River holding steady; crest forecasts fall again

Crest forecasts for the Missouri River have fallen each day this week since weekend rains threatened to cause flooding that would rival 1993 and 1995, and this morning was no exception.

Water Patrol, tug boat secure loose barge on Missouri River

The Missouri State Water Patrol secured a free-floating barge after it threatened to close the Missouri River Bridge at Jefferson City. With the the help of a tug boat authorities managed to intercept the barge upriver from Jefferson City.

Water Patrol wrestles loose barge on Missouri River

Missouri State Water Patrol officers this morning were attempting to corral one of two barges that broke loose near Glasgow overnight before it threatens the Missouri River bridge at Jefferson City.

Interview with David Hutchinson, owner of Columbia Computer Center

Once prom ended, the partying began

The proms are over, and students from Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools fan out for post-prom celebrations. On the west side of town, about 40 teens gather at Broadway Christian Church; on the east side, another 40 or so gather at La Quinta Inn.

Senate OKs agriculture head

JEFFERSON CITY — Although Democrats questioned the qualifications of Gov. Matt Blunt’s nominee to run the state Agriculture Department, a Senate committee signed off on her appointment Wednesday.

A graduate of note

When she first came to MU, Katie Andres felt like she was a pretty good French horn player. So she auditioned for one of the school’s concert ensembles. After her audition, Andres nervously walked into the Fine Arts building to see if she had done well enough to qualify for the Symphonic Wind Ensemble or the Symphonic Band, MU’s most prestigious bands. Her name wasn’t on either list, and when she asked her teacher about the audition, Andres was informed that she had finished dead last out of 16 horn players.

MU has no financial plan for Tiger Spot

Last July, MU announced it would have a plan in place to remove Tiger Spot from Lowry Mall to an inside location elsewhere on campus. But, as the school year comes to an end, the mosaic still sits outside the northern entrance of Ellis Library.

Cougars Region V softball champs

The Columbia College softball team beat Culver-Stockton 4-0 Thursday in the championship game of the NAIA Region V Softball Tournament.

Flooding still a threat across state

Storms prompted flash flood warnings for several counties in mid-Missouri on Thursday afternoon, but an official with the National Weather Service didn’t believe the rain was widespread enough to exacerbate flooding on the Missouri River.

Towns continue to add sandbags, and some evacuate as rivers rise.

KANSAS CITY — Floodwaters rose still higher across northwest and central Missouri on Thursday, leading nervous residents to remove valuables from their homes and fill sandbags to protect river communities.

Tigers on the title prowl

After coming up short in its quest for the university’s second Big 12 Conference regular season championship, the Missouri softball team starts it’s pursuit of a Big 12 tournament championship today when they play Texas at 1:30 p.m. at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

No scientific theory with intelligent design

There continues to be debate about whether both evolution theory and intelligent design theory are science. More discussion about the scientific method might be helpful to your readers.

MU shouldn’t give sale funds to Salvation Army

I was intrigued with the announcement in the May 4 MU mass e-mail, Tiger Treasures Rummage Sale, which is sponsored by Campus Facilities. I think it’s a great idea that MU’s recycling coordinator is finding ways to do something useful with students’ castoffs, but I found the Salvation Army as the sole beneficiary very concerning.