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Making the most of dreams

One woman has recurring dreams of car trouble. Another dreams of her best friend’s boyfriend. A third dreams of her young daughter’s death.

These are some of the callers from across the United States and Canada who called Columbia for the School of Metaphysics’ annual National Dream Hotline.

Mobile clinic set up to help control animal populations

KANSAS CITY — Animal rights advocates are taking to the streets their efforts to spay and neuter animals in a city where they say pet overpopulation has reached a crisis level.

Spay and Neuter Kansas City, a collaborative effort of animal-welfare groups and Kansas City Animal Control started in 2002, has outfitted a 1989 Ford Econoline van with a special veterinary unit. The mobile clinic will visit problem neighborhoods and alter animals at little or no cost.

People, pets vie for shot at TV

KANSAS CITY — The cameras were rolling as Willy the wiener dog stopped his trick for a blissful restroom break center stage.

Nearby, Quarter Pounder, a 650-pound miniature bull from Olathe, Kan., decided he had waited long enough for his shot at stardom. With a flick of one horn, he convinced his master — and any other humans standing too close — that it was time to leave. Now.

Parker’s save gives Tigers momentum

The bases were loaded, and home-plate umpire Curtis Alexander wasn’t moving.

The fans roared, thinking they had just seen Missouri’s Taylor Parker throw strike three to Aaron Ivey. The Missouri players started out of their dugout, ready to celebrate a victory. But Alexander stood still behind the plate.

Study ranks crossings as unsafe

Mary Getz jogged in place for several minutes at Stewart and Providence roads, waiting to cross the street to get to the MKT Trail.

“I hate this part of my run,” she said between breaths. “It feels like you have to wait forever to go, and when you finally do, you have to dodge cars.”

Three Tigers trade stripes for the NFL

There was a happy ending for Damien Nash.

Nash, Missouri’s starting running back as a junior last season, left the team at the end of the year to declare for the NFL draft.

Columbia residents celebrated Earth Day with food, music and dancing

Under a nearly cloudless sky, the portion of Elm Street between Sixth and Ninth streets was bustling Sunday as members of the Columbia com-munity gathered to celebrate the 36th Earth Day.

The sounds of drums, homemade wind chimes and live music mingled with the sounds of laughter, popping kettle corn and the occasional bark-ing dog. With more than 200 booths operated by local businesses, organizations and independent artisans, the Columbia Earth Day Festival had something to offer each member of the diverse crowd of residents that attended it.

Down to earth

Under a nearly cloudless sky, a portion of Elm Street between Sixth and Ninth streets was bustling Sunday as members of the Columbia community gathered to celebrate the 36th Earth Day.

The sounds of drums, homemade wind chimes and live music mingled with the sounds of laughter, popping kettle corn and the occasional barking dog. With more than 200 booths operated by local businesses, organizations and independent artisans, the Columbia Earth Day Festival had something to offer each member of the diverse crowd of residents that attended it.

Priday rescues pitcher again

Jacob Priday might just be Doug Mathis’ new best friend.

Mathis gave up two runs to Oklahoma in the sixth inning of Sunday’s game at Taylor Stadium, giving the Sooners a 3-2 lead.

Official opposes Ashland housing

Some have argued the newly proposed 230-home development near Ashland is fairly cut-and-dried. Rezone 100 acres of land, build the homes in phases and pick a basic sewer option.

Others are not convinced.

Missouri fourth at Big 12 golf finals in Texas

The Missouri women’s golf team earned fourth at the Big 12 Championships on Sunday at the University of Texas Golf Course in Austin.

The Tigers totaled 923 and their final round 304 was the best of the weekend. Oklahoma State won with a 900.

Faces: Johannes Schul

Johannes Schul says he loves his job and Columbia’s laid-back college town atmosphere.

Schul, who teaches evolution and graduate courses in biology at MU, grew up in the state of Hessen, a rural area of Germany.

Knitting Knights

Every Tuesday, about a dozen women gather for Knitting Knight — but grannies knitting baby blankets they are not. These women are MU students, many of whom learned to click their needles together just this year.

“It was hard to get the hang of at first, but after that it was all knitting all the time,” freshman Carly Burdg said. She learned to knit in the fall when sophomores in her hall were teaching those who were interested.

How do I?: Find a subleaser

Summer break is quickly approaching for college students. Many people plan to go home or get a job outside Columbia for the summer. For those students paying rent for off-campus housing, subleasing — that is, getting another person to live in your space and pay your rent while you are away — is an attractive, money-saving option.

But in Columbia, which has a high population of college students, many of whom are also leaving town, finding someone to take over your place might seem challenging.

Schools feud over costs of partnership

A dispute between Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College over the operation of three Missouri Bootheel education centers could be decided by the state Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

Gregory Fitch, Missouri’s commissioner of higher education, said the board may try to resolve the dispute at its June 9 meeting in St. Joseph if the two schools still haven’t settled the matter.

Campus Honors

Nursing fellowship

A $100,000 endowed faculty fellowship in medical and surgical nursing has been established at MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing.

Steve and Sally Alberty Richardson established the Sally Alberty Richardson Faculty Fellowship in Medical/Surgical Nursing to support faculty, with a focus on ensuring student success.

Steve Richardson is a 1977 graduate of MU’s College of Business, and Sally Alberty Richardson is a 1978 graduate of the nursing school.

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