Columbia residents discuss historic preservation

A group of Columbia residents and other officials gathered in the City Council chambers Tuesday night to discuss the issue of preservation in Missouri. The meeting was the last of six held across the state by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Office to seek input for a statewide preservation plan that will go into effect from 2009 through 2013.

Rock Bridge tennis sweeps Hickman

Blake Burchert is working to improve his tennis game. He played for Rock Bridge's junior varsity basketball team in the winter and uses his size to his advantage on the tennis court.

Missouri women's tennis looks to next season

The Tigers will return six of seven players next year and head coach Blake Starkey knows much work will need to be done to turn the team's promise into wins.

Stephens Lake Park gets redbud grove

For the past year, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department’s forestry program has been working to plant a large redbud grove just east of the lake.

Missouri legislators pass — then reverse — bill to outlaw chemical abortions

A provision to outlaw chemical abortions was slipped into a bill that was unanimously passed through the state Senate on Tuesday. But it was not supposed to be there, so said the bill’s sponsor who got the Senate to reverse its action, only after reporters began to raise questions.

What's up with that? MU Power Plant smoke part of normal procedure

The black smoke coming from the MU Power Plant’s stacks Tuesday morning was caused by the startup of a boiler being placed back online, according to Phil Shocklee, MU’s associate director of campus facilities.

Rock Bridge students talk with Noam Chomsky

About 80 Rock Bridge students talked on the phone Tuesday with renowned linguist and activist Noam Chomsky.

Blindfolded students find their way around campus

MU professor Ronn Phillips used an exercise from one of his old teachers to teach his students about environmental perception.

MU Extension course helps new farmers

Grow Your Own Farm meets once a week and links new farmers to established producers in their community who can offer advice.

Never forget: Holocaust Memorial Week event held

The Graveyard Memorial Drive is held during Holocaust Memorial Week.

Capital Road tax discussion will take place Wednesday

The time has come for Boone County officials to talk about whether they need more tax money for roads. That will be the topic when Boone County commissioners meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in their chambers at the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center.

MU student newspaper awards first scholarship

The Maneater awarded its first student journalist scholarship Tuesday, $500 to staff member Justin C. Myers.

Bill to reverse tax increase on nonresidents gets OK from lawmakers

The increase put Missouri at odds with Kansas, where officials threatened to retaliate by raising taxes on Missourians who commute there to work.

Boy Scouts announce national service project

The organization’s largest project since World War II will involve about 5,000 Scouts in forest conservation efforts.

Fuel price provision in biodiesel bill debated

At issue was a provision designed to protect consumers from having to pay higher prices at the pump.

Amtrak gets subsidies to keep Missouri train

House and Senate budget negotiators agreed to provide $8 million to avoid eliminating one train between St. Louis and Kansas City.

Couple escapes early morning house fire

The fire in southwest Columbia caused an estimated $170,000 in damage.

Plants unscathed by cold, gardeners say

Some said their yards were free of frost, and others said if any damage did occur, it might take a while to show up.

Bill on car dealer suits headed to Blunt

The bill only affects lawsuits filed under a state law dealing with deception, false promises and misrepresentation.

State workers to get 3 percent pay raise

House and Senate budget negotiators agreed on the pay hike today, to begin with the new state budget July 1.