More than 1,000 volunteers expected at Cleanup Columbia

Anyone interested in volunteering can pick up supplies from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Daniel Boone City Building, 701 E. Broadway.

Project Fusion wins Plowman music grand prize

Project Fusion, a saxophone quartet from Rochester, N.Y., won the $5,000 grand prize. 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sen. Nieves' proposed legislation doesn't support law enforcement

I was raised with guns, and I can pass any kind of background check the feds require, as can my fellow law-abiding citizens. Who cannot pass are the ones I do not want to have guns.

For William 'Bill' Dierker, a passion for birds touched all facets of life

Mr. Dierker, a bird watcher since he was able to hold binoculars, his wife said, received his doctorate from MU in the late 1970s and worked on an MU Extension project that identified weeds in crop fields across Missouri.

Susan Kauffman, 67, was a member of Columbia community theater

Susan Kauffman, 67, died Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was 67.


Susan Kauffman, Jan. 13, 1946-April 6, 2013, of Columbia

Susan was born January 13, 1946, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Donald Alberty and Betty Robison Alberty.

Adelaide D. Smith, 97, remembered for stories from long career

Adelaide D. Smith died Sunday, March 31, 2013. She was 97. Mrs. Smith worked on the highly secret Manhattan Project, and was known for the stories she told of her brilliant bosses.

Adelaide D. Smith, Oct. 15, 1915 — March 31, 2013

Adelaide D. Smith worked as a secretary for The Manhattan Project in Washington, D.C., before making her life as a homemaker in Severna Park, Md.


COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Audubon Society

The Columbia Audubon Society is an organization dedicated to the conservation of birds and wildlife habitats.

COMO YOU KNOW: Central Missouri Humane Society

The Central Missouri Humane Society cares for more than 6,000 animals annually and is the largest open-door shelter in mid-Missouri.

COMO YOU KNOW: Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri distributes more than 28 million pounds of food per year.

FROM READERS: Media coverage of UFO phenomena found lacking by Columbia resident

Bill Wickersham gives his opinion on media coverage of UFO phenomena, which he has been interested in for more than 50 years.

Guthrie solid in Royals' 7-4 win over Twins

Jeremy Guthrie (2-0) improved to 7-0 in his past 13 starts dating to last Aug. 8. Guthrie, who has a 2.37 ERA during the stretch, allowed four runs on six hits, including three home runs.

Connecticut overwhelms Louisville to win NCAA women's national championship

UConn's 93-60 win Tuesday night was the biggest blowout ever in a women's NCAA title game.

Lynn strikes out 10 in Cardinals victory

Lance Lynn (1-0) retired the first 10 batters with seven strikeouts before the Reds scratched out a run in the fourth on consecutive one-hit singles from Zack Cozart and Joey Votto and a sacrifice fly from Brandon Phillips.

Blues get fifth straight win in Nashville

The Blues extended their winning streak to a season-long five games and strengthened its chances of making the playoffs in the West, while the Predators fell deeper into last place in the Central Division.

Gov. Nixon pushes plan to expand Missouri's Medicaid program

The governor met privately with reluctant Republican senators, spoke with hundreds of disability advocates and talked with the nation's top health care official on Tuesday.

Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee agrees to increase school funding

Missouri schools appear likely to get a 2 percent funding increase next year. State employees could get a small raise.

Quirk in state House rules hides which Republican leaders got lobbyist meals

In February, the GOP leadership committee members enjoyed two dinners at CC's City Broiler in Columbia that cost more than $1,500 each, plus additional lobbyist-supplied food.

Missouri licensing process to adapt and meet federal standards

A 2009 Missouri law prohibits the state from complying with the 2005 federal law that set stringent proof-of-identity requirements for photo IDs.