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Conceal-and-carry still not clear

While some counties began to issue concealed weapons permits Friday, Boone County gun owners will have to wait a while longer to get their permits.

Boone County Sheriff Ted Boehm will wait until after he meets with his staff, the county’s legal advisor and the chiefs of the Ashland and Hallsville police departments Monday before he will issue permits in Boone County.

Sapp's offer final on Philips tract

Elvin Sapp has made a final pitch to city officials regarding his plan for developing the Philips tract and is prepared to walk away from the project if the Columbia City Council fails to approve it, his representatives say.

“Either what is proposed ... is acceptable or it isn’t,” said Sapp attorney Dan Simon in a Thursday letter to City Attorney Fred Boeckmann. “It is time to vote this matter up or down.”

Tigers find hot hand after half

MANHATTAN, Kan. – It seemed as though the taunts started as soon as the ball was tipped.

Bramlage Coliseum echoed with Kansas State fans’ taunts of “Air ball, air ball” when Jimmy McKinney’s first 3-point attempt fell short. Missouri found the right melody for its sixth-straight win after halftime, beating the Wildcats 79-69 on Saturday in a Big 12 Conference game.

Someone's trash, everyone's burden

Brenda Tucker didn’t mind her new neighbors at first, provided they left soon. But four years later, they haven’t left. In fact, they’ve grown in number.

“It’s disgusting,” said Tucker, who lives on Big Rock Drive northwest of Millersburg in Callaway County. “I don’t even like to go in my front yard.”

School board candidates

The Columbia Missourian asked the candidates for the Columbia Board of Education to tell readers in about 100 words what goals they would have as a board member. Five people are running for two seats. The election will be held April 6.

Home show continues today

Safety and relaxation are two of the themes represented at the Home and Garden Show that began Friday at Hearnes Center. The show begins at 10 a.m. today and ends at 4 p.m.

Vendors are showcasing wares such as hot tubs, tornado shelters, cabinets and gutters.

Public comment sought on I-70

The footprint is nearly in place, so planners are taking three small steps forward.

In order to encourage communication between project consultant CH2M Hill and people possibly affected by plans to improve Interstate 70 in Columbia, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be hosting neighborhood meetings throughout the upcoming week.

Details about the school board position

The role of the Columbia Board of Education extends much further than the classroom, although the classroom is where all of its concern lies.

The School Board helps the district meet local, federal and state statutes, keeping in mind the requests of its constituents and the district’s fiscal needs, according to the Columbia Public School District Web site.

Bond issue would not hike property tax rates

The Columbia Public School District will ask voters to approve a $22.5 million bond issue in the April 6 election. Bonds affect all property owners but may not be completely understood, so the Columbia Missourian has attempted to clarify the issue.

General obligation bonds are bonds the school district sells to a pool of investors to create revenue. The school district uses these proceeds as immediate funding for projects such as construction, maintenance and equipment.

Paulding’s dunk ignites key run

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Contrary to traditional basketball logic, a Rickey Paulding dunk is often worth more than two points.

Any Missouri fan who has witnessed Paulding’s aerial acrobatics during his four seasons in black and gold could point to a handful of ferocious slams from the senior swingman. Although his dunk early in the second half against Kansas State on Saturday afternoon might not be his best, it should definitely be in the discussion.

Tigers find vault lineup hard to crack

As Missouri toils to solidify inconsistent performances on the uneven bars, a seasonlong challenge, record scoring on another apparatus has become increasingly dependable.

The Tigers vault so well, Lindsay Davis, who won the Big 12 Conference Championship vault title in 2003 with a 9.9, has trouble breaking into the vault lineup.

The vision of father Charlie

It’s 5:30 on a Thursday evening, and as usual, a group of 15 to 20 students is gathered in the Aquinas Room of the Newman Center for head pastor Charlie Pardee’s weekly Scripture study. Sunday’s Bible passages are written on the chalkboard, and a tattered and frayed scroll-like historical timeline — one of Pardee’s trademarks — hangs from the ceiling, nearly reaching the floor.

Pardee takes a seat at the head of the room, but don’t expect him to stay put for long. It’s not uncommon for him to spring from his chair numerous times to point out locations on the map hanging on the wall or dates on his timeline, providing context to the passages. When it comes to Scripture and getting college students to think critically about its meaning and historical context, Pardee’s energy is boundless.

Extra day fashions bonds

Diana Selken remembers her 21st birthday with a smile. On that day, she entered the liquor store with an air of confidence — she was finally old enough to buy alcohol for herself and her twin brother Dale.

She approached the counter with a bourbon bottle in one hand and proudly flashed her ID with the other.

Truckers unite for progress

Booths showcasing the latest in tires, truck beds and water-pressure sprayers lined the perimeter of the Columbia EXPO Center this weekend, standing small in stature to the 18-wheeled dump trucks that stood on display.

The 34th Annual Missouri Dump Truckers Association held its convention for the fourth year in Columbia, where dump truck owners and vendors gathered to browse, sell and discuss industry issues.

By George bar closes after losing its lease

A downtown legacy ended Saturday as By George dance club shut its doors after 25 years.

The closing comes just before the bar’s seven-day suspension for violations related to underage drinking was scheduled to begin. The suspension would have been in effect March 1 through 8.

Harris leads Kewpies to 5th straight title

JEFFERSON CITY — Having spent most of the game with the basketball in her hands, Hickman senior Lauren Harris was ready to hold something new.

She found it in the form of a Class 5 District 10 championship trophy, which she never let go of after the top-seeded Kewpies’ 69-39 win against second-seed Jefferson City on Saturday at Helias.

Snyder came to love the ‘Cracker Jack Box’

During Quin Snyder’s first year as coach of the Missouri men’s basketball team, he went through quite a learning experience.

It wasn’t on the court; it was finding the court.

Riding high

Every morning, Kim Krieckhaus pushes a wheelbarrow out of her garage. She stops, sets down seven buckets and carefully fills them with different mixes and different amounts of grain. Pulling her ear-warmer down over her ears against the bitter cold, she loads up the buckets and wheels through the sand arena and up to the outdoor paddocks.

Hungry horses whinny to greet her, the seven heads swinging from side to side as they follow her movements and wait for their morning feed. With a gentle hand, she strokes them good morning, delivers the food and leaves.

Kewpies’ defense pays off

JEFFERSON CITY — Kaela Rorvig ran all game, but in the fourth quarter the clock did the running for her.

Rorvig led a tenacious defensive effort in Hickman’s 69-39 win against Jefferson City in the Class 5 District 10 title game on Saturday night in Helias.