Burri tries new swing for Rock Bridge

Rock Bridge sophomore Kayla Burri has been golfing for just a few months but has already carded a competitive round in the low 80s. She said her family triggered her interest in golf.

This fall, Rock Bridge sophomore Kayla Burri finds herself in a different environment. Instead of hustling out a single on the softball diamond, she is making 10-foot putts on the golf course.

Two Columbia residents arrested in international steroid sting

The Columbia pair are accused of buying anabolic steroids from China in powder form and then selling it in pill and liquid form over the Internet.

Bruins golfers seventh at Capital City Tournament

Although the Rock Brridge golf team placed just seventh at Monday's Capital City Tournament, Bruins coach Melissa Mueller said the event was a good way to prepare for the Class 2 District 4 tournament next Monday.

UM System adopts new emergency notification system

The partnership with National Notification Network, a California company, implements a more elaborate campus alert system ­— the same that was recently adopted by Virginia Tech.

The circus comes to town

The circus, elephants and all, came to Columbia for one night only.

Columbia's residential lakes tested for fecal coliform and E. coli

Testing done on residential lakes in Columbia are being used as an indicator of water quality.

Federal judge directs state and abortion providers to compromise

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Monday barring the state from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics until it can negotiate a compromise with abortion providers.

Columbia man sentenced for Big Brothers/Big Sisters burglary

Selvyn McMillan, 45, faced up to seven years in prison for last April’s burglary, but he will only have to serve three.

Letter asking for donations to senior center not sent by local agencies

A letter from an organization calling itself “The Seniors Center” and asking for large donations has been sent to older residents in Missouri, but the organization is not a local senior center.

Poet Baraka to speak at MU

Controversial poet Amiri Baraka will speak at MU on Wednesday about African American arts, society and politics.

Retailers ready for Halo 3's massive release

Halo 3, an Xbox 360 video game, will likely break video game sales records. Several retailers expect to cash-in on the high-profile release by hosting midnight release parties.

Nature lover pursued life-long passion for wildlife

Dave Hamilton’s care for animals and involvement in the outdoors left footprints for family and friends to remember him by.

Former Columbia College professor returns to discuss role of art in the community

Patrick Overton thinks Columbia is in transition and the arts are a way to bring the community together.

YouZeum expected to open to the public in January

After years of planning, fundraising and designing, Columbia’s new interactive science museum plans to open in early 2008 and feature a wide array of displays on the human body and its functions.

ESPN to broadcast MU football game against Nebraska

The MU athletic department anticipates the 8:15 p.m. game on Oct. 6 to sell out.

Theatre NXS has its first night out

Artistic director LR Hults thinks the city is ready for more theater.

Society values wealth and conveniences more than personal relationships

As Americans, we spend more time showering our children and elderly with goods rather than investing time and caring in them.

Local View: Why can't we call the alley 'Sharp End'?

MU soccer player scoring well on the field and in class

Missouri sophomore Michelle Collins is having a well-rounded student athlete experience at MU, and the honors college student is tied for the team lead in goals scored.

Huskers on the horizon

The Tigers, who have let early leads slip against nonconference opponents, will have to improve with nationally-ranked Nebraska set to visit Columbia soon.