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MU still a good value, president says

In a speech Tuesday addressing concerns about higher education's future, UM System President Gary Forsee announced that MU was ranked 47th in receiving funds from the state.

66-year-old Columbian tackles 42-mile bike ride

Columbia’s Judy Knudson had never biked until she tried to quit smoking in her mid-50s. Now she is training for a bike ride through New York’s five boroughs.

County, city get public input about Gans Road extension

Boone County and Columbia held a public information meeting Monday night to get input about the Gans Road Preliminary Engineering Study.

Officials: Voter ID ruling likely won't change much in Mo.

A state Supreme Court decision in 2006 will likely protect Missourians from a voter identification law the federal Supreme Court upheld Monday, lawmakers say.

Hayes pleads guilty to sexual assault, robbery one day before trial

One day before he was scheduled to go on trial, the man accused of slaying a Clark Lane hotel manager last November pleaded guilty to charges related to a sexual assault and robbery eight days earlier at the same hotel.

Three House Republicans asked to abstain from campaign finance vote

Three Republicans have been asked to abstain from an impending campaign finance vote in the state House because Democrats claim they would financially benefit from the legislation.

Hickman shuts out Mexico, faces Rock Bridge next

Hickman will play rival Rock Bridge 4 p.m. Tuesday at Cosmopolitan Park.

City to build 8-story parking garage

About two years from now, a new eight-level parking garage could help fill the skyline of downtown Columbia.

Buscando America celebrates Latin culture

Popular Brazilian and Latin dances will be demonstrated by the MU Luso-Brazilian Student Association and the Latin Dance Club at Buscando America.

Health fair teaches students to eat right, exercise, brush their teeth — and have fun

Field Elementary School students ate healthy snacks, visited with MU athletes and ran relay races with ROTC members on Monday morning as part of a health fair put together by students from the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition.

Columbia woman to serve as civilian diplomat in Iran

Lily Tinker Fortel describes civilian diplomacy as involving “understanding, information and connections,” and that’s what she’ll try to create during a 12-day trip to Iran.

Put plants to bed with a blanket tonight

A late-season frost advisory is in effect for Columbia and surrounding areas until 9 a.m. Tuesday. The projected low of 31 degrees may break historical records, leaving plants and trees susceptible to damage.

Bank customers warned of fraudulent e-mail

A new phishing scam has been sent to MU e-mail accounts. The sender claims to be from Boone County National Bank, but it is not a legitimate message.

Letter: Prevention a more common-sense approach

Prevention, including contraception education, would help prevent more abortions.

Man fights off assailants

A 22-year-old man who was attacked by three men in the First Christian Church parking lot managed to defend himself against being robbed.

Program for women and children switches to store brands amid rising food prices

In the wake of higher food prices and an increase in the number of Missourians needing help, a federally funded program to help women and children is switching to store-brand foods.

Nixon announces higher education plan

His proposed Missouri Promise plan would create a path to a four-year degree for students by providing a scholarship to qualifying students to cover college or university costs.

Feeling disconnected in Kansas City

The author says she misses the friendly people and warm memories she had in her old hometown before progress caught up with the place.

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