MU performance Thursday will honor renowned play translator

MU will be performing a translation of Federico Garcia Lorca's work "The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife." The translator of the work talks about the growing racial gap in the theater community and the highs and lows of her play writing career.



Greever-Rice enters race for Fourth Ward Council seat

Tracy Greever-Rice joins attorney Sarah Read in the race for the Fourth Ward City Council seat Jerry Wade will leave vacant.

Children receive H1N1 vaccine at Health Department clinic

The Health Department had 700 vaccines for the clinic and administered the shot to more than 500 children by the end of the day, department spokeswoman Geni Alexander said. Depending on the continued availability of the H1N1 vaccine, the Health Department will decide whether to hold future clinics.

Cuts to Medicaid top Nixon's withholdings

Gov. Jay Nixon announced a $32 million cut in Medicaid expenditures as a part of $204 million in budget cuts on Wednesday. Other decreases in funding include MU's telemedicine program and the MU School of Medicine's Institute of Mental Health.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources announces reorganization

The state's environmental agency merged two divisions and made some changes within management in an effort to improve operations, a department spokesman said.

Nuclear regulators seek fine after inspecting Missouri fuel processing facility

The facility, which processed nuclear fuel for power plants until 2001, is in the process of being decommissioned.

COMMENT: Blowout Missouri football loss hurts appeal of Homecoming

The Mizzou Alumni Association looks to the last three weekends in October as potential Homecoming dates. This year, the Texas game was the only game in that time period. But watching Texas cruise past Missouri wasn't a Homecoming highlight for anyone coming back to Columbia.

Missouri men's golf team connects with former players

Former members of the Missouri men's golf team met the current Tigers this past Friday for a competition. The alumni continue to be productive members of the golf program after they graduate.

Driver crashed into stopped vehicle

A three-car pileup at the intersection of Providence Road and Worley Street on Wednesday afternoon caused one woman minor injuries and no injuries to the other drivers. Police are not yet sure whether the woman had tried to stop before hitting the Jeep.

The Beat: (the)CoMoYouKnow

Listen to Missourian editor Scott Swafford and reporter Jim Holt discuss (the)CoMoYouKnow, a new project that would be an online encyclopedia for Columbia.

The Beat: Covering the Missouri women's volleyball beat

Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Lenny Goldman talk about finding interesting human interest stories during the volleyball season.


Halloween: Destroying post-feminism through costumes

Trying to win a race to the bottom, women demean themselves by dressing provacatively on Halloween.

Truth about football academics obscured by PR, academic contracts

Vox magazine tried to look deeper into rumors about a lax attitude toward academics among some MU football players, but was met with a strong wall of public relations officials and faculty and tutors hamstrung by contractual restrictions. Efforts to get beyond those obstacles were only partially successful.

LETTER: Initiative petition would bring improvement, transparency to Missouri courts

The elections called for in the petition would be less mysterious than the current process for selecting appellate judges.

Klein returns in Missouri volleyball team victory

Before she returned to the court Wednesday night in Missouri's victory over Kansas State, Tigers volleyball player Julianna Klein hadn't touched a volleyball for more than 10 days while dealing with symptoms of Mononucleosis.

MU women's golfers 16th at Las Vegas tournament

The Missouri women's golf team finished in 16th  on Wednesday at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, the first time during the fall season the team did not finish inside the top five.

Dog park being relocated in winter months

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department plans to move the Twin Lakes dog park in the winter, and a set of rules for the dog park have been developed.

Columbia traffic officers to target drivers who fail to yield

Traffic officers will be ticketing drivers who fail to yield to emergency vehicles during a special enforcement detail Thursday as part of a nationwide Move Over, America campaign.

Humane Society considers revising adoption policy

The Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Human Society met Tuesday night to review proposed changes for the pet adoption guidelines.

Hearing in Olten case open to public

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Bettem said that the hearing deciding whether or not to try the 15-year-old suspect in the Elizabeth Olten killing as an adult will be open to the public. The hearing will be held on Nov. 18.