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TODAY'S QUESTION: Are you more inclined to donate to Haiti relief funds thanks to immediate and convenient forms of technology?

Social networking Web sites such as Twitter helped fundraising campaigns reach millions of people, and texting allowed for instant donations.

Ramsey does the little things for Missouri men's basketball team

Missouri forward Keith Ramsey may not be able to mend a leaky faucet or repair the siding on a house, but on the court he is the team’s handyman.

Council withdraws bid for say on hiring and firing

The Columbia City Council debated requiring the council's consent when city department heads are hired and fired. The council eventually withdrew the proposed amendment.

UM tax mailing reveals student Social Security numbers

Students in the University of Missouri System were warned Tuesday that tax forms might have shown the numbers in envelope windows.

Shire wins Big 12 gymnastics honor

COLUMN: Media goes too far in hounding fallen public figures

It's time to lay off the likes of Tiger Woods and Mark McGwire — enough is enough.

Council approves funding for low-income housing

Local developer Amir Ziv receives funding from the City Council for his low-income housing project.

Columbia gas station manager declares council candidacy

Daryl Dudley becomes the fourth candidate for the Fourth Ward seat on the City Council.

Columbia College women's basketball team adds to streak

Five players scored in double figures for the Columbia College women's basketball team Tuesday, as the Cougars pushed its winning streak to 17 games with a 96-82 victory Tuesday at Hannibal-LaGrange.

Sheriff's Department to add license plate and eye scanning technologies

New license plate readers will help the Boone County Sheriff's Department find wanted vehicles or persons, and new forms of biometric identification will help keep tabs on prisoners. These technologies will be added soon thanks to a grant designed to keep justice information systems current.

Columbia College men's basketball team nets first AMC win

The Columbia College men's basketball team held off host Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday for a 53-52 victory, the Cougars' first in American Midwest Conference play.

Missouri House passes resolution against proposed federal health care reform

The Missouri House of Representatives' debate ended Tuesday when they passed a resolution that disagrees with the proposed health care reform bill.

Stephens women's basketball team drops another AMC game

The Stephens women's basketball team lost 75-54 on Tuesday at McKendree.

Autism diagnoses prompt bills on insurance coverage

A possible increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism has led the Missouri House and Senate to hear bills mandating insurance coverage for the disorder. Speculation remains on how much insurance premiums will increase due to the potential mandate.

Nixon's state address to outline budget and job creation

The State of the State address is expected to outline Gov. Jay Nixon's budget and policy proposals, including those to help with job creation.

Jerry Wade and Karl Skala to kick off campaigns this week

Jerry Wade and Karl Skala kick off election campaigns this week. Wade is a mayoral candidate and Skala is seeking re-election as Third Ward councilman.

City searches for its next commemorative poster

Columbia is asking Missouri artists to submit entries for the 2010 commemorative poster contest. The winner will be announced in late summer.

Law Enforcement Training Institute coordinator retires after 16 years

Ken Hawkins, a former Columbia police officer, is retiring as academy coordinator and instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Institute.

Cars, homes vandalized overnight in east Columbia

Police received more than 30 calls reporting incidents of vandalism Tuesday morning.

Columbians honor Martin Luther King Jr.

St. Paul A.M.E. Church, St. Luke's United Methodist Church and the NAACP hosted events to honor the late civil rights leader.

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