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Interpreters help victims of violence in Missouri's immigrant communities

A workshop will be held Thursday to train workers on how to reach immigrant women who may be victims of domestic abuse.

Classic full-throttle love

In nearly 30 years of restoring cars, Brett Schreiber has never let others discourage his passion for automobiles. Now he hopes to turn his hobby into a full-time business.

St. Louis-area schools plant gardens

Schools across the St. Louis area are planting gardens to encourage healthful habits at an early an age and provide an educational  experience as well.

Courthouse raises its Route 66 profile with drive-in display

The display at the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage resembles the town's historic Boots Drive-In. Local leaders hope it make the courthouse an even bigger stop for tourists driving the old Mother Road.

Italy grapples with priest sex abuse

Although it's too late to file a lawsuit under Italian law, 67 fromer students from a deaf school have come forward claiming they were sexually abused or knew it was happening to others.

Mini-orchestra will perform original silent film music at Ragtag Cinema

The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra will play an original accompaniment to Buster Keaton's "Go West" on Tuesday.

MU professor to discuss effects of printing press

A. Mark Smith, an MU history professor, plans to share his fascination with the contributions of the printing press. "The inks, the paper, all of that stuff I find extremely interesting," Smith says.

Columbia council's budget amendments focus on social services

Columbia City Council members are pushing for a smaller reduction in social services spending for fiscal 2010 after agency representatives argued the recession is the wrong time to cut financial support.

Government: Flu preparedness across US falls short

Analysis of pandemic preparations in Missouri and four other states found them unprepared to handle a flood of new patients.

St. Louis-area woman works 60 years in Missouri public schools

A woman who has worked in the Affton school district since she was in high school says she has no plans to retire.

"Physics Inaction": MU professor balances sculptures on his lawn

Mark Milanick, a professor at the medical pharmacology and physiology department at MU, has been making sculptures by balancing rocks, logs and branches on his lawn for the past three years.

Members cast away sins during Tashlikh service

Members of Congregation Beth Shalom participated in a Tashlikh service on Sunday, where pieces of bread are thrown into water representing the casting off of sins from the previous year.

Eid Al-Fitr carnival marks the end of Ramadan

Members of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri celebrated the end of Ramadan with an Eid A-Fitr children's carnival.

City to make some east Columbia sidewalks more accessible

Sidewalks east of downtown will be repaired over a two-year period to better comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Stimulus funding and block grants will be used.

Farm Aid concert to highlight Missouri independent pork farmers

The Farm Aid concert is coming to St. Louis on Oct. 4, highlighting its relationship with Columbia-based Missouri Rural Crisis Center.

FCC chairman says 'open Internet' rules are vital

Party lines split the debate over regulation of Internet service providers and the ways they cope with subscriber traffic.

Census: Recession had sweeping impact on US life

New Census data on the social impact of the recession shows a dramatic effect on the work and travel habits of Americans.

Study tries to detect flu before the first sneeze

Researchers hope that from their research they will be able to discover how different social aspects of spreading disease works, like how close you must be to a sick person to catch their disease.

Tight-knit Rock Bridge soccer team looks to turn around season

Despite a 1-4 record thus far, the Rock Bridge boys soccer team and its coach hope that a tournament in St. Louis this week will put them on the right track.

More Big 12 honors for Missouri volleyball player

For the second week in a row, Missouri women's volleyball player Paola Ampudia was named Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Week.

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