For some, the freedom that college life affords — being able to set one’s own schedule, choose what to be involved in and so on — doesn’t end after graduation caps are tossed.
A pending class action lawsuit against Shelter Life Insurance Co. could affect 45,000 current and former policy owners.
As gas prices soar and parking spaces disappear, students will soon have an alternative to get to campus. The Gold Route, marketed by Columbia Transit as a student commuter route aimed at saving students money on gas and parking, will begin operations Aug. 16, said Lee Radtke, marketing specialist for Columbia Transit.
The number of University of Missouri System parents who were notified about their child’s first serious offense involving alcohol nearly doubled in the 2005-06 academic year compared with the previous year, according to a report given to the UM System Board of Curators at their July meeting.
As Michael Marcum was heading up Ninth Street on Friday, he drew the eyes, smiles and even a few camera flashes from passersby. He just rang the bell on his handlebars and kept peddling, looking for customers who might be interested in taking a free ride on his pedicab, a pedestrian taxi that allows riders to sit behind him in an open carriage.
ST. LOUIS — It appeared that Ronnie Belliard had a bit of the jitters in his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Some Missouri soccer players spent their summer playing on two teams in the most competitive women’s soccer league in the U.S.
ST. LOUIS — Chase Utley’s legs, along with a reconsidered official scoring call, helped him extend his hitting streak to 34 games.
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Rain forced the Kansas City Chiefs to cancel their morning practice for the second day in a row Wednesday, but they were still busy in the front office.
Mark Teahen hit a go-ahead, two-run home run and drove in three runs to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
The Missouri volleyball team was picked to finish third in the Big 12 Conference behind Nebraska and Texas in the 2006 preseason coaches’ poll. In 2005, the Tigers set a new school record in conference wins, and finished 25-5. Jessica Vander Kooi, a senior, was selected for the Preseason All-Big 12 Team. Vander Kooi was an AVA honorable mention All-American in 2005
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams signed Moe Williams to a one-year contract on Wednesday, addressing the need for a backup running back.
Despite their expertise with flames, Columbia firefighters tried to avoid the heat Tuesday night.
It wasn’t long ago that the Columbia Water and Light Department was urging people to use more electricity. “Your home will be happier at Christmas time with a new electric appliance,” the department proclaimed in a 1966 advertisement in the Missourian.
When Boone County was named the best county in the state for seniors to live in, it was because of the quality of life in the county, not the bias of the analysts, Bill Elder assured the crowd at the Senior Center on Tuesday.
Personnel problems at the Boone County Fire Protection District, which started last summer with complaints from volunteer firefighters and former employees and continued this summer with the discovery of bookkeeping mistakes during the 2005 audit, have done more than just increase the workload for the district’s board of directors. They have also hindered the board from addressing district salaries and exposed holes in policies related to the supervision of employees, board members said.
Three new members of Regional Economic Development Inc.’s board of directors were introduced Tuesday as the group held its annual investors meeting.
Hank Stelzer, a forester with MU Extension, offers this analogy when trying to explain why it’s important to manage forested land:
During a week like this one, when temperatures topped 100 degrees, Columbia Transit passengers will have more places to take respite from the heat with eight new benches, two relocated ones and seven new bus shelters Columbia Transit has installed since May.
Two firefighters with the Boone County Fire Protection District will head to northern Minnesota on Thursday to join a team deploying from Rolla to fight the Cavity Lake wildfire.