New utility law gets a second look

JEFFERSON CITY — Senators proposed Tuesday the repeal of a new law that could allow natural gas companies to raise their rates to offset revenue losses that result from consumers conserving.

New term enrollment increases for local colleges

With classes for the 2006 spring semester in their second day, Columbia and Stephens colleges have seen an overall increase in enrollment over the semester break.

‘Front door from the east’ gets new development

Heading east of Columbia on Interstate 70, motorists may notice a bulldozer here and a dump truck there at the southeast quadrant of the Lake of the Woods exit. These machines are the prelude to rolling out the red carpet for increased interest in the area.

Smith Hatchery acreage purchased

After months of speculation by residents living along Route K and Smith Hatchery Road, a local development group has purchased a substantial amount of acreage south of Columbia that stretches to near the Missouri River.

MU law students come to aid of evacuees

When you think about hurricane relief, an army of civic-minded law students probably isn’t what comes to mind. But in Katrina’s wake, access to life’s necessities — food, clothing, and shelter — has often been a matter of navigating a thorny thicket of legal problems and red tape.

Winning on the road

NORMAN, Okla — With Missouri’s need for a win over a marquee-name opponent filled by Saturday’s win over Oklahoma State, all that was left was a big road win.

Watching the referees

When the boos came cascading down on referee Curtis Shaw after he called the foul that put Marshall Brown on the line to hit the deciding free throws with 1.8 seconds, it didn’t surprise former referee Charles Greene.

Kewpies edged in OT

Center Logan Harris’s dunk within the first minute of the game should have set the tone of the game for the Hickman Kewpies.

Women take 11-win streak to Nebraska

Riding an 11-game winning streak and carrying it’s brand-new national ranking, the Missouri women’s basketball team plays Nebraska (10-3, 2-0) at 7 p.m. tonight in Lincoln.

Life after loss

A year after a crime that rocked the Columbia community, Columbia police Officer Corey Bowden talked Monday about the personal impact of the death of his wife, Officer Molly Bowden. For the past year, he says, he has learned to live with memories of her while rebuilding and moving toward the future.

Medicare Part D a problem for some

Some seniors switching to the new Medicare Part D drug benefit that took effect Jan. 1 are having problems filling prescriptions, prompting one Columbia pharmacist to call the transition “a train wreck.”

Where’s that snow shovel?

Snow sculptors, rejoice. A blanket of wet, packable snow is expected to accumulate in Columbia by this evening.

Edwards back with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — Seventeen years after he was an intern with the Kansas City Chiefs, Herman Edwards is their head coach.

Dandridge stepping up

Walk into the Missouri Tigers basketball locker room after a game and many trends are noticeable.

Tigers’ McKinney soaring

Four years ago, Jimmy McKinney was considered a groundbreaking recruit at Missouri, an instinctive guard from St. Louis’ Public High League who could open doors as well as produce victories.

Kewpie senior leads team

In the Hickman Kewpies’ starting lineup, there is one sophomore who stands at 6’2. There are three juniors whose heights ranges from 6’2 to 6’5.

Nixon sues over ATV sales spin

Attorney General Jay Nixon sued the parent company of ProCycle on Monday over complaints of false promises and misrepresentation in their motorsport retail stores in Columbia and Springfield.

Groups strive to save quail

Missouri’s bobwhite quail population is declining, but the effort to restore its habitat is growing.

MU women ranked No. 24

Missouri’s Women’s basketball team entered the Associated Press Top 25 poll Monday, the first time since the Dec. 30, 1984, poll that Mizzou has made the wire-service Top 25.

Snow is a no show

Umbrellas, not snow shovels, were the weather tools of the day in Columbia on Tuesday.