Kim Heyes didn’t ask for presents this year. Instead, she wished for her children to have a good Christmas.
With the help of Columbia’s Voluntary Action Center, Heyes is getting her wish.
Columbia’s first major winter storm of the season, which covered the town with 3 to 5 inches of snow, demonstrated that even experienced winter drivers can be caught off guard by a sudden storm.
On Wednesday, 186 accidents were reported to the Public Safety Joint Communications Center. That number was “certainly more than the normal dozen or so,” accidents the center handles on an average day, said James McNabb, the center’s director.
Establishing the National Center for Soybean Technology at MU will attract scientists from all over the world and could produce research that leads to cures for serious diseases and to more drought-resistant crops.
Dale Ludwig, executive director of the Missouri Soybean Association, made those predictions Thursday at a press conference to announce a $900,000 federal grant secured by U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., that will establish the center.
After two decades of Democratic dominance in the 25th District of the Missouri House of Representatives, Republican Joel Jeffries believes he can change history.
Meanwhile, a pair of Democrats hope the district will remain in the donkeys’ turf.
At Sesame Street Live, everyone has a role to play, but that doesn’t always mean there’s a furry suit involved.
Less than 15 minutes after a seven-hour bus trip from Jonesboro, Ark., Caitlin McIntosh and Heather Shankweiler were sitting in their hotel lobby fulfilling one of those roles: media spokesperson. It’s a job neither of them minds.
The temperature is dropping and birds are flying south for the winter. But what about the birds that stay in Missouri all winter or those that consider Missouri as far south as they’ll go? With the weather turning cold and the natural bird-food supply getting scarce, many Columbians are now gearing up to feed the birds.
Imagine the embarrassment of not being able to eat a bowl of soup at your neighbor’s, write a check at the store or hold a glass of punch during a friend’s wedding reception, all because your hands are shaking violently.
It’s the time of year when high school seniors across the country are sending in their college applications — mistakes and all.
Kim Girse, college and career counselor for Rock Bridge High School, said that some of the most frequent mistakes prospective college students make are in grammar, spelling and legibility.
In taped telephone
calls, Clemons alleges payments to athletes.
Dr. Vincent Paul Gurucharri spent the last two years fighting a rare form of cancer. On Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, his battle ended at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 58.
Before he was ever diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, Dr. Gurucharri found his faith in God to be an important tool in his career as a surgeon.
Changes have been slow in coming to MU compared with other universities in the Midwest, but a new generation of university officials is realizing that MU needs to step up its efforts of diversifying its minority recruitment, and they now are taking measures to do that.
Severe budget cuts have hampered efforts in recent years, but there’s another factor that runs deeper. MU administrators say they are working to overcome a stigma that MU has long held for many minority students and educators. Handy Williamson, vice provost for minority affairs and faculty development, said one of the impediments that MU faces in its recruitment efforts is a reputation among minorities that MU is not minority-friendly.
When Columbia Public School officials checked road conditions and the forecast at 6 a.m. Tuesday, they thought they were doing the right thing by keeping classes on schedule for more than 16,000 students. By mid-morning, they were having second thoughts.
Assistant Superintendent Chris Mallory said weather conditions deteriorated quickly and people were caught off guard.
Jan. 17: Missouri point guard Ricky Clemons is arrested and charged with second-degree domestic assault for allegedly choking his girlfriend, Jessica Bunge. Clemons is suspended for a Jan. 18 game against Oklahoma State. The Tigers lose 76-56.
Ted Boehm, Boone County Sheriff, said compliance with the state’s Sunshine Law sparked the release of taped phone conversations Ricky Clemons had while in Boone County Jail.
The FBI collected the records from the jail in August.
A rezoning that would accommodate the largest development in Boone County history continues to spark debate among residents.
The Boone County Smart Growth Coalition and Clear Creek Neighborhood Association met Wednesday night to warn Columbia residents about problems they see in plans to develop the 489-acre Philips Farm in southeast Columbia. Developer Elvin Sapp has applied for a rezoning that would put a mix of residential and commercial development in the environmentally sensitive Clear and Gans creeks’ watersheds.
The students who comprise the Latino population at MU are as colorful as the countries they come from. Some are from tropical Puerto Rico, others from spicy South America. Many are several generations removed from their Latino country of origin. With this mixture come many shades of identification with their respective cultures. From Spanish fluency to Christmas tamales, here are a few of the ways Hispanic MU students show their cultural identity.
When the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase passed earlier this year on April 30, few people took notice, said historian Peter Kastor. But next year’s bicentennial celebration of the Lewis and Clark expedition has already created a major buzz in the Midwest, he said.
Kastor wants to know why people are more interested in the expedition, which he said had much less of an effect on U.S. history.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reeling from revelations about his family's dealings with troubled ex-basketball player Ricky Clemons, University of Missouri president Elson Floyd said Thursday he would not resign and said he did nothing wrong.
Floyd, who became president of the four-campus system last January, was in Kansas City for a previously scheduled meeting with the university's Board of Curators which was to include a private discussion of his job performance.
Text of the statement issued Tuesday night by Carmento Floyd, wife of University of Missouri president Elson Floyd, about her friendship with troubled former Missouri basketball player Ricky Clemons. Some of their telephone conversations were taped when Clemons was serving a sentence during the summer in the Boone County Jail; a standard message on the phone line informs users that calls are subject to being recorded.