Car-parts store draws hot discussion

A plan to put a car-parts store at the intersection of Providence Road and Third Avenue has drawn heat from neighbors.

Shop owner Tom Kardon wants to rezone the area for commercial use to allow for the store.

Winning is just a bonus

When Ronald Chislom enters the Heart of America Marathon, he doesn’t lose.

For the fourth time in as many races, Chislom won Columbia’s annual Labor Day race.

Line ready to lead rush on TSU

Joe Gianino and the rest of Missouri’s offensive line haven’t stopped to admire their work.

Two days after the Tigers’ 52-20 victory against Arkansas State in which the line cleared the way to 263 yards rushing, Gianino said they need to focus on what will probably be a more formidable task.

MU fans take unique outlook

When I met my new editor, Mark Barnett, I told him I’m the biggest Missouri football fan in Columbia. I generally leave good first impressions on my bosses, but Mark clearly thought his new columnist was insane.

Mark’s main beef was my longevity. Fair enough, I thought, but if there really are bigger fans I want to meet them.

Storage goes underground

The real dilemma in the Boone County Courthouse isn’t in the courtroom. It’s in the clerk’s office.

The Missouri Judiciary, the governmental body that oversees the state’s court system, has decided Circuit Court Clerk Cheryl Whitmarsh needs at least five more full-time employees to help her handle the court’s swelling docket.

Subterranean storage center touts space, security

Jeremy Fike was a bit jumpy after he started working in Subtera.

“Sometimes we hear dynamite explosions, and the first couple of times we heard those, it was a little freaky,” Fike said. “But we got use to them pretty fast.”

St. Louis’ Pace ends holdout

ST. LOUIS — Orlando Pace really cut it close this year.

The five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle will get four days of practice to prepare for the St. Louis Rams’ opener after signing a one-year contract for $7.02 million late Sunday night and hitting the field Monday.

Green Meadows rezoning on hold

City officials will once again table a developer’s requests to rezone land along Green Meadows Road to accommodate a plan to build townhouses and villas on the property.

A news release from the office of City Manager Ray Beck confirmed that the Columbia City Council will not hold public hearings on the requests, though they were scheduled to be held tonight.

Hits keep coming

ST. LOUIS — Homestands like the one Jim Edmonds just blitzed through, batting .455 with four home runs, five doubles and 13 RBIs in six games, are not all that uncommon for him.

What is unique about this season, though, is that the St. Louis Cardinals’ center fielder has been putting up those types of numbers for half of the season. Edmonds has long been known for building a season through a progression of highs and lows, but now he is sustaining the production.

Agency looks to expand service

A proposal by Boys and Girls Town of Missouri to zone and annex land along Bearfield Road will be the subject of a public hearing before the Columbia City Council today.

Boys and Girls Town received a positive recommendation at the last meeting of the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission to bring about 5.5 acres of land south of Nifong Boulevard into the city. The group hopes to use six multi-family residences on the property to house children in the program and to provide offices for Boys and Girls Town staff.

Coaches won’t forget Sept. 11

Coaches live in a small world. Wins and losses are most important, along with how to correct problems from one game to the next.

As the Big 12 Conference coaches prepare for games this Saturday, the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, they still carry vivid memories of the tragedies and the importance of events outside the sports world.

Rios pleads not guilty

Murder suspect Steven Rios pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the June 5 death of 23-year-old MU student Jesse Valencia during his arraignment this morning.

Transcript of President Bush's remarks in Sedalia

Here is a transcript of President Bush’s remarks and interaction with Sedalia residents during his visit Tuesday to the Coliseum on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The transcript was provided by the Bush-Cheney campaign.

Quiet under the BIG TOP

Circus performers got a Labor Day morning break when nobody showed up for the Bailey’s Circus at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Monday.

The performance tent, at left, sat empty for the day, while performers relaxed and got ready for the later shows.

New law requires headlight use in bad weather

A new law requires Missouri drivers to turn their headlights on during periods of inclement weather. Gov. Bob Hol-den signed the law into effect Aug. 28, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

The law mandates the use of headlights during fog and anytime weather conditions require the use of windshield wipers.

Transcript of President Bush's remarks in Columbia

Here is a transcript of President Bush’s remarks during his visit Tuesday to the Boone County Fairgrounds. The transcript was provided by the Bush-Cheney campaign.

Bush highlights health care, terror war

The Boone County Fairgrounds became a national political battleground Tuesday as President Bush delivered a campaign speech that highlighted health care and the war on terrorism to a supportive crowd of about 15,000.

The president arrived at the fairground just after 3:30 p.m. in a red-white-and-blue campaign bus. His appearance followed speeches by numerous Missouri Republicans, including gubernatorial candidate Matt Blunt and Ninth District U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, who introduced the president.