LETTER: Bailout will not improve economy

Robin Hood was considered an outlaw because he robbed the rich for the poor. What do you call the rich who rob the poor for the rich? This is what the $700 billion bailout for the rich is doing.

LETTER: McCain presidency would pose threat to farmers, ethanol standards

McCain has consistently voted against ethanol standards, which have not only promoted clean air but have also provided extra income for rural communities.

LETTER: Don't believe the hype about arctic drilling

They tell us: "We're only going to drill in 2,000 acres of the Arctic Refuge — We swear!" But Big Oil's "2,000 acres" will sprawl across the entire Arctic Refuge just like 1,800 acres of Turnpike slices all across New Jersey.

Radio Adelante reaches out to Latino community

After speaking with many people in the Spanish-speaking community, I have learned Radio Adelante is filling a gap by providing news from the perspective of the Latino community, as opposed to that of an outsider looking in. As far as we know, Radio Adelante is the only student-run Spanish-language radio news show in the Midwest.

Hickman claims district softball crown

The Kewpies won the game on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth inning to beat Jefferson City.

Man stabbed in alley behind Hitt Street Mini Mart

One man was arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred Friday afternoon in the alley behind Hitt Street Mini Mart at 111 Hitt St.

Parkade Elementary offers free breakfast

More than 300 students at Parkade Elementary take advantage of the free breakfast stations set up in the school's hallways each morning. The free breakfast is part of a Department of Agriculture program to ensure students are starting off the day right. Schools qualify to offer free breakfast if they have a high free and reduced lunch enrollment.

Tiger Kickoff: Who was Sean Weatherspoon before he was a Tiger?

Tiger Kickoff: MU's high-powered offense gives cannon crew a workout

While fans cheer, the ROTC cadets who shoot of MU's fabled cannon and do pushups corresponding to the Tigers side of scoreboard might root for the offense to slow down its production.

Tiger Kickoff: MU's Patton embraces backup role

The highly-touted Columbia native has embraced his role despite once being considered as the heir apparent to Brad Smith.

Wisdom of the prairie

The prairie can tell you many things, but it takes time to learn its language. Eighty-six-year-old Clair Kucera has been listening to the voice of Tucker Prairie for more than half a century.

Biden makes stop in Springfield

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke in Springfield on Friday, stressing that John McCain's campaign is trying to belittle Barack Obama instead of focusing on important issues.

Gubernatorial races nationwide focused on economy

Problems in the economy have overshadowed all other election issues.

Two Columbia artists showcase mixed media work in fall exhibit

Caleb McCandless and Jo Stealey are two of the eight artists showing their work at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery's Autumn Exhibit.

Columbia First Assembly of God mentors church in Fayette

The new pastor of Fayette's Assembly of God Church seeks to revitalize the small-town church with help from its mother church in Columbia.

MU professor writes Hugh Hefner biography

The biography, released Oct. 1, details Hefner's impact on the post-World War II culture of consumerism and the sexual revolution.

'The Met: Live in HD' continues second season in Columbia

The series of live opera performances broadcast in movie theaters worldwide, returns to Columbia's Goodrich Forum 8 theater. On Saturday, the theater will screen a performance of "Salome."

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival set for weekend

Activities include arts and crafts, food vendors, games, pony rides, musical entertainment, holiday decorations, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, pie-eating competitions, hayrides, apple butter, kettle corn,craft demonstrations and a straw maze.

Government employee admits stealing federal money

Steven Brown admitted he ran up more than $280,000 on his government-issued credit card. Brown worked for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Arnold.

Formal sentence expected in videotaped sex killing

Richard Davis of Independence faces the death penalty when he is sentenced Thursday in the May 2006 killing of 41-year-old Marsha Spicer, also of Independence.