ANALYSIS: Big 12 keeping eye on Tuesday's UM Board of Curators meeting

The UM System Board of Curators is expected to decide whether to approve the granting of television rights to the Big 12 in its Tuesday meeting. The outcome should determine a lot about Missouri's future conference alignment.

Columbia City Council approves rezoning at Bethel and Nifong

The rezoning at the southeast corner of Bethel Street and Nifong Boulevard was requested by developer Jeffrey Smith, who plans to develop into 93 senior apartments.

Columbia City Council approves six-story Short Street garage

The now 410-space garage will have 135 spaces left that will be open to the public. The garage also was made a Percent for Art project, meaning 1 percent of the cost of the garage will be used for site-specific artwork.

County commission, management group discuss improvements for Boone County Fairgrounds

The Boone County Commission and TAG Events LLC identified major repairs needed at the property, including fixes to roofs, restrooms and horse stalls.

Roots 'N' Blues attendance down in 2011

Thumper Entertainment estimates the crowd at 52,000, which is 13,000 less than last year. The director of the company said the increase in ticket prices contributed to the decline.

Fifth and Walnut streets garage to house REDI and Parking Utility

Office spaces in the Fifth and Walnut streets parking garage has been approved by the City Council.

Missouri tailbacks Moore, Lawrence could return Saturday against Kansas State

De'Vion Moore and Kendial Lawrence started the year atop the tailback depth chart before suffering injuries. They could return behind breakout tailback Henry Josey.

New black and gold buses come to Columbia

Friends, colleagues reflect on Cindy Mustard's years of service

The Missourian asked some people who've knownher a long time to reflect on what the outgoing director of the Voluntary Action Centerhas contributed to Columbia.

Columbia says no to former cop's bid to keep dog

The city's risk management department decided that liabilities were too great to allow the permanent transfer of an 18-month-old German Shepherd to his former handler.

CITY COUNCIL: A quick look at Monday night's meeting

The Columbia City Council approved a plan for a bigger Short Street garage, an ordinance allowing office space in the garage at Fifth and Walnut streets, and a request for rezoning at Bethel Street and Nifong Boulevard.

Game time, parade, tailgate set for MU homecoming football game

The Missouri football team's Homecoming game against Iowa State on Oct. 15 has been set at 1 p.m.

Enthusiastic atmosphere helps Rock Bridge volleyball score win over Eldon

Happy to be in a home match after a loss on the road last week, the Bruins beat Eldon 25-10, 25-15 on Monday night.

J. KARL MILLER: Ten years without a terrorist attack since 9/11 is nothing to dismiss

Security measures taken after the 9/11 terrorist attacks are to thank for a decade without terrorist attacks in the United States.

County recorder recognized with Carl R. Ernst Founders Award

Bettie Johnson, Boone County recorder of deeds, was honored by peers in her field with the Carl R. Ernst Founders Award. The award, presented in late September, honored Johnson for her leadership in the property records industry.

ROSE NOLEN: Urban or rural, a home offers pleasures and surprises

Be it a small town or a big city, every experience adds a chapter to life's great adventure. There are things to be gained and lessons to be learned from each way of life.

WEST BOULEVARD: World language students hold annual soccer tournament

West Junior High students will participate in a soccer tournament Tuesday after school, and students not on teams are encouraged to attend and cheer.

Neighborhood workshops to help residents advocate for issues

This is the first meeting to give tips on talking to the Columbia City Council. The workshop is free and is hosted by the Office of Neighborhood Services and MU Extension.

Harrington's bat stays hot for Rock Bridge softball team

Kelsey Harrington had three hits and an RBI in Rock Bridge's 10-0 win over Warsaw on Monday night. Her superstitions, as well as her preparation, have led to excellent results this season.

EAST CAMPUS: Boone Hospital Center promotes healing through natural environment

Research has shown the natural environment is beneficial to patients and the healing process.