Stephanie Huett said her first impression of New York is that it’s like Fort Knox.
The 14-year-old is in the Big Apple this week to attend the Republican National Convention with her mother, Denna, a Columbia resident and Missouri delegate to the convention.
Boone County property owners’ tax bills will rise next year if voters approve a $15 million bond issue. The bond would pay for the addition of two floors to the county courthouse, construction of a new two-story office building and extensive work at the county government center.
The proposed expansion plan, which was discussed Friday at a meeting of elected county officials and department heads, would add office space for circuit court and county government offices. Renovating the first two floors of the county government center to expand existing office space would cost about $800,000, while finishing the third floor would cost an additional $1.3 million.
At game time, the sparse crowd of 924 clearly reflected the state of Mavericks baseball in Columbia.
When the team left the field after Monday night’s game, a 9-1 season-ending loss against the Rockford RiverHawks, it did so in last place in the independent Frontier League, and with the second-lowest total attendance of any of the league’s 12 teams.
Everybody on the Missouri defense has spent the preseason working on run defense, even the unit that is chiefly responsible for stopping the pass.
The Tigers’ secondary hasn’t stood idle after the defense allowed a combined 667 yards rushing against Kansas State and Arkansas, the final two losses in 2003. To help improve the run defense, the secondary has focused on the concept of leverage.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Rock Bridge volleyball team could not deliver the perfect welcome gift to its new coach Beth Newton, but did manage the next best thing.
Although the Bruins fell 25-11, 25-23 in their season opener to Helias on Monday, Newton said the team’s play pleased her.
JEFFERSON CITY — Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell on Monday called for a coalition of legislators and advocacy groups to help extend funding for the Senior Rx program. Without more money, tens of thousands of seniors would be left without prescription drug coverage effective Dec. 13, 2005.
Maxwell was speaking at a meeting of the Senior Rx Commission.
One thing every generation of young people has in common is their popular music’s ability to frighten and confuse the older generation.
Baby boomers lamented their parents’ denouncement of rock ‘n’ roll as noise and not music.
The expansion of Boone Hospital Center remains on target, even as hospital officials plan the addition of a fourth medical office building.
The Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees discussed those construction projects at its monthly board meeting Monday.
ROCHEPORT — About 30 local residents joined Gov. Mark Warner of Virginia for a roundtable discussion Monday at Laborers Local Post 955 organized in support of the Kerry-Edwards campaign, and voiced strong concerns on rising health-care premiums and what they see as an increasingly-bleak economic outlook.
Almeta Crayton, First Ward representative to the Columbia City Council and a participant in the roundtable discussion, highlighted strains on the middle class that she said are the result of a drab economy, and the perceived “lack of conversation about double-digit unemployment” in some parts of Missouri.
A Columbia massage therapist is on her way to Athens, Greece, to work with athletes at the 2004 Summer Paralympics.
Elisabeth Norton has been selected to be one of 60 international massage therapists who will travel to Greece next week. The Paralympics are similar to the Olympics, except that athletes have a physical disability.
To some, it might appear Big 12 Conference schools have decided to ease into the new season. The Big 12’s coaches don’t think that is the case.
When Oklahoma State plays at UCLA this weekend, it is the only Big 12 team playing a major conference opponent. That doesn’t mean, though, the Big 12 teams will get a week off. Teams’ scheduling philosophies were topics of discussion during the first Big 12 coaches’ teleconference of the season.
MU Chancellor Richard Wallace spent his penultimate day in office in a few meetings and attending to last-minute details.
Although Wallace will stay with MU for at least two more years as a fund-raiser for the $600 million “For All We Call Mizzou” campaign, he said Monday he’s sad to leave his job as chancellor.
The Rock Bridge softball team fell to Smith Cotton 5-3 on Monday night in Sedalia.
Senior Kristen Heil and sophomore Brad Ekwerekwu were named Lathrop and Gage Student-Athletes of the Week.
Though Barbara Ehrenreich won’t appear in Columbia for another month, her words have already been making an impact in the community. Her book, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America,” was the selection for this year’s One Read program, as well as reading programs at MU and Stephens College.
The events scheduled for the One Read program in Columbia begin with a celebrity book talk with Associate Circuit Judge Chris Kelly on Sept. 7 and culminate with the author’s visit Sept. 30.
Sixteen members of the 1954 MU baseball team will be reuniting in Columbia this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its championship season.
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that school segregation was unconstitutional.
Black students were free to attend the same schools as white students and learn the same lessons. But something unexpected has happened during these past 50 years. The lessons being taught to black and white students are the same, but an achievement gap between the two races remains.
Like most of us, Daryl McKenzie gets a lot of mail.
So when the Express Personnel Services temporary worker received a notice from his employment agency offering affordable health insurance, he didn’t realize it could reduce the cost of his premium by more than 40 percent.
Private schools abound in Columbia — each providing something a little different to its students.
One thing different from their public school counterparts is that each private school decides what qualifies its teachers.
NEW YORK — War is hell on a presidency. And it plays havoc with presidential campaigns.
President Bush led the nation through the Sept. 11 attacks, against the Taliban and into Iraq — three defining moments that have brought his political fortunes full circle to the same middling job approval rating he had Sept. 10, 2001. At the opening of his nominating convention, supporters can’t help but wonder how much stronger Bush would be politically had he kept the war on terrorism out of Iraq.