Charity fashion show offers up key trends for upcoming season

The feel was New York, but the setting was Columbia -- and from the appearance of Saturday night’s Model Citizen Fashion Show in the Executive Center of the Holiday Inn Select, young women are going to have many chic options for the spring season. The event raised $150,000 for the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and was hosted by School of Journalism alumna Jann Carl of "Entertainment Tonight."

City Council OKs interchange project

Several prominent Columbia businessmen were all smiles Monday night after the City Council moved to go ahead with the Gans Road interchange project.

An early taste of springtime

Monday’s temperatures were only a preview of the spring-like weather expected to reach mid-Missouri this week.

Hearing to focus on energy

Anyone considering installing solar panels or a backyard windmill at home to generate electricity may be interested in attending a public hearing at 5:30 tonight in the City Council chambers.

Donations buy van for paralyzed lawyer

Max Lewis is paralyzed from the neck down, but he should have a lot less trouble getting around town now.

Churches offer Lenten breakfasts

Beginning tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, more than a half-dozen local churches will take turns hosting breakfasts to promote Lenten themes and fellowship among different Christian denominations.

Deputy superintendent position eliminated

Jacque Cowherd said he wasn’t surprised by the decision to eliminate his job as deputy superintendent of the Columbia Public School District.

Firm for Broadway study is chosen

With talk of possible improvements to Broadway between Garth Avenue and West Boulevard on hold, the city staff has selected a consultant to study the street’s present and future traffic capacity.

Where the streets have new names

Talk turns to animals when Sarah Chapin gives directions to her house in Vanderveen Crossing.

Harris opposes MOHELA bill

JEFFERSON CITY — The governor’s plan to sell off some of the assets of the state’s higher education loan authority gained more opposition Monday as a major proponent of the plan withdrew his support.

Sign plan is put off again after more adjustments

Three proposals to the City Council experienced somewhat of a deja vu Monday night.

Illegal entry bill passed by House

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House of Representatives passed legislation 143-4 on Monday that expands circumstances in which Missourians legally can kill people illegally intruding on their property.

Past ugly for OU coach

Mike Anderson doesn’t have a relationship with many of the coaches in the Big 12 yet. But he does have one with Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel.

Elite club preparing for Beijing

Ann Arbor, Mich., is home to Club Wolverine, one of the most prominent swim clubs in the world. Five members of this elite squad competed in the Missouri Grand Prix at the Mizzou Aquatic Center this weekend. Four Olympians, plus Davis Tarwater, a member of the U.S National team who hasn’t competed in the Olympics, swam in Columbia.

Stephens ties school record for victories

Stephens College beat St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 81-60, Monday in St. Louis to tie the school record for wins in a season.

Dominance in Little Apple

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Freshman reserve Sherron Collins scored 20 points and led a key second-half run, and No. 6 Kansas beat Kansas State 71-62 Monday night to extend its winning streak in Manhattan to 24 games.

Legendary fielders get recognition

ST. LOUIS — Brooks Robinson turns 70 in May and has made just one concession to age. At Baltimore Orioles fantasy camps these days, the ground balls get lost in his glove at first base so he doesn’t have to bounce any throws across the diamond.

Early morning fire damages apartment

A fire at an apartment building in east Columbia caused $125,000 in damage early Tuesday morning, displacing five people overnight.