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.

Lack of focus costs Tigers

With their first conference series loss behind them, and a tough series with Oklahoma State looming, the Tigers lose 5-3 to unranked Western Illinois.

Columbia College splits doubleheader

The Cougar offense was cold in the first game but came alive in the second.

Experience not coming easily for rained-out softball team

Stephens College is in its second year of play and trying to improve on last year’s 2-27 mark.

Football team resumes spring practice

Jason Townson still has opportunities to make his case.

Moratorium on death penalty gathers bipartisan support

On Tuesday, the Missouri House Public Safety Committee discussed the bill that would create a death penalty commission and impose a moratorium.

Columbians come out for city’s first science cafe

Science cafes are a growing grass roots movement, where members of the community get together with a scientist to discuss relevant science topics.

Man arrested after leading police on car chase

Elfonta A. Stevens, 32, was arrested for felony resisting arrest, driving under revocation and traffic charges.