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House calls for horses

Students of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with an elective class, Ambulatory Care. The class lasts three weeks and is typical of most veterinary schools. Students, along with their instructors, make house calls in the Columbia area, providing veterinary services to horse trainers and owners.

Reading to feature professor’s work

MU Greek History professor Ian Worthington will present a short reading of his book "Alexander the Great: Man and God" at Barnes & Noble, November 9 at 7 p.m. A consultant for the National Geographic documentary on Alexander the Great, he has also written many books on Greek history

County’s political division wide

In Boone County, where rural towns on rolling hills co-exist with Columbia’s trendy coffee shops and strip malls, voting patterns are as diverse as the county itself.

Within Columbia, many residents vote Democratic and are concerned about education and international relations. In smaller towns, such as Ashland and Hartsburg, many residents vote Republican and are concerned with national security and morality.

Perfect Site

When Friday night rolls around and Jim McNeil sits in the locker room sliding his shoulder pads over his head, he can feel something building up.

McNeil isn’t the biggest player in that locker room. He’s surely not the most athletic. His statistics certainly aren’t worth dropping a jaw over, either.

Election inspires influx of campaign rookies

Jenny Chicone awoke one morning to discover only remains of her “Bush must go” political yard sign.

“All that was left was a stick — a charred stick — coming up out of the ground, and it was pretty sad looking, and it got me motivated to become an activist,” Chicone said.

Public works unrest stirs voters

Some employees of the Boone County Public Works Department, complaining of a tense and uncomfortable work environment, hope their concerns will be an issue on Election Day.

Greg Mullanix, a union steward and heavy-equipment operator for 20 years, said some employees are working to prevent the re-election of Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller, who he called “a barrier to change.”

Cougars up for start of new season

Columbia College women’s basketball coach Mike Davis had a hard time masking his excitement Thursday.

Davis, entering his fourth season as coach of the Cougars, couldn’t help but smile when reporters asked about the potential of this year’s team at media day.

Tigers’ talent to be tested

With its highest national ranking in more than 20 years, the ninth-ranked Missouri women’s cross country team should be optimistic about Saturday’s Big 12 Conference championship in Topeka, Kan.

Colorado has them feeling challenged, though.

Absentee ballots, direct mail keep postal workers busy

With only four days left before the election, the downtown Columbia post office is busy delivering political mail. Absentee ballots as well as other political mail are being received and delievered in huge numbers. Ballots coming to the post office are delivered daily to the clerk's office.

Stephens hopes to be heard

At first, the Stephens College Natatorium shows no obvious sign the building houses a swim team.

Long, empty hallways weave throughout the building. None of them seem to lead to a pool.

Kewpies earn district title

Hickman didn’t plan on staging back-to-back comebacks to repeat as district volleyball champions. It just kind of worked out that way.

The Kewpies defeated Troy Buchanan in the championship match of the Class 4 District 8 Tournament 19-25, 25-21, 25-16.

Bruins put together record night

Sometimes ties are a good thing.

Rock Bridge tied two school soccer records in its regular season finale Thursday night while one player set a new one.

Runners tune up for sectionals

Nine Hickman and Rock Bridge seniors might be running their last race Saturday in sectional competition at Bethel Park.

Hickman coach Steve Kissane said his team, especially the seniors, needs to feel a sense of urgency heading into Saturday’s meet.

Candidate Q&A

The Missourian recently submitted the following seven questions to every

Boone County candidate running for a seat in the Missouri General Assembly.

Their verbatim answers, edited only slightly for grammar and spelling,

appear here. While some candidates did not submit answers by deadline,

their responses will be added if they arrive before Election Day.

Reinstated license still in jeopardy for Cooper

The sign reading “No beer until we obtain a new liquor license” has faded and cracked since it was taped to the cooler at Cooper’s Landing four months ago, when owner Mike Cooper lost the license he held for 17 years.

The state’s Administrative Hearing Commission ordered the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control to reinstate his license in a decision issued last Thursday, but the sign is still there.

Guardianship plays crucial role in right-to-vote case

A federal judge has denied a St. Louis resident with mental illness the right to vote in the upcoming election.

Steven Prye, who is under guardianship, petitioned the court after his bid to register to vote in Missouri was rejected. State law prohibits people who rely on full-time guardians from participating in the electoral process.

Man hopes to revive local AARP chapter

Mack Brushwood believes there is strength in numbers.

So he hopes to be greeted today by a crowd of eager retirees ready to revive the Columbia chapter of AARP that fizzled out about five years ago.

Curses, foiled again

The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions at long, long last. No more curse and no doubt about it. They sure got you, Babe.

Fatal plane crash near Springfield still under federal investigation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Federal investigators had found nothing Wednesday to explain why a small private plane crashed while approaching the airport in Springfield, killing two of the three men aboard.

Pam Sullivan, senior air safety investigator for National Transportation Safety Board, said the probe was in its early stages.

Many Cards faithful reside in Columbia

Doug Mirts, the Hickman athletic director, was a bright-eyed third grader when the St. Louis Cardinals came knocking – literally.

The Cardinals caravan, which offered communities around the state a chance to meet various players and coaches, stopped at his family’s Mexico, Mo., home to meet before it made its way through town.

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