hill said that the mobile company also plans to extend its 4G service to Columbia no later than 2013. Although it has the service, Sprint does not offer 4G in Columbia.
If a rezoning request by Jon and Nathan Odle is approved, five lots along College Avenue between Walnut Street and Ash Street would change from residential properties to commercial. Building could begin in 2011.
Jessica Stephens is a reporter and editor at the Missourian.
Winter weather is anything but predictable. As travelers set out on the roads, different conditions mean different things. The form the precipitation takes depends on the temperature of the air it travels through. Below is a diagram of different forms of precipitation and how they collect on the roads.
December 15, 2010
The Food Bank supplies food to pantries in central and northeast Missouri, including several in Columbia.
Columbia’s public school hierarchy will soon change from a four-tiered system to three-tiered system of elementary (grades 1-5), intermediate (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Freshmen will be integrated into high schools. With the opening of Muriel Williams Battle High School, each high school, with the exception of Douglass, will eventually have an average enrollment of 1,600 to 1,800 students. During Battle High’s first fully functioning year, there will most likely not be juniors or seniors there, as Columbia Public Schools will allow current students to graduate from the high school they are currently attending. For now, no boundaries have been set to designate which students will be attending Battle High. A committee will begin to develop district proposals sometime in January.
Twin brothers Brock and Blake Walker are freshmen guards on the Columbia College basketball team. Although they have many similarities, there are some slight differences.
Missouri sophomore guard Michael Dixon has been suspended for violating a team rule and will not play in the Tigers' game against Oral Roberts on Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.
Rock Bridge junior guard Carter Marcks worked hard in the offseason to improve his game.
According to the 2005-2009 American Community Survey, the median family income in the U.S. and Columbia has decreased and the percentage of people with incomes below the poverty level has increased since 2000. The poverty threshold for 2000 was $8,794 for one person. The average poverty threshold for 2005-2009 was $10,560.
Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward DeMarre Carroll during the second quarter of a game Dec. 1.
A man walks through an empty campus at the end of the day Wednesday. Freezing rain is expected later tonight.