Trip to prepare officials for disaster

To better deal with everything from tornadoes to terrorist attacks, about 50 officials from Columbia and Boone County met Monday morning to prepare for a trip to a Federal Emergency Management Agency training session in Maryland.

Frosty first half cools Stars’ hopes

The ball wouldn’t fall for Stephens College in the first half Monday night.

The Stars lost 67-55 to Avila University at Silverthorne Arena after shooting 16 percent in the first 20 minutes.

McKinney hampered by hand

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jimmy McKinney had the hot hand Saturday and a hurt hand Monday.

McKinney, who scored Missouri’s first seven points against Kansas State on Saturday, had an inauspicious start in Missouri’s 73-61 loss against Kansas on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Cougars up against tall task tonight against McKendree

The Columbia College women’s basketball team might have to look up to their opponents for the first time in more than a month.

After three undersized American Midwest Conference opponents, the Cougars will face McKendree College, a team with five players who are 5 feet, 11 inches or taller, at 7 tonight at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

A month of memories


An exhibit on civil rights will be featured through the month of February at Missouri State Museum; contact 751-2854.

Fear could lead us to make changes

Weather has been a major newsmaker for the past several months. Tsunamis, mudslides and snowstorms have made the headlines. People-against-nature stories abound.

People are amazed that others continue to choose to live in places where natural disasters occur almost every year. As one who has lived in an area struck by two major tornadoes, I know that everyone has his or her own reason for choosing to rebuild and hope for the best. Since the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, there’s been more focus on the desire to “live safe.” Some people actually live in constant fear of being the victim of a terrorist plot. Sadly enough, I know some folks who have given into their fears, thinking that everyday life constitutes a virtual landmine of dangers.

Committee examines cloning, stem-cell ethics

JEFFERSON CITY — The issues of cloning and stem-cell research found themselves under the microscope at a state Senate hearing Monday night.

Sen. Matt Bartle, R-Jackson County, presented a bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee to outlaw human cloning in Missouri by defining the creation of a human as the egg of a human female fertilized by the sperm of a human male.