Tibetan monk to speak on Dzogchen meditation

Wangdor Rimpoche, a Tibetan monk who spent 30 years meditating in caves in Northern India, will emerge for a series of appearances in Columbia this week as part of his summer lecture tour across the United States.

Family routines make for admirable children

A friend recently visited relatives in a Southern city, and he was impressed with the way the folks he stayed with clung to their family traditions. He was particularly struck by how the entire family gathered at the breakfast and dinner table, morning and evening, every day for meals and conversation. This was not common practice among his friends.

New UM president should create university system

President Walsworth and members of the Board of Curators:

As you consider who to select as the new UM president, I suggest you consider the primary, if not only, job the new president will have and, accordingly, the primary, if not only, criterion for selection — to create a university system. The UM system exists in name only. Virtually no effort has been expended since the system was created in the early ’60s to create a real system.

Physicist argues vs. existence of God

A retired professor of physics from the University of Hawaii came to Columbia at the invitation of the Show-me Skeptics and the MU Brights to discuss his new book, “God: The Failed Hypothesis.” The thrust of his argument is that the question whether God exists is one that can be answered by applying the scientific method.

Board to discuss school budget

The Columbia School Board will hold two open sessions at 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. today to discuss the proposed 2007-08 school budget.


Dream denied

Throughout the season, the Missouri baseball team stood by one motto.

“Hijack their happiness,” designated hitter Jacob Priday said.

The Tigers approached every game looking to derail the opposing team’s aspirations.

Three Tigers sluggers on all-tournament team

Missouri outfielders Ryan Lollis and Aaron Senne and designated hitter Jacob Priday were named to the Columbia regional all-tournament team Monday.

SOMO swimmer showing confidence

Over the weekend, Columbia’s Matthew Montgomery celebrated his 20th birthday with two of his closest friends, but that’s not the only reason he’s smiling.

Truex Jr. lifts DEI with win at Dover

After another weekend of nonstop Earnhardt speculation, Truex gave the Dale Earnhardt Inc. team a much-needed victory Monday in the 400-mile race at Dover International Speedway.

5-0 Shields shuts down Kansas City

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — No one in Tampa Bay’s clubhouse is ready to declare James Shields the ace of the Devil Rays’ young pitching staff. But he just might be the most consistent starter.

James impressing his idol, Air Jordan

Michael Jordan praised 22-year-old LeBron James for leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers advanced to the finals for the first time in their 37-year history.

Anaheim one win away

OTTAWA — Andy McDonald bailed out Chris Pronger and set up Southern California for a playoff party like never before. The Anaheim Ducks are within a win of their first Stanley Cup championship.

Influential leader dies at 74

For Bill France Jr., it was never about fame or fortune. Everything he did — helping build Daytona International Speedway, moving the annual awards banquet to New York City and negotiating the first billion-dollar TV contract — he did with NASCAR’s best interests at heart.

Haste hurts coaches

In the 30 hours Creighton went without a men’s basketball coach, fans on Internet message boards buzzed that athletic director Bruce Rasmussen was taking too long to make a hire.

Journal chronicles three days of cycling across Kansas

Dale Brigham has made the cut. The Columbia cyclist completed a 375-mile endurance ride this weekend in less than 40 hours to qualify for his third trip to France for a 750-mile round-trip race from Paris to the coastal town of Brest.

Violence Continues in Lebanon

The Lebanese army shell a position being used by a militant sniper in the besieged Nahr el-Bared refugee camp near the city of Tripoli in Lebanon Sunday, June 3, 2007, as the Lebanese army continued to battle against Islamic militants barricaded in the Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

Weather again postpones NASCAR event

Rain washed out Sunday’s NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Dover International Speedway, marking the third time this season that weather disrupted the schedule.

Royals stumble, lose on road

J.P. Howell was one of Tampa Bay’s final cuts at the end of spring training. Now, he’s determined to make the most of his latest chance in the major leagues.

Pronger can’t Duck discipline for forearm

The Anaheim Ducks will have to play without Chris Pronger again.