Juco transfer brings excitement to Tigers basketball

Keith Ramsey was a first team All-Panhandle Conference selection during each of his two years at Okaloosa-Walton (Fla.).

Keith Ramsey, a 6-foot-9 junior college transfer on this season's Missouri men's basketball team, has been fond of dunking since he was in eighth grade. “He’ll be an impact player,” Tigers coach Mike Anderson says.

GEORGE KENNEDY: 'Emaciated' MU can't take any more cuts

What to do instead, you ask? The only other choice is to raise revenue. That means raising tuition. The math is simple enough for even a journalist to attempt.


Forsee files UM budget cut scenarios

UM System President Gary Forsee filed a budget reduction impact statement with the state Department of Higher Education on Thursday. The report details the impacts of possible reductions in state appropriations of 15, 20 or 25 percent. The cuts could result in reductions in faculty, staff and student workers and an increase in tuition.

Mills provides Tigers with much needed balance

The Missouri women's basketball team has received most of its scoring this season from only three players. But redshirt freshman Bekah Mills has started providing the Tigers with another scoring threat and on Monday was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week.

New presidency brings hope in bad economic times

Nationally and locally, economic and political news has been bleak, but there are signs that fortunes will change. The election of Barack Obama and signs that troops could be out of Iraq in the next two years are evidence that changes could happen in the near future.

UM System report describes possible cuts, tuition increase

The budget report details the predicted effects of possible reductions in state appropriations of 15 percent, 20 percent or 25 percent — a loss for MU ranging from $30.4 million to $50.6 million in fiscal year 2010.

Stealth technology pioneer to get honorary MU doctorate

F. Robert Naka will receive an honorary doctorate from the MU College of Engineering on Friday for his outstanding work in the field of electrical engineering. Naka worked on the U-2 spy plane and stealth technology for the SR-71 Blackbird, served as the U.S. Air Force’s chief scientist and ran a covert government reconnaissance office.

Art reveals winter's varying shades

Two artists, separated by centuries and the Atlantic Ocean, offer distinct perspectives on winter in their artwork, displayed at the Museum of Art and Archaeology at MU.

Bruins take advantage of banged up Kewpies

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team defeated host Hickman 74-57 on Thursday night. Three Kewpies starters did not play because of injuries and another left the game early with a head injury.    

Jury shown child porn during first day of trial

Twelve jurors watched graphic videos of children having sex Thursday as part of a child pornography trial in Boone County Circuit Court. The man accused of downloading and sharing the child pornography, Clarence Arthur Tremaine, didn’t watch, but stared at the floor.

MU swimming captain well-traveled

MU swimmer Lori Halvorson moved 17 times during her childhood, but found her home in the pool.

Cuts could affect MU Health Care's service reach

Reduced state funding for the UM System could result in job cuts at MU Health Care and services at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center could be closed, according to a report submitted to the state Thursday by James Ross, CEO of MU Health Care.

Sickle cell awareness in churches increases black blood donors

Sickle cell researchers in St. Louis say they've significantly increased blood donations to fight the disease with appeals targeted at predominantly black church congregations in the city.

Nixon names Corrections Department chief

Gov.-elect Jay Nixon chose George Lombardi, a retired state prison director, to direct the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Shooting investigation leads police to 40 pounds of marijuana

Columbia Police are seeking a man and a woman on drug charges after investigation of a Wednesday shooting led to a discovery of 40 pounds of marijuana, illegal mushrooms, guns and drug paraphernalia.

Jefferson City speedskater qualifies for time trials

Carly Wilson's 1:36.976 over nine laps help her qualify for the time trials at the U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships at the Hardee's Iceplex in Chesterfield. She is one of 21 women remaining in the field that will be cut to 16 on Friday.

Missouri health care legislation facing new challenges

In the 2009 legislative session, the real challenge to health care legislation will likely be the state budget shortfall, officials say.

Orr Street Studios director hopes to fuel community interest

For Elaine Johnson, living with art is like having "a varied and abundant group of friends." As director of Orr Street Studios, she said she hopes Columbia neighbors will fall in love with art like she has.

Water Patrol continues search on Missouri River

The Missouri State Water Patrol said there are no updates on the recovery effort Thursday for a man who is believed to have fallen into the Missouri River.

Man arrested in connection with adult store robbery

James L. Grayson, 23, was identified by a store clerk who had seen his name on his photo ID when he paid for some videos before robbing the store, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.