When the basketball reached Kevin Young’s hands his eyes got as big as a child’s on Christmas morning.
Who could blame him, it’s not too often a 6-foot-9, 263-pound center gets to lead a fast break.
A new, environmentally safe development is being planned in an area south of Northland Drive on the north side of Columbia. The planned development, which would be on 17 acres that have remained untouched since they were annexed in 1969, is called Bear Creek Village, taking its name from a creek on the southwest corner of the property.
More than 16 acres would be used for housing, condensed to about eight homes per acre to prevent sprawl. These dwellings would include single-family cottages, town homes, lofts and small flats with town homes above them.
Columbia police have requested a warrant for the arrest of a man believed to be responsible for vandalizing the Hickman High School athletic field this month.
The Jan. 7 vandalism, caused by someone doing doughnuts with a sport utility vehicle, caused an estimated $900 to $1,500 in damage to the turf, police Capt. Brad Nelson said Friday. He said police are not pursuing warrants for two adult male passengers who were with the driver.
PHILADELPHIA — Fireworks soared and a blizzard of glitter swirled in the bitterly cold breeze. Fans toasted their team and each other with beers and hugs.
It was a Super-sized celebration four years in the making. And quite a relief, too.
Ellen Brooke, a second-year law student at MU, sits in the Stumpy Joe Pete’s Sports Pub part of the Colosseum Bistro on Friday night, smoking her cigarette. She recalls being in Lexington, Ky., on New Year’s Eve and being forbidden to smoke in bars because of the strict no-smoking ordinance recently enacted there.
“We left early because we
When Lynn Boorady defended her dissertation at MU on Tuesday afternoon, there was more to the story than her receiving a doctorate in textile and apparel management.
Only several hours later, Boorady announced that a private organization would donate a
Danette and David Branon had matching Marine Corps T-shirts and hopes of seeing their son to keep them warm during the two-and-a-half-hour drive to Columbia through rough Saturday morning winds.
Seven family members and friends joined the Branons on the ride from St. Louis — all hoping to catch a glimpse of Cpl. Christopher Branon, a 22-year-old Marine combat engineer serving in Fallujah, Iraq.
If you want to break down barriers of race, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation, then “Let’s Talk Columbia,” a community study-circles program, is for you.
Each study circle consists of of eight to 12 people from different backgrounds and viewpoints who meet to talk about an issue. Trained volunteer facilitators keep the discussion moving forward.
“It’s more than a bus ride, it’s a community,” reads Justin Seabaugh’s poster, which won first place in the inaugural Harmony in Transit poster contest during this year’s Columbia Values Diversity celebration.
The annual diversity celebration, which took place Jan. 13 at the Holiday Inn Expo Center, added the poster contest this year for Columbia middle school students.
Mayor Darwin Hindman’s recent proclamation that tonight is Family Night places Columbia among a small but growing number of cities that are taking back at least one night per year from extracurricular activities, television and even homework.
Hindman’s proclamation urges Columbia residents to set tonight aside to engage in family activities that foster unity and strength without separating them from one another.
The Philadelphia Eagles finally have their NFC title.
Beating the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in two weeks will be an entirely different matter.