Some might get turned away Nov. 2

In spite of massive efforts that resulted in a record year for new voter registration in Boone County, many residents might arrive at polling places on Election Day unable to vote.

Some independent voter-registration groups came through town, registered people and left — returning registration cards too late, if at all.

Farming mystique

Angela Hemwall always wanted a little place in the country to grow food for her family.

In 2003, she and her husband, Rob, bought a house on 33 acres of land. Rather than returning to work and forfeiting time spent with her two daughters, Hemwall, 37, decided to start her own at-home business last spring.

Schilling, Sox force Game 7

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Gritting his teeth and grimacing throughout, Curt Schilling willed away the pain in his right ankle and the Boston Red Sox got the benefit of two reversed calls to move within one win of the most shocking comeback in baseball postseason history.

Flamboyance comes naturally for Libertarian

According to the 2000 Census, 97.6 percent of Americans have telephone access at home.

John Swenson, the Libertarian candidate for governor, is not one of them.

A need for tweed

Trying to look as chic as a model right off the catwalk is often impractical and even impossible for a Midwestern shopper.

Runway shows for high fashion usually contain a variety of outrageous looks and expensive items. Eventually the styles might trickle down into stores that are accessible and affordable to the public, but it might take just long enough that the look is no longer popular in the fashion world.

Garner tabs Munro for Game 6

ST. LOUIS — Roger Clemens can relax. For now, Pete Munro is the Houston Astros’ pick to pitch them into the World Series.

Literature notes make for easy reading

To study or not to study.

That’s the Shakespearean question that is facing students today because of the widespread availability of study guides that can replace the need to read a book altogether.

Carrington, Elkin vie again for seat on commission

Jerry Carrington wants a rematch.

After losing a race for Boone County Northern District Commissioner in 2000, Carrington, a Columbia Republican, is running against the same opponent for the same job four years later.

Task force demonstrated in raid

Dozens of law enforcement agencies protect Mid-Missouri, but for many years, these organizations worked largely independent of one another.

The raid of the Columbia-based Islamic American Relief Agency last week demonstrated how things have changed since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Heart of America Joint Terrorism Task Force has brought officers from these agencies together to form a unified front in preventing terrorism.

Simpson helps MU mature into elite defense

After Missouri’s 28-20 loss at Texas on Saturday, there wasn’t a Tiger angrier than Jason Simpson.

Despite leading the Tigers with five solo tackles and a forced fumble, Simpson, a junior safety, dwelled on the fact that the Tigers failed to recover more than one of the four fumbles they forced. If the Tigers had recovered some or all of those, it could have been a different outcome, he said.

Drive aims to get fresh food

Columbia residents have until Friday to donate to a drive at MU that’s raising money to purchase food for the Central Missouri Food Bank. The five MU organizations involved hope to raise $1,000 for fresh foods this week and will have canisters set up around campus next week so people can donate canned foods as well.

The goal of the food drive is three-fold: to make fresh food available for people seeking assistance, to purchase food from local farmers and to cut down on the environmental effects of shipping in food from other places. Don Moore, food solicitor for the food bank, said it provides food to 91,000 people living at or below the poverty level and rarely receives donations of fresh meat, eggs and cheese. Fruits and vegetables only represent a small portion of what is donated.

SOCCER: Bruins return to form after layoff

The Bruins haven’t forgotten how to win.

After a 10-day absence from soccer competition, a 7-0 win against Marshall at Cosmopolitan Park proved that Tuesday night.

SOCCER: Scoring slump has Hickman reeling

The Kewpies are on a losing streak at the worst possible time.

The Helias Crusaders beat Hickman 1-0 at Hickman Stadium on Tuesday night. Eddie Mulholland’s header provided the lone goal, in the 17th minute.

VOLLEYBALL: Williams exploits defense’s weakness

Kendra Williams might not have been looking for holes in the California defense, but she found them anyway.

Williams had a season-high 10 kills in the Hickman’s 25-12, 25-16 victory against the Pintos at Hickman as the Kewpies improved to 19-8-2.

Pitt draws students to Kerry film

The prospect of seeing movie star Brad Pitt drew a crowd Tuesday to MU’s Brady Commons — and the MU College Democrats are hoping to turn this enthusiasm into more votes for presidential candidate John Kerry.

Pitt, a former MU student, will be on campus tonight to endorse Kerry at a showing of the film “Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry” at Jesse Auditorium. A line in front of the Missouri Students Association box office wound around Brady Commons for most of the day as students waited to get free tickets to see to the film and the popular MU icon.

Strubinger leads MU to fourth place

Missouri placed fourth in the Lady Razorback Invitational with a team total of 921 on Tuesday.

Kelli Strubinger gave her best performance of the season, finishing with a 2-under par 70 in the final round of the tournament.

Some inmates will get flu shots despite shortages

Norman Cooper has been unable to find a flu shot for his wife, who takes daily oxygen treatments for asthma, emphysema and bronchitis.

So he was incensed to learn that some inmates in the state prison 30 miles down the road were getting flu shots.

Third parties keep hope alive despite lack of cash

Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik’s campaign had raised $555,000 nationwide as of Oct. 1, less than half the $1.3 million raised by John Kerry and less than one-seventh the $3.6 million raised by President Bush — in Missouri alone.

Steve Sternberg, a Libertarian and MU student, said lack of money ruins all chances for a major third-party victory.

AmerenUE seeks increase in heating price this winter

Most Missouri residents would see an increase in their natural gas bills this winter if the Missouri Public Service Commission approves AmerenUE’s request to raise the Purchase Gas Adjustment.

Mike Cleary, spokesman for AmerenUE, said he expects the change to be approved. The new prices would take effect Nov. 1.