Wounded wildlife

If it has fur or feathers, Dale and Deb Tolentino have probably cared for it.

The owners of D-D Farm Animal Sanctuary and Rescue make their livelihood by rescuing and rehabilitating animals.

Roberts to lead Life Sciences Center

More than two months after interviewing its final four candidates, MU’s Life Sciences Center has chosen its director.

MU Provost Brady Deaton announced Tuesday that R. Michael Roberts, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been appointed director of the $60 million center. His appointment will be effective Jan. 1.

Philips farm plans take step forward

As long as the developer is able to address concerns about traffic and storm water runoff, Columbia’s planning department has recommended approving nearly all the plans for the 489-acre Philips farm in southeast Columbia.

Developer Elvin Sapp wants to put a mix of commercial, office and residential development on the land inside the environmentally sensitive Gans and Clear Creek and Little Bonne Femme watersheds. If approved in its current form, the development would be the largest in Boone County history.

Hanaway announces 2004 candidacy

JEFFERSON CITY — Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway, R-St. Louis County, announced her candidacy Tuesday in the 2004 race for secretary of state elections.

Citing her experience as a securities lawyer in St. Louis and her time in the state legislature, Hanaway pledged that as secretary of state, she would create jobs for all Missourians who want them and restore the integrity of the election process.

Jefferson City tightens rules on smoking

JEFFERSON CITY — Another Missouri city has added its name to the growing list of places that ban smoking in restaurants.

Despite a loud outcry from restaurant owners, the City Council of Jefferson City voted 6-4 on Monday for a clean-air ordinance.

Senator proposes taxing illegal drugs

JEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph, has pre-filed a bill targeting the bank accounts of drug dealers in Missouri.

The act requires drug dealers to pay a stamp tax on each gram of illegal drugs in their possession. The stamps would be purchased anonymously and be valid for three months.

Long-range loss for Hickman

Basketball officials signal 3-point attempts by lifting an arm.

After Jefferson City’s 78-60 win against the Hickman boys Tuesday night, there will be some officials with ice packs wrapped around their tired arms. The Kewpies shot 26 3-pointers at Hickman.

Evenly matched match

Hickman wrestler Luke Harper said his team needed a spark.

The Kewpies and Rock Bridge tied at 33 on Tuesday at Rock Bridge.

Missouri won’t see standout Andrews

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The plug is pulled on the “Fridge.”

Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said Tuesday that offensive tackle Shawn Andrews will not play in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 31 against Missouri.

Clark happy to be back home in Missouri

When Jack Clark chose to leave the St. Louis Cardinals in 1987 to sign with the New York Yankees because of ownership collusion, it was the first of a series of strange and, at times, turbulent turns in his life.

Now that he has returned to Missouri to manage the Mavericks (he was introduced as manager Oct. 30), he says he wishes things would have worked out differently.

Cosmetic tattoos

For some, cosmetic tattooing is a way to minimize the morning routine. For others, it is a way to feel better about their appearance. But for men and women who consider getting tattooed, experts recommend careful consideration before going through with the procedure.

Tools found at archeological digs in Europe suggest that tattooing may have been around since about 38,000 B.C., according to the book “Tattoo History: a Source Book,” by historian Stephen Gilbers. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of line and dot patterns tattooed on specimen’s bodies.

Expanding the palate

Rob Chen, co-owner of Sake Japanese Bistro, has an unusual theory about food: “Food is like paint, and the plate is the canvas,” he said. “As long as you know what combination of colors to use, everything should turn out great.”

This theory drove Chen to open Sake, a Japanese restaurant with a menu based on recipes that are a result of Chen’s experience and knowledge of ingredients and flavors.

Serving up a scavenger

Raccoons are notorious to Columbians as trash scavengers and garden thieves. These nocturnal delinquents roam the city in search of food, leaving homeowners frustrated from cleaning up their destruction.

Not all Missourians see raccoons as a nuisance, though. Thousands of raccoons end up on Missouri dinner tables each year.