MU task force works on plan for free condom distribution

The letter from MU Chancellor Brady Deaton approving the proposal from the Sexual Health and Safety Task Force in December.

'Key to the City' sculpture approved by public art committee

A sketch of the approved 19-foot glass sculpture.

MU wins last home men's basketball game of regular season

Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll fights for an offensive rebound against Iowa State's Bryan Peterson, left, and Craig Brackins, center, during the second half of the Tigers' 81-75 victory against the Cyclones on Wednesday nigh at Mizzou Arena. Carroll led all scorers with 26 points and had eight rebounds.

Let’s restructure and pay the City Council

Much of Missouri hit with winter weather

"This is nothing for me," said RonRico Evans, 33, of St. Louis, while talking with his wife on the phone during a snow storm in St. Louis on Tuesday. Evans has lived in Buffalo, N.Y. The St. Louis region is expected to accumulate 4 to 6 inches of precipitation in the form of snow.

Women engineers reach out to young girls

Madison Null, 9, of Columbia, and her mother, Kim, listen to a presentation designed to spur young girls' interests in engineering at the Columbia Public Schools Center for Gifted Education.


Sidney McMillian, 10, of Jefferson City, holds a paper tower while Meredith Manda, 11, at left, and Victoria Chan, 10, both of Jefferson City, help out during an engineering activity at the Columbia Public Schools Center for Gifted Education. The girls were attending a presentation, given by two MIT students, designed to spur young girls' interests in engineering.

A language in motion

Nancy Oster, a certified sign language interpreter, signs at the City Council meeting on Monday. Oster also works for Sorenson Communications as a telephone interpreter and for Columbia Interpreting Services.


Nancy Oster signs at a City Council meeting. Missouri law requires that an interpreter be present at civic proceedings, including public meetings.


"It's such a beautiful language to watch," Nancy Oster said of American Sign Language. Oster is a certified sign language interpreter.

Pickens works off the court to help teammates on the court

K-Kay Perkins is known for her solid play off the bench.

Hard work results in better Big 12 play for Lawrence

Sophomore Keon Lawrence has made a habit of improving his play when conference season begins.

MU club lacrosse player back in the fold after spending last season in Kenya

MU junior and club lacrosse player John Roman took the season and semester off last year to spend five months in Kenya.

No Columbia hotels have completed safety certification program

Ted Berryhill, general manager at the Days Inn off I-70 Southwest in Columbia, works at the front desk of the hotel on Feb. 25. There are no barriers that separate the desk worker and the guests, but there are several video cameras that record the activities there.


Ted Berryhill, general manager at the Days Inn off I-70 Southwest, at work on Feb. 25.


Several monitors near the front desk of the Days Inn hotel are used to display video from about 20 security cameras in various places around the hotel property.

Spring buds eager to sprout, but first, more snow

Encouraged by recent warm weather, flower bulbs spring to life at the Shelter Gardens, perhaps indicating winter’s end is near.


Imminent snow shouldn’t threaten this budding rose stem, although experts say bad freezes could have dire results.


Teeming with life in warmer months, the Shelter Gardens at 1817 W. Broadway presented a barren landscape Monday.

MU student enjoys coaching youth basketball

Daniel Thode, coach of the Flying Squirrels youth basketball team, looks on as Kyle Peterson, right, drives down court with the ball in a game Saturday at Smithton Middle School.