Tigers romp in preseason soccer match

Students have options when looking for books

Marissa Sharkey is book smart. At the start of each semester, she carefully notes the prices of MU’s University Bookstore products like a meter reader taking down plates.

Master Gardeners cultivate more than just plants

Have you ever wondered what a Master Gardener really is? Is it just an expert gardener? How would you like to be one yourself?

Columbia Public Schools students go back to class

The 17,083 students who attend Columbia Public Schools were expected to be back in class Tuesday, according to Assistant Superintendent Lynn Barnett.

Kurt Busch wins rare Tuesday NASCAR race

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kurt Busch won for the second time in three races, prevailing in a rare Tuesday NASCAR event after two days of rain postponements at Michigan International Speedway.

Construction begins on baseball fields

COLUMBIA — Baseball fans are one step closer to new fields now that construction on the 80 acres next to Boone County Fairgrounds is under way.

MU says emergency plan in line with state recommendations

Gov. Matt Blunt released recommendations Tuesday from his Missouri Campus Security Task Force, which will be used to improve campus security across Missouri.

Columbia Access Television requests funding from council

After three years in operation, Columbia Access Television is facing dissolution if it does not acquire more funding.

Red-light cameras still months away

Cameras will be installed at four to six intersections to record red-light violations. The technology will allow law enforcement to ticket violators.

Search for next UM president is sharpened

University of Missouri System curators now plan to interview presidential finalists at least twice before making a job offer — a precaution seemingly designed to avoid being spurned by candidates who get cold feet.

MU students to travel to Beijing for 2008 Olympics

The Missouri School of Journalism will send about 50 volunteers to the Olympic Games to work with the International Press Corps.

State's highest court won't hear Ferguson appeal

The Missouri State Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of Ryan Ferguson, convicted in 2005 of killing Columbia Daily Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt.

Chiefs' Larry Johnson in training camp

Kansas City running back Larry Johnson was in uniform today, taking passes from quarterback Brodie Croyle.

Parties debate judicial selection process

A proposal to change Missouri’s judicial nominee process has parties arguing over issues of partisanship and undue political influence.

Task force releases campus security recommendations

Created in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, the group recommends that all students receive emergency training.

Sir Elton John headed to Columbia

Singer Elton John is scheduled to perform Oct. 5 at Mizzou Arena, according to Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday and will cost between $47 and $87. Check back today at for more details.

Thank you from Special Olympics Missouri

Mark Musso, president and CEO of Special Olympics Missouri, thanks everyone who contributed to the success of the 2007 State Outdoor Sports Classic and encourages involvement in other Central Area activities.

District to announce at 5 whether schools will close Wednesday

A decision will be made at 5 p.m. today on whether public schools will be canceled or dismissed early on Wednesday due to heat, Superintendent Phyllis Chase said at a start-of-school news conference this morning.

Council approves Target's expansion plan

A proposal to expand the Target store and create a new parking lot unanimously won the approval of the City Council on Monday night.

Columbia schools begin push toward new school year

Sometimes the teachers get just as excited as their young students about the start of a new school year.