Wiffle Ball Wednesdays

Caroline Lavelock runs to first base after a line drive down the third-base line. The other team chases after the ball on a muddy Francis Quadrangle.

Students take their plastic baseball seriously.

School Board candidates discuss tax levy in NAACP forum

School Board candidates offered different ways to overcome budget shortcomings in Columbia Public Schools.

Stadium Boulevard near Interstate 70 is a traffic accident trouble spot

While the number of total crashes decreased in 2007, many of the same intersections continue to be problem spots for Columbia drivers from year to year, including a highly trafficked section of Stadium Boulevard.

Interactive online map aims to attract tourists

The map, which went online last Friday, aims to help tourists. It allows viewers to find locations within certain categories of interest, including dining, shopping and museums.

Paul Sturtz: festival co-founder, 'visionary' and energetic candidate

Paul Sturtz is one of four people running for election for the First Ward council seat.

List of Missouri candidates

Tuesday was the deadline in Missouri for candidates to file for the Aug. 5 primary elections; the general election will be Nov. 4.

Boone County commissioners struggle with new village incorporation laws

Legislation pending in the Missouri General Assembly could repeal a law that lowered the requirements for incorporating villages.

Federal judge clears way for Missouri River rise

If the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers follows through with its plan, officials would release extra water into the river from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota over a two-day period in an attempt to encourage spawning of the pallid sturgeon, an endangered species.

Federal surveillance targets terrorists, not citizens' privacy

A recent panel gathering at MU to discuss the Bush administration’s wiretapping showed little promise of objectivity.