Annual event encourages healthy travel

Get some exercise, help the environment, promote safety and save money on gasoline, all while spending time with your family.

Bingham work to be unveiled at ball

The gray-blue eyes of James Madison Gordon gaze calmly from his rosy complexion. With one pale hand drawing out the breast of a three-piece suit, a broad bow tie flattened at his neck, Gordon looks like a man who has just stepped out of the winter cold.

New pig embryo technique aids disease research

Researching cures for human diseases will be easier and less expensive thanks to a breakthrough by Randy Prather, MU professor of reproductive biotechnology, and his team of MU scientists.

Sentencing retrial starts with jury selection

Next Friday, the 45-year-old man convicted of what police called one of the most brutal crimes in Columbia’s history will have his second chance at life in prison instead of execution.

Outdoor concerts return to Columbia’s Ninth Street

Live performances began spilling out the doors of The Blue Note onto Ninth Street four years ago, when Richard King, the club’s owner, first got permission from the city to close the street between Broadway and Walnut Street.

The District Gallery Crawl exhibits Columbia artists

At The District Gallery Crawl tonight an artist just might talk you into sitting for a portrait.

Curators consider UM sports oversight

Five weeks ago, MU Athletic Director Mike Alden emerged with his job barely intact after a closed meeting ofthe UM System Board of Curators.

After the hail come months of recovery

Nearly two months ago, hail the size of golf balls and tennis balls pelted the roof of Jay McGarraugh’s house in the Rockingham subdivision of west-central Columbia.

MOHELA deadline looms as debate continues

JEFFERSON CITY — Several plans for how the state should spend proceeds expected from a college loan sale have been debated by legislators since the state’s loan agency first proposed on Jan. 31 to sell half its assets.

Diner owner gets home detention

A Columbia restaurant owner was sentenced to 30 days of home detention and two years of unsupervised probation Tuesday in 13th Circuit Court after he pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawfully receiving ATP cards, or food stamps.

Reds complete Cardinals sweep

CINCINNATI — Javier Valentin watched the ball leave his bat and fly right toward second baseman Aaron Miles, giving the pinch-hitter a momentary fright. The way the Cincinnati Reds are playing, he should have known better.

Bruins serve up Kewpies

The last time the Rock Bridge boys’ tennis team played Hickman on April 6, the Bruins came away with the victory but had no answer for Hickman’s Latifi brothers. Freshman Eemaun Latifi and senior Omeed Latifi won both their singles matches and teamed up for a doubles win in the 6-3 loss.

Hickman readies for rivalry

The Hickman girls’ soccer team is usually exhausted and relieved when practice is over. The girls slowly pull off their knee-high socks, gather their bags and head toward home, looking forward to warm meals and relaxation.

At 36, Chiefs’ Roaf not feeling his age

KANSAS CITY — Willie Roaf’s mammoth body just turned 36 and he’s feeling spry as a cat.

Legislature passes $413 million appropriation for UM System

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri legislature passed more than $889 million in budget appropriations for higher education in the state. The appropriation includes more than $413 million for the University of Missouri System — a 2.7 increase from the current fiscal year.

Man pleads not guilty in slaying

One of three men charged in connection with the slaying of Carlos Kelly in late March pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery and second-degree murder in court on Monday.

Madison man found dead in Moberly

A 17-year-old Madison man was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound in a Moberly residence Monday night, according to a news release issued by the Moberly Police Department.

Worker satisfaction survey offered to city employees

By MEGAN TATE Larry Winn thinks city administrators are about to learn a thing or two about employee attitudes. Bruce Martin has some concerns about ethics he’d like to share. Both are among the 1,168 city employees — including firefighters, administrators and utility workers — who will have a chance to voice their thoughts about working conditions in a first-ever survey of employee satisfaction. The questionnaire, which was distributed to employees on Friday, is part of a larger effort by City Manager Bill Watkins to improve communication in city government. Assistant City Manager Tony St. Romaine said he hopes ...

Senate approves eminent domain limits

JEFFERSON CITY — In a bill stacked with a long list of alterations, the choice of a single word was critical in determining the strength of a bill to change eminent domain regulations.

Leaving the past in the past

Archaeology has taken Jane Biers many places in her life; from the forgotten Roman outposts of England, where she witnessed her first excavations, to the sprawl of Athens, where she met her husband, to the fledgling young museum of an American university town, where she carved out her place in the world.