School Board approves 2008-09 calendar

In other business, the school board approved the administration’s recommendation to select Professional Contractors & Engineers, Inc. as the general contractor for the construction of the new elementary school.

MU's Ubrun earns Big 12 softball honors

Tournament offers MU women's basketball team second shot

The MU women's basketball team took Oklahoma down to the final seconds Feb. 6 at Mizzou Arena but lost. Tuesday, the Tigers get another chance to upset the Sooners in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament.

House to debate amendments to higher education budget

An amendment to include funding for the Preparing to Care initiative, requested by all of the state’s two- and four-year state colleges and universities, will be among the topics discussed Tuesday afternoon.

School Board hears possible budget cuts

For two hours on Monday night, Columbia School Board members listened to Superintendent Phyllis Chase read through a list — item by item — of 108 cuts the district could possibly make to save money.

It’s almost show time for the Missouri Theatre

The old Missouri Theatre stirs as restorations and renovations progress.

All it’s cracked up to be

Six groups participated in Egg Catapult competition on Monday. It was sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as part of MU’s Engineers’ Week. The goal was to hit a frying pan 60 feet away with an egg.

Enrollment in online courses grows, but digital learning is not for everyone

Shawana L. Strickland, clinical assistant professor in the MU School of Health Professions, has found that different personality types might affect success in distance learning. Her study, “Understanding Successful Characteristics of Adult Learners,” examined the demographics and personality types of distance learners.

Suspect in Comfort Inn killing pleads not guilty, faces trial as prior offender

The man charged with a murder, rape and robbery in November at two Columbia hotels pleaded not guilty to 11 felony charges Monday.

Police investigation into weekend clashes confounded by lack of cooperation

Prosecutor says victims' unwillingness to “snitch” helps keep violent criminals on the streets.

Three of four council candidates advocate more wards

With ward reapportionment only a couple of years away, candidates say the time has come to boost the size of the City Council and better represent constituents.

Boone County Commissioners like Stadium extension to Route Z

Next step in highway planning is three-way confabulation among city, county and state officials.

Republicans to meet to elect delegates for congressional district and state caucuses

Boone County GOP members must fill 110 delegate slots, plus alternates. Three delegates will have the chance to attend the national convention in September.

Boone Hospital Center to receive $191,000 as part of a women’s health initiative

The hospital plans to use the funds to educate women about cardiovascular-related diseases.

Harrisburg woman seriously injured in Saturday morning car accident

Jacqlyn M. Burgener, 30, drove into a ditch on Missouri 124 on Saturday but was listed in good condition Monday afternoon at University Hospital.

Five injured Saturday in head-on collision

Five people were injured in a head-on collision on Route Y Saturday afternoon.

Boonville fugitive arrested in San Diego

Douglas E. Oerly, 46, was arrested by San Diego police after being pulled over for a traffic violation. He was wanted for failing to report to his parole officer in Sedalia.

Missouri player named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year

This is the second straight season that a Missouri player has won this honor.

Idea of entitlement becoming a problem in America

An exploration into the issue of feeling entitled to special treatment based on personal background.