School board considers energy upgrades

In other business, the board approved bus routes for the 2007-2008 year and reviewed plans for the new elementary school.

Police identify victim of I-70 crash

Columbia police on Monday night identified the woman killed early Sunday on Interstate 70 as Joyce M. Gordon, 74. Gordon’s identity was confirmed by dental records obtained from her family.

Columbia hotel owners offer downtown redevelopment plans

The owners of Columbia’s two downtown hotels, the Regency Hotel and The Tiger hotel, presented separate remodeling plans to the City Council at its work session Monday night.

Retailers score with Mizzou apparel

MU football players weren’t the only winners this weekend. Retailers selling Mizzou shirts, onesies and pompoms were blitzed with customers and are now working to replenish shelves.

More than 1,000 petition for northern high school site

Marion Dickerson, a grandparent and signature collector, will speak to the high school site evaluation committee at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

MU, law enforcement prepared for massive crowd at football game

Despite the largest home crowd in 23 years, early police report show about 17 arrests after Saturday's game against Nebraska. Traffic backed up around the stadium as both pedestrians and vehicles tried to maneuver.

Most UM System curators support Lamb's position on stem cell research

The resolution supporting President Lamb’s statements against an amendment that would ban stem cell research was approved 6-1 by the Board of Curators

MoDOT seeks input on east Columbia roads

An open house will allow the public to weigh in on plans for road improvements in a fast-developing part of the city.

Freeze on merit pay raises results in few city salary increases

More than 1,300 city employees did not receive raises.

Rep. Ed Robb should rethink importance of several state universities

At a recent luncheon, Robb characterized several state universities such as Harris-Stowe State University as unnecessary and a waste of state funds.

Devlin sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping of 13-year-old boy

Devlin’s attorneys said he plans to plead guilty to all counts against him in the abduction and abuse of Ben Ownby and Shawn Hornbeck during a series of hearings this week.

YouTube becomes a political force in state races

The attention received by a YouTube video of Jay Nixon allegedly arriving at a campaign stop in his state car demonstrates how the video site has entered the realm of Missouri state politics.

Nine journalism leaders to receive the Missouri Honor Medal

Journalism professionals from all over the country are coming to Columbia to receive the Missouri Honor Medal Award, which is given annually to the best journalists in the field.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of holding girlfriend against her will

A 46-year-old Columbia man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of second-degree domestic assault, felonious restraint and kidnapping after holding his girlfriend against her will, police said.

Health insurance program produces healthy children

The expansion of the program was vetoed by President Bush despite a bipartisan compromise by both of Missouri’s U.S. senators.

Taxi passenger robbed at gunpoint

Money was taken after suspect threatened both passenger and driver in the 1500 block of University Avenue.

‘Support our troops’ meaningless without support for veterans

Those who have served this country deserve the same support and care as those who are serving now.

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