Recreational cyclist finds niche as professional coach, mechanic

Thomas McDaniel is a local cyclist and team mechanic for the Jelly Belly Pro Cycling team, currently the No. 5 domestic pro-cycling team. Team Jelly Belly will compete in the Tour of Missouri, which rolls into Columbia on Sept. 14.

MU Libraries to curb acquisitions in tight budget

MU Libraries expects a $600,000 shortfall in FY09 and a 30 percent reduction in book and journal acquisitions this year.

Laurie woman loved church, volunteering

Shirley Elizabeth Soricelli, a founding member of the Broadway Christian Church and West Lake Christian Church, died Thursday. She was 83.

City faces tough decisions on energy

Rising demand and costs, along with more stringent environmental standards, mean Columbia will have to develop a new strategy for meeting future power needs.

Hot dog plant loses juice

The Columbia Foods plant, 4600 Waco Road, lost power briefly this morning between 9 and 11 a.m., bringing the hot dog maker’s production to a halt.

Downtown water main causes flooding

A water main leak around noon Monday caused flooding at the corner of Broadway and Second Street, leaving customers on Second Street without water for two hours.

DeSpain will not run for state office

Columbia School Board President Karla DeSpain will not run for the 23rd District state representative seat because of family commitments and her dedication to the board.

Columbia resident captures lunar eclipse

Sue Schuermann photographed the moon from her street in Sunrise Estates.

Chiefs at Rams sells out

Bruins golfers third at Crusader Classic

Brother Jed moves beyond Speakers Circle

Evangelist Brother Jed and Baptist minister Brian Kaylor debated confrontational evangelism in front of an audience of more than 200.

Five Big 12 teams will have new quarterbacks

Redshirt freshman Cody Hawkins, the son of Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins, will start at quarterback in the Buffaloes' season opener. But he won't be the only new signal-caller in the Big 12.

Senate to discuss economic development bill

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate will convene Wednesday to discuss a statewide economic development bill. The bill includes a variety of provisions that primarily involve tax credits for businesses and developers.

State bridge plan wins approval

A single consortium of contracts would get responsibility for maintaining more than 800 bridges in Missouri under a plan approved by the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday.

Freshman starts, finishes softball game for Bruins

Danielle Linneman pitched and recorded the final hit in the Bruins’ 10-run-rule victory over Smith-Cotton.

Juniors lead on MU soccer team

With no seniors on the roster, the MU women’s soccer team looks to its juniors for guidance.

Senate committee approves economic development bill

The Senate Economic Development, Tourism and Local Government committee Monday asked legislators to approve a statewide tax break bill during the special session. The economic proposal, a down-sized remnant of a bill Gov. Matt Blunt declined to sign into law, that has four key parts including a repeal of the ban on ticket scalping.

University Hospital opens new burn unit

The George David Peak Memorial Burn and Wound Center recently received a $4 million face-lift, and according to James Kraatz, it is now one of the finest facilities of its type in the country.

Cards rest before marathon stretch run

Now in contention for the NL Central crown, St. Louis spends its last day off preparing for a 35-game stretch in 34 days.

Rams name starting center

Brett Romberg beat out veteran lineman Andy McCollum in a battle for the only starting position up for grabs in the preseason.