Biden visits Columbia, promises economic change

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden speaks to the audience during a campaign stop at the Activities and Recreation Center on Tuesday.

His 40-minute speech at the Activity and Recreation Center focused on economic issues, especially on those likely to affect middle-class Americans.

Palin may be most experienced candidate

Despite the huge emphasis put on lack of experience in the upcoming election, Sarah Palin may be the candidate with the most.

Crowd lines up early, enjoys Biden remarks

Supporters at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center on Tuesday morning said Sen. Joe Biden, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, has the personality and experience to succeed.

Hy-Vee plans two new stores in Columbia

The Iowa-based grocer will occupy former Wal-Mart and Megamart buildings.

Mo. senator to try overriding student curator veto

Gov. Matt Blunt denied voting privileges to the student member of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators despite the legislation passing in the House and Senate.

Rock Bridge TDD adds half-cent to sales tax

Rock Bridge shoppers are already paying the additional half-cent, which raises sales tax in the area to 8.05 percent. The tax will be used for improvements around the new Hy-Vee.

2008 Centennial schedule of events

Here is a list of Wednesday's events and the week's tours and exhibits for the MU journalism school's 100th anniversary.

Nevada football team adjusts for MU game after running back's injury

Nevada’s Luke Lippincott, a first-team All-WAC player, will be sidelined when Nevada faces No. 6 Missouri on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Committee tackles pre-arranged funeral contracts after company’s collapse

The threat that thousands of Missourians will have to foot the bill for funeral costs of relatives they thought had been covered came before a Missouri legislative committee Tuesday.

Journalism School centennial celebration begins Wednesday

The Journalism School invites Columbians to join in its celebration of the past and its approach to the future. Many events remain open and free to the public.

Award-winning filmmaker coming to Columbia with Whitman documentary

Filmmaker Mark Zwonitzer will show and discuss his latest film, “Walt Whitman,” in Jesse Auditorium from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday as part of the MU School of Journalism’s centennial celebration.

UPDATE: Graham to challenge Blunt’s veto of student curator bill

Sen. Chuck Graham is sponsoring a measure that would give the student member of the UM System Board of Curators a vote.

UPDATE: Lawmaker charged with sexual assault quits House

Scott Muschany resigned Tuesday from the Missouri House just hours after pleading not guilty to felony charges of deviate sexual assault.

“The Legend” of barbecue opens centennial dinner

Mike Mills will cook his barbecue, the recipes for which are detailed in a book written by his daughter, Amy Mills Tunnicliffe, who is a graduate of the MU School of Journalism.

FFA Field Day activities attract 1,700 students

More than 1,700 students from 48 high schools in Missouri attended MU’s FFA Field Day on Tuesday at the Bradford Research Center. Students from agriculture classes and members of FFA went on tours of MU’s farm and participated in 34 different activities.

Steelman endorses Hulshof in Missouri governor’s race

Sarah Steelman, who was defeated by U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulsof in the Republican gubernatorial primary election, has issued a statement supporting his candidacy.

Economy keeps many J-School alumni at home for Centennial

Around 20,000 invitations were mailed out to J-School alumni for the centennial celebration; 1,900 tickets to the party have been sold. When we asked alumni why they weren't coming, many blamed the economy and the time of the celebration.

Former ‘Dateline NBC’ correspondent concerned about future of watchdog journalism

Lea Thompson, a former “Dateline NBC” correspondent, will discuss computerized reporting techniques and other investigative methods Thursday when she helps lead the “Watchdog Reporting and New Forms of Investigative Journalism” session during the MU Journalism School’s centennial celebration.

Police seek suspects in attempted burglary

An attempted burglary occurred at Woodstock Estates Trailer Park on Tuesday, a news release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department stated.

Residents reminisce about changes to Columbia bars

Here’s what happened to three popular Columbia bars, each from a different decade, that alumni returning for the Missouri School of Journalism’s Centennial Celebration might remember.