In transit

Blythe Bradford listens to a cassette tape of Van Morrison’s album “Moondance” during her wait Thursday at Wabash Station on Thursday evening, Oct. 4, 2007.

Wabash Station will show off its renovations at a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 11.

City Council, high school site committee say cost estimates incomplete

The cost for road improvements were not included in an engineering cost estimate for the new school sites.

Gelven powers Cougars soccer team

The Columbia College men’s soccer team, behind the play of senior midfielder Sam Gelven, pushed its winning streak to three games by beating William Woods University 3-1 Wednesday night at Owens Stadium.

Tigers draw football fans with Jesse Hall pep rally

About 1,000 MU football fans attended Thursday's pep rally before Saturday’s home game against Nebraska.

Range Line Street development approved

One building, with retail and restaurant space, is planned for construction on the northeast corner of Range Line Street and American Parkway.

UM System plans Web site to report intellectual diversity complaints

University leaders say they need to address intellectual diversity or allow the state legislature to do it for them.

A look at Elton John through the years

Elton John is playing at Mizzou Arena at 8 p.m. on Friday. Here's a look back at his career.

Hickman students lodge protest against Myanmar

Students gathering signatures on petition during their lunch break say people need to speak out for peace — no matter how small the voice.

Layoffs not planned at Missouri's other two 3M plants

Despite a massive layoff planned at Columbia’s 3M plant, no other job losses are expected at this time at the company’s other Missouri locations in Springfield and Nevada, 3M officials said.

Parents have opportunity to preview sexual abuse prevention materials

Columbia public elementary schools will host a series of meetings allowing parents of students to preview materials for this year’s curriculum.

Missouri moonshiners plead guilty to federal charges

Wayne H. Pettyjohn and his son, Francis Dwayne Pettyjohn, of Howell County, operated the largest illegal still discovered in Missouri in 30 years.

MFA fined after pleading guilty in pollution case

The U.S. Attorney General says the company admitted blame for a 2003 chemical accident in Martinsburg.

Columbia's up-and-comers

Sputnik anniversary

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik on Oct. 4, 1957, making it the first Earth-orbiting satellite. Click to see an interactive presentation on the satellite that set off the space race between the United States and Soviet Union.

Local government must actively respond to economic problems

Layoffs at 3M and 172 home foreclosures should have our elected officials worried about the local economy.

Columbia's 'Monkey on the Lam' featured on 'Colbert Report'

The segment, called “Monkey on the Lam,” showed printouts of Missourian stories relating to two incidents Sept. 22 when children were bitten at Stephens Lake Park.

Tigers coach serves up literature

Under MU tennis coach Blake Starkey, required reading is part of being on the roster. The novel approach surprises many players, but it has helped make the Tigers a consistent threat in the Big 12.

Luetjens share a lifetime of Hickman football

Hickman quarterback Doug Luetjen has been involved with the Kewpies’ football team since his father started coaching there. The long-time association has brought the pair closer.

Sports briefs

MU coach wary of fans' enthusiasm at big game

If you feel the urge to run onto Faurot Field after Saturday’s Missouri football game against Nebraska, you might want to resist it.