melanie gibson en Roots N’ Blues’ Economic Impact on Local Businesses <p>Columbia&rsquo;s fourth annual<a href=""> Roots N&rsquo; Blues N&rsquo; BBQ</a> festival hits the streets of downtown this weekend. Festival officals expect to bring in 75,000 people to listen to the blues and eat barbecue from vendors from all across the country. But how much impact does the festival have on local businesses?</p><p> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 21:25:04 +0000 Melanie Gibson 17871 at Columbia's New City Councilmembers Take Their Seats <p>Helen Anthony and Fred Schmidt were sworn into office at a special city council meeting Monday.</p><p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:18:14 +0000 Melanie Gibson 17865 at Columbia's New City Councilmembers Take Their Seats MU Launches One Mizzou Program <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; ">One Mizzou strives to promote diversity on campus.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 21:39:38 +0000 Melanie Gibson 17867 at Mid-Missouri Heads to the Polls <p>It&rsquo;s Election Day in mid-Missouri. Polling stations throughout Boone County and Cole County opened at 6 this morning, and remain open until 7 tonight.</p><p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:45:00 +0000 Melanie Gibson 17868 at Mid-Missouri Heads to the Polls Blind Boone Statue Unveiled <p>More than 50 people gathered at MU&rsquo;s Reynolds Alumni Center Monday night to witness the unveiling of a sculpture of Blind Boone to go in the J.W. &ldquo;Blind&rdquo; Boone House in downtown Columbia.</p><p> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 21:32:00 +0000 Melanie Gibson 17870 at Blind Boone Statue Unveiled