The controversial Taubes will speak about dieting and obesity at 2:30 Thursday afternoon in Monsanto Auditorium.
Columbia's historic building known as "The Corner," which has housed several businesses and is best remembered as a neighborhood grocery store and gathering place, faces and uncertain future.
The package will be used to support financial markets, which supply consumer credit in such areas as credit card debt, auto loans and student loans.
The closure of The Coffee Ground is one grave fallout from the downward-spiraling economy. Lakota Coffee, Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company and others are also experiencing the effects in their business and clientele.
Two men were pulled over in the 1800 block of Prathersville Road and fled through Crescent Meadows Trailer Park.
A 46-year-old Columbia man was arrested on South Ponderosa Street on suspicion of stabbing someone with a screwdriver.