Building up an artists village

Thirteen years ago when glass artist Susan Taylor Glasgow and her husband, Brian, first bought property on North Ninth Street, she remembers the area was overrun by drugs and prostitution. Many downtown businesses had relocated to the Columbia Mall, and, according to Taylor Glasgow, North Ninth Street looked all but abandoned.

In a Wal-Mart town, critical film draws crowd

The crowd grew quickly outside Ragtag Cinemacafe for the Friday evening showing of “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.” Employees said the 75 tickets sold out in about five minutes, but more people still filtered into the theater, hoping to somehow see the film.

Panel to share Bonne Femme findings

After completing the most comprehensive analysis ever performed on the condition of the streams in the Bonne Femme Watershed, Applied Ecological Services will present its findings to the public tonight.

Fairgrounds gets help to improve operations

Members of the nonprofit Service Corps of Retired Executives will meet with Boone County commissioners today to discuss operational plans for the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Pedestrian struck crossing Providence

Jeffrey Synos, 23, was in the intensive-care unit at University Hospital on Sunday morning after being hit by a car Saturday night. According to a report from Columbia police, Synos was walking across Providence Road on Stewart Road after 10 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Tracy L. Butcher, 25. The hospital said Synos’ condition was fair as of Sunday morning.

Psychological crises afflict universities

More students are coming to MU in need of counseling center services for problems such as depression, anxiety and stress, said Kathleen Boggs, director of the MU Counseling Center.

MU High takes college off campus

Damian Von Schoenborn is ahead of the game. During his junior year at Rock Bridge High School, Von Schoenborn completed the highest level of math classes available to him.

Crime warning system mostly idle

When residents of the Benton-Stephens neighborhood gathered at the Oct. 10 meeting of their community association, they were on edge.

Embodying health

For the 10th year, Columbia elementary school students have been traveling through the human body with Body Walk. The program teaches children the importance of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Valet parking hits an obstacle

Valet parking has arrived in downtown Columbia, but a St. Louis company is having to adapt its strategy to comply with a Columbia city ordinance.

Edwards’ streak ends at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. — After two straight victories catapulted Carl Edwards up the standings in NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup championship the 26-year-old Columbia native was disappointed Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Temple breaks through

Tony Temple had fumbled twice against Colorado, so against Baylor, he wasn’t taking any chances.

Sharp start

As if he was an opposing scout sizing up the Missouri roster, coach Quin Snyder gave his take on the play of Tiger freshman Matt Lawrence.

Tigers fall to top-ranked Huskers

The Missouri volleyball team had the daunting task of playing the No. 1 team in the nation at a place that has sold out 67 consecutive matches. Despite this, the Tigers still almost came out with a victory Sunday in Lincoln, Neb.