Wal-Mart goes green, speaker at MU says

Wal-Mart executive Beth Schommer of the MU Department of Textile and Apparel Management discussed Wal-Mart’s new environmentally friendly strategy in a lecture Wednesday.

Circus veteran regales crowd with real-life tales

Having traveled from the south of California to the north of Maine, Gale Fuller has vivid memories of his years with the circus. As he painted stories of his past for nearly 30 intent listeners, Fuller made the words come alive.

Feds sifting through steroid customer lists

The end-users identified in Operation Raw Deal, an international black market steroid sting, could be criminally prosecuted.

Monkey business is not new to Columbia

A brief breakdown story of a monkey that eluded capture on campus back in May of 1943.

Study floats idea of I-70 truck-only lanes

Missouri has received federal funding to study the logistics of adding truck-only lanes to Interstate 70, but its $3.5 billion estimated cost is not currently in MoDOT’s budget.

Officials search for monkey's owner

Officials are trying to locate the owner of a monkey that bit a 7-year-old boy in Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.

UM System Board of Curators discusses general counsel search

Members of the Board of Curators met Wednesday to discuss the search for a new general counsel.

UM System Board of Curators meets for general counsel search

Members of the Board of Curators are meeting today to discuss the search for a new general counsel.

Local View: Gov. Matt Blunt and the Sunshine Law

New sculpture unveiled at Life Sciences Center

The university’s newest piece of art was dedicated Tuesday in a ceremony at the Life Sciences Center. The sculpture was funded by Al McQuinn, a 1954 MU graduate.

Columbia College goalie’s work ethic overcomes his lack of experience

Columbia College’s sophomore goalie Zach Clem has only played competitive soccer for five years, but with hard work and determination he has walked on and been the starter for the Cougars this season.

Kewpie runner finds relief in Rubik’s Cube

Sam Masters’ puzzle-solving skill became important to him early this cross country season when he couldn’t complete a race and needed to get his body back in shape.

Hometown Olympians

Columbia natives Bob Stephens and Harry Besleme will represent the United States in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shangai, China.

Shooting suspect’s bond revoked

Kristopher Prince, one of two men charged in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Tedarrian Robinson, was arrested Monday after his bond’s collateral was found insecure.

Rain not likely to help foliage forecast

Even if Boone County sees a little bit more rain over the next two weeks, it’s unlikely that the chance of seeing vibrant, colorful leaves this fall will improve because of all the warm, dry weather the area’s had over the past few months.

Missouri students raise math scores

Missouri's fourth and eighth grade students now score at the national average in math and continue to score at the national average in reading.

Supreme Court set to review legality of lethal injection

This will be the first time since 1879 that the high court has heard a challenge to a method of execution.

J-school alumnus returns to discuss Christianity

MU alumnus and New York Times best-selling author Lee Strobel returns to Columbia this week to discuss his personal religious journey.

Wal-Mart vice president to speak at MU

Beth Schommer, senior vice president and general merchandise manager over the home merchandising division at Wal-Mart, will be giving three lectures at MU based on her experience in business.

Missouri government’s terror-free investing pays off

In its first year, a new socially responsible fund outperformed its less discerning competitors, according to the state treasurer.