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.

Effects of smoking ban still debated

Sales tax reports show Columbia dining businesses’ sales in the first seven months of this year fell 1.2 percent from the same period last year.

Quarterback taking charge at Nebraska

In an unheard-of role for the Nebraska football team, quarterback Sam Keller’s arm is carrying the load for the Cornhuskers

Cougars midfielder ready to take another shot

Columbia College’s Sam Gelven had his leg shattered last season, but he’s back for his senior season, chasing his dreams of a professional soccer career.

Keeping an eye on the circus

The 70-year-old Carson & Barnes circus came to Columbia on Monday.

New lineup nets win for Cougars soccer team

COLUMBIA — It took 10 games for the Columbia College men’s soccer team to find a dominating lineup, but the Cougars finally achieved it with a 3-1 victory Wednesday over Illinois-Springfield.

Hickman boys soccer team defeats Rock Bridge

Hickman's 2-1 victory against Rock Bridge on Wednesday improved the Kewpies' record in Class 3 District 2 play to 4-0.

MU football player arrested on suspicion of assault

Gilbert Moye, a reserve safety, is accused of punching his roommate on the chin after a fight in a residence hall.

Police investigate racially offensive graffiti in MU building

COLUMBIA — MU police are investigating the appearance of racially offensive graffiti in the bathroom of a university classroom building.