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2008-06-21 15:00:00

By Abraham Mahshie, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. Jun. 21--A nationwide trend for medical students to pass up working as primary-care physicians and work in more lucrative specialties could mean a shortage of 44,000 family physicians by 2025. That finding, recently published in the policy journal Health Affairs, was co-written by Jack Colwill, professor emeritus of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri. "The biggest dilemma will be that when people want to see their...

2008-06-20 18:00:28

By Sara Semelka, Columbia Daily Tribune, Mo. Jun. 20--The Missouri River in parts of Boone County is expected to stay above flood stage at least through the weekend. Boonville and Jefferson City are the closest points along the river for which the National Weather Service collects data. The river might remain above flood stage at Boonville through Monday, weather service meteorologist Maren Stoflet said. The water level is falling, however, and this morning was measured at about 24.8...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'