Columbia School Board appoints Whitt to open seat

A special meeting of the Columbia School Board on Thursday resulted in the election of James Whitt to a seat vacated last month.

Match play tournament fits golfer's style

David McDonald has won the Francis Hagan Match Play tournament, played at the Lake of the Woods golf course, four times since it began in 1994. Only one other person has won the tournament at least twice in its 14-year history.

Wilton Boat Club set for overnight catfish tournament

The president of the Wilton Boat Club says he expects the winning fish in this weekend's overnight catfish tournament on the Missouri River to weigh as much as 90 pounds.

LETTER: 'Fair Tax' not all it's advertised to be

A "Fair Tax" rally will be held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday. If approved by the legislature, Missouri could be the first state to have a fair tax in place.

Columbia plans to install first red-light cameras

The cameras will be located at Providence Road and Broadway and also at Stadium Boulevard and Worley Street.

GUEST COLUMN: West Broadway plan a folly of Titanic proportions

Did City Council want to show off the painted GetAbout Columbia paths and love of a parkway, or did it want to create a workable street where cars and bikes and residents can coexist in harmony?  If it was the latter, it has certainly failed miserably.

Private shade garden in Columbia to be showcased on tour

Flat Branch Pub and Brewing owners Tom and Anne Smith will have their 6.5 acre shade garden featured as part of the Tiger Pilot Club's sixth annual garden tour.

Alcohol sales citations dismissed because of police errors

Columbia police did not follow state regulations for a program to check whether local businesses checked the IDs of minors attempting to purchase alcohol. As a result, some of the cited establishments have had their cases dropped.

Kids build racers, memories in Soap Box Derby

The Downtown Optimist Club's Soap Box Derby, set for Sunday, is an annual Columbia tradition cherished by veteran racers of all ages.

Columbia rainfall totals on track through early June

MU track and field finds success at NCAA meet

The Missouri track and field team advanced three athletes Thursday at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Chris Rohr, Krishna Lee and Brian Hancock all will compete in the finals of their events this afternoon in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Today's Question: The conversion to digital TV

Should the government have been more active in making sure the public knew of the switch to digital TV?

World Health Organization announces swine flu pandemic

For the first time in 41 years, WHO has declared a global flu epidemic. The organization is hoping the announcement will push drugmakers to ramp up production of a swine flu vaccine, and goverments will increase efforts to contain the virus.

Alleged gunman charged in museum shooting

James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist, has been charged with murder for killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Von Brunn was also charged for killing in the course of possessing a firearm at a federal facility, and hate crime charges are possible.

Steven Starr seeks to revolutionize views on nuclear weapons

Steven Starr, MU graduate and nuclear weapons expert, is passionate about changing the world. He has been invited to speak at numerous United Nations panels and has made presentations all over the globe about the issue of nuclear arms.

The Steven Starr file

An extensive background of Steven Starr.

$2.5 billion spent, no alternative med cures found

Despite finding that few, if any, herbal and alternative health remedies work in the mid-1990s, the government continues to test new and old ones. "There's been a deliberate policy of never saying something doesn't work," says one doctor.

Government probes chelation-heart disease study

A large, ongoing alternative-medicine experiments is under investigation because scientists questioned whether patients were told of health risks.

Westminster College vandalism suspect arrested

The restoration of vandalized monuments at Westminster College is under way, and some graffiti has been removed.


'Fair Tax' rally to be held Saturday

Proponents of the "fair tax" movement, a push to substitute income taxes with an increase in sales taxes, will host a rally at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.