MU professor R. Michael Roberts has retracted research published in Science magazine after a nearly yearlong university investigation concluded that accompanying images were doctored by one of his associates, who has apparently fled the country.
Text of the retraction appearing in the July 23, 2007, issue of Science Magazine regarding the research report “CDX2 gene expression and trophectoderm lineage specification in mouse embryos” by MU researchers K. Deb, M. Sivaguru, H. Y. Yong, R. M. Roberts that was originally published in the magazine in 2006.
The brick walls of the alley south of the former Ninth Street Bookstore sport jet black lines, stencils of Yoda and Donnie Darko’s Halloween rabbit mask.
Boone County commissioners are planning to put a new half-percent sales tax for road improvements on this November’s ballot. The current 10-year sales tax will also be put up for renewal.
Wednesday morning was the first time Columbia public school faculty and law enforcement agencies collaborated for active shooter training.
The 60th annual Boone County Fair features many odd events, but chief among them has to be the pig races.
Menards, a home improvement store, is opening a new location in Columbia. The privately owned company has more than 200 locations in the Midwest, including one in St. Joseph.
What stands out about “The After Hours” is that it’s a collage of genres: It’s drama, rock opera, ballet, doo-wop and vaudeville. That mix is what playwright Holly K. Maness had in mind.
Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala has met six times with residents at the Coffee Ground, 2703 E. Broadway, on Saturdays before council meetings. He plans on continuing the meetings, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., because of their success.
JEFFERSON CITY — Attorney General Jay Nixon suggested Wednesday that most candidates should have to return any campaign money they received above the state’s recently reinstated contribution limits.
Over the past few weeks, fraternities, sororities and the city of Columbia have been busy with construction projects in Greektown, a square of area outlined by Rollins and Providence roads, Kentucky Boulevard and Maryland Avenue.
COLUMBIA—At the Roots ’n Blues ’n Barbecue Festival on Sept. 7 to 8, Columbia residents enjoying the renovation of Flat Branch Park Phase Two might be fenced in.
Cable providers Mediacom and Charter Communications recently ended their funding of the Columbia Access Television Channel. This has left the channel in a terrible financial situation. CAT3 has less than $7,000 left to fund the channel, which is grossly inadequate.
Thank you officers of Shelter Insurance for again sponsoring a wonderful summer concert series in the Garden. We Columbians are so fortunate to have a local company that gifts us not only with a free concert series every summer but with a beautiful garden year round.
Ed’s and Sunset Mobile Home Park residents organized and expressed their concerns during the July 2 Columbia City Council meeting that addressed the proposed annexation and rezoning of their mobile home parks.
I remember the days when newspapers had news. Now they have advertising. If they can’t get it all in the basic paper, they add whole sections which they insert. Advertising spilling out everywhere. Oh, I know about the financial foundation supplied to the “news”-papers by advertising.
An extreme makeover will soon be featured at a theater near you. This weekend, the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts will close until June 2008 for major renovations and expansion.
A black SUV rolls down a Missouri road. It’s a small reminder to the driver and co-pilot of this ground support crew for the Missouri River 340 Race that somewhere out on the muddy water are two men from the Twin Cities trying to make good time in their tandem canoe.
KANSAS CITY — Three-time Pro Bowl running back Priest Holmes will report to the Kansas City Chiefs’ camp Saturday in a surprise development that comes 21 months after he was knocked out of football by a devastating hit.
ST. LOUIS — Ted Lilly won his seventh straight decision, and Cliff Floyd and Mike Fontenot both drove in two runs in the Chicago Cubs’ 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.