City Council wary of new high school figures

Sixth Ward City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe said she is worried that new engineering estimates won’t include costs to the city.

MU golfers learn at U.S. Amateur

The Tigers' Chelsea Schriewer and Lindsey Haupt didn't make the cut at the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur, but they said they gained valuable experience at the event.

Boonville church program aims to help inmates

Annual community service project shows prisoners that the community cares.

Lunchtime concerts give students performing experience

Coach not letting Cougars take it easy

Columbia College’s volleyball team is ranked No. 10 in the country, but coach Melinda Wrye-Washington says she is frustrated and is pushing her players harder in practice.

Blunt launches faith-based initiative

The governor’s proposal to make it easier for faith- and community-based groups to provide services for Missourians in need was greeted by a standing ovation at the second annual Faith-Based Initiatives Answering the Call Conference in Jefferson City.

MU’s South Farm showcases new look

Visitors can spend a day on the farm learning about MU’s agricultural and life sciences research at the park off of U.S. 63.

Biting monkey still being sought

The monkey bit two children at Stephens Lake Park.

Boone County foreclosure rates reach all-time high

Recent foreclosure levels have been correlated to the high number of adjustable-rate mortgages that allow buyers to borrow with artificially low interest rates.

Revised UM policy will require criminal background checks of new hires

A policy revision, effective Oct. 1, means that applicants to full-time and part-time faculty and staff positions at MU will be required to submit to a criminal background check before being hired.

Openings abound on county boards

Applications for Boone County government panels will be accepted until the positions are filled.

3M plans to lay off nearly half of Columbia plant

Planned layoffs at 3M’s plant in Columbia would affect 200 hourly and 40 salaried workers by June 2008.

Students discuss aging at Speak Your Mind forum

A four-person panel of experts answer high schooler’s questions about aging.

Missing monkey may have bitten second child

A Rhesus Macaque believed to have bitten a 7-year-old boy Saturday is also believed to have bitten an 11-year-old girl at the same event, a health department spokeswoman said.

Sun Sugar hybrid wins top honor at Tomato Festival

A new hybrid variety of tomato surprised some fans by winning the top tasting prize at this month’s Tomato Festival.

Power outage affects Truman Veterans Hospital

Truman Veterans Hospital and up to 75 residential neighbors, including fraternity and sorority houses, lost power Thursday morning when Columbia Water & Light workers were fixing a city power connection.

Bull missing in St. Louis after truck accident

Seventeen bulls died after a truck overturned on a bridge ramp. The incident occurred exactly a year after a horse trailer crashed on Interstate 44.

Both Fox and Sally Field followed their codes of morality

Sally Field had a right to say what she wanted, but Fox Entertainment also had the right to censor what was broadcast.

Could airport funds create a monopoly?

Instead of running the risk of creating a monopoly by luring one airline to the area, the airport would be better served extending the runway and bringing in more traffic.

Tigers' Maclin makes dramatic return

On Sept. 1 Missouri' Jeremy Maclin took less than 10 seconds to show the countless hours of rehab from a devastating knee injury had paid off. His 66-yard punt return for a touchdown against Illinois proved he was fully recovered.