Internet safety night advises parents to stay involved

Panelists gave parents advice on protecting their children from dangers on the Internet at the forum hosted by Columbia Public Schools.

COMMENT: Devoted pair inspire Missouri gymnastics team

Jan Summers, the library and media specialist at Oakland Junior High School, and Gerald Summers, an associate professor of Biology at MU, are two of the most loyal Mizzou gymnastics fans.

Final Speak Your Mind forum addresses Internet issues

Hickman High School students focused their questions on the issues of free and anonymous speech on the Internet.

Williams leads Cougars softball team into the post-season

The senior center fielder keeps the team winning, and keeps it laughing.

“The Perry” to be showcased at nationals

Missouri junior gymnast Adrianne Perry created her own balance beam skill and she will perform it in hopes of becoming an All-American at the NCAA National Championships. Adrianne Perry worked hard to create the move, which is now listed in the Level 10 gymnastics skills glossary.

Push to expand tuition aid plan

Under an agreement by House and Senate budget negotiators, the Access Missouri scholarship program would be expanded next year to cover a projected 49,000 students, including several thousand from wealthier families.

Stephens riding club revamps horse show

The Prince of Wales Riding Club, the oldest continually active riding club in the country, is hosting its 81st annual horse show Thursday. This year's event, Jewels and Jods, evolved from a Columbia society event to a three-day horse show.

Senate Democrats worry about MOHELA’s financial state

Senate Democrats have expressed concern over the financial stability of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.

Changing directions: Developers call for streamlined planning process

Developers have long complained about lengthy public hearings and the unpredictability of the City Council, but the tension has risen to a new level.


Bill gives Aquila power plant a pass

The state House voted to allow Aquila to continue operating a power plant near Peculiar. The plant was built amid substantial legal questions.

Hominy Branch dam break dries up Moon Valley Lake

A dam on Hominy Branch broke in March, causing Moon Valley Lake to dry up. Sediment from Hominy Branch may make its way into Hinkson Creek.

Latin classes celebrate with Toga Day

Columbia Independent School students studying Latin prepared skits and donned togas for the 10th annual celebration of Toga Day.

63 Diner auction postponed

The auction was postponed until April 30 to give the lender, Premier Bank, more time to work with the business’s owners.

School board to discuss budget at Thursday night meeting

The Columbia School Board will continue discussion of the 2008-09 budget Thursday. The public may comment.

Young musical director's 'Schoolhouse Rock' premieres Thursday

At 19, Izzie Baldwin is the youngest person to direct a PACE production. Her family and some serious time management helped her prepare to share her production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” this weekend.

A soprano's song

While most MU students are occupied with the winding down of the spring semester, Emily Bennett, a senior vocal performing major, has been balancing her academic commitments with gaining national recognition as a soprano.