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Sapp plan for Philips approved by council

Don’t expect to be browsing at a store on a developed Philips farm any time soon.

The Columbia City Council voted 5-1 early Tuesday morning to approve developer Elvin Sapp’s annexation and zoning requests for the land. Sixth Ward Councilman Brian Ash cast the dissenting vote, and Fifth Ward Councilman John John, the real estate agent for the property, abstained.

NIT-MARE

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Missouri, as it had all season, found itself in a position to win. Similar to a lot of games, it slipped away.

Michigan, playing without its leading scorer, scrapped its way to a 65-64 win against Missouri in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday at Crisler Arena.

Group protests proposed cuts to health care

A statewide coalition of health care providers warned that proposed cuts in Missouri’s mental health and social service budgets would endanger children, senior citizens and the state’s economy.

Missouri HealthVoice said Tuesday that proposals being considered by state lawmakers would remove 68,000 Missourians from Medicaid eligibility. The group also released the results of a statewide poll of residents that found strong opposition to cuts in government health programs for low-income children and the elderly.

Clemons repeats he took money

Ricky Clemons, a former Missouri basketball player, reaffirmed on an HBO show Tuesday night that while playing for the Tigers, he and two former teammates received cash from coaches Quin Snyder and Tony Harvey.

“I never got more than $500 at a time,” Clem-ons said in an interview with James Brown, a correspondent for HBO’s Real Sports. “I never kept up with it. I just received the money.”

Queer Empowerment

With anger and annoyance in his voice, Dustin Hampton, 19, read a monologue from the perspective of a gay man wishing to marry his boyfriend.

“I don’t want to be united with my boyfriend,” Hampton read from his audition sheet. “I want to be married to him. ... If this is war over a word, then just give me the word. Do you want a war over a word?”

No worries with Askren

Ben Askren’s jovial attitude makes him lethal on the mat.

Askren, a redshirt freshman ranked fifth in the nation at 174 pounds, is known as the clown of the Missouri wrestling team. Askren said his lightheartedness helps him relax before matches.

Sustainability

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, stop. The door drops behind the seventh goat as they file into the milking room. They line up along a raised platform, each grabbing a spot on the row where a mixture of grain, seed and soy awaits to keep them occupied during the milking process.

Ken Muno stands below them at about udder height, alternately spraying and wiping their udders with an iodine solution.

Detroit duo disappointed in finale

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Less than an hour’s drive from where two of Missouri’s brightest stars set out for Columbia with college basketball dreams spinning in their 18-year-old heads, Rickey Paulding’s and Arthur Johnson’s careers ended as a nightmare.

Johnson topped off his game-high 26 points with a basket that pulled the Tigers within 65-64 of Michigan with one-tenth of a second left to play, but time had run out on the Tigers in the first-round game of the National Invitation Tournament.

Brutal Big 12 schedule boosts Tigers

Finishing below .500 in conference play normally ruins a team’s NCAA Tournament hopes.

For Missouri, going 7-9 in the Big 12 Conference and finishing in a three-way tie for seventh are main reasons it is heading to Tempe, Ariz., to face Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Horton gives MU no brotherly love

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Missouri fans are expecting a significant contribution from 2004 recruit Jason Horton next season.

Horton, a point guard from Cedar Hill, Texas, is touted as a true point, a player who can run the offense and shoot from outside. Horton led Cedar Hill High to a second-place finish in Texas’ Class 5A state tournament last weekend and will likely arrive in Columbia as the Tigers’ best point guard in August.

Mid-Mo. officials discuss safety

Representatives from around mid-Missouri found that they all had things to work on when they met Tuesday to discuss security issues affecting their communities.

Boone County officials sponsored the meeting to discuss community readiness in mid-Missouri in the event of a disaster. Most agreed that not every county or city has the resources needed to respond.

Time for T-I-M-B-E-R

It’s that time of year when scores of Columbia homeowners will gaze into their yards to find large orange trucks and tree-cutting crews clearing the right of way beneath power lines.

The city each spring contracts with Asplundh Tree Expert Co. in an effort to keep trees from growing out of control and into electrical lines. City Water and Light Department officials are becoming even more diligent about tree trimming because of a recent report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that said trees growing along power lines contributed significantly to the power outage on the East Coast last August.

Masterson masters life behind plate

When Missouri was scrambling for a catcher, freshman Kathy Masterson was looking for a position.

She found it behind the plate.

Boone gets Big 12 honor after strong weekend

Missouri right fielder James Boone was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Boone, a sophomore, went 10-for-15 and had a pair of doubles at the Easton/USA Challenge last weekend. Boone is batting .383 and has 11 RBIs.

The redder, the better

Squeeze the last drops out of grapefruit season, which runs from January through April. This food is one of the healthiest that nature has to offer, and it can be prepared and enjoyed in unexpected ways.

Grapefruit is a wonderful source of lycopene, an antioxidant that is said to fight oxygen-free radicals that can damage cells as well as fight the growth of tumors.

‘Fortnightly Favorites’ hits shelves, computers

Putting together a cookbook can be hard work. Frances Cope, a committee chair for the Fortnightly Club, has been working on it on and off for two years.

“We have about 20 interest groups that get together at meetings and somebody always brings food. Every time, someone would say ‘I’d like to have the recipe for that!’ so I thought a cookbook would be a good idea,” Cope said.

Coming up on summer’s horizon

A new frozen custard shop is set to open in southwest Columbia. The Scoop Frozen Custard Shoppe will be open by May 1, owner Randy Minchew said.

Located at 2001 Corona Road, the eatery will be run by Minchew, his wife, Cindy, and their two daughters, Susan, 21, and Samantha, 18.

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