Shortly before he died, convicted murderer Richard Liggett was asked to make two of the simple plywood coffins he meticulously crafted for fellow prisoners. Except the caskets would be for Billy and Ruth Graham.
When lawmakers passed new regulations for some abortion providers last month, Planned Parenthood claimed the "onerous requirements" would force it to halt abortions in Kansas City and Columbia. But that may not be the case.
Miguel Olivo went 5-for-5, and cost himself a day off. Rick Vanden Hurk struck out a career-best seven batters, got the win and is headed for the minors.
Scott Santschi hit his first homer of the season and had two RBIs, and defending champion Oregon State survived some nervous moments to defeat Cal State Fullerton 3-2 in the College World Series on Saturday night.
School buses flanked the horse trailers Friday at Boone County Fairgrounds.
Roughly 500 children from area schools and day cares showed up for the free event which showcased the cowboys and girls of the Missouri High School Rodeo state finals. Featured events were calf and goat roping, pole bending, team roping and barrel racing.
My first thought was, “No way. I’m a city girl. City girls don’t do that.”
Less than 24 hours later, I found myself in the middle of a rodeo arena, tying my first goat.
Aaron Baddeley escaped with an amazing par from deep rough at the base of a bunker on the 17th hole, finished strong with a birdie for an even-par 70 and wound up with a two-shot lead over Woods after three rounds of the U.S. Open on Saturday.
At 18 months, Casey Chasteen was in the saddle. Around the time most children are becoming used to walking on their own two legs, this Columbia native, now 17 years old, was learning how to stay steady on not two, but four legs.
Would a coupon system for refuse bags be better or worse for you? Why? How can we strike a balance between the desire for good cell phone reception and the proliferation of towers? Will the insurgents’ move to outlying provinces help or hurt the U.S. effort? Why? What are the pros and cons of learning online as opposed to the classroom? How would you like the state to proceed on highway funding?
What if Al Gore had won the 2000 presidential election but died in office? Would President Joe Lieberman have been worse than George W. Bush? His recent actions suggest that he could have descended even lower in his illogical and immoral responses to the tragedy of Sept. 11. Although now an independent, Lieberman provides a cautionary tale for folks who talk of backing “any Democrat” who can win.
If you rob a bank, you’re looking at doing 20 years hard time. But what if a bank robs you?
Ah, that’s an entirely different deal. Unlike you, national banks that do wrong generally don’t fear the cop on the beat. Why not? Because the cop’s salary is paid by the banks.
About that bolt of lightning that missed Rudy Giuliani last week: Frankly, Rudy would not have been my first choice for divine retribution on that Republican stage. Was the crackle — which stopped the former New York mayor from fully responding to a Rhode Island bishop’s highly personal criticism of his pro-choice views — really meant for him? One doubts it. Messages from above tend to get delivered.
A confession: These last few weeks, while I’ve been chiding the legislature and advising the curators, to no appreciable effect in either case, I’ve been doing it from a safe distance. Well, maybe not a safe distance, but a considerable distance. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I can keep up with Columbia from my temporary home in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I have a tiny video clip of my father.
In the clip, my dad isn’t doing anything important. He’s throwing out an old pizza box.
Three seconds, that’s all. Nothing important. But I watch it frequently.
Because we never know when things are going to end.
The sounds of violins, flutes and trumpets fill the theater, accompanied by 100 cell phones ringing at once.
This is the sound of Columbia’s first cell phone concert.
About 50 Columbia residents gathered on a muggy afternoon Saturday at Douglass Park to rededicate the pool.
The ceremony celebrated the renovation of the nearly 70-year-old facility. The $299,000 project went better than planned, according to Park Services Manager Mike Griggs.
A Las Vegas-based airline has expressed interest in flying into and out of Columbia Regional Airport.
Allegiant Air has talked with city officials about adding future commercial air service at Columbia Regional. Spokeswoman Tyri Squyres said the airline likes to fly to and from “underserved cities” or smaller markets.
As part of a voter mandate requiring the city to step up its use of renewable energy, Dan Dasho, Columbia's Water and Light director, has been working to get electricity transmitted to Columbia from a wind farm in northwestern Missouri
Savory aromas and billowing smoke came from the barbecue grill that provided free food to attendees of the Juneteenth Celebration at Douglass Park on Saturday.
On Saturday, the Missouri River Communities Network held “Rollin’ for the River,” a part fundraising, part awareness-raising event, in which participants had the chance to float over 14 miles of the river. Participants could also bike along the Katy Trail.