Manuel Scott [Photo]

Manuel Scott is scheduled to speak at the MAC Scholars 2010 Spring Conference on Saturday at Hickman High School.

'Freedom Writer' to speak at Hickman [Photo]

Manuel Scott will speak at the Minority Achievement Committee's 2010 Spring Conference on Saturday morning at Hickman High School. Scott is one of the original "Freedom Writers" depicted in the 2007 movie of that name.

Failure Is Not An Option [Document]

BOONE LIFE: A 4-H project gone berserk [Video]

Howell Wheaton has been raising Angus cattle on his farm in Boone County since 1973. Missouri is home to 2.16 million beef cattle.

Columbia's weather compared to other US cities [Graphic]

Fed up with Columbia weather? Find the right place for you.

Rick Buford [Photo]

Rick Buford, a candidate for the Fourth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, poses for an in-studio portrait.

Texas among seven Big 12 teams celebrating spots in NCAA Tournament [Photo]

Texas forward Gary Johnson celebrates a basket during the Big 12 tournament. The Big 12 celebrates a record seven team being selected for the NCAA Tournament.

Clemson senior Trevor Booker looks to leave a legacy [Photo]

Clemson senior Trevor Booker looks to make the Tigers contenders in the NCAA Tournament.

GRAPH: Budget Recommendations [Graphic]

The House Budget Committee began discussion Monday about the budget proposals from Chairman Allen Icet, R-Wildwood, for the 2011 fiscal year.

Rick Buford answers 11 questions [Video]

Rick Buford discusses transportation. Watch Buford answer 11 questions on issues of importance to the city.

Rick Buford: Transportation [Video]

Rick Buford answers: What do you think are the most important issues related to transportation in Columbia?

Rick Buford: Government transparency [Video]

Rick Buford answers: How would you rate city government in terms of transparency, and what, if anything, would you do to improve it?

Rick Buford: Sustainability [Video]

Rick Buford answers: What do you think the primary goals of the city's new sustainability director should be?

Rick Buford: Ward reapportionment [Video]

Rick Buford answers: Columbia's population now exceeds 100,000, and ward boundaries will have to be redrawn after the 2010 census. Do you believe the city should add more wards and council members?

Rick Buford: Parks [Video]

Rick Buford answers: Would you vote to put a renewal of the city's sales tax for parks on the November ballot?

Rick Buford: Growth management [Video]

Rick Buford answers: What are your thoughts on comprehensive growth management planning now under way?

Rick Buford: Economy [Video]

Rick Buford answers: What incentives, if any, should the city offer to bring in new businesses?

Rick Buford: Downtown cameras [Video]

Rick Buford answers: Do you support the ballot issue calling for the city to place security cameras downtown?

Rick Buford: Crime [Video]

Rick Buford answers: Is crime a problem in Columbia? If so, what do you believe to be the best way to curb crime in the city?

RIck Buford: Budget [Video]

Rick Buford answers: Should the city be looking at new sources of revenue in tight economic times? If so, what are the best options?