MU center beams into defense work

An overhead projector beamed a satellite image on the wall before a group gathered in the hallway of the Lafferre Building on the MU campus Tuesday.

’05 saw summer of weather extremes

The summer of 2005 was a weather roller coaster for the Columbia area as rainfall jumped from one extreme to the other.

Program to help landowners take care of wildlife

What does an animal need to survive? How do you manage a stream running through your property? Where does a food plot fit in to managing a white-tailed deer habitat?

Council delays rezoning, honors police officer

The Columbia City Council agreed Tuesday to delay action on a rezoning request that would have led to a new single-family residential neighborhood in south Columbia. Landowner George Wilson wants nearly 120 acres east of Howard Orchard Road rezoned from agricultural to residential.

Sluggish Kewpies edge Camdenton, 49-48

Turnovers, missed passes and baskets, and poor defense plagued the Hickman Kewpies Tuesday night at home.

It’s finally here: USC vs. Texas

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Anticipated all season, set up with matching blowouts and relentlessly hyped for the last month, the Rose Bowl everyone’s been waiting for is finally here.

Penn State wins Orange in 3 OTs

MIAMI — This really was one for the ages.

Lighting up their lives

Several years ago, Laura Christisen met Ethel, a petite woman who harbored an enormous resentment. Ethel, who was in her late 80s, hated leaving the home her husband built five decades earlier to move into a nursing home. And she let Christisen know it: Seething with anger, she proclaimed, “God is dead!”

Bill would trim some cuts to Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY, — Some legislators denounced waste, fraud and abuse last year as they repealed a Medicaid health care program for the working disabled.

Tigers show potential

Freshman Leo Lyons came in as the blue-chip recruit who Tiger fans hoped would eventually fill the hole left by Linas Kleiza at power forward.

Friendship flourishes at MU games

The cup holders are nice. There are more bathrooms and wider aisles. And the seats are a lot more comfortable. But the company, now the company is second to none.

End of season, outlook fluster Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — The only 10-win team not in the playoffs seethed with frustration Monday. Players stuffed their belongings into black plastic bags and reluctantly said their goodbyes, filled with thoughts of what might have been.

Rams officially dismiss Martz

ST. LOUIS — Now that Mike Martz has medical clearance to return to coaching, he will need to find a team.

Council to mull rates for tax bills

Mike Martin doesn’t believe he should have to pay a $2,400 special tax bill for street and sidewalk work in front of his rental properties on North Sixth Street.

Hooters to open in Columbia this month

The Hooters restaurant chain is opening its first franchise in mid-Missouri.

Blues back to form with fast start

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues finally got off to a strong start at home.

Doris Chiles, 64, dies

She loved to cook. She loved to read. But, more than anything, Doris Mearl Saling Chiles loved helping others.

A home for the ages

NEW FRANKLIN — Dexter Slagle glanced one last time at the rolling hills he knew as a boy before turning to pass through the normally padlocked door and into a memory: the Hickman House that his family owned many years before.

Housing project still stirs up dust

The first explosions shook Keith Baumstark’s house and scared the daylights out of his 90-year-old mother-in-law. Baumstark said he was never notified that dynamite charges would pulverize the limestone hill about 200 yards from his house for the next month.

Two vie for seat on fire board

The salaries of top management and the relationship between Boone County Fire Protection District Chief Steve Paulsell and his assistant Sharon Curry are emerging as the two primary issues in the race for a seat on the district’s board of directors.