Graham calls for panel on med school

Although doctors at MU’s School of Medicine are not packing their bags, Rep. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, wants to discuss the medical school’s future in Columbia in a public forum.

In a letter Monday to UM Board of Curators President Connie Silverstein of St. Louis, Graham asked for a forum in the next month that would involve the curators, representatives from the UM system, MU and the School of Medicine, legislators and students.

Billing beef leads to Web site offer

Settling more billing disputes in favor of customers could earn University of Missouri Health Care a free Web domain name.

Pam Holley of Jefferson City, who claimed the domain name on Oct. 11 for her less-than-complimentary Web site, said she designed it earlier this year when she was unable to resolve a billing dispute with MU Health Care.

Bruins advance to tennis semifinals

Rock Bridge didn’t have long to savor its Class 2 state tennis championship Thursday night. Five of its six players competed in the individual singles and doubles championships on Friday.

The team of Kara Hickey and Whitney Reys advanced to Saturday’s semifinals with two victories on Friday. They defeated Sarah Dalton and Stacey Goebel of Oakville 6-0, 6-0 in their opening match, and they beat Jordan Lipira and Megan Varma of St. Joseph Central 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 in the quarterfinals.