To some, basketball is more than a game

The game was in the fourth quarter when No. 32 dribbles down court and sets up a quick give-and-go to sink yet another 3-point shot. On the side lines the hometown fans cheer for their local team.

Kylee Kunkel Royston, No. 32, an eighth-grade student at Carver Middle School, helped her team throughout their Friday morning Show Me State Games

Strong start for Post 202

Columbia Post 202 opened the District 8 Championship in fine fashion.

Post 202 routed Centralia Post 113 on Monday, earning a 14-2 win at American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex in Jefferson City.

Rocking the nation

After conquering the state, the Rockers are ready to take on the nation.

The Rockers, a 10-and-under softball team that has won two state tournaments, will compete in a national tournament today through Sunday in Basehor, Kan.

Cheney defends policies

Vice President Dick Cheney spoke at a Columbia business Monday, defending the economic and national security policies of the Bush administration and saying its greatest achievement was effecting a “fundamental shift” in the nation’s response to terrorism.

Cheney, with his wife, Lynne, in attendance, spoke to a group of workers and supporters (at an invitation-only event at a warehouse of Boone County Millwork, a division of Boone County Lumber. The trip was Cheney’s sixth to Missouri this year. His remarks focused heavily on issues of national security and terrorism. He also touched on renewable energy, the estate tax, medical malpractice liability and education policy.

Art of a connected culture

Lampo Leong started his art career by producing propaganda posters and murals for the Chinese government.

“I was working as a professional before I even had a chance to formally study art,” said Leong, assistant art professor at MU and exhibiting artist, “but as a result I got a real good foundation in the basic ideas of art in drawing and painting.”

Grant will help train librarians of the future

A federal grant of $446,574 will help fund the training of nine students in library science education at MU.

The allowance is part of a grant of a little more than $14.7 million, given to 26 library schools and library service organizations to counteract what the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) called “a looming national shortage” of librarians.

Barnyard, aquarium draw families to fair

Sticking her head through the fence, Millie the goat seemed poised to amuse her onlookers as she stepped in her water and tried to climb the fence. She splashed in front of her audience, causing giggles to erupt from the children who were watching her intently.

“She is definitely the most outgoing animal,” said volunteer Joanne Beavers, an office support assistant with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. “We give water to them and then five seconds later it’s gone because they’re bathing or playing in it.”

Partnership could advance nuclear research

The UM Board of Curators will decide Friday whether the Columbia and Rolla campuses can form a partnership with a management group to try to win a federal contract worth $2.6 million a year to the UM system.

If approved, the motion would allow the campuses to form a limited liability corporation with the Shaw Group, based in Louisiana. The corporation would then submit a proposal to the Department of Energy to manage and operate the to-be-established Idaho National Laboratory.

Accusations fly during debate

KANSAS CITY — Gov. Bob Holden and his top Democratic challenger, State Auditor Claire McCaskill, battled out their differences at Kansas City’s Union Station Monday night. It was the first of two debates featuring the two candidates.

With the primary only two weeks away, the debate was heated as McCaskill accused Holden of allowing outsourcing of government jobs to India and Holden said McCaskill was “nowhere to be found” as he and other Democrats were fighting Republicans for education funding.

Study will evaluate effects of chemo

Kathy Windmoeller didn’t miss more than two and a half weeks of work for her chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer five years ago. She continued to work 40-hour weeks as a cytotechnologist for University Hospital throughout the six months she received intravenous chemotherapy treatments.

But there were some things that slowed her down.

Memory research supports mind displacement theory

The key to unlocking the mystery of human memory may be to ask someone who can’t remember.

Nelson Cowan, an MU psychology professor, and researchers from Italy and the United Kingdom have used amnesia patients to study how information is lost in a person’s short-term memory. Their study tackled two competing theories about memory. The decay theory holds that information is lost after a passage of time. The displacement theory claims that information is lost when other information is presented to replace it.


A story Monday on the sighting of a rare bird misidentified Edge Wade, a Columbia bird enthusiast. Wade is a woman.

A story and a photo caption on page 1B on Sunday misspelled Dale Elletson’s name.

There she is...Miss Boone County

Jessica Dawn Wilson, a third-year student at Moberly Area Community College, was crowned Miss Boone County Monday night.

Wilson, 19, won the title over 10 other contestants and will represent Boone County in the State Fair Queen contest at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia in August.