Mo. House leader outlines details of special session

Lawmakers likely will address an economic development bill and fix problem delaying bridge repair work. Gov. Blunt has not officially called for the session, but Republican lawmakers were informed of the plans Thursday.

Rhode Island man arrested on child pornography charges

A Rhode Island man was arrested yesterday after police said he sent child pornography to an undercover detective, said Detective Tracy Perkins of the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.

"Wonderful days and great people" at The Shack

Norm Benedict, of Columbia, shed some light on a photograph from the 1957 MU Savitar that ran with “The Shack Comes Back.”

Anti-affirmative action group enlists help of Missouri curator

As a University of Missouri curator, David Wasinger has sworn to uphold affirmative action laws in hiring and admissions at the system’s four campuses.

As a private attorney, Wasinger and a colleague are aiding the effort to persuade voters in 2008 to dismantle racial and gender preferences in public employment, contracting and education.

Transportation department approves $550 million in bonds

The state transportation commission gave the go-ahead Wednesday to issue an additional $550 million in bonds to improve Missouri’s roads.

College president offers advice to city airport board

The president of Stephens College stressed the impact a vibrant airport in Columbia would have on the city and its colleges and universities on Wednesday.

‘Joy of Discovery’

Last Thursday morning, the atrium floor of MU's Bond Life Sciences Center was covered with bright, thin spirals and rings of rolled, brushed aluminum.

The Shack comes back

A restoration of The Shack is included in the plans for the expansion of Brady Commons. But these students might not even realize The Shack dates back to before many of their grandparents were even born.

City asks residents to reduce energy use

Energy consumption is on the rise along with the temperature, and Columbia’s Water and Light department is asking residents to turn down the air conditioning.

Judge rejects law protecting midwife care

A judge struck down a new law Wednesday that would have allowed certain trained midwives to deliver babies in Missouri without facing the threat of criminal charges.

Audit says nonresidents get a bargain in Mo.

According to an audit released Wednesday, Missouri’s four-year public universities are a bargain for some out-of-state students when compared with nearby states.

History of success

MU linebacker Van Alexander has somebody watching his every move during practice, standing in the shadows off of the field.

Wells protects early Cardinals’ advantage

Kip Wells limited San Diego to an unearned run in seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals got first-inning RBIs from Juan Encarnacion and Albert Pujols in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Wednesday night.