A Mediacom proposal for public-access television that calls for users to pay hourly fees for studio and airtime is “ridiculous,” a leader of the Columbia Media Resource Alliance said.
The cable television company on Sept. 15 submitted a proposal to the Columbia City Council that provides a public-access channel and studio through an agreement with KMIZ/KQFX. It requires users, however, to pay $80 per hour for studio production time, $35 an hour for program editing and $30 an hour for broadcast time.
It’s 9 a.m. and time for school.
But for 7-year-old Ian McEuen, there is no bus ride involved. McEuen, who has cerebral palsy, is being educated in his family’s living room. His curriculum consists of coordination exercises, as well as speech and physical therapy.
The School of Medicine is not leaving MU, Chancellor Richard Wallace said Tuesday.
Addressing preliminary discussions about proposals to close MU’s School of Medicine and shift its operations to Kansas City, Wallace said the school is critically important to MU’s plans and to retaining membership in the American Association of Universities.
From the outside, the 3M plant appeared to be doing business as usual on Monday. But inside, as workers learned whether they were one of the 124 let go by the company, things were anything but normal. Some emerged from the meeting with tears, others with sighs of relief.
They all wondered why.
Owners of a private wetland in the Missouri River bottoms near McBaine have struck a deal with the city that exchanges access to electricity for access to groundwater.
Mike Brooks and Dan Brothers of B&B Agriculture own 240 acres between two pieces of the state-owned Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, and asked the city for electric service to pump water into their private wetlands instead of relying on diesel engines.
State Rep. Chuck Graham’s decision to join the race for 19th District state senator creates the possibility that three Democratic allies from Columbia will fight each other for a job.
Graham, of the 24th District, announced his long-anticipated entry at the MU Child Development Laboratory on Tuesday to emphasize his focus on education. He’ll compete with former 23rd District Rep. Tim Harlan, who entered the campaign in May, and perhaps with 25th District Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson, who is considering the race.
Dozens of monarch butterflies glide from one branch to the next at Shelter Gardens in preparation for their long trip south. The sound of crickets and the smell of freshly mowed grass and flowers provide the backdrop for this midday meal for the monarchs as they pass through Missouri to their wintering grounds in the southern Sierra Madre near Mexico City.
The Leucothoe fontanesiana bush, commonly called “Girard’s Rainbow,” seems to be the favorite of the orange-and-black butterflies, said Joy Long, superintendent of the Shelter Gardens ground crew.
Columbia’s 3M manufacturing plant announced Monday it will lay off 124 workers within the next two months, marking the largest single round of layoffs in the plant’s 33-year history.
The plant, which employs 741 local workers, will eliminate jobs of some salaried workers and lay off other employees paid on a per-hour basis, said spokesman Bill Nelson. Company officials said the move, which will affect 17 percent of the plant’s total work force, is a reaction to the recession and the struggling electronics and telecommunications markets.
Light reflects off the photograph of a brown-haired, blue-eyed boy grinning underneath a North Carolina Tar Heels hat. Nearby, a dark-brown urn, decorated with fir trees and miniature deer figures, sits above a shiny plaque that reads, “Jonathan Gramling, August 22, 1983-August 31, 2001.”
The shrine at the rural Boone County home of Jim and Deanna Gramling is a small monument to their son, who had just turned 18 years old when he died. It is also a painful reminder that the circumstances surrounding his death have never made any sense to them.
When Jerry Niemeier got a call at 4 a.m. from a young man wanting to buy a duck stamp, Niemeier told him to come out to the house because he had an extra one in his wallet.
Niemeier doesn’t hunt — he is Harrisburg’s postmaster. But in this one-stop town, everyone knows his number.
Thousands of Missourians are waiting.
They’re waiting for Oct. 11 — the date Missouri’s new concealed-gun law kicks in. And they’re joining waiting lists in droves to get into firearms-training classes required by the law, which passed two weeks ago when the Missouri General Assembly overturned a veto by Gov. Bob Holden.
The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $600,000 for an MU study of women 85 and older who live alone.
The study, “Old Homebound Women’s Intention of Reaching Help Quickly,” is led by Eileen Porter, an associate professor in MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing. It will examine the experiences of women who use a personal emergency response system — bracelets or necklaces with beepers attached to them — and the experiences of women who do not use them.
Starting this fall, mid-Missourians can watch their weeknight newscast at a new time and station with a new anchor. The local Fox affiliate, KQFX, plans to debut its first live newscast by late October at the 9 p.m. time slot.
The station joins more than 125 Fox affiliates across the country that broadcast their nightly news an hour ahead of the traditional networks.
Less than a week after the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved the sale of bonds to raise money for renovation at MU’s School of Medicine, UM system President Elson Floyd reaffirmed the importance of keeping the medical school in Columbia.
“It is essential that medical education and research remain an integral part of the University of Missouri-Columbia,” Floyd said in a statement released late Monday afternoon.
Joseph Amrine is making good on his pledge to fight the death penalty in Missouri.
Starting his week-long speaking tour Monday in Columbia, Amrine appeared at a rally at MU’s Lowry Mall and urged the roughly 75 people attending to take a stand against capital punishment.
As a swimmer, Dongsheng Duan understands the importance of muscle strength. As a surgeon, he has seen patients suffer from muscle deterioration. As a researcher, Duan is seeking a cure for a particularly painful type of muscular dystrophy that strikes young boys.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy usually appears around age 3 and attacks the muscles in about one of every 3,000 boys. Its progression is more predictable than other forms of muscular dystrophy, at first affecting the voluntary and skeletal muscles in the arms, legs and trunk. By adolescence, heart and respiratory muscles begin to deteriorate. If the cardiac muscle is not strong enough to supply blood to the rest of the body, the patient’s life will be threatened. Not many patients survive past their 30th birthday.
David Prentice Allen is not on a mission from God. His intentions, though, are divine.
He moved to Columbia three years ago and decided last year to transform his favorite breakfast food — granola — into an entrepreneurial experiment.
On May 4, a town of 1,960 people in southwest Missouri
was leveled by a tornado. Almost as soon as its citizens
started digging out, they began asking, ‘Can we rebuild?’
A hiking trail. A 2-acre park. A recycling center. More than 40 acres of open space. A unique storm-water filtering system that would be the first of its kind in Columbia.
Those are just a few of the features developer Aspen Acquisitions has included in its plans in an effort to win approval of the 53-acre Grindstone Plaza development proposed for south Columbia.
Missouri’s policies on pain management meet — but don’t yet beat — the national average, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Wisconsin. But a new council established this year by the Missouri General Assembly could change legislation that hinders patients’ access to drugs for chronic and acute pain.
Missouri earned a “C” overall for its policies on prescribing and regulating opioid drugs to control pain in a state-by-state evaluation that included the District of Columbia. That is up from a “D” in March 2000. No states scored an “A” or “F” overall.