DEAR READER: Jim Terry wins Show Me the Errors contest again

Entries in the Show Me the Errors contest for December dropped off sharply after the two leaders. Overall, there were 154 reported errors — mostly typos and erroneous punctuation.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you agree with the City Council's vote to oppose the EPA's plan for Hinkson Creek?

The City Council voted to oppose the EPA's recommendation to reduce runoff by 39.6 percent. Some city officials have questioned the data the EPA used to come to its recommendation.

Council votes to oppose EPA plan for Hinkson Creek

Five council members side with the staff position saying a 40 percent reduction in stormwater runoff is unreasonable.


Americans lag in learning foreign languages

There are a growing number of language immersion schools in the U.S., but language instruction in regular schools is actually decreasing. For years, scholars have studied the phenomenon of American's tendency to disregard the importance of language learning and, while theories have been developed, the future of language remains uncertain.

Jarrett Sutton enjoys his limited playing time with Missouri men's basketball team

Jarrett Sutton said that after graduation, he will stay in school to get his master’s degree in either educational administration or health science so he can complete his eligibility with the Tigers.

Bond issue to buy gas power plant proposed for ballot

City officials are interested in buying the rest of the Columbia Energy Center, a natural-gas generator that would boost the city's capacity to produce its own electricity. The measure, if approved, would appear on the April 5 ballot.

Mediacom subscribers left with a blank screen

As the contract negotiation extension deadline ended, KOMU programming was pulled from the lineup for Mediacom customers. A few of these subscribers respond to KOMU's absence from their cable lineups.

MU women's basketball team looks to rebound from tough loss

The Tigers were on a five-game winning streak before getting blown out by Florida State. They hope for a quick turnaround in their final nonconference game of the season Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio, where  they will face the No. 9 Xavier Musketeers.

Columbia will vote on stipends for City Council

The proposal to pay the mayor $9,000 and other council members $6,000 a year will appear on the April 5 municipal ballot.

Starkey resigns as Missouri women's tennis coach

William McCaskill to have preliminary hearing Wednesday

William McCaskill, brother of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Missouri's Klein will play volleyball in Finland

She is the third Missouri volleyball player to sign a professional contract since the 2010 season ended.

Economy and jobs top priority for new legislature

The Missouri General Assembly will begin with the largest Republican majority in its history. The economy, jobs and business development remain priorities for the 2011 legislative session.

December tornadoes aren't so unusual in Missouri

New Year's Eve weather shocked residents across the Midwest as tornadoes touched down in three states. However, tornadoes in December shouldn't come as such a surprise.

Director of Convention and Visitors Bureau leaves Columbia

Lorah Steiner has served as director of Columbia's Convention and Visitors Bureau for 24 years. Next month, she's moving to Florida.

Two men arrested after robbery on Wilkes Blvd.

Two men were arrested after police responded to suspicious activity in and around the MediaCom office near College Avenue.

Two Missouri men arrested on drug charges

Two men were arrested Monday on suspicion of drug-related charges after being stopped for several traffic violations. 

COLUMN: Gabbert's Missouri legacy will be made in the NFL

Returning to Missouri would have made the Tigers a preseason favorite for a Big 12 title, but Gabbert would have been risking his future earning potential.

Hunters donate deer to animal sanctuary

D&D Animal Sanctuary and Rescue has received 25 deer so far this season to help feed such animals as lions, tigers and wolves.

Missouri business groups plan legislative strategy

A coalition of groups outlined its legislative priorities, including changes in workers' compensation and minimum wage practices, one day before the legislative session opens for the year.