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Steve Donofrio's Tree Time [Audio]

The following is an excerpt from Steve Donofrio’s Dec. 7 Radio Ranger show on KOPN/89.5 FM. Every week Donofrio discusses a different tree during a segment entitled Tree Time. This week, he talks about the American holly.

Learning Kwanzaa traditions [Photo]

Elayna Mottaz, left, and Melissa Carranza play African instruments Wednesday during a Kwanzaa presentation at Rock Bridge Elementary School. Dee Campbell-Carter taught the first-graders about the holiday.

Celebrating Kwanzaa [Photo]

On Wednesday at Rock Bridge Elementary, Dee Campbell-Carter shows a mask her family made during Kwanzaa. Kuumba, Swahili for creativity, is celebrated during Kwanzaa.

Marie by Townes Van Zandt [Audio]

The following is an excerpt from Steve Donofrio’s Dec. 7 Radio Ranger show on KOPN/89.5 FM. Listen to the entire song "Marie" by Townes Van Zandt, as played on the show.

Steve Donofrio talks about recession [Audio]

The following is an excerpt from Steve Donofrio's Dec. 7 Radio Ranger show on KOPN/89.5 FM. Here, Donofrio discusses a song he says he believes reflects hard times. He tells his listeners that the song, Marie by Townes Van Zandt, depicts how situations can always get worse.

Steve Donofrio [Audio]

The following is an excerpt from Steve Donofrio's Dec. 7 Radio Ranger show on KOPN/89.5 FM. Here, Donofrio opens his show by telling listeners about upcoming portions of his program.

MU trombone choir [Audio]

The MU Trombone choir plays the majestic Sonata Pian’ e Forte by Giovanni Gabrieli at the Odyssey Chamber Music Series Dec. 5 at First Baptist Church in Columbia. The trombone choir is made up of students and alumni from MU and is led by Professor Bill Mann.

Columbia Police Department releases McDuffy report [Document]

Click here to download the Columbia Police Department's full report. This ZIP file contains videos, photos and a PowerPoint presentation. The size of the file is 215.2 MB.

Summer Hock takes her sled to the top of a hill [Photo]

Summer Hock drags her sled back to the top of a hill at Stephens Lake Park on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Hock spent the afternoon sledding with her father, Ken Hock, and her friend Regina Hartliep, 7.

Ken Hock sledding at Stephens Lake Park [Photo]

Ken Hock rides on a sled down the hill with his daughter's friend Regina Hartliep, 7, at Stephens Lake Park on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Columbia schools were canceled for the second day in a row because of inclement weather, giving many kids the chance to have some fun on the hills.

Students sell books for cash despite weather [Photo]

Christine Kruse, an MU sophomore, sells back textbooks from the fall semester. Kruse made $80 on her buyback Tuesday.

Comparing unemployment [Graphic]

Virginia Huxley [Photo]

Not wanting to get his face wet, 6-year-old English spring spaniel Jura lifts his head away from the soap and water on Virginia Huxley's hands. Huxley teaches agility training to Jura and several other dogs at the Columbia Canine Sports Center.

Training Ailsa [Photo]

Sixteen-month-old Ailsa runs out of a tunnel at the Columbia Canine Sports Center's show arena. Ailsa was preparing for an upcoming show with her owner, Virginia Huxley, who owns the center and is also an MU professor of medical pharmacology and physiology.

Dog trainer balances teaching [Photo]

Virginia Huxley examines the posture of Jura, a 6-year-old English springer spaniel at the Columbia Canine Sports Center on Dec. 9. Huxley teaches training classes at the center and is also an MU professor of medical pharmacology and physiology.
"I love the partnership you have with dogs and when you are working with them. It truly is a high when you are on the same page," Huxley said.

Radio Adelante Episode 12 [Audio]

AUDIO: Radio Adelante Episode No. 12
Aired: Dec. 13, 2008

Episode No. 12 Contents: Adelante talks with Latinos who work for the circus; national and international news; analysis of the political situation in Venezuela; community calendar

Host/Reporter: Carolina Escalera
Reporter: Beverly Rivera, Mark Stanley and Nicolas Jimenez
Producers: Sarah Horne and Sara Shahriari
Business Manager: Mark Stanley

Music juries [Slideshow]

Radio Adelante Episode 11 [Audio]

AUDIO: Radio Adelante Episode No. 11
Aired: Dec. 6, 2008

Episode No. 11 Contents: The number of English Langauge Leaners increases in Columbia; national and international news; review of Calle 13 new CD; community calendar

Host/Reporter: Carolina Escalera
Reporter: Beverly Rivera, Jessica Nuñez and Nicolas Jimenez
Producers: Sarah Horne and Sara Shahriari
Business Manager: Mark Stanley

Long lines at the Post Office [Photo]

A line forms at the Post Office on Walnut Street on Monday. The Monday around the 15th is known as the busiest day of the year for the Post Office.

Sending holiday packages [Photo]

Howard Hutton assists Julie Leta at the Post Office on Walnut Street on Monday. Leta has 10 holiday packages to send to relatives residing all over the United States.
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