Committee to find new UMR chancellor

A 17-member search committee has been appointed to find a new chancellor for the University of Missouri-Rolla.

“This is a well-qualified and broadly representative panel,” UM system President Elson Floyd said in a release. “Its members are vitally interested in the future of UM-Rolla as a nationally known research institution and Missouri’s technological university.”

Bruins aim to limit stellar Jays offense

The Rock Bridge Bruins have more than one quarterback to worry about when they play the Liberty Blue Jays at William Jewell College at 7 tonight.

They have to worry about two.

Nesbitts share football love

At the end of his sophomore year, Ryan Nesbitt knew he desperately wanted to get on the field wearing a varsity uniform but wasn’t quite sure how that would ever happen.

Lacking the blazing speed of a cornerback or the brute strength of a middle linebacker, Nesbitt needed to find some other way to earn a starting spot. He sought out the nearest advicehe could.

Portrait of Passion

Two of Don Choate’s passions — art and activism — come together this month in his “Multimedium” exhibit at Montminy Gallery.

The exhibit, which continues through Sept. 26, features portraits of people the artist met during the 16 years he worked at Central Missouri Food Bank. It also includes sculptures and woodworks.

Serves can’t rescue Tigers

Despite a loss to Nebraska on Wednesday, the Missouri volleyball team called the night a success because of a number of bright spots. One of the brightest was serving.

The No. 8 Huskers beat MU 3-0 (30-27, 30-24, 31-29) in Lincoln, Neb., but the Tigers hung around in every game with a top-10 team on the road partly because they served better than their opponent.

No time, money to keep bridge

Boonville is about 10 years too late and several million dollars short to save the Union Pacific Bridge over the Missouri River.

Around 30 people, including Boonville and Columbia city officials, the United States Coast Guard, Union Pacific Railroad and community members, gathered in historic Turner Hall on Thursday to discuss the fate of the Boonville Bridge.

Cougars set to top Cards

The Columbia College men’s soccer team will try to turn their drop in the NAIA poll into motivation to beat William Jewell College this weekend.

Saturday’s match will be the second home game for the Cougars this year. Columbia College (4-2) has not lost a game at Owens Soccer Stadium since Nov. 13, 2002, in the Region V semifinal game against Graceland University. The game was an overtime tie that was decided by penalty kicks.


MU associate professor Raymond Massey traveled to Sedalia on Monday. Earlier this week he was in Marshall. On any given day, he could be anywhere in the state.

He does not spend his time lecturing in MU classrooms; instead, he travels around Missouri teaching nontraditional classes about the connection between agriculture and the environment.

Bus drivers list details of contract

Officials from Union Local 833, representing bus drivers for Columbia Public Schools, released more details Thursday about the group’s new contract with First Student Inc., which provides school bus service to the area.

Hourly pay increases for union members will be between 35 cents to $2 more per hour.

Hickman soccer coming together

Hickman’s soccer team still looks unfamiliar to its fans.

Four games in to the season, the Kewpies faithful still didn’t recognize their team Tuesday when Lucas Blount, Nate Bohon and John Doyle played for the first time against Jefferson City. They became eligible to play Tuesday after taking part in the required 14 team practices.

State can’t find old computers

JEFFERSON CITY — There is no way of knowing where thousands of redistributed state computers containing sensitive information have ended up, State Auditor Claire McCaskill said during a news conference Thursday in her Capitol office.

An audit conducted in May and June found that government computers set to be redistributed were not properly cleared of personal information, including Social Security numbers, bank records, computer network access information and medical data.

Weapons found in campus apartment

University police entered the campus apartment of an MU student Tuesday and confiscated a .50-caliber black powder rifle and a modified AK-47. Officers later returned and removed a Smith & Wesson revolver and several swords.

No charges have been filed against the student, Stephen Markley, 45, a junior geography major, said MU police Capt. Brian Weimer. The university’s student handbook, the M-Book, states that firearms, explosives or ammunition cannot be brought into university-supervised housing, which is open to inspection by campus officials. Students must register and store their weapons and ammunition with MU police, the policy states.

Stingy Bruins on hot streak

Rock Bridge has defended its goal well this season. As a result, the soccer team has something to defend that no team from mid-Missouri has ever had: a national ranking.

The Bruins, though, aren’t letting the recognition go to their heads.