Columbia biologists helped document Gulf oil spill effects

Biologists in the Columbia branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service traveled to the Gulf this summer to help determine the impact of the oil spill on birds.

University Hospital receives national organ donation honor for fifth consecutive year

The hospital received the Medal of Honor for Organ Donation on Nov. 3. The medal is awarded to hospitals that have achieved an organ donation consent rate of 75 percent or above in a year. University Hospital's 2009 consent rate was 84 percent.

Quilts given to veterans at Truman Veterans Hospital

Members of the Quilt Guild donated more than 100 homemade quilts as gifts to honor veterans for their service.

Organization to help organize money for nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri will act as a middleman to help philanthropists donate to mid-Missouri non-profits.

Columbia students recognized for Veterans Day essays

Eight high school and junior high school students were chosen as this year's winners of the annual Veterans Day essay contest. The contest asked students to write between 250 and 500 words about why veterans are special.

Shawky steps up for Columbia College in AMC volleyball semifinals

The Columbia College volleyball team rallied behind Ola Shawky's 12 kills to defeat Hannibal-LaGrange in an American Midwest Conference semifinal match Thursday.

Underclassmen prepare for first MU women's basketball roadtrip

The Missouri women's basketball team travels to Memphis and Charleston, Ill., this weekend to face the Memphis Tigers and Eastern Illinois Panthers in its first regular season games.

MU Ultimate club hosting 56-team tournament this weekend

The tournament returns to Columbia after being held in Jefferson City last year.

Eat a carrot, hurt the economy? Sometimes

British researchers conducted studies showing what could happen if some developing countries adopted a healthier diet. 

Companies yank cord on residential phone books

Phone companies are planning on eliminating residential white pages.  This would reduce the environmental impact by using less paper and ink.

St. Louis riverboat fails to lure serious bidders

Negotiations are pressing on with a prospective buyer, but if that falls short by Friday's expected deadline the Admiral's contents will be priced for a Nov. 21 auction.

Clearer nutrition labels might be coming soon

MU professor challenges representatives' knowledge of nuclear weapon research

He said two negotiators of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty he spoke with said they were not familiar with the regional war research he presented to the U.N.

Rep. Skelton to address crowd at Veterans Day ceremony

Ike Skelton has been the featured speaker at the Lincoln University Veterans Day ROTC breakfast in Jefferson City every year since 1987. This year could be his last after losing the seat in Congress that he's held since 1976.