Bike taxi drivers get a workout on gamedays

The husband-and-wife team of Anna and Ben Zack don't mind missing Missouri football games to shuffle fans around on Shakespeare's Pizza's bike taxis.

THE WEEK IN COMMENTS: Evaluating President Barack Obama, Proposition B, cameras downtown, brick streets

Every week, readers of offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. Here, we offer you a digest of some of the conversations we found most interesting.

Nevada, not Missouri, sneaks into AP poll

The Wolf Pack find its way into the poll for the first time since 1948. The Tigers were among 12 teams receiving votes.

Centro Latino and Columbia Hope Church host immigration summit

Community advocates, lawyers and immigrants discuss immigration issues in Missouri during Centro Latino's first Central Missouri Immigration Summit.

ANALYSIS: Family attacks grow in Missouri Senate race

Politicians and political parties are criticizing not only each other but also each other's spouses and siblings. In the U.S. Senate race between Robin Carnahan, Missouri Secretary of State, and Sen. Roy Blunt, the accusations now are flying about a campaign manager and a union official, with innuendos that the married couple are violating campaign laws.


Fashion show raises awareness of human trafficking

Thirteen designers had products on display. Local designers created the clothes and volunteers were the models. Vendors sold fair-trade items at booths, and attendees donated money to stop human trafficking through raffles and silent auctions.

Show Me Solar illuminates alternative energy through residential tour

A solar energy educational group sponsored a tour of a Columbia woman's home. She uses a Trombe wall to heat her house and save energy.

Johnson's drive for fifth straight championship alive after Dover win

The second race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship sees Carl Edwards finish fifth.

Columbia-grown store SoccerPro builds worldwide presence

SoccerPro, a Columbia store specializing in soccer equipment, has grown steadily since opening six years ago, and its website brings in orders from around the world.