Reactor drill canceled

An emergency drill scheduled for today at the MU Research Reactor Center has been canceled due to rain, according to MU spokesman Christian Basi.

"Dishwasher Pete" returns to Columbia

Tales of life in the dish room are what brought Pete Jordan back to Columbia, promoting his book “Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All 50 States.” Chapters include stories from dishing in communes, an offshore oil rig, and on a dinner train. He claims to never have had a bad job.

Louisville, Rice win big at CWS

Chris Dominguez hit two of his team’s four home runs and the Cardinals scored in double digits for the third consecutive game, eliminating Mississippi State 12-4 on Sunday.

Ludwick produces for Cards

OAKLAND, Calif. — A night earlier, Ryan Ludwick was one of only two St. Louis starters without a hit. His timing couldn’t have been better Sunday — against his former organization no less.

At last, Edwards finishes first

Carl Edwards won four races in his first full season, finishing an impressive third in the Nextel Cup standings.

Co-ops invest in more than coal

I am surprised the Missourian would publish the June 4 National View editorial from The Washington Post criticizing the Rural Utility Service, which makes loans to electric cooperatives, without first checking the facts.

Hold Bush accountable for ideas that fell short

Two more of President Bush’s ideas don’t seem to be working.

Murdoch: Fox on the hunt

Loory: Rupert Murdoch is an international media baron who owns newspapers, television and cable outlets, Internet platforms, magazines, movie studios and book publishers in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. One morning in April, the 76-year-old media baron sat down to breakfast with Richard Zannino, chief executive officer of Dow Jones, and told Zannino he would pay $5 billion to buy the information empire Zannino controls.

Motorcyclist injured in wreck on Route D

A 66-year-old man was injured after he was thrown from his motorcycle Saturday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

DWI arrest made after driver rolls car

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after his car ran off the road and overturned in a ditch in northwest Columbia on Saturday night, Trooper Kyle Green said.

Emergency simulation at reactor is today

If you see fire trucks speeding toward MU’s Research Reactor Center today with lights blazing and horns blaring, don’t worry.

Funding arranged for Branson airport

Travelers will be able to fly directly to this Ozark tourist town in a couple of years after backers of a new airport arranged $113 million in revenue bonds to fund the project.

Preserving, restoring tree canopy desired

As the annual City Council retreat came to a close on June 9, Mayor Darwin Hindman announced that he hopes to make it an official policy to preserve and restore Columbia’s native tree canopy, with a particular focus on naturally occurring tree species.

BOONE LIFE: Growing with music

It’s nine in the morning at the Parkade Mall in Columbia. Walk inside and go down a flight of stairs, and in Room 124 parents Nancy Robinson, Valerie Bryant, Julie Telken and Meera Sood sit in the waiting room of Kindermusik with Brenda Haynes, the instructor. A window separates the waiting room and the classroom, which has solid purple walls and a hardwood dance floor. Two-year-olds play with a slew of toys.


Prairie Hills residents mixed on annexation

Off Creasy Springs Road, just north of the Columbia city limits, two cul-de-sacs extend from a sharp curve to form Prairie Hills subdivision. For decades, the tiny neighborhood has enjoyed a quiet existence in the county, but things have changed over the past three years.

Finding a New Home

About a dozen people watched Sunday as MU’s Raptor Rehabilitation Project released a 4-year-old bald eagle in Easley on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.

Biofuels to curb oil growth

A push from Congress and the White House for huge increases in biofuels such as ethanol, is prompting the oil industry to scale back its plans for refinery expansions — which could keep gasoline prices high, possibly for years to come.

Planned Parenthood changes up in air

When lawmakers passed new regulations for some abortion providers last month, Planned Parenthood said the “onerous requirements” would force it to halt abortions in Kansas City and Columbia.

Virtual school puts paints, pianos online

This fall, there may be a few less paint-splattered fingers, smiley-faced suns and lollipop trees.

Instead, some elementary school students will be logging in to their art and music classes from home. Thousands of students across the state will take part in the new Missouri Virtual Instruction Program, set to launch in August.