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School board hands administration deficit budget

After board members discussed ways to cut money from the budget while saving busing to Ridgeway Elementary School, the gifted program, teachers salaries and class sizes, they decided the first draft of next year's budget will include $340,000 in deficit.

City considers proposal to build median down Providence Road

Constructing a median down the center of Providence Road from Stadium Boulevard to Rollins Road is one proposal for reducing the number of collisions in the area.

Despite copper theft, the show still goes on

At 6 p.m Tuesday, the members of the Maplewood Barn Theatre met for rehearsal. They went to the tech booth to turn on lights and realized much of their equipment was gone.

P&Z recommends approval for rezoning of daycare

The property on which Academy Daycare sits is slated to become part of Columbia's business expansion.

Malnati rediscovers confidence in No. 1 spot for Missouri golf

Experience as a caddy at the U.S. Open gave the MU junior the desire to overcome what he considered two years of not-so-satisfying play.

MU Lacrosse team looks to postseason

Sam Fosdick is hoping the MU lacrosse club goes deep into the playoffs so he can play in his hometown in Texas.

Former MU runner Miller an Olympic hopeful

Neville Miller nearly quit he track team his freshman year, but he now has a chance at making the Olympics.

Tigers prepared for the draft

Eight players from last year’s Missouri football team have a chance to be taken in this weekend’s NFL Draft.

Lightning strike sparks house fire

A house was struck by lightning in south Columbia on Wednesday evening, sparking a fire that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

Historic Boonville bridge prompts investigation of Coast Guard procedures

A St. Louis-based environmental group has accused the U.S. Coast Guard of urging the Union Pacific Railroad to omit references of the historic Boonville Bridge from its application for a new bridge.

MU law alumnus gives $100,000 for trial practice program

The gift will allow the school to offer a new course, advanced trial practice, and provide funds to cover teaching expenses for the class.

Senate passes genetic discrimination act

In a unanimous vote, the Senate passed a bill Thursday to prevent employers and health insurance companies from discriminating based on the results of genetic tests.

Where should I live?

The Internet has become an important tool for people moving to Columbia and Missouri.

Three arrested after search warrant nets drugs

Eric Pearson, 26, Ashley N. Holmes, 22, and Barry A. Lee, 22, all of Columbia, were arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

Carroll and Lyons declare for NBA draft

MU forwards DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons have entered their names in the 2008 NBA Draft, but will not hire agents.

Islamic scholar to wrap up Islam Awareness Week

Prominent Islamic scholar and author to speak at MU about different religions working together.

New downtown bike corrals ask for voluntary meter payments

On Monday the city plans to finish installing the $1,000 bike corral, which holds 12 bikes, replacing a car parking spot in the process. The project will be financed with the $21.5 million federal grant the city received for nonmotorized travel.

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Senator: Limit travel's ties to insurance rates

Sponsoring Sen. Scott Rupp says some Missourians have been denied life insurance policies because they planned to vacation in certain parts of the world. He says some insurance companies, for example, view Israel as dangerous.

Statewide Preservation Plan meeting scheduled for Tuesday

Every five years the State Historic Preservation Office holds a meeting individuals, local governments and state organizations to discuss historic preservation planning. The plan includes tax credits for preservation projects.

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