Deaton to lead MU after Wallace

MU Provost Brady Deaton will take over as interim MU chancellor when the current chancellor, Richard Wallace, retires on Aug. 31, Deaton said Tuesday.

Deaton learned Tuesday evening in Knoxville, Tenn., that he would not be the new president of the University of Tennessee system. Shortly afterward, he said, he phoned UM system President Elson Floyd to accept the interim leadership position for MU.

Young coaches bring experience to Missouri

This time last year, Ryan Realmuto was scoring runs against Missouri. Now she is helping the Tigers as a volunteer coach.

After scoring two runs against the Tigers as Oklahoma State swept MU in a two-game series April 12-13, 2003, Realmuto touched base with Tigers coach Ty Singleton to inquire about job openings.

Bruins roll past Marshall

Minutes before the game, goalie Emily Schuenemeyer asked her Rock Bridge soccer teammates whether they were ready for their game against the Marshall Owls.

The Bruins responded with their play.

Conditions no problem for Kovar

Some classmates teased him during school, but Kyle Kovar’s pink, teal, yellow and blue plaid shorts turned out to be good luck Tuesday afternoon.

The Bermuda shorts and Kovar’s solid performance brightened a blustery, wet afternoon at Lake of the Woods Golf Course. Despite the conditions, Kovar led Hickman to a 152-173 victory against Marshall.

Kewpies’ Guthrie to play at Washington University

Scott Guthrie, a tight end at Hickman, will play football for Washington University in St. Louis next season.

Guthrie, who plans to major in pharmaceutical medicine, received offers to play at Truman State, Stanford and Cornell, among others, but decided Washington offered the best education and chance to play immediately.

Democrats are tops in donations

With four months to go until the primary election for Columbia’s state Senate seat, running for the office is already looking pretty expensive.

Thursday was the deadline for filing campaign finance forms, and fund-raising leaders Rep. Chuck Graham and former Rep. Tim Harlan, both Democrats, led the way. Combined, they raised close to $60,000 in the last three months.

Green Thumbs Up

Using the city as her canvas and colorful floral designs as her medium, Lisa Phillips has made Columbia part of an ongoing art project.

Her work is showcased throughout the city: in the beautifully designed flower beds of its parks, in vibrant floral boxes downtown and in freshly cut green patches around roadway intersections.

Laid-back lounge

Columbia has a new watering hole with the opening of Sapphire Lounge at 1201 E. Broadway, Suite C.

The bar, which opened about six months ago, is owned by husband and wife Scott and Robin Ayers. Robin Ayers has been the owner of Teller’s Gallery and Bar downtown since it opened about six years ago.

A pink eye for the straight guy

Chuck Falkenberg, a senior at MU, has been wearing the color pink since high school. In fact, his friends know him as “the guy who wears pink all the time.” And, even though the majority of these guys make fun of him, Falkenberg continues to wear the color on a regular basis. He says, though, that his love for the color came by accident.

“I got ready for school one day thinking I put on a white button down shirt. But it turned out that it was a really light shade of pink,” he said. “When I got to school, everyone was so impressed that I dared to wear such a girly color. But they all thought it looked great. Ever since then, pink has been my signature color.”

Police search slaying suspect’s car

The investigation into the slaying of former Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt led police to a car once owned by one of the suspects.

Hours after they arrested Charles Erickson and Ryan Ferguson on March 10, police say they searched a blue 1993 Mercedes-Benz. They found a tire tool in the trunk and trace evidence in both the back and front seats, according to police records. Police also said they recovered vehicle-registration papers in the name of Ferguson’s father, William Ferguson, and an empty package of Marlboro cigarettes.

Democrat in sheriff’s race leads in donations

Ken Kreigh, who resigned from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department following an investigation in January, has raised $53,316 in the race for Boone County Sheriff, nearly twice as much as his closest competitor.

The sole Republican running for the position, Mick Covington, is second with $28,502, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Boone County Clerk’s office. Democrats Dwayne Carey and O.J. Stone are third and fourth, raising $15,899 and $9,705 respectively.

Students unveil concrete canoe

A mixture of sand, water and cement that floats is the key to a group of MU students’ success in constructing a concrete canoe.

The canoe was unveiled Tuesday in MU’s Engineering Building East by the MU Concrete Canoe Team, which is composed mainly of civil engineering students.

Thirteen injured in crash on I-70

A van and a tractor-trailer collided early Tuesday morning near the Midway exit of Interstate 70, sending 13 people to University Hospital.

All five ambulances in service in Boone County were used to transport the 11 men and two women to the hospital. Two of the van’s passengers suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, said Ken Hines, assistant chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District. One person remains in intensive care, and the others suffered minor injuries that required medical attention, Hines said.

Stephens College reunion to focus on past, future

Stephens College will inaugurate its 23rd president, Wendy B. Libby, as part of its Alumnae Reunion 2004, which runs Thursday through Sunday.

Libby, who took over the school’s top job in July, will be installed into the institution 10 a.m. Saturday in Silverthorne Arena.

Two MU students present research at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Two MU undergraduate students showcased their work in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, hoping to draw lawmakers’ attention to research in Missouri.

Joining dozens of other undergraduates from around the country, junior Scott Schoenleber of Columbia and senior Stephanie Lane of Springfield, Mo., presented posters detailing their research on drug treatments.