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2008-10-04 15:00:08

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2008-09-14 15:00:24

Columbia Public Library: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 100 W. Broadway. 443-3161 orwww.dbrl.org. - This year's One Readbook is "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig. For more information and a listing of all One Read events, visit oneread.dbrl.org.- Nice Work If You CanGet It: Comic Artists in the Digital Age, 2 p.m. today. In conjunction with the exhibit "Alley Oop: 75 Years of the Comic World of V.T....

2008-08-23 15:00:22

By HENRY J. WATERS III As our headline writer cleverly put it atop our story Wednesday, "Arrow Rock breathes easier as hog plan fizzles," announcing the failure of local hog farmer Dennis Gessling to follow through on plans to build a concentrated animal feeding operation within two miles of the historic village and state park at Arrow Rock. This is good news for those who worried offensive odor might interfere with public enjoyment and attendance, but it gets the state nowhere closer to...

2008-08-14 18:00:28

A locally produced original feature film, "Memory/Loss" - written by Sarah Phillips, a recent MU journalism grad originally from Columbia - will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. Ninth St. The film explores the deep bonds between best friends. Filmed in Columbia and featuring area musicians, the movie stars Heidi Arni, Alex Trumble, Kathleen Stewart and Charlie Gray. The director and others involved with the film will attend a Q&A session after...

2008-08-14 18:00:28

, a career crook (Peter Sellers) plans to smuggle millions of dollars' worth of gold by tricking villagers into thinking he's filming a movie and having them "act" a scene in which they bring the loot ashore. (c) 2008 Columbia Daily Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-02 21:00:17

By Janese Heavin, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. Aug. 2--Several Boone County schools did not meet federal achievement targets this year; however, none of them face federal sanctions. No Child Left Behind requires a certain percentage of students and subgroups of students in a school and district to score proficient or higher every year on the Missouri Assessment Program test. This year, the law requires 45 percent of students and subgroups of students to be proficient in math and 51...

2008-07-28 18:00:33

By Janese Heavin, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. Jul. 28--Columbia Public Schools are growing their own crop of future administrators in an effort to offset high attrition rates and buck national trends that show fewer people are interested in pursuing those careers. "There is great competition for good administrators, and the supply is dwindling," Board of Education member Karla DeSpain said. "The jobs in administration are extremely demanding, both personally and professionally, and it is...

2008-07-24 18:00:00

By Sara Semelka, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. Jul. 24--Karen Miller was not particularly active in politics in her early years, but her involvement in a whirlwind campaign for future Gov. Roger Wilson's state Senate seat gave her the political bug. It was the late 1970s, and Miller was office manager for Wulff Brothers Construction Co. "Bill Wulff is Roger Wilson's uncle," Miller said. "When" Wilson "decided to run for special Senate seat, my office became his headquarters. ... That got...

2008-07-06 18:00:20

By Sara Agnew, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. Jul. 6--Long before there was a Summer Repertory Theatre program at the University of Missouri, audiences gathered on the education building's roof to watch student-directed shows. Imagine 75 wooden folding chairs set up in a square around an invisible stage, and you begin to get a picture of what was known as the Starlight Theatre. Among the many actors who performed on the makeshift stage in the mid-1950s was an up-and-coming star named George...

2008-06-21 15:00:00

By T.J. Greaney, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. Jun. 21--On the morning of May 19, 1780, the sky over New England turned a dark red. By noon, people were conducting business by candlelight, nocturnal birds had taken flight and flowers had closed their petals. In the deeply religious Colonies, many people thought Judgment Day was upon them. "Men prayed, and women wept," wrote poet John Greenleaf Whittier in a poem composed years later. "All ears grew sharp/to hear the doom-blast of the...

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