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Outcry tables Stadium Boulevard car lot proposal

An outcry from residents during a public hearing on Thursday night persuaded the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission to table a plan for a major development, which would include an automobile dealership at Stadium Boulevard and U.S. 63.

Task force hears both sides of police review board debate

Members of Columbia's Civilian Oversight task force drilled two speakers and each other on the necessity of creating a civilian board to oversee the Columbia Police Department on Thursday night.

Tigers look for way to stifle ‘Wild Hog’ formation

With any lingering disappointment from being left out of the BCS seemingly behind, the Tigers are squarely focused on beating the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Cotton Bowl

Tigers look to break losing skid against Fighting Illini, earn Braggin’ Rights

MU’s most recent victory against the Illini wasn’t even in this decade. It came in 1999 by a score of 78-72.

Art dedication honors former Rock Bridge student

A sculpture, titled "Bedabbled with Dew," was dedicated Thursday to former Rock Bridge High School student Paige Siddall and the lasting legacy she left.

New UM president hopes for smooth transition into academia

Forsee’s corporate skills and background led the Board of Curators to name him as the UM System’s 22nd president on Thursday.

Charitable programs seek toys, monetary donations for holiday

Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and Toys for Tots seek toy donations, money to fill holiday gift needs

Architectural firm hired for new Catholic high school

Peckham and Wright Architects Inc. of Columbia has been chosen as the principal firm to design the future regional Catholic high school.

City to build fifth downtown parking facility

City officials hope that by the middle of 2010 there will be a new parking garage built downtown between Fifth and Sixth streets on the south side of Walnut Street.

From Floyd to Forsee

A timeline covers the events that began with Elson Floyd's surprise resignation and ended Thursday with the hiring of Gary Forsee as the UM System's 22nd President.

Early morning rescue saves dog, owner

The Columbia Fire department rescued a woman and her dog after the pair fell through thin ice. It was the third pet rescue in Boone County this week.

Forsee officially named next UM System president

The new president said he has a lot to learn about running a system of large, public universities, but he is confident his skills in the corporate world will help him succeed.

Crayton heads home from hospital

First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton was hospitalized on Monday after her blood tests revealed a kidney problem.

Gov. Matt Blunt's official statement on Gary Forsee's hiring as the new UM System president

Gov. Matt Blunt issued the following statement Thursday on the Board of Curators selection of Gary Forsee as the new president of the University of Missouri System:

Green Christmas: Greening the table

Gifts tend to steal the shopping limelight during the holidays. But an ecologically and economically crucial purchase is the holiday meal itself.

With a new president in place for the UM system, what do you want to know about him?

Gary Forsee has a slew of constituents to answer to, including the General Assembly and the residents of Columbia.

Forsee hiring is 'world's worst-kept secret'

Former Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Gary Forsee is the four-campus system’s new president.

In an unanimous vote, university curators on Thursday picked Forsee, 57, to become the university system’s 22nd president.

UM System announces hiring of Gary Forsee as 22nd president of UM System

Music could be key to finding peace at holidays

Today’s Christmas music has little to do with the true spirt of the holiday, and few songs celebrate pease, hope and love.

Missouri must be proactive to maintain clean water supply

Missouri is already experiencing drought, and local communities need to be good stewards of their water to maintain an adequate supply.

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