School board approves budget guidelines

The Columbia Public School Board on Monday voted unanimously to approve the 2008-09 Budget Reduction Parameters that will be implemented to save the district an estimated $5 million.

Hannah yet to arrive, details of suspension still unclear

Bad weather prevents suspended Missouri Tigers guard from returning to Columbia.

MU professor researches ways to fight IEDs

MU electrical engineering professor Randy Curry is practiced at selling his work for defense funding. He’s been doing it since the Cold War.

Winter weather causes more than 100 accidents in Boone County

Although the weather caused problems for drivers, the amount of precipitation was minimal. Columbia received 0.02 inches of snow on Monday as of 5 p.m.

James shines for Columbia College in new role

Freshman forward Jessica James has overcome early-season struggles to become a starter for the Columbia College women’s basktball team.

Long Run Lunatics push themselves and each other

The group starts its runs at 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays when the sky is still dark and most people are asleep. Brett Barton, creator of the group, said the early start time prevents interruptions in members’ daily lives.

MU attorneys ask judge to halt O’Neal family subpoena

MU attorneys asked a Boone County Circuit judge Monday to prevent a potential “war of paper” between the university and attorneys laying the groundwork for a change of venue in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Aaron O’Neal.

Missouri leaders discuss marriage, relationships

Forum’s goal is to begin a Missouri Healthy Marriage Initiative

What’s Up With That? Officials update us on the Boone County Courthouse construction

The $7.2 million expansion of the annex, under construction since October, is still going as planned. The Missourian talked with construction manager Dave Peterson of SM Wilson and Boone County Southern Commissioner Karen Miller to get up to speed on the project’s progress.

Odyssey performance features countertenor

Chamber music series assembles a strong set of musicians

Even some with chronic disease can live to 100, thanks to aggressive treatment

Surprising new research suggests that even people who develop heart disease or diabetes late in life have a decent shot at reaching the century mark.

Political activity should be noted in political stories

People quoted about political matter should be clearly identified if they are politically active.

Mom still a no-show after son found wandering in mall

Police still want to know why a 3-year-old boy was left alone at a suburban St. Louis shopping mall over the weekend. By Monday, the child’s mother was still refusing to show up and talk with officers.

Kirkwood begins healing process

After being fixed up, Kirkwood City Hall is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, while funerals for the victims are planned for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Snow, freezing drizzle in forecast

Highways had become partly covered or covered with snow and ice in parts of mid-Missouri early Monday afternoon as light snow and freezing mist continued.

Icy weather comes to Missouri; snow in Columbia's forecast

A winter storm dumped freezing rain on southwest Missouri early Monday, closing schools and making roads slick. A winter weather advisory is in effect until early Tuesday.

Racial tensions might have sparked Kirkwood shooting

Gunman’s family and friends say strained race relations may have pushed him over the edge.

Serious issues face an entertainment-driven nation

With all the serious issues facing the nation, entertainment stories on television news programs seem irrelevant.

A smoke-free workplace is simply a matter of health

A Columbia resident speaks out in support of the smoke-free workplace ordinance.

District basketball tournaments set