Migrating north from the land of Mardi Gras, the flavor of Louisiana Cajun Creole has hit Columbia.
Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen opened Dec. 14 and serves a variety of authentic New Orleans French Quarter favorites, including gumbo, jambalaya and house specialty, Chicken A La Mer.
Forum 8 has installed new stadium seating in two of its theaters. Forum is one of the latest theaters owned by Goodrich Quality Theaters to have stadium seating installed.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill is scheduled to open Jan. 24 on North Stadium Boulevard.
One of Gonzaga’s best players may not be at 100 percent against Missouri today, but considering the level the Bulldogs have been playing at, that probably won’t be enough to slow them down.
A little more than a week after falling six points short of upsetting No. 1 Illinois, on Dec. 22, Missouri (6-5) will have another chance to play giant-killer as the Tigers host a hobbled Ronny Turiaf and No. 12 Gonzaga (10-1) tonight at 7 in Mizzou Arena.
KANSAS CITY — Brian Waters looks around the Kansas City locker room, and a feeling of nostalgia tugs at his heart.
The Pro Bowl left guard knows that with one game left in a bitterly disappointing season, he will soon say goodbye to a host of friends and teammates who don’t want to leave.
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Kyle Turley, upset about a remark that the team hadn’t seen him since he re-injured his back in training camp, engaged in a recent shouting match with coach Mike Martz.
Turley has had little contact with the team since going on injured reserve in early August. Martz has said he had no success contacting Turley after the player left the team early in training camp to visit specialists about his back.
For the second straight game the Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team set a record at the Holiday Classic at William Jewell College.
In a 50-26 semifinal victory against Cameron on Wednesday, the top-seeded Bruins set the fewest points allowed mark, limiting the Dragons to 25 percent shooting and forcing 15 turnovers.
Brandy Phillips’ long, sandy-brown hair falls over her back as she sits at a dark brown picnic table with books and papers spread out in front of her. She untangles a playful kitten from a piece of sweater and cuddles him gently in her arms.
“I’ll be able to graduate on time with this program,” Philips said in her soft, child-like voice. “If I was in the regular high school, I wouldn’t have been able to graduate on time.”
When disease threatened Missouri’s biggest cash crop, MU researchers realized they had to build a better, stronger soybean.
“Right now we really don’t have any practical way to treat (soybean rust),” said Paul Beuselinck, an MU adjunct professor of agronomy and a member of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, located in MU’s Life Sciences Center.
Sheriff-elect Dwayne Carey says the 2005 budget for the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is not much different from previous budgets.
“We have everything in place,” Carey said. “What we have to do is continue the progress the sheriff and the administrative staff have been making over the last 20 years.”
Telltale flu symptoms — fever, cough, chills and muscle aches — are almost nonexistent to Boone County residents so far this year. Yet members of the Boone County Health Department continue to urge residents to receive their vaccination as the height of flu season approaches.
“We haven’t seen the worst of it at this point,” said Heather Baer, Boone County Health Department spokeswoman. “We really just want to let people know that it is not too late. There’s still time to protect you and your family.”
Public hearings are scheduled for January and February for the annexation of the 1,000 acres east of Columbia that Billy Sapp plans to develop.
Earlier this month, Sapp resubmitted his application to annex the land, and the city declared the application valid. The resubmitted application includes a more detailed description of the area where land borders the city. In the fall, the city asked the developer to identify this area in his application, Sapp spokesman Don Stamper said.
Warming temperatures this week have officials worried about ice safety. The ice might look thick, but no ice in Boone County is safe to walk or skate on now, according to Gale Blomenkamp, division specialist of the Boone County Fire Protection District.
During the last week in Columbia, Blomenkamp had to chase people off thin ice.
Travis Dye stands on a square cement slab with his 15-pound shotgun in hand.
Dye calmly raises his gun and sets it into his rotator cuff. He nestles his right cheek gently against the butt, clears his thoughts and mutters, “Pull it.”
ST. LOUIS — Belatedly, the future has arrived for the St. Louis Rams’ running game.
They’ve just got to hope rookie Steven Jackson, a young, fast, physical alternative to the aging Marshall Faulk, can stay on the field.
The Hickman wrestling team placed 10th at the two-day, 18-team Springfield Holiday Tournament that ended Tuesday at Parkview High.
Ozark won the team title with 363.5 points and Carthage was second with 292.5. The Kewpies had 158.
In his 20 years as Boone County sheriff, the honors piled up for Ted Boehm. He served longer than any of his predecessors, so the accolades for Boehm, who will retire Friday, seem to know no bounds. Almost.
“I’ll tell you one thing about him,” said Billy Boyce, who helped persuade Boehm to run for office more than 20 years ago, “He stinks at golf.”
Gone are the days of matching shoes and handbags.
No need to worry about whether casual pants go with an elegant shawl.
The Boone County office of the American Red Cross has been fielding calls from people concerned about family members in southern Asia after tidal waves crushed coastlines in several countries Sunday.
“We refer them to the State Department,” said Jutta Hopkins, executive director for the Boone County chapter.
GALLE, Sri Lanka — Bodies washed up on tropical beaches and piled up in hospitals Monday, raising fears of disease across a 10-nation arc of destruction left by a monster earthquake and walls of water that killed more than 22,000 people. Thousands were missing and millions homeless.
Humanitarian agencies began what the United Nations said would become the biggest relief effort the world has ever seen.