Council votes down Crosscreek Center request, 4-3

After a second public hearing and heated debate, the City Council voted 4-3 on Monday night to deny a request by Crosscreek Center developer Stadium 63 Properties to put a car dealership on the property.

Johnson's humor helps MU women's basketball team

Jessra Johnson’s ability to keep the MU women's basketball team loose with her humor would be a great asset for any squad, but it’s especially good for a young Tigers team going through a rough season.

Speaker sees hypocrisy in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Norman Finkelstein, a former professor at Depaul University, spoke to about 120 people at the Old MU Alumni Center on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He was invited to speak by the Peace Studies Program at MU.


National student rights advocate talks about Internet issues

National student rights activist C.L. Lindsay gave a presentation and legal advice to college students.

Starting comes second for MU wrestler and ROTC member

Senior Vince Demarest hasn't started a match with the Tigers, but sticks with the team for the discipline and toughness it brings.

MU gives first look at proposed School of Music and Performing Arts Center

Before the Chancellor’s Concert on Monday, Michael O’Brien, dean of the MU College of Arts and Science, talked about a proposed $100 million project that would involve renovations of the current Fine Arts Building and a new School of Music.

Big 12 coaches expecting big things<br>for conference at tournament time

The Big 12 has an RPI rating that’s second in the country, nine teams already boasting at least 16 wins, and the nation’s best winning percentage against ranked outsiders.

MU student enjoys coaching youth basketball

The basketball bug is fulfilled at least three times a week for MU junior Daniel Thode, who coaches a Columbia Youth Basketball Association boy’s team. His eighth and ninth-grade team, the Flying Squirrels, practices twice a week and has a game each Saturday.

Horton pleads 'not guilty'; Hannah stays mum

MU men’s basketball player Jason Horton and former MU guard Stefhon Hannah waived their arraignments, which were set for Monday. Both were charged with misdemeanor third-degree assault stemming from a Jan. 27 fight outside a late-night restaurant.

Senate votes to add juveniles to state DNA database and combat cyber-bullying

Monday was crime-fighting day in the Missouri Legislature, as senators gave first-round approval to bills tightening the state’s laws regarding DNA testing and cyber-harassment.

Cougars face tough opponent in Harris-Stowe's Ross

Chanel Ross leads the NAIA in both assists and steals, and is leading the American Midwest Conference in scoring. The Columbia College women's basketball team faces off against her and her team Wednesday in the AMC tournament semifinals.

Convicted robber sentenced to 10 years

Jonathan G. Heyboer, who robbed a city convenience store, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for second-degree robbery on Monday.

Spring buds eager to sprout, but first, more snow

The weekend warm-up prompted some annuals to sprout. A senior landscape technician said this week’s potential snow is not a threat.

Bill would allow MOHELA to originate loans

A state Senate bill allowing the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority to originate its own student loans would ease the pressure fueled by the credit crunch, a MOHELA director has said.

Weather stops Tuesday's baseball, softball games

No Columbia hotels have completed safety certification program

Almost three months after the sexual assault and robbery of one hotel clerk and the shooting death of another, none of Columbia’s 30 hotels have become fully certified by a free safety program available through a division of the Columbia Police Department.

Internet gives consumers more voice and options

The Internet has changed the way consumer advocates work and gives consumers more power.

Private common collector ordinance revision to be read at City Council meeting

A revision to the city ordinance dealing with private common collectors will be read at the council meeting for the first time tonight without opportunity for discussion or public comment.

Missouri group mobilizes over what they say is a deceptive initiative

A group called Working to Empower Community Action Now say it fears the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative is deceptive in finding support to effectively ban most affirmative action programs in Missouri.

Robbery suspect sentenced for carjacking at the ARC

Larry D. Patrick, 20, of Columbia pleaded guilty Monday to one count of first-degree robbery in connection with a Nov. 14 carjacking at the Activity and Recreation Center.