Take a peek at the honored properties

Here are photos and descriptions of the properties named Most Notable for 2009 by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Former Negro League player Logan dead at 98

Eddie Logan played for the Kansas City Monarchs in the '20s and early '30s. He was a boxer, and he shined shoes for the jockeys at Santa Anita racetrack from the day it opened.

High school opens community grocery store

Seventeen students staff the store and get paid for hours they work after the school day.

Aurora boy killed in flatbed trailer accident

The boy was at a farm on a snow day when he was run over.

Gunfire wounds 5 at K.C. basketball game

A pregnant woman was among the five wounded, though none suffered serious injuries.

Hickman girls team loses in K.C.

he Hickman girls basketball team lost Saturday at Kansas City-Central.

What's all this Super Bowl fuss about?

Columnist David Rosman suggests staying away from the parties and sports bars on Super Bowl Sunday. Rosman wonders why the Super Bowl receives so much hype.

Columbia police chief search down to two candidates

City Manager Bill Watkins met with members of the citizen-staffed Police Chief Advisory Committee on Friday and said the search for police chief has been narrowed down to two candidates: Kansas City Police Major Christine Laughlin and Haltom City (Texas) Police Chief Kenneth Burton. Watkins said both were the best-suited for the position.

Columbia school bus hit by two cars

Children aboard received no major injuries in the after-school accident.

Odd men out: Why 17 men attend Stephens College

For decades, Stephens College has admitted a handful of men to its undergraduate programs as "male apprentices." Faculty in the college's key programs of theater and dance believe including men provides a more realistic performance environment for the women. The men feel both the privilege and the responsibility that come with being a "Stephens man." They also feel the oddity of it.

Don't worry — we're keeping the comics

The newsroom has had a long week of moving furniture, and many more tough decisions will have to be made by the end of February.

LETTER: Don't let convicted terrorist walk free

Don't forget the bombing of the USS Cole in the changed political atmosphere; instead, contact your representatives — local, statewide, nationwide — to voice your opinion on the trial of suspected terrorist Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.

THE BEAT: Gang members indicted on drug, gun charges

Missourian public safety editor Katherine Reed talks about the significance of these charges with KBIA’s Sean Powers.

Columbia woman helps build Romanian church in honor of son

Sherryl Laws and her son, Scott, forged a bond with the people of Craiova, Romania. Even after Scott's death in 2007, his dream of building a church there is being pursued by members of Evangelical Free Church in Columbia.

Mail thefts reported in Meadowbrook West subdivision

Mailboxes were vandalized and mail was opened, and almost every home in the subdivision was effected, said Maj. Tom Reddin of the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Developer Rolland 'Raul' Walters dies

Mr. Walters was responsible for building and financing many of the early Wal-Mart stores.

Five ideas: Is Obama on the right track with the stimulus package?

This week, we ask you to weigh in on the stimulus package, the search for a new schools superintendent, Gov. Jay Nixon's plans for the UM System, parking at the public library and the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Two downtown projects to apply for tax breaks

The Columbia Tax Increment Financing Commission is set to review applications for financial assistance for the Tiger hotel and a mixed-use project at Tenth and Locust streets.

'Souper Bowl' Sunday for Columbia churches

Twenty-six Columbia-area churches will be collecting nonperishable food and money for the Central Missouri Food Bank on Super Bowl Sunday.

Global Scholars program on hold for at least a year

Faculty members had already been nominated for 2009 trips to Turkey and Vietnam, but those itineraries will be put on hold.