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Horse power

About five months ago, Cara Walker, 17, was lying in a hospital bed recovering from a spinal injury she received when she lost control of her car, rolled the vehicle and was thrown halfway through the side window.

The knitting niche

White polyester bellbottoms wouldn’t have been in Allie Baber’s wardrobe if it weren’t for her ability

Now showing

Somewhere within the Special Collections archives of MU’s Ellis Library, Hamlet and Ophelia sit next to Miss Adelaide and Nathan Detroit. Hamlet, however, can be found in three roles: In 1964, Richard Burton played Shakespeare’s conflicted protagonist at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater.

Body of work

Stephens College is hosting the exhibit “Body Image: Drawings from Life” through Dec. 14 at the Davis Art Gallery.

Two loves, one job

Mac, a 31-year-old gelding, nudges Sally Brandom’s head with his own as she slips a bridle on him. Brandom leads him to the riding arena at Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center.

Belief in brief

Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in 1469 into a Hindu family but eventually left behind those practices to seek the “truth.” The truth he found signaled the beginning of Sikhism, a religion that is practiced today by more than 20 million people, most of them living in India.

Finding strength: Determined science researcher

Fred vom Saal averages a 14-hour workday. As an MU biological sciences professor, his days begin at 6 a.m., and from then until late evening, he conducts laboratory research, writes papers, meets with students and browses the Internet.

Finding strength: Recovering alcoholic

What motivates people to overcome doubts, adversity and life-changing illnesses?

Last week, Missourian reporters introduced a cancer survivor and refugee and a college student with a terminal disorder.

This week, we’ll introduce a recovering alcoholic, and a determined science researcher. Each person has conquered life’s challenges and continued to endure.

There is no one thing that keeps these people going. Each person has learned what helps them survive and how to continue making it through each day. They remember what many of us have forgotten, that we’re all in this together.

Dear reader: A new generation of news consumption

Dear Readers,

One of the great things about Thanksgiving gatherings is the mixing of multiple generations.

Stephens exhibit focuses on human form

The 24 depictions on the pristine white walls of the Davis Art Gallery at Stephens College serve as examples to students who are learning to draw the human figure.

Grants fund renovation completion in Hallsville

The Hallsville Community Center had its heating and air conditioning systems replaced last month with help from a $10,000 grant from the Boone County Community Trust and $5,000 from the City of Hallsville.

Mission: Go shopping

It was still dark when the special forces awoke. They knew they had to hit their target before daybreak. Failure was not an option. If they were a moment late, their wallets would suffer irreparable harm.

Tips and cautions for holiday e-shoppers

While “Black Friday,” or the Friday after Thanksgiving, has marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season for years, a recent shift toward Internet shopping has created a nationwide boost in online sales the following Monday, now known as “Cyber Monday.”

Council creates regulations governing conflict of interest

After several members of city commissions were removed from their positions earlier this year due to conflicts of interest, the City Council has created detailed regulations on who can serve as a commissioner.

Riders of honor and respect

The air smells of exhaust, leather and morning coffee. Motorcycles lined in six straight rows cover the parking lot at the Gateway to the West Harley-Davidson store in St. Louis. Dozens of men and a handful of women gather in small groups, socializing and trying to keep warm.

Bruins co-captain Rachel Drennan returns after a major injury

An ugly black brace, Velcroed together and bending just enough to allow normal movement, partially hides Rachel Drennan’s right leg, covering her knee with the exception of a single racquetball-sized hole directly over the joint. It’s a unmistakable piece of evidence about where Drennan has been, but being on the court during Rock Bridge girls basketball practice is a sign of where she is going.

MU women’s team improves to 6-1

The Missouri women’s basketball team beat St. Mary’s College 79-64 in the final game of the Hilton Concord Classic on Saturday night at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif. Tiffany Brooks was named Most Valuable Player of the event, scoring 12 points Saturday night, but fouling out of the game.

Defensive domination for MU

The Missouri men’s basketball team isn’t handing opposing coaches any favors.

Cheerleaders cheer Tigers to two triumphs

As the spotlights pierce the darkness on Norm Stewart Court, all eyes are on the starting Missouri men’s basketball players.

Chase Daniel said, "We got our swagger back."

Welcome back, Missouri football.

The Tigers beat Kansas 42-17 on Saturday at Faurot Field.

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