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On holy ground

A significant taboo is being temporarily suspended at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri, but it’s all in the name of progress. Earlier this year, the mosque, at 201 S. Fifth St., began a $250,000 renovation.

Proposed smoking ban up for comment

Columbia residents will have their first shot Tuesday to comment on a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in indoor public places.

More than a workout

On Mondays and Tuesdays, nearly 5,000 MU students pass through the MU Recreation Complex to participate in a variety of activities as diverse as yoga classes and mountain climbing.

Cushion project aims to fight wheelchair sores

When MU student Mike Delger was working on a prototype cushion modification that would help prevent pressure sores for wheelchair users, he ran into problems he didn’t expect.

Mayors support city-to-city trail

For some, the idea is poetry to their ears: rail and trail, biking and hiking. For others, hearing the idea triggers a series of alarms: liability, easements and funding.

March hopes to foster diversity dialogue

Erin Moses said she was raised to be aware of her community and to question the world around her. That’s why, when she began to plan MU sorority Zeta Phi Beta’s sixth-annual unity march, she decided on the theme of “Have We Overcome?”

Police search turns up meth, cocaine

A Columbia man was arrested at his home Saturday on suspicion of drug distribution and trafficking after a police search.

Win cushions collapse

It’s been the kind of season where clinching an 11th-place finish can be considered reason to celebrate.

Past glory makes Columbia memorable for NU’s Walker

When Nebraska freshman Marcus Walker came out onto Norm Stewart Court for warmups Sunday, he couldn’t help thinking about his most recent game in Mizzou Arena.

Pinkel sheds little light on QB situation

Less than a minute into his press conference to preview spring football practice, the lights went out on Gary Pinkel.

MU fan group makes sure they’re heard

The Chicago Cubs have the “Bleacher Bums.” The New York Yankees have their “Bleacher Creatures.” Even Missouri’s men’s basketball team has the “Antlers”.

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