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Dendrochronologists Tree Rings

Dendrochronologists, scientists who study tree rings, are able to determine the history of past events, such as wildfires, by studying tree rings. Here, the places that MU dendrochronologists have traveled to and collected samples of tree rings for study.

lumberjack

The underhand chop is one of four events in the STIHL Timbersports Collegiate Series. Competitors swing the ax over their head and down onto the log between their feet, continually changing the pattern of cutting. Time ends when the log is split in half.

H1N1 numbers and know-how

H1N1 has many similarities to seasonal flu especially in the way it enters and attacks cells in the body, but its differences give health experts cause for concern.

Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival map

Agriculture area around Columbia

Boone County has drafted an abeyance regulation that would prohibit development on agricultural land for six years if it is cleared and graded. This map shows the land around Columbia zoned as agricultural, urban agricultural, and agricultural-residential.

Northeast Development

The Boone County and Columbia planning and zoning commissions heard feedback from the community Tuesday night regarding future development of 3,104 acres northeast of Columbia. The area contains the site of the new Columbia public high school, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2013.

Shalom Christian Academy new construction site

The construction for Shalom Christian Academy and Day Care broke ground on Aug. 26, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the city of Columbia.

Home heating sources

The majority of homes in Columbia use natural gas rather than propane or electric. The cost of natural gas, along with other home heating sources, is expected to be lower this year than previous years because of low crude oil prices.

Memorial Stadium Changes Seats

Memorial Stadium reduced the seating space allotted for each person in the student general admission section from 18 inches to 14 inches this year. This change allows for 2,655 more seats for students.

Amended downtown noise ordinance proposed

GRAPHIC | The boundary of downtown as defined by the proposed amended ordinance.

Gallery crawl

The fifth annual MU Campus Gallery and Culture Crawl will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour five different exhibits on campus. Those that attend all five are eligible to win prizes. For more information, go to mugallerycrawl.missouri.edu.

0916BrainInjuriesFla

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Traumatic brain injury can occur in an IED encounter even when the skull is not pierced or damaged. The three most common scenarios for this type of injury are known as Straight Line, Twisting and Compression.

Park plan

The proposed Southeast Regional Park includes A. Perry Philips Park properties and the Gans Creek Recreation Center. Once completed, the park will be the second largest in Columbia.

Fourth Ward

Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade announced his plans to run for mayor in 2010, seeking to replace Mayor Darwin Hindman.

Budget shortfall

The Boone County Commission is meeting Thursday to discuss fixing a shortfall in the budget created in part by a decrease in sales tax revenue. The commission is considering increasing the county property tax rate in hopes of balancing the budget.

License Plate Recognition System

The Columbia Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department are now seeking funding from the federal government to buy License Plate Recognition devices. Here is how the technology works.

Eco village

Plan B Ecovillage community members Tao Weilundemo and Elizabeth Stanfill have been working on their visitor lodge for the past six months. They have been attempting to use the most environment-friendly means available to them in their construction. They plan to move into the structure before winter and live in it until they’ve built their own home. Eventually the lodge will be available for guests

Map of Eco village

Approximately 35 minutes from Columbia, Plan B Ecovillage is located near Calwood.

Southeast Regional Park master plan

The proposed Southeast Regional Park includes A. Perry Philips Park properties and the Gans Creek Recreation Center. Once completed, the park will be the second-largest in Columbia.

Starting from scratch at Ecovillage

Plan B Ecovillage community members Tao Weilundemo and Elizabeth Stanfill have been working on their visitor lodge for the past six months. They have attempted to use the most environmental-friendly means available to them in their construction. They plan to move into the structure before winter and live in it until they’ve built their own home. Eventually the lodge will be available for guests.
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