Bruins earn speedy win

The Rock Bridge tennis team (14-1) made short work of Jefferson City, 9-0. The Bruins dropped three games in six singles matches, and finished the dual meet in less than two hours.

Benefit to honor legacy of musician, writer

Carol Rose said that from the time her brother, Forrest, began writing his newspaper columns in the mid-1980s, their parents collected them.

Bruin, Kewpie soccer captains ready for battle

Gentry Coffman and Kofi Bempah have played together on a Columbia Pride soccer team for the past three summers. Tonight, they will match up against each other.

Tigers happy with spread

Missouri’s receivers are hot.

An ocean away

Lei Wang misses her mother’s cooking.

Derelict properties attract city’s scrutiny

They haunt the city with their fading signs, shaded windows and large signs advertising they’re available for rent. They remind the city of what they used to be — perhaps an auto shop, a food store or professional offices. As the businesses and neighborhoods around them continue to move forward, these buildings stay trapped as if buried in a time capsule.

Wage raise ballot issue stirs debate

JEFFERSON CITY — Jefferson City business owner Jim Baumgartner and one of his employees, Travis Lee, personify the debate over raising Missouri’s minimum wage.

Confucian values find a place in West

Many people might feel confused when talking about Confucianism, an ethical and philosophical system that emerged in China about 2,500 years ago. Even fewer people are familiar with “li,” “xin,” “jen,” “hsiao,” “yi” and “chung,” the most basic values of Confucianism. They represent rituals, honesty, benevolence, family duty, righteousness and loyalty, respectively.

Cougars win with sweep

In game one of the Columbia College volleyball team’s 30-18, 30-26, 30-23 sweep of McKendree College, sophomore setter Luana Branco was upset with a teammate’s mental mistake and playfully grabbed her by the throat.

Bruin golfers ready for district

Two months of hard work and hours spent on the golf course for the Rock Bridge girls’ golf team will come to a head Tuesday at the Missouri Class 2, District 4 Tournament at Meadow Lake Acres in New Bloomfield.

School staff concerned over grade transitions

Similar to the complaints Columbia residents expressed during communitywide forums last week, concerns were voiced by Columbia Public School District employees about the four school transitions students undergo throughout their K-12 careers at a district employee forum Tuesday.

MU would get defense money

Two research centers at the MU College of Engineering together would receive nearly $4 million if the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approve the $377.6 billion 2007 defense appropriations bill.

MOHELA deal may take a year to fund buildings

JEFFERSON CITY — By agreeing to submit his plan to lawmakers, Gov. Matt Blunt may

MSBA forum focuses on public’s opinion of schools

The Missouri School Boards’ Association says legislative advocacy and open communication may be the answer to reducing negative opinions of public education.

College Republicans, Democrats debate election-year issues

With red on the right and blue on the left, students packed MU’s Ellis Auditorium on Tuesday to show their colors.

Auto thefts rise 63% so far this year

For the first seven months of 2006, the number of auto thefts in Columbia is more than 60 percent higher than in the same period last year, but the Columbia Police Department is reluctant to describe the increase as a long-term trend.

Changes mean county saves on health insurance

Boone County has taken measures to radically change the way it handles its employees’ health insurance this year, and it has already started to see returns on those investments.

History unthawed

Shaved, crushed or cubed, ice is something we take for granted. For most of us, it’s always been there and it’s not something we think about. The same goes for the big blue structure, known to many as the Ice Building, located at 11 S. Fourth St.

MKT underpass delays explained

Construction of a trail underpass at Stewart and Providence roads began in the early spring. City officials say the project will provide a safer route for trail users by allowing them to cross beneath the intersection instead of crossing the street and encourage more people to access downtown via the MKT Trail.

MU forum addresses smoking policy

Students, faculty and staff met on Monday to discuss possible changes to the policy.