Former wiseguy tells his story

Former mafia boss Michael Franzese speaks to a crowd in Conservation Auditorium at MU on Wednesday. Franzese is the founder of the Breaking Out Foundation, dedicated to protecting at-risk youth from gambling addictions.

Former mobster Michael Franzese gave MU students a lesson in "Mob 101" on Wednesday.

A taste of Taiwan

Lowry Mall was home to a Taiwanese Night Market on Wednesday afternoon.

Missouri softball pounds Drake for doubleheader sweep

After getting swept over the Weekend, the Tigers responded with 16-0 and 5-0 wins over the Bulldogs

MU baseball team breaks out of doldrums

Had the Tigers faced a more formidable opponent, perhaps one with a bullpen, Missouri baseball fans would surely be in sky-is-falling mode today. Instead, following a late-inning offensive barrage, order appears to have been restored to the universe.

Boone County Fire Protection District timeline

See a timeline about the fire district from June 2005 to October 2007.

Candidate Fugit raises most money in fire district race

Phyllis Fugit has raised more than twice as much money as her nearest opponent for the two seats on the Boone County Fire Protection District board of directors.

MU gymnasts' work in the classroom recognized

Nine gymnasts were named to conference's all-academic team, and coach Rob Drass says it shows his program is about more than sports.

Airport Advisory Board split on airline offers

The first group to publicly review bids for new essential air service at Columbia Regional Airport was split 4-4 on offering flights to and from Kansas City or Memphis, Tenn.

Campus task force re-evaluates graduate fee waiver policy

Members of a provost-appointed task force are discussing policy changes that could reduce financial support for MU graduate students with assistantships, which some students say could hurt MU’s ability to attract and retain students.

Tuition plans to be finalized at UM System Board of Curators meeting

The UM System Board of Curators will make final actions regarding tuition and fees for the 2009 fiscal year at its Friday meeting at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Four MU professors awarded $10,000

Wednesday morning marked the final four presentations of the 2008 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence; this year’s recipients are Wayne Brekhus, Dorina Kosztin, Anand Chandrasekhar, Tony Lupo and Robert Terry Jr.

Mo. Senate rejects a proposal to remove the attorney general’s power over the state’s no-call list.

The Missouri Senate rejected a proposal to remove the attorney general’s power over the state’s no-call list Wednesday. Sen. Tim Green, D-St. Louis County, presented an amendment to the bill to keep the attorney general in charge of the list. It was approved by a 21-8 vote.

A closer look at Boone County Fire Protection District Board candidates

The district is expanding its board of directors. Who gets elected will determine the balance of power between Chief Paulsell and the board.

Six-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 blocks traffic

An accident involving six vehicles stopped traffic on Interstate 70 for almost an hour early Wednesday morning.

Police: Campus robbery didn’t happen

An MU student who reported that she was shoved and robbed outside of her car on the west side of a residence hall on Feb. 26 wasn’t a victim of either crime, according to police.

Neighborhood association member trusts John Clark

The association, now an incorporated entity, thinks John Clark could help it set up places open at night for children.

61-year-old grandmother recalls her first Republican caucus

Jane Stuart attended her first political caucus in March. She said the votes were close, and she enjoyed participating in the unique process.

Federal Reserve System should stay out of market

Interest rate cuts are only going to make more problems, when the Fed. should just let the rates adjust themselves.