Journalism school begins its centennial celebration

USA Today editor Ken Paulson holds up "Freedom Sings" T-shirt with the First Amendment rights printed on the back during the centennial opening barbecue on Wednesday night at the Mizzou Arena. Paulson introduced the members of the band and entertained the crowd as he hosted the performance.

Nearly 2,000 registered participants flooded MU on Wednesday as the School of Journalism began its three-day centennial celebration, which included a golf tournament, a symposium and a barbecue dinner.

Nuckolls transfers after growing comfortable with distance

The outside hitter came to Missouri from UCM after feeling she would be OK not having immediate family close by and a shot at more playing time.

Consequences unclear for student who brought bullets to school

Columbia Public Schools administrators gave no details Wednesday on what the ramifications would be for the Grant Elementary School student who brought bullets to school Monday, but they say they are approaching the situation as a student discipline issue.

MU working through kinks with pay-per-view

MU and Fox Sports entered discussions this summer to make games available that were not slated to be aired by the Big 12's broadcast partners.

World exhibit shows Journalism School’s international legacy

The World's Journalism School exhibit features Dean Walter Williams' world travels and a collection of gifts from international visitors over the years.



Coverage of Palin sparks debate about media bias, sexism

The national discussion of the news coverage of GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has sparked a similar debate among Missouri's politicians.



Police Department wants new software to track complaints

Seven months after establishing a Professional Standards Unit to shine a light inward, the Columbia Police Department hopes to replace the old system of tracking complaints with a new software program.

UPDATE: Senate fails to override veto of student curator bill

The bill would have given a student curator voting rights on the UM System Board of Curators if Missouri were to lose a congressional seat following the 2010 census.



Graham announces plan to run for Democratic floor leader

Sen. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, confirmed he plans to run for Democratic floor leader if he wins his re-election campaign. His opponent will likely be Sen. Victor Callahan, D-Jackson County.

Anti-terrorism efforts lessen Missouri’s vulnerability

But Mark James, who oversees homeland security and is director of the state Department of Public Safety, warns that potential terrorists are always looking for new ways to wreak havoc, and the state must always keep its guard up.

Board members discuss future of Missourian

At a Missouri Publishers Association board meeting Wednesday, partnership discussions grew into a multi-faceted conversation about preserving the Missourian's status as a hands-on student laboratory in the face of an increasingly troubled news industry and an economy struggling to finance public education.




Habitat for Humanity seeking grant money from city

City officials will vote on Sept. 15 to give grant money to Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity for a Creasy Springs subdivision project and new ReStore.

MU extends softball coaches' contract

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine has signed a 5-year contract extension, keeping the Jefferson City native with the Tigers through the 2013 season.



Clean energy initiative makes ballot

Voters will get a chance to decide whether investor-owned utilities must boost their use of renewable energy sources.

Ike, like Gustav, to send rain to mid-Mo

Boone County is due for more heavy rainfall beginning Thursday night with heavy rain possible later in the weekend from the remnants of Hurricane Ike, adding to an already wet year that could break records.

Ordinance would make collecting unattended recyclables illegal

The ordinance could affect citizens who rely on curbside cans for income.




Hulshof vows to boost spending on higher ed

The Republican gubernatorial candidate also said he would bring more private money to colleges and universities.

Stephens begins first season in AMC

The Stephens athletics program started as an NCAA Division III school, but switched to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in April of 2004. After operating as an independent, the Stars were approved to join the American Midwest Conference this season.

Amid celebration, Missourian faces uncertain future

The School of Journalism's daily paper faces financial difficulties and possible format changes.



Group launches campaign in defense of high-fructose corn syrup

Studies have linked the nation's growing obesity problem with sweetened beverages, and high-fructose corn syrup is the main sweetener used in processed beverages. But industry scientists and many dietitians say it is no more fattening than sugar.