PHOTO GALLERY: Tuesday in pictures at the Boone County Fair

Junior Hagler loads cinder blocks onto the pony pull weight sled as the competition reaches its midpoint on Tuesday. The sled would eventually weigh over one ton.

Events at the fair included a pony pull, market lamb competition and more.

Pinkel excited about 2010 Missouri football team

MU football coach Pinkel addressed several subjects at the Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday in Irving Texas, but did his best to side-step the topic of the 10-team Big 12 and conference realignment.

COLUMN: A short skirt doesn't equal consent

A verdict that said a woman implied consent to be in a Girls Gone Wild video through her actions is a prime example of how our culture blames women when they are victims of sexual violence.

MU Residential Life adds new housing options

To ensure MU freshmen have a place to live in the fall, Residential Life has expanded off-campus options and offered returning students a $1,000 incentive to break their housing contracts.

GUEST COLUMN: Helping Missouri small business owners reach their dreams

My administration offers loans that generally cost borrowers 30 percent less than a standard loan.

Horse pull team defends Boone County Fair title for bragging rights

There is no prize money for the farm team class, but Bob Rucker's horses, Dan and Pete, successfully dragged 2,ooo pounds more than they did last year to win their second consecutive title Monday at the Boone County Fair's horse pull. 

Missouri out of running for federal school grants

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia were named finalists in the federal "Race to the Top" program. Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says the state will pursue educational improvements without federal money.

Columbia mom applies for Pepsi grant to support children with autism

Hope McPheeters applied for a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant. If approved, she plans to start Ella's Hope Foundation, which would give scholarships to pay for therapy for children on the autism spectrum.

Chinese radio station hopes to become community station

Yes, that is Chinese you're hearing on your radio — if you're within a couple of miles of KLJE's antenna on College Avenue.

Ponies at Boone County Fair pull their weight and then some

Miniature horses pull more than four times their own weight in Tuesday's pony pull at the Boone County Fair.

4-H and FFA members show lambs at market lamb show

Exhibitors spent months preparing lambs for display at the fair.

Pump malfunction results in wastewater release near Columbia lift station

One thousand gallons of wastewater and storm water overflowed on Monday morning in south Columbia. Drinking water not threatened.

Daniel Boone Building entrance closed for construction

Construction will last for three months. Residents will still have access to City Hall.

State could be violating its own scholarship law

The Department of Higher Eduction announced scholarship levels Tuesday for the Access Missouri program that are below the minimum amount established in 2007.

MU doctoral student studies body image among black women

Rashanta Bledman said she hopes her research will help all women feel validated.

Safi Sana provides jobs for refugees in Columbia

Safi Sana is a cleaning and painting company in Columbia that employees refugees. It pairs refugees in teams with Americans. 

Opponents organizing against ballot measure defying federal health care

Supporters of the measure have been fundraising for weeks, but opponents plan a rally Thursday in Kansas City.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you think the curators' appropriations request is appropriate?

How can the UM System Board of Curators make its needs known while acknowledging the state's tight budget?

COLUMN: Defrauding Medicare a reprehensible practice

Those corrupted by a love of money are ruining our society.

ANALYSIS: Missouri governor sets new discrimination policy

Governor Jay Nixon approved an executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or veteran status.