MU, Defense Department team up for nanotechnology research

MU will receive up to $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for a five-year research and development study of miniature nanotech devices that enhance Army weapons and defense systems.

The fantastic five

Five MU professors have been rewarded for their dedication to teaching with William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence.

Doing it themselves

The workshop was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sunday. But it was 10 a.m. before the class, “Creating Collectives and Co-ops,” got started and Mark Berry described how purchasing property had helped the anarchist collective he started in St. Louis 10 years ago remain viable.

Same name, new look for city Web site

After three years of its current look, the city of Columbia Web site is getting a face-lift. Today marks the first day that Columbia residents can access a redesigned city Web site,

Gas blamed for cave bats’ disappearance

A broken water main and the subsequent accumulation of chlorine gas could explain the sudden disappearance of endangered gray bats from a cave in southeast Springfield.

Independent film about child slaves comes to MU

The Invisible Children National Tour will come to MU at 7 p.m. today and Tuesday to show the 2003 documentary “Invisible Children.” The documentary was made by three independent filmmakers in their twenties: Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey and Laren Poole.

MU can’t get started

There haven’t been many occasions this season for the Missouri baseball team to lack confidence. With a 14-game winning streak, a winning record in Big 12 Conference play, and a perfect 6-0 record in three-game series, the Tigers have had plenty of reasons to feel good about themselves.

Bruck improving along with competition

After the 2006 season for the MU softball team, expectations were high for starting pitcher Jen Bruck. After all, she was the workhorse of the staff, pitching 260 innings and winning 24 games. She also carried the Tigers at the plate, leading the team in nine statistical categories. To top off her season, Bruck was named All-Big 12 Conference.

Cards slam Sheets

ST. LOUIS — Now that his April drought is over, Albert Pujols says he was never worried about the unsightly numbers next to his name.

Burton passes Kenseth for Texas repeat

FORT WORTH, Texas — When Jeff Burton won for the first time in the inaugural race in Texas, he was a young driver still trying to prove himself.

Columbian hits $200,000 jackpot

Shirley Kowalewski used to forget to check and see if her lottery tickets were winners. But she doesn’t think she’ll make that mistake again. After waiting two weeks to check the results of her most recent Powerball picks, Kowalewski learned that she had won the $200,000 jackpot.

Change of destination

Kansas City International may soon be the only airport passengers can fly to from Columbia, if a proposal by Mesa Air Group is approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Plan to limit court power questioned

JEFFERSON CITY — John Doe is getting tossed out of his home through eminent domain to make way for a new shopping complex, and he thinks he’s not getting paid enough.

U.S. 63 rail bridge plan could save $1 million

A proposal to use an abandoned bridge to redirect trains at the COLT railway crossing on U.S. 63 could save the city $1 million, according to a report sent to the City Council on April 6.