November 18, 2009
Judy Baker, shown in an October 2008 photograph
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, speaks to the media about the Democratic health care bill on Capitol Hill on Wednesday in Washington.
INTERACTIVE MAP | GetAbout Columbia progress map
Nora Peckham, 12, and Carol Brown cross the intersection of Stadium and Forum boulevard. "We live so close it's silly to get in a car," Brown said. "Now I don't have cars breathing down my neck going 100 miles per hour."
Gov. Jay Nixon’s plan to freeze undergraduate resident tuition at public institutions affects more than 50 percent of $270 million total tuition revenue at MU. Supplemental fees are not included in the freeze.
Correction: An earlier version of this graphic incorrectly stated that GetAbout had one year to complete its projects. At the end of 2010, the highway transportation bill comes up for renewal and Columbia will submit a report on its progress to apply for additional funds.
The budget for GetAbout Columbia as of Monday.
MU student leaders watch as Gov. Jay Nixon gives details regarding the agreement to freeze tuition for undergraduate in-state students Wednesday at the Reynolds Alumni Center. "By helping keep higher education affordable, we are taking bold steps to prepare the workforce that will move Missouri forward," Nixon said.
Nine-year-old Elizabeth Olten was killed on Oct. 21. A 15-year-old girl is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the killing.
Alyssa Bustamante, 15, has been charged as an adult in the first-degree murder trial in the killing of a 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.
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. Click on the schools in the graph portion to see how its tuition percentage change compares to
other universities or four-year institutions in Missouri since 1999.
Each year, three members are selected to direct the next year's plans. Liz Braun, a senior, was chosen last year as a tridirector.
She worked nearly yearround to select new members and then worked closely with them, coordinating several events including the parade.
The committee originally wanted only 125 entries for the parade. Braun, however, drove the 158th entry to signal its end because so many community and campus organizations wanted to participate.
In the hours before the parade started, Braun and the rest of the committee hustled to put eight months of efforts into one morning's event.
For MU and Columbia, Homecoming is the game day of the football season. But for the 29 members of MU's homecoming steering committee, planning starts in February.
Kerusso currently offers two accessory kits for the dolls. The kits allow girls to change the look of the doll by adding boots, cell phones, purses and even pet dogs.
From left to right, Kaitie Huffman, Denise Saylor and Olivia Howell react to a comment made by another actor's dialogue during the tech rehearsal of "Dixie Swim Club" at Stephens College Warehouse Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in Columbia.
Actors Olivia Howell, left, backs away from Simone Elyse, right, as she attempts to intimidate her during a rehearsal of "Dixie Swim Club" at Stephens College Warehouse Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in Columbia. The play's first performance is 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and will run though Saturday, Nov. 21.
The Missouri Athletics Department released the 2010 football schedule on Wednesday after filling the last opening with San Diego State University.
MU student leaders watch as Gov. Jay Nixon gives details regarding the agreement to freeze tuition for undergraduate in-state students on Nov. 18, 2009, at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. "By helping keep higher education affordable, we are taking bold steps to prepare the workforce that will move Missouri forward," Nixon said.
Missouri guard Zaire Taylor goes for a rebound against UT-Martin's Andres Irarrazabal in Tuesday's game at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri's Michael Dixon passes the ball downcourt against UT-Martin on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri's Michael Dixon, top, and guard Marcus Denmon scramble for a loose ball in the Tigers' victory Tuesday against UT-Martin
Missouri's Marcus Denmon, left, and Miguel Paul, right, put defensive pressure on Tennessee-Martin's Cataurius Taylor during Tuesday's Tigers victory at Mizzou Arena.