Lecture to focus on identity issues for African-American adolescent girls

On Friday afternoon, Sheila Walker of Scripps College will discuss the roles race, gender and class play in young African-American females' identities.

Does Obama's relaxation of the Cuba Embargo go far enough?

The Obama Administration announced Monday it would allow unlimited travel to Cuba by Cuban Americans, as well as unlimited money transfers to Cuban family members on the island. The rest of the trade restrictions on Cuba, however, still exist — but should they? Do the new decisions hurt America's bargaining position with Cuba?

John Madden's retirement: what others are saying

Here's what others are saying about football analyst John Madden's retirement. The coach-turned-broadcast personality is retiring.

NBC broadcaster John Madden retires

The 73-year-old former coach says now is "the right time."

Stephens College president receives education award

President of Stephens College Wendy Libby was named the Outstanding Higher Education Professional of 2009 by the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education and Alumni Society.

Moon Valley Lake property to be donated to Greenbelt Land Trust

Margaret Rogers has been looking to donate her land since the Moon Valley Lake ran dry a year ago.

MU's Division of IT upgrades storage, recovery of e-mail system

MU's Division of Information Technology is updating the e-mail systems for students and faculty, with a goal of finishing by early summer. The upgrade is standard but will now allow students to keep their e-mail addresses after graduation.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in search of Columbia families in need

The producers of the reality show are looking for eligible families in Columbia. Families must own the home and the property, as well as show the producers how a makeover will improve their lives.

Philips Park construction plans to be discussed Thursday

The Parks and Recreation Department will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Activity and Recreation Center to discuss the final plans for the first phase of development at Philips Lake and A. Perry Philips Park. This is the final public meeting on the topic before City Council sees the proposal Monday.

Jefferson City 'tea party' draws protesters of government spending

The Jefferson City "tea party," slotted as a bipartisan event, booed the only Democrat speaker off the stage. Mizzou College Republicans organized the event, which joined Tea Party goers around the country in saying citizens are "Taxed Enough Already."

MU groups particate in Social Justice Seder

More than 100 Jewish and non-Jewish individuals gathered Tuesday evening at the Hillel Foundation to participate in the 4th annual Social Justice Seder.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Tea party' in Jefferson City

The "tea" in the Central Missouri Tax Day Tea Party has been adopted as an acronym, "Taxed enough already," by the political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity.

Missouri House approves $700 million college bond package

The money would be designated to fund building needs at all two-year and four-year Missouri colleges and universities. The Missouri Senate as well as voters must approve the legislation for it to go into effect. Some critics of the package think the state should avoid increasing its debt.

Highway worker falls under flatbed, dies

A Columbia contruction worker was killed on the job along U.S. 65 near Fair Grove.

No decision yet on Winfield mayor

Winfield officials will wait until May to select a new mayor, after the city's former mayor was reelected posthumously.

One dead in Arnold house fire

Authorities have not identified the person killed in the Starling Mobile Home Community.