What voters said about the election

Some Missouri voters share their thoughts about the people and issues on Tuesday's ballot.

Blunt touts aid during MU visit

In the 2005-06 school year, about 1,000 MU students received a combined total of $2.4 million in scholarship grants from the state. But if a plan proposed by Gov. Matt Blunt goes into effect, the amount spent would go up to $9 million — and 5,500 students would receive aid.

Some like it hot

On Monday, the sun was out in full force. Temperatures reached 84 degrees, nearly meeting the 1946 record of 85. People were seen walking their dogs or outside practicing soccer. While Monday brought spring warmth to the forefront, Tuesday is expected to bring some spring showers.

Columbia at a glance

A picture of the people who comprise Columbia.

Lipizzaner stallions to perform

The Lipizzaner stallions of Austria were once bred for battle, but now they are trained to entertain, in a tradition rooted in the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

New life seen for seat belt proposal

JEFFERSON CITY — A controversial provision that would give more authority to police officers in ticketing drivers and passengers for seat belt violations may get another chance Wednesday night, Tom Dempsey, House majority floor leader, R-St. Charles, said Monday.

City Council approves library agreement

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved an agreement for the Daniel Boone Regional Library to build a branch on the Atkins Tract, 80 acres of land donated to Columbia and Boone County by developer Tom Atkins in 2002.

W. Broadway traffic study set by city

The City Council voted Monday night to try to put to rest a 37-year-old debate about whether to expand a corridor of West Broadway.

Cool fix for hot problem

At nearly $4, a double mocha latte from your favorite coffee shop can be pretty pricey. So it’s a shame when the first sip is so hot it scorches your tongue but the last gulp is so cold you wind up throwing it out.

Vision workshop gives residents voice on issues

What would you think about challenging Columbians to trade places with others for a day and interact with people outside their usual social circles? Or creating a Chamber of the Arts to serve art professionals the way the Chamber of Commerce supports businesses?

Tiebreaker hands loss to Hickman

The Hickman boys tennis team lost its first match of the season 5-4 to Helias on Monday at Hickman.

Shooting for more

Hickman senior Chris Johnson has amassed an abundance of accolades during his golf career.

Blues halt streak of playoff-bound Dallas

Glen Metropolit and Doug Weight scored in a 17-second span in the second period to help the St. Louis Blues stop the Dallas Stars’ four-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory on Monday night.

Rock Bridge offense rolls in Bruins’ season opener

After the Rock Bridge baseball team’s spring break, Bruins coach Justin Towe thought it would take some time for his players to get adjusted at the plate.

Voters elect Hindman, Skala, Wade

Columbia voters re-elected Mayor Darwin Hindman for a record fifth term on Tuesday.

Calling for the truth

JEFFERSON CITY — Quiet days don’t exist in the eighth-floor offices of the Missouri Public Services Commission.

Kids discover conservation, wildlife

A live snake, an American kestrel and compost worms together with a preserved sturgeon were some of the wild animals on display for Columbia children and their parents at the American Legion Post 202 just outside Columbia.

Consultant offers view on police complaints

A 20-year-old system for conducting internal reviews at the Columbia Police Department should be “completely revamped,” a consultant plans to tell City Council members tonight.

Saving bodies

More than 24,000 American soldiers have been wounded in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. Most of the injuries have been to the arms and legs, and hundreds of soldiers have suffered infections that led to the amputation of one or more limbs.

Silver ‘Clutch’ in MU victory

For the Missouri softball team, Sunday’s game against No. 10 Texas (26-9, 2-3) saw repeat performances from two of its standouts in Saturday’s come-from-behind victory.