MU received a donation of intellectual property Friday valued at $5.6 million, but many experts consider it priceless.
Chancellor Richard Wallace announced that the Dave Gust family, who owns Circle A Ranch, has donated what is thought to be the world’s most complete set of livestock production data and matching DNA samples from approximately 6,000 cattle to the “For All We Call Mizzou” fund-raising campaign.
The MU Alumni Association announced Friday the appointment of Todd McCubbin as its interim executive director.
McCubbin, an MU alumnus, will be in charge of the operational and financial activities of the association. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Truman State University in 1993 and earned a master’s degree in education from MU in 1995.
Police released a composite sketch of a man suspected of robbing the US Bank at Broadway and Tenth Street on Wednesday.
He is described by police as a white male with dark features and a “weathered appearance.” Police said he is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and in his late 30s or mid-40s with short, dark hair and dark eyes.
Beginning Monday, Boone County residents will be able to apply for conceal-and-carry permits in Ashland.
Maj. O.J. Stone of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department said the application process at the Ashland Police Department will mirror the system set up in Hallsville, which began processing applications March 19. The Hallsville Police Department has accepted 204 applications so far, the department said.
There have been several stories on television lately about bullies and bullying. And thinking back to my childhood, I can remember some incidents that remain painful even a half-century later.
I think we all have bully tendencies depending on where we are in the family lineup. It’s kind of a domino effect. The oldest picks on the next in line and so on. My older brother targeted me early on and I, of course, set my sights on my younger sister. As toddlers, I would take away a toy if she looked like she was having too much fun. And in school, I didn’t want her to play with my friends. But I could make her cry every time I told her her lips were too thin.
Near the bank of a fishing pond in Columbia, an epic battle is taking place. Thrashing and fighting, straining against the limitations of being a toddler, Kalea Zielinski is struggling to fish.
Kalea wants to catch the fish. Not Dad. Kalea.
Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to visit Westminster College in Fulton on Monday.
Sgt. Paul Reinsch of the Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed that troops will be assisting the U.S. Secret Service in transporting the vice president to Fulton on Monday.
Two years ago, Mark Bernier was homeless, living day to day on the streets of Springfield. Then, he met the Rev. Larry Rice and found his salvation in the form of renewable energy.
Bernier is using scrap materials and other low-cost innovations, such as “papercrete” — a highly efficient insulation made from newspapers and concrete mix, to build his own house.
Richard H. Knipp came to Columbia around 1938 as a carpenter with nothing but a car, a shovel, a shirt on his back and a lot of determination.
With no formal education and through hard work and frugality, he became the owner of a major construction company that has left its indelible mark on Columbia.
An abrupt climate change caused by global warming — long thought to be centuries away — could take place in a few decades. That’s one of the scenarios proposed by a new Pentagon report that stirred European public opinion earlier this year.
The report, published earlier this year in the British newspaper The Observer, has raised eyebrows among environmentalists because it is one of the first times the threat of global warming has been tied to national security.
Have you heard? Gas prices could reach $3 a gallon this summer, forcing Americans to radically rethink the SUVs they drive and causing politicians to expend enormous amounts of political capital reshaping the country’s energy consumption.
Please. Sockdolager has a request for those spouting such nonsense: Stop patronizing us. The current angst over rising gas prices will not result in any substantive changes to the country’s energy policy. Paying next to nothing for fuel has become as American as tax cuts for the filthy rich. That said, Thursday was Earth Day, and we can’t resist ranting a bit about the country’s dependence on black gold.
AmericanConnection will add an additional evening flight from Columbia Regional Airport to St. Louis beginning June 1.
The 30-passenger plane will depart Columbia at 5:12 p.m. and arrive in St. Louis at 5:57 p.m.
Carol Snively spent Thursday in silence. Her phone would ring, but she couldn't pick it up. Her colleagues asked her questions, but she just looked at them blankly. Throughout the day, she used sign language and notes to communicate.
When those didn't work, she just gave up. For someone who is "very vocal," keeping silent wasn't easy.
JEFFERSON CITY— The House on Thursday passed a proposed constitutional amendment barring gay marriage — a move supporters said would guard against activist judges but opponents criticized as discriminatory.
On a 124-19 announced vote, the House sent its version of the proposed amendment of the Missouri Constitution to the Senate. The Senate has passed a simpler version and that bill is pending in the House.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate came to what one senior member called the “edge of chaos” Thursday as Democratic floor leader Ken Jacob and Democratic Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell created a two-hour block on a Republican attempt to end a Democratic filibuster. The fight was over a medical liability lawsuit awards bill.
At issue was a Republican motion to move the previous question— a rare procedural move that cuts off debate and forces a vote.
JEFFERSON CITY — Supporters of the medical liability lawsuit awards bill say the legislation would prevent frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals. Large awards are cited as a major reason for the rising medical malpractice insurance claims. Supporters say doctors are, in many cases, being forced to give up their medical practices totally or move to another state with lower malpractice insurance premium rates.
Sen. Delbert Scott, R-Lowry City, told the Senate that Missouri is facing a crisis.
Vickie Robb will be the new principal of West Boulevard Elementary School, the school chosen by the district as the new model school to help with achievement disparities. Robb is currently the principal of Russell Boulevard Elementary School, a position she has held since 1990.
Up to 10,000 people are expected to hit Columbia’s streets with their friends and families on Sunday to celebrate Earth Day 2004.
Once a small event observed by a few environmentalists, the event has become a popular annual fixture in Columbia, packed with information and fun activities.
JEFFERSON CITY — With Republican senators out of the chamber during floor debate Wednesday, Columbia state Sen. Ken Jacob told four other Democrats to snatch control and adjourn for the day to prevent debate on a bill to limit liability lawsuit awards.
The move angered Republicans — and some Democrats — who said it violated Senate customs and traditions.
Mike Harrison relaxed in his duplex after work on a recent Thursday night. Friends wandered through his front door, making plans for the weekend. Many were returning home. Harrison, however, was not. He would spend the weekend working at Home Depot, his part-time job, so he can pay for college.
Harrison’s case is not unique. The decrease in state appropriations for higher education and rising educational fees make it difficult for low-income students to afford a college degree, MU leaders say.