Advocates for saving the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge in Boonville said they will continue to fight for the bridge, despite Monday’s announcement that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will turn over the bridge rights to Union Pacific.
“We are not done fighting. They will have to drag us off the bridge,” said Cheryl Lixey, a member of the Save the Bridge steering committee.
Hickman High School is getting a new leader, a man known for stretching a buck and still creating innovative programs.
Mike Jeffers, principal of Truman High School in Independence, was chosen from a pool of more than 20 applicants to take the helm of Columbia’s largest high school with 2,048 students, Superintendent Phyllis Chase confirmed Wednesday in a meeting at the Columbia Missourian.
JEFFERSON CITY — The outcry over Gov. Matt Blunt’s cuts to Missouri’s Medicaid program reached a new pitch Wednesday when eight wheelchair-using citizens chained themselves to the doors of the Missouri House. Supported by a chanting crowd, the protesters blocked the hall for two and a half hours before relenting after their demand to meet with the governor went unanswered.
Capitol police quickly cut the chain but made no arrests. Instead, they moved down the hall to guard the office of House Speaker Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, where Blunt was meeting with Republican legislators.
With the approval of $48 million in higher education budget cuts in the Missouri Senate on Tuesday, the University of Missouri System is among the institutions preparing themselves for a possible budget shortfall.
Joe Moore, director of media relations for the system, said the cuts were not yet finalized. UM hopes the cuts — $18 million of which would be directed toward the system — are not approved, he said.
Jennifer Marcellus has spent the past seven years working toward becoming a doctor so that, one day, she can be one in her hometown of Branson.
Marcellus, who graduates next month from MU’s School of Medicine, is a Bryant scholar. She was identified as a student at a rural high school and encouraged to apply for early admission into the school’s rural track program, which recruits, trains and places medical students in small Missouri communities.
In 1987, Abraham Lueth says he was out playing with friends when he heard the gunfire that started an attack on his village during the Sudanese civil war.
At age 7, he was forced to flee to Ethiopia, without going home to find his parents or his four brothers first. The journey ahead of him was dangerous and gruesome.
More than 200 people came out to participate in the Tim J. Heinsz Memorial 5K Run/Walk held on April 16. About 50 volunteers were stationed throughout the course and also helped at the post-race gathering.
The event was held to remember the former dean of MU’s School of Law, who died last year.
Most people don’t know all the work that goes into preparing meat.
David Newman does it all, harvesting and cutting and selling meat.
Marilyn Cheetham remembers the first time she performed Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem” with MU’s Choral Union in 1978. It was special then, and she hopes that Saturday will be a repeat performance in more than one way.
The Choral Union will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday with a performance of Verdi’s “Requiem.”
Starting in the fall, a new introductory nuclear science course, Utilization of Nuclear Technology in Society, will be offered at MU.
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute was able to introduce this course with money from the $1.4 million grant it received from the Department of Energy.
Cups and soda cans mingle with the twigs and leaves in the grassy section beyond the left field fence at University Field.
A few paces from the litter is an old John Deere tractor, the paint of its yellow lettering slowly chipping from the Kelly green-painted body.
Marc VanDover, the Rock Bridge girls’ soccer coach, knew he was going to have a young team this season.
But he had no idea he would have only one senior.
Missouri pitcher Michael Anthony Cole, 20, was dismissed from the baseball team on Wednesday after he was arrested on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with the stabbing of a 21-year-old man after a party early Sunday.
According to a release from Columbia Police Sgt. Stephen Monticelli witnesses said the stabbing occurred at about 5:30 a.m. after Cole went uninvited to a party on Tessa Way in south Columbia.
Bob Coons, the Jefferson City baseball coach, said John Wilson, his sophomore shortstop, always does the little things needed to win.
But against Rock Bridge on Wednesday, Wilson came through with several big plays.
Presentation: Restaurants have it, and home cooks don’t.
Maybe it’s the mood lighting, but asparagus cooked at home never seems to come out in that saturated, robust Jolly Green Giant green way, and attempts to go vertical with steak and potatoes — thank goodness the trend is now passé — always seem to fail.
Pizza brought them together, and now they’re bringing pizza to the people of Columbia.
William and Jonna McClain, the owners of CollegeTown Pizzeria of 3910 Peachtree Drive, met when Jonna was waitressing at one of William’s pizza establishments in Cherry Creek, Colo. They began dating, eventually married and in 1998 moved to Columbia, Jonna McClain’s hometown.
A native flower is hardy and —for those of us not born with a green thumb — will survive our gardening efforts. My faintly green opposing digit is a result of the many plants I have neglectfully terminated. Therefore, I like things that take care of themselves. Dead plants, after all, are rather ugly.
Plants grown even in the right place need care and nurturing when they are young. But the plants I love and tend to grow are the ones that, as they mature, become almost self-sustaining.
JEFFERSON CITY — After waiting patiently for nearly four months, Missouri’s Democratic legislators said Tuesday that they plan to force Republicans to at least consider debating a resolution denouncing President Bush and his plan to privatize Social Security.
The action, which required 55 legislators to sign a petition urging lawmakers to hear House Concurrent Resolution 14, effectively moved the resolution out of the committee where it has been sitting since March and will force it onto the House calendar. The calendar is a list of bills and resolutions that eventually will be debated by representatives.