Mediacom, Columbia’s largest cable television provider, will send a proposal to the Columbia City Council this week that would establish studio access and equipment for a new public-access channel.
If the city approvesthe proposal, the studio could be set up pretty quickly, said Gary Baugh, director of operations for Mediacom.
Columbia Street in Rocheport is slowly caving in and breaking apart, but a stormwater grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources should soon change that.
Rocheport is one of 74 communities to benefit from $10 million in grants awarded last week by the DNR.
James Mahood did not battle the recent Blaster computer worm. He settled in at Baker residence hall equipped with the necessary anti-virus software and stayed clear of trouble.
Other students are following in his steps as the worm — which crippled network services at MU and worldwide last month — is slowly becoming computer history.
JEFFERSON CITY — On the same day Missouri lawmakers returned for a special session to raise taxes for education, the state Education Department sent a memo to school districts across the state asking for information to support the governor’s claims about cuts in public schools.
In his special session call last week, Democratic Gov. Bob Holden said that schools throughout Missouri have had to layoff teachers and raise taxes as a result of what he called “the legislature’s failure to fulfill its constitutional duty to provide adequate funding.”
Conversations between the developer and neighbors of the 53-acre Grindstone Plaza project proposed for south Columbia are moving at a snail’s pace, although neighbors have discussed requesting money from the developer to protect the area.
Members of the Grindstone/ Rock Quarry Road Neighborhood Association and representatives of Aspen Acquisitions, Inc., asked the Columbia City Council last week to table a public hearing and vote on the project so the developer could have more time to discuss neighbors’ problems with the plan. The neighborhood association initially supported the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter and accompanying development along Grindstone Parkway but had second thoughts after plans were presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission in early August.
At the end of each season, the Columbia Art League changes the works in its Ninth Street gallery. This fall, there’s a new executive director as well.
Jill Stedem, 37, started her new job Aug. 25 and says she’s trying to get to know the groups and artists she works with. She said she has already noticed enthusiasm and support from the art community in Columbia.
Moderate exercise before long periods of bed rest could boost chances of a speedy recovery, especially for the elderly, according to new research by an MU professor.
Marybeth Brown, associate professor of physical therapy, found that rats put through an exercise program before simulated bed rest were the first to get back on their feet when released.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri legislature’s special session had a short beginning on its opening day, Monday. Gov. Bob Holden called the special session to close four relatively small tax exemptions.
The governor’s plan was introduced by Democrats in both the House and Senate. But neither chamber did much else.
HALLSVILLE — Elected officials and local residents crowded into the historic one-room Mount Zion Church on Sunday to celebrate the church’s 100th anniversary.
For the first time, MU will turn a spotlight on pedestrian safety this week.
PAVE Week will be observed with events Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. PAVE stands for Pedestrian and Vehicle Education.
Columbia residents might pay more to heat their homes, dine out and wash laundry this winter because of a surge in natural gas prices looming between November and March.
Industry analysts have forecast at least a
Students who studied abroad last year learned the United States is just one piece of a huge multicultural world puzzle.
Columbia business leaders and MU officials who are backing a proposal to build a small-business incubator on the MU campus received some good news last week.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $250,000 to the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission for the proposed Life Sciences Technology Incubator.
SPRINGFIELD — Matt Forir expected to find another 50-foot, trash-filled pit when he went to investigate a cave unearthed by construction workers in Greene County.
Forir, a paleontologist, could not have been more wrong.
JEFFERSON CITY — On Wednesday, Missouri lawmakers will begin consideration of 26 non-budget bills the governor vetoed last spring.
Gov. Bob Holden’s vetoes amount to the largest number of vetoes by a governor in more than 40 years and cover some of the most controversial issues in Missouri, including abortion and guns.
Missouri duck hunters may be pleasantly surprised this fall hunting season.
Biologists report an overall 16 percent increase in the number of ducks this season, which opens Oct. 25 in the northern zone that includes Boone County.
Missouri Assessment Program scores released Friday show mixed results for Columbia’s public schools.
Phyllis Chase, superintendent of the Columbia Public School District, said she was pleased with the progress students made on the assessment — known as MAP — but was also aware of the categories where improvements were not made. MAP measures a variety of subjects — math, communication arts, social studies and science.
JEFFERSON CITY — Elson Floyd, president of the UM System, said Friday that the rising cost of college, fueled in part by declining state revenue and manifested in sharp tuition increases, is placing college beyond the reach of some families.
“Many students who manage to go to college are forced to take out student loans that will leave them in large debt upon graduation,” he said.
When Kelly Moffatt was born 10 weeks prematurely, she had only a 10 percent chance of survival. On Saturday, Moffatt, a 23-year-old MU student with cerebral palsy, was one of the nearly 2,400 cyclists to bike through Columbia streets to raise money for multiple sclerosis.
An abandoned piece of PVC pipe across the street from a construction site got the attention of the Columbia Police Department mid-day Saturday.
The object in question brought members of the Columbia Police Department, including an explosives expert, and the Columbia Fire Department to the back parking lot of the Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., to investigate.