Composer’s music strikes unique chord

The story of David MacDonald’s contemporary chamber work “Elegy” starts a couple of years ago when he began taking private composition lessons with MU music professor Thomas McKenney.

Journalism library battles moldy mess

There is nothing quite like the smell of old books. Their aroma conjures feelings of knowledge, wisdom and history. The strength of their spines is a tangible manifestation of quality held within. So when books, old or new, feel fuzzy and smell of wet cardboard, it is cause for concern.

State stumps for Rideshare

By 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, the commuter parking lot at U.S. 63 and Route AC was filling up. Sixty-five of the 82 parking spots were occupied, and drivers heading to jobs in Jefferson City continued to trickle in.

38 of 58 suspects arrested in drug sting

The largest undercover drug investigation in Centralia history ended with the arrests of 38 people early Tuesday.

Pluto, 1930 — 2006, R.I.P.

Pluto, former ninth planet, enjoyed long, eccentric orbits and infrequent visits to our solar system.

Governor cuts back MOHELA proposal

ST. LOUIS — Gov. Matt Blunt is scaling back his latest proposal to finance a university construction boom with the proceeds of Missouri’s student loan agency.

Day care plan nets tax credits

JEFFERSON CITY — A $250,000 state tax credit will help Boone Hospital be the site for Missouri’s first intergenerational day care facility for both the very young and the very old.

Defense lab site raises concerns

Lynda Hayward lives in a trailer right next to Warren Drive near MU South Farm. East of Warren Drive is a green pasture where several horses quietly eat grass. At the south end of the street, it meets New Haven Road. Golden sunflowers stretch northward from the double-lane road. There is only rural life in South Farm, two miles southeast of Columbia.

MU’s tuition climbs faster than income

Missouri’s four-year public universities have higher average tuition rates than other Big 12 Conference schools, said State Auditor Claire McCaskill in a report released Wednesday.

A Faurot in Racers’ past, too

The name Faurot is synonymous with football in Columbia.

Bruins open with champs

Elite football teams usually spar with lesser opponents to start their seasons.

Bruins recruit ready to play for Bulldogs

The tight end gave his quarterback the signal.

Tigers setting fast pace early

Nearly 45 minutes into their Wednesday afternoon scrimmage, Missouri strength and conditioning coach David Deets spotted a couple players lagging behind on a fast break.

Bruins softball team already meeting goals

Everyone benfited.

Kewpies feel at home with retooled field

In the eight years that Jon Strodtman has been the varsity soccer coach at Hickman, his teams were lucky to play one home game at the school every other year.

Coil’s play helps Bruins stay hot

Rock Bridge senior Anna Coil stepped to the tee at L.A. Nickell Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon and ripped her drive down the middle. Fortunately for coach Melissa Melahn and the rest of the Bruins, it seems to be a clear sign of things to come.

Hamblin, team getting recognition

The 2006 Missouri women’s soccer team is built on speed and athleticism. The individual and team recognition for the Tigers are arriving quickly as well.

Rock Bridge football team wins opener

Rock Bridge wasted no time on Thursday night demonstrating it is one of the top teams in the state.

Gaps in public transit seen

Boone County residents need longer hours of public transportation operation and geographically larger service areas.

MU game day to get sobering restrictions

In no way does the MU Police Department want to take the fun out of the game day experience, it says. But there will be no more kegs, no more “bulk quantities” of alcohol and no free parking along part of Providence Road anymore.