An MU sophomore was arrested Wednesday in connection with an Oct. 15 assault in front of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity house. Jeffrey Forkan, 20, listed in the most recent edition of the university’s Greek Directory as a member of the fraternity, was arrested at the fraternity house by Columbia police Wednesday on suspicion of third-degree assault after he gave a statement to police. He was later released on his signature to appear in court, Columbia police Sgt. Ken Hammond said.
Jesse Auditorium will be transformed into a Tennessee courtroom next week to re-enact what many believe to be the trial of the century. L.A. Theatre Works, a company that produces live audio theater, is bringing its docudrama, written by playwright and award-winning producer Peter Goodchild, to Columbia on Sunday and Tuesday as a part of the University Concert Series.
In case of bioterror attack, be prepared. That’s the goal of the Columbia/Boone County Health Department, which will conduct an exercise Wednesday morning to test how best to use volunteers in a public health emergency. The exercise will last from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church, 3200 Chapel Hill Road. The Voluntary Action Center and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program are partners in the endeavor, and they’re hoping to recruit as many volunteers as possible.
Two Oakland Junior High School students were arrested Wednesday after shooting a pellet gun loaded with BBs at a parked school bus, police said. The boys, ages 15 and 16, were on a school bus parked at Lange Middle School, 2201 E. Smiley Lane, when they shot the gun from the window of the bus, hitting a parked bus that had come from the junior high, a police report said. No one was injured in the incident.
Columbia Police and the U.S. Marshals Service are searching for a 22-year-old man wanted in Florida on suspicion of murder. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Randy Demarco Carter has family and friends in Columbia and might be in the area, Columbia police Sgt. Ken Hammond said.
The black walnuts piled in the back of Sherry Cannady’s forest green Ford Ranger don’t know what’s about to happen to them, but Cannady does. Standing in the bed of her truck, she lowers the tailgate and starts emptying walnuts from a black plastic trash can into a hopper at the base of a large green “hulling machine.”
It seems to be a matter of proximity. The pesky, no-good, next-door neighbor eager to ruin your concentration. Welcome to the Missouri football team’s noon matchup Saturday at Kansas, its oldest and biggest rival.
Down on one knee, awaiting the snap, the holder knows what’s coming. Along with the ball, there will be a rush of defenders coming at him like a freight train. He yells “hike” to the center and the extra point attempt begins. He catches the snap, turns the ball laces out and suddenly what he feared was coming, arrives. Hit by a defender, his leg rolls under him awkwardly and he lies on the field in pain.
Hickman football coach Gregg Nesbitt calls his senior quarterback “blue collar.” Andrew Perkins is not the fastest player on the Hickman football team. He’s probably not even in the top five.
There is more to Rock Bridge’s Phillip King than quick feet and long strides. While he has developed into one of the state’s top cross country runners this season, he has also set high standards for himself outside of the sport. He is the consumate student-athlete, achieving success in the classroom and on the race course.
TROY — Hickman coach Greg Gunn wanted his team to focus on volleyball this week, so he had a simple solution. He gave his players volleyballs to carry around for three straight days at school. Some girls, like senior MegAnn Schlader, named their balls. Schlader named hers “Omammy,” while senior Caitlin Keith forgot to carry her ball once, and had to run extra at practice.
Kat Tarr’s freshman season as a defender for the Missouri soccer team has been a learning experience, and she doesn’t want her soccer education to end today. Tarr, who has started 16 games in the backfield, and the Tigers (9-6-3, 3-4-2 Big 12) will play the Kansas Jayhawks at 3 p.m. today in Lawrence, Kan., with the season on the line. Eighth in the Big 12 Conference with only today’s game to play before the eight-team Big 12 tournament, Missouri must beat KU or rely on the outcome of ninth-place Oklahoma State’s game against Oklahoma this evening. If the Tigers lose and the Cowboys win, MU’s season is likely over. Although the Tigers will have the required .500 record for the NCAA Tournament, it is unlikely they will get a bid without a strong showing against fifth-place Kansas (10-6-2, 5-3-1 Big 12).
Brad Smith and the Missouri football team ran for 277 yards against Nebraska on Saturday, but that does not compare to the distance members of Sigma Nu fraternity are running as part of their first Game Ball Run. About 55 people, including others from the university community, are running about 170 miles with a football from Memorial Stadium in Columbia to Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan.
Missouri sophomore cross country runner Kasey Kimball is technically following in the footsteps of the rest of her family. But she doesn’t like to think about it that way. Kimball, whose parents and brother, Stewart, ran for Missouri, has been strong for the Tigers all season. Her most impressive finishes came at the Southern Stampede on Sept. 17, where she was 13th overall and second for MU, and the Bradley Classic on Oct. 14, where she placed sixth overall and third for MU. She will compete for the Tigers in today’s Big 12 Championships in Waco, Texas.
Missouri quarterback Brad Smith was one of eight Division I-A football players named as a 2005 National Scholar-Athlete on Thursday. Smith will receive a postgraduate scholarship worth $18,000. He is the 10th MU football player to win this award; offensive lineman Rob Droege was the last Tiger to be given the award, in 2003.
When the Hickman and Rock Bridge football teams step onto Faurot Field tonight for the Providence Bowl, bright lights, a video screen and the roar of an estimated crowd of 10,000 will surround them. It will be quite a change from their usual high school stadiums.
Rock Bridge was threatening to break a scoreless fourth-quarter tie. The Bruins broke their offensive huddle and lined up on Hickman’s 14-yard line. Junior Tom Satalowich’s fingers sank into the wet grass as the tight end crouched into his three-point stance. The ball was snapped.
The world’s major religions were not formed with the intention of fighting one another, said Martin Marty, the renowned author and retired professor of religious history at the University of Chicago. So, why is religion the source of so much conflict in society today?
NEW ORLEANS — When a room smells, most people leave it. Monique Nelson did the opposite. Before pulling a painter’s mask down from her forehead to her mouth, Monique takes one last deep breath. “Be careful and don’t touch the walls,” Freddie Owens, her uncle, says. “The mold is dangerous.”