November 18, 2009
Missouri senior guard J.T. TIller, center, scrambles for a loose ball against Tennessee-Martin's Delrico Lane, left, and Terrance Coleman on Tuesday night the Tigers' victory at Mizzou Arena. Tiller left the game with an injured ankle early in the second half.
The Boone County and Columbia planning and zoning commissions held a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the future use of an undeveloped area east of Columbia. Current proposals include the addition of two road extensions, one road improvement and the annexation of the Richland Road project area.
Cars wait in a line for the extension of Providence to open up Tuesday near McKnight Plaza. The extension, jokingly called the "Gateway to the North" by Mayor Hindman, links neighborhoods previously accessed only via Range Line Street.
Mayor Darwin Hindman and various members of the community listen Tuesday as City Manager Bill Watkins commends the hard work that led to the extension of Providence Road near McKnight Plaza.
All-American wrestler Matt Pell returns to MU as an assistant wrestling coach. He describes how his past experiences prepared him for his current job.
November 17, 2009
Missouri and Clemson are so similar they have even crossed paths on the recruiting road. Missouri's Laurence Bowers says he got attention from Clemson. "So it is actually a game of Tigers versus Tigers,” Bowers said.
Matt Pell, bottom, says he knew he wanted to be a coach after he graduated from MU in 2007. "I realized that I’m good at wrestling, and I want to make an impact on people’s lives," Pell said.
Traffic in the northern part of Columbia has steadily increased in the past 10 years, especially on Garth Avenue north of Craig Street. The extension of Providence Road between Vandiver Drive and Blue Ridge Road aims to ease some of this traffic congestion.
For the second year in a row, Nixon and university leaders in Missouri have agreed to keep in-state tuition for undergraduate students at four-year public colleges and universities for 2010-2011 at the same rate it was in 2008-2009 and this year. If approved, this will be the second year in a row that they have agreed to a tuition freeze.
Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads celebrates with his team after the Cyclones' victory over Colorado on Nov. 14 in Ames, Iowa.
Grady F. Dortch Jr.
A bottle of the H1N1 vaccine sits at the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services on October 28.
Firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department took part in a man-down training exercise on Monday.
Rep. Mary Still, D-Columbia, sponsored a bill during the 2009 legislative session that, if approved, would have changed state law regarding payday loans. The bill would have required lenders that provide unsecured loans of $500 or less to obtain a license from the state's director of the division of finance; to post certain information in the lobby of the office about the loans and to charge no more than 75 percent of the initial loan amount in accumulated interest and fees. The bill was referred to the state's House Financial Institutions Committee but never reached the House floor for a final vote.
Chamber of Commerce members arrive at the Columbia Police Regional Training Facility, which officially opened Monday. The facility was created to allow for situational and in-service training in the city, instead of outsourcing training as had been the status quo.
Mayor Darwin Hindman cuts the ribbon held by members of the Chamber of Commerce, signifying the official opening of the Columbia Police Regional Training Facility on Monday. The facility houses a virtual firearm simulator and will soon be receiving a virtual driving simulator.
Brenda and Tim Norton sit on a motorcycle at Mid-Missouri Harley Davidson on Saturday. The Norton's have a Road King at home but wanted to check out a new bike. The Environmental Protection Agency is increasing emissions standards for motorcycle engines 280cc and above for 2010, which also affects some dirt bikes and scooters.
Brenda and Tim Norton sit on a motorcycle at Mid-Missouri Harley Davidson on Saturday. The Nortons have a Road King at home but wanted to check out a new bike. "I love the freedom of the ride," Brenda Norton said. "It's just the ride, not so much the destination as much as the journey."