LETTER: U.S. must solve financial crisis

The government's bailout won't fix everything. The national economy needs a lasting solution.

LETTER: Thoughts on the 2008 election

On Nov. 4, voters have the choice of voting for a Warrior King or a community organizer.

Sporting News names Columbia the 60th best sports city

Obama, McCain clash over causes, cures of crisis

Barack Obama and John McCain clashed repeatedly over the causes and cures for the worst economic crisis in 80 years Tuesday night in a debate in which Republican McCain called for sweeping action by the government to directly shield many homeowners from mortgage foreclosure.

Shoe District ready to step ahead

City Council voted to recognize the Shoe Factory Disctrict Neighborhood Association, previously an official neighborhood association, but it is still part of the North-Central Columbia Neighborhood Association.

Biden to make stops throughout Missouri this week

The stop in the state capitol is one of four spots in Missouri where the Democratic vice presidential candidate will campaign this week.

Students paint pumpkins to give back

On Tuesday, students from Family Career and Community Leaders of America groups from three junior high schools painted pumpkins and delivered them to nursing homes.

Columbia man pleads guilty to child sexual molestation and porn charges

A 28-year-old Columbia man pleaded guilty Monday to multiple charges stemming from the sexual molestation of a 6-year-old girl and possession of child pornography.

Debates do little more than entertaining

I have never been favorably impressed with the content or the conduct of presidential debates, but I have watched some of every debate since the Nixon/Kennedy face-off in 1960. My indifference stems from several factors — artificial questions, lack of moderator control, dependence on soundbites and cliches as opposed to actual debate, but, most of all, because of their limited effect on the election's outcome.

MU Gallery and Culture Crawl showcases campus exhibits

The fourth annual MU Gallery and Culture Crawl The crawl will take place Tuesday night at the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Museum of Anthropology, George Caleb Bingham Gallery and the recently re-located MU Craft Studio Gallery.

Montee criticizes Graves for not reporting planes

State Auditor Susan Montee said U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, who is running for reelection, should have declared his two airplanes on his taxes. The Atchison County assessor told Graves the planes were not taxable.

Rock Bridge softball team bonds over dinner, cheering

This type of fun has become a hallmark of a team that strives to be very tightly knit. A foundation of their team chemistry is their time spent going out to eat.

Public gets close look at Gans Road plan

Many who attended the meeting were concerned about excessive commercial development around the extension but were pleased with the plan to limit access to the road.

Chinese painter's work addresses middle class

MU graduate student Ming Zhou uses Western symbols of middle-class wealth in her work.

Synagogues to observe Yom Kippur

Congregation Beth Shalom and the Hillel Foundation will observe Yom Kippur Wednesday evening and Thursday by holding services.

Panel discusses economy's local impact

Graduating students might have to take jobs to get by, rather than chase their dreams, a panel of business professionals said in a forum hosted by the MU's Trulaske College of Business.

Parents invited to preview sexual abuse prevention materials

Columbia elementary school counselors will host two viewings for parents to observe the sexual abuse prevention books and videos their children are scheduled to view at school this year. 

Water and Light begins selling solar energy

For almost two weeks, solar energy has been sold by Columbia Water and Light to its electric customers willing to buy it at $48 yearly subscriptions.

Owner, residents agree northeast Columbia earthen dam needs repairs

The dam is about a mile downstream from where a 20-year-old woman drowned on Sept. 14.


Eli Lilly announces $62 million settlement in drug-marketing case

Lilly agreed to pay 32 states and Washington, D.C., to resolve an investigation into the company's marketing practices.