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TODAY’S FORECAST: HIGH 87° LOW 66°
Mostly cloudy and warm . A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, decreasing to 40 percent tonight .
Sunrise 5:46 a .m . Sunset 8:27 p .m .
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Mid: 4 n 1 n 8 n 5 eve: 1 n 1 n 7 n 4
Mostly cloudy and warm during the day . Partly cloudy and pleasant at night .
Mostly sunny and warm during the day . Mostly cloudy and pleasant at night .
Mostly cloudy and warm during the day . Mostly cloudy and pleasant at night . A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day and night .
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normal record year ago nationwide 57° 39° (1984) 65°
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at boonville . . . . . . 15 .5 Up 0 .4 at Jefferson city . . . 15 .1 No change at hermann . . . . . . 17 .4 Down 0 .7
Total month to date: 5 .97” Total year to date: 21 .87”
Calendar of events
MU sUMMit to discUss early childhood edUcation
Robert Grunewald of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will present “The Business Case for Early Education.” Breakout sessions will address parenting education, early childhood programs, and other topics. 7:30 to 10 a.m. today; Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union, MU; call 443-4523.
THE WEEK AHEAD
The Missourian highlights certain calendar listings on certain days of the week. Mondays: Complete listing of ongoing road maintenance projects. wednesdays: List of ongoing community service and support services. thUrsdays: List of exhibits to help plan your weekend. sUbMit items to Missourian Calendar, 221 S. Eighth St., Columbia, MO 65201; fax to 882-5702; e-mail to news@ ColumbiaMissourian.com. of Missouri, 1020 Lowry St.; call 882-7083.
to 1 p.m. Friday; Jack’s Gourmet Restaurant, 1903 Business Loop 70 E.; call 446-4453 or 8741122.
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The CMC’s weekly meeting for joggers and runners is open to the public. Activities at the meetings include short- or longdistance runs. 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Audrey J. Walton Stadium, MU, Providence Road; e-mail Robin May at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Spanish guitar; noon today; Cherry Street Artisan, 111 S. Ninth St.; call 817-3247 or go to cherrystreetartisan.com.
Featuring the film “Steamboat Bill, Jr.”; 6:30 p.m. today; Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. Ninth St.; tickets $25 adults, $10 children; go to motheatre.org or call 875-0600.
Tony Messenger, St. Louis PostDispatch; noon Friday; downstairs cafeteria of Stamper Commons, Stephens College; optional buffet lunch discounted for students; call 999-3871.
Gainor and friends
Bluegrass music benefiting the MU Children’s Hospital; 8 p.m. today; Cherry Street Artisan, 111 S. Ninth St.; call 817-3247 or go to cherrystreetartisan.com.
west african dance class
Live drumming led by Pulguinha and the BoCoMo Drumheads; 3 to 4 p.m. Sundays; Moon Belly Dance Studio, Parkade Plaza; call 814-3632 or e-mail email@example.com.
“the fine art of livinG”
An exhibition of luxury arts from the museum’s collection; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1 Pickard Hall, MU; call 882-3591 or go to maa.missouri.edu.
“cast a Giant shadow”
Screening to learn about Israel’s history; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Congregation Beth Shalom, 500 W. Green Meadows; call 449-4855.
Classes and Lectures
Home maintenance class sponsored by the Department of Planning and Development; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway; register at GoColumbiaMo.com or call 874-7239 to have the registration form mailed to you.
Folk; 9 p.m. Saturday; Cherry Street Artisan, 111 S. Ninth St.; call 817-3247 or go to cherrystreetartisan.com.
lifetiMe achieveMent showcase
Part one of the exhibition showcases art from three of MU’s art department professor emeriti; opens Monday; George Caleb Bingham Gallery, A-125 Fine Arts Building, MU; call 882-3555.
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The PedNet Coalition invites elementary school students and volunteer team leaders to participate in the morning walk to school program. Participating schools: Blue Ridge, Fairview, Grant, Lee, Ridgeway, Russell Boulevard and West Boulevard; call Margy Tonnies at 864-2556.
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Through Aug. 9; Main Gallery, State Historical Society, Ellis Library, MU; call 882-7083 or go to shs.umsystem.edu.
An efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining communication skills; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; Adams Conference Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, MU; call 442-7748.
Festivals and Fairs
“art of it all” carnival and circUs celebration
Outdoor carnival in conjunction with the grand opening celebration; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. Ninth St.; tickets $10 adults, $5 children; go to motheatre.org or call 875-0600.
Mid-MissoUri traditional dancers
Community dances are held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Friday of the month. First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St.; $3 to $6.
“dreaMs of the sUrreal”
Nine works display unique approaches to surrealism; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday through July 13; Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1 Pickard Hall, MU; call 882-3591 or go to maa. missouri.edu.
“stUdyinG Mass aMUseMents in MissoUri history”
A presentation by cultural historian Alan Havig; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; State Historical Society
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Judge Kevin Crane; 11:30 a.m.
Natural gas bills to go up for winter
Three utilities gained approval to charge customers more .
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The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY — Some Missouri utilities this winter will be able to add an extra $100 to $200 for what they charge customers to help cover rising wholesale natural gas prices. AmerenUE, Atmos Energy and Missouri Gas Energy each received approval Thursday to charge consumers more on their gas bills because the utilities must spend more to buy natural gas from suppliers.
State utility regulators said they are likely to consider a similar request from Empire District next week, and that Laclede Gas also is expected to ask for an increase in its gas purchase adjustment. Those five utilities account for most of Missouri’s gas customers. The higher gas purchase adjustments would be spread across the November-to-March winter heating season. Utilities are permitted to seek changes to their gas purchase adjustments several times each year, and the most recent increases could be changed based on
fluctuations in wholesale natural gas prices. Based on Thursday’s decision, AmerenUE’s 124,000 customers would pay an extra $119, Missouri Gas Energy’s 500,000 users an additional $175 and price changes for Atmos’ 58,000 consumers would vary from $145 to $181. The new gas adjustments begin Sunday for Atmos and AmerenUE and Tuesday for Missouri Gas Energy. “That’s not welcome news for consumers,” said Jeff Davis, chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission. The additional charges only
factor market prices for natural gas and do not include company profits. State regulators said that the utilities are paying up to 40 percent more for wholesale natural gas than they did last May. A spokesman for the commission said the size of the gas adjustment this early in the year is significant. Spokesman Kevin Kelly said Missourians need to start looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient. “Customers need to act now and not wait until winter,” he said.
Second Tiger Treasures includes Greek house, student apartment items
Campus participants contribute to 15 tons of used items featured at Mizzou rummage sale
we hope to build upon that in the future,” Burdic said. Urkov said it is important to include the Greek community in projects such as Tiger Treasures. “It left out about 25 percent of Mizzou’s population in the by miChAEl SEwAll Greek houses,” he said. “That’s news@ColumbiaMissourian .com a pretty big percent of the popCOLUMBIA — A giant Sonic ulation that is now getting the the Hedgehog stuffed animal chance to donate their goods.” dressed in a witch costume will Tiger Treasures also picked be at Memorial Stadium this up items from MU Residential Saturday. Life’s student apartThe stuffed animents, including mal is just one of the Tara Apartments, oddities available at Manor House, Vilthis year’s Tiger The Tiger Treasures lage Heights and Treasures rum- sale takes place from The Village. mage sale, put on by 7 a.m. to noon SaturCyndy Chapman, MU and benefiting development direcday, but “early birds” the United Way. tor for Salvation In its second year, can get in at 6 a.m. Army, said items are the sale features an for $5. Not-so-early still being collected array of items donat- birds get in free. from student aparted or left behind by ments because some students in MU resiresidents move out dence halls, as well as Greek of those areas at later dates. houses and MU Residential Life The sale’s expansion also student apartments . Organizbrought together more voluners around campus collected 15 tons of stuff, roughly the teers from United Way agensame amount as last year, said cies, including the Salvation Steve Burdic, MU’s coordinator Army, Meals on Wheels, Big of solid waste and recycling. Brothers/Big Sisters, the VolunVolunteers helped collect, sort tary Action Center and Phoenix and price the items, including Programs. In 2007, only Salvaclothing and bedding, furniture, tion Army had the resources to electronics, appliances and volunteer on short notice, Chapeven a piano. And, of course, man said. one giant Sonic the Hedgehog. Proceeds from the sale will Although the haul was compa- go to all the agencies, which rable to last year’s, it came from will split up the money accordmore places, including fraterni- ing to the amount of volunteer ties, sororities and apartments. hours credited to each.
City Council to meet with boards and commissions
COLUMBIA — The City Council is beginning a concerted effort to improve communications with the city’s advisory boards and commissions. The effort begins with a work session at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Walton Building, 300 S. Providence Road. Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe said this direct, in-person communication will show the council’s support for each of the groups. Four groups — GetAbout Columbia, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Water and Light Advisory Board, and the Environment and Energy Commission — will be included in the Saturday work session. Each will have an opportunity to ask questions and voice its concerns to the council. While Hoppe acknowledged that every board, commission and task force is important to the council, it will first meet with those whose priorities are important to address during the council’s upcoming retreat, which will be held June 5-7 at the Lodge of the Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks.
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Burdic said Greeks Going Green, an MU student organization that promotes sustainability in the Greek community, got involved this year after Burdic met with the organization’s president, Sam Urkov. Burdic said expanding to other residences has contributed greatly to the sale. “We’ve had good response — Kourtney Geers from the Greek community and
“We learned so much last year that we were able to plan a great deal for this year,” Chapman said. The sale begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, under the east side stands of Memorial Stadium, but “early bird” shoppers can enter at 6 a.m. if they pay a $5 fee. Chapman said about 700 people paid the fee to get in early last year.
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