UPDATE: Northwest Air rep comes to market Mesaba

He wanted to beat the drum for the commercial air service Northwest's Masaba Aviation will start offering between Columbia and Memphis, starting in August.

St. Louis mural on eminent domain spawns lawsuit

A social activist had a two-story-high mural painted on the outside of a duplex in St. Louis to oppose the city’s use of eminent domain.

Kinder expected to endorse Hulshof for governor

The lieutenant governor is scheduled to appear with the congressman on Monday in Cape Girardeau for the announcement.

Race raises money for track team

Runners of all ages competed in a 5K race/walk to help raise money for the William Woods cross country and track teams.

One day, one bloom, one day lily show

Each day lily bloom is open for a day. And growers were hoping their best plants were in bloom Saturday for the Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society's annual day lily show at the Columbia Public Library.

Sport of geocaching gaining in popularity

The sport requires that participants find boxes full of trinkets using GPS.

Morning vehicle fire leaves one man in hospital with burns

Sam Buckin Sr. was working on a car in the driveway of his car rental business when a fire ignited and burned his forearms and hands.

Torah thefts stump police, Jewish community

A Torah scroll valued at about $30,000 reported stolen from a St. Louis-area synagogue is one of a handful of Torah scrolls stolen in the past year in the United States. The motive may be a hate crime or the profit from selling sacred documents on the black market.

High school students try out pharmacy jobs

The Career Explorers Program sponsored by Walgreens and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy lets high school students work as pharmacists for four weeks each summer to learn the basics of the trade — and fill fake prescriptions for their favorite celebrities.

Gov. Blunt right, for once, to veto student curator vote

Why not a voting student curator? Because, it seems to me, that undercuts the broadly representational nature of the board. If the students deserve a vote, then surely the faculty does. You can probably think of other legitimate claimants.

Five Ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?

This week, we ask you to weigh in on gas thefts, Tasers, conservation easements, students voting on the UM System Board of Curators and sales-tax holidays.