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Columbia entrepreneurs making a mark on the business landscape

Jina Yoo, right, visits with lunch time customers Abby Tuttle, left, and Ann Poehling on Nov. 13. Yoo opened Jina Yoo's Asian Bistro on Forum Boulevard in July.

Small business ownership is on the rise across the country. In Columbia, programs and small businesses help entrepreneurs hold the lion's share of area businesses.

Hunt Ave. remake approved in slimmer size

The City Council OK'd scaled-down plans to reconstruct 1,500 feet of Hunt Avenue between West Worley Street and I-70 Drive Southwest.

Lawmakers propose bills concerning national issues

Missouri legislators filed bills about Illegal immigration, dogfighting, hate crimes and cyber-bullying on Monday.

Winter heating costs rise again

Home-heating costs continue to rise each year. How it affects Missouri residents who heat their homes with natural gas and propane are subjective.

Tigers fans will have entertainment options in Dallas

Cotton Bowl attendees will need activities to do in Dallas when it’s not gametime. Here’s a few tips on where to find all of the New Year’s activities.

Office of Cultural Affairs releases City Hall art proposal

Howard Meehan’s designs for City Hall’s public art have been released on the city's Web site. The city is offering the public an opportunity to make comments on the design before the City Council makes its final decision.

Education advocate announces candidacy for Missouri House

At a campaign rally on Monday night at Orr Street Studios in downtown Columbia, Cande Iveson announced her candidacy for the 23rd District seat.

Few tickets, but many ways to Cotton Bowl

For fans desperate for seats at the Cotton Bowl, tickets can be found — for a price, on the Web. But there are plenty of travel options to choose from and at a wide range of prices.

Automated warning system misdials during Monday test

The test was only supposed to notify IT staff but instead contacted 260 people.

Man walking across the U.S. moves through Columbia

Steve Fugate, 61, walks with a purpose ­— he’s walking diagonally across the United States to share his love of life with whomever he meets along the way.

Boone County firefighters deployed to Virginia

The Missouri/Iowa Interagency Coordination Center deployed five firefighters on Monday to the fire in Smith Flats, west of Lexington, Va.

Local View: Columbia police battle rise in crime

Cotton Bowl tickets sell out

By 10 a.m. Monday morning Missouri had run out of their allotment of 16,000 tickets for the 2008 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. According to Chad Moller, Missouri Athletic Department spokesman, about 6,000 tickets went on sale at 8 a.m.

Foreclosures loom this holiday season

Many Americans will lose their homes to foreclosure this holiday season, and dealing with this national emergency and others will require a superhero politician.

Cotton Bowl little solace after exclusion from BCS bowl lineup

“I don’t know. It’s tough right now, but I’m sure it’ll be good later,” MU defensive tackle Lorenzo Williams said about the Tigers playing in this season's Cotton Bowl.

Title shot slips through Tigers' fingers

With the Tigers trailing late in the third quarter, quarterback Chase Daniel threw a dart to tight end Martin Rucker. The ball hit off his hands and was intercepted. The Sooners scored two plays later, and the Tigers never recovered.

Many feel jilted by BCS bowl selections

The latest chapter in this crazy college football season was written Sunday when LSU was picked to play Ohio State for the championship and about a half-dozen other candidates were left with plenty to complain about.

Nebraska names new coach

Bo Pelini is the new coach at Nebraska, leaving the defensive coordinator post at LSU for a job many Cornhuskers fans thought he should have been given four years ago.

Stephens swimmers second at invitational

The Stephens swim team was second Saturday at the Lindenwood Invitational.

Cougars men's basketball team quick to click

The Cougars return only three players for this season, but coach Bob Burchard says the team meshed early. “Right off the bat, they seemed to get along pretty well.”

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