Bluebird festival features 72 acts, art gallery crawl

The event will take place Friday and Saturday at six art galleries and 12 music venues downtown.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mizzou Homecoming Blood Drive

After two days of the Mizzou Homecoming Blood Drive at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse, more than 4,700 people had donated blood. The American Red Cross said there was a goal to collect 3,653 units of blood at the drive, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday. In 2008, the Homecoming blood drive collected 4,262 units of blood. In 2007, MU received an Organization of the Year award from the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals for its work with the drives.

Ashland mayor to resign

Ashland Mayor Mike Asmus is resigning from his position, and Mayor Pro Tem and Alderman Mike Jackson will take the reins.

School district purchases Bethel street property

Columbia Public Schools isn't sure yet how the former day-care facility will be used.

UPDATE: Nixon reinstates DNR director

Current DNR Director Mark Templeton will return to work soon, but Nixon will not allow Joe Bindbeutel, former deputy director for the Department of Natural Resources, to sit on the state Administrative Hearing Commission.

Oklahoma St. looks to build on '08 win over Missouri

Last year's game between OSU and Mizzou changed the path of both teams. This year's game could be crucial as well.

Survey suggests improving economy in Midwest

Economic conditions are slowly improving in some Midwest states, including Missouri.

Today's Question: How would your ideal health care bill look?

The Senate Finance Committee approved a 10-year, $829 billion plan to overhaul the country's health care system Tuesday. However, this is just one of the proposals concerning health care reform. The final plan might look very different than this one.

Missouri's Tiller leads the way with defense

J.T. Tiller, preseason candidate for the John R. Wooden Player of the Year award, leads the Tigers in their follow-up after a school-record 31 wins last year.

One in 50 million: Sullivan seeks a job with benefits

Boone County resident Michael Sullivan reflects on the car wreck that hospitalized him, the birth of his son and the vulnerability of living without health insurance.

One in 50 million: Ferguson transfers custody to get daughter health coverage

Jodie Ferguson, 26, is one of thousands of Boone County residents without health care coverage. She survived leukemia when she was 12, but the disease left her unable to afford insurance, and that meant making a difficult decision about her daughter.

One in 50 million: A look at health care in America

Who are the roughly 50 million Americans without health insurance, and why don't they have it? Starting today, the Missourian gives voice to the stories of Boone County residents who live without the safety net of insurance.

One in 50 million: Moore doesn't see need for coverage

Fergus Moore, 46, has chosen to live without health insurance for 15 years. He made the decision to go without after an insurance company agreed to pay for a surgery and then did not.

Stephens College to host Citizen Jane Film Festival

Stephens College will hold its 2nd Annual Citizen Jane Film Festival this weekend. The festival will have submitted films from women and film making workshops. 


Jim Widner Big Band to perform Friday night

The Jim Widner Big Band will perform in a scholarship benefit concert at the Missouri Theatre Friday. While part of the "We Always Swing" Jazz Series, the concert is presented by three University of Missouri schools.

MU looks to replace faulty fire sprinkler heads

A date for replacement of all the heads has not been specified. One of them destroyed documents in the State Historical Society of Missouri's space in Ellis Library on Sept. 30.

H1N1 six months later: relief, but winter looms

The H1N1 flu virus has not been as bad as originally anticipated, but the battle is not over yet. Health officials are concerned that the virus could mutate into a deadlier strain, or that it will team with the regular winter flu season to overwhelm hospitals.

Giving babies Tylenol may blunt vaccines' effects

A new study suggests preventively giving babies Tylenol after vaccinating them could make the vaccines less effective. Some doctors recommend giving Tylenol right after a shot to prevent fever, but the study says it could reduce the immunity of the vaccine.

SLIDESHOW: Buck's Ice Cream celebrates 20th anniversary

Buck’s Ice Cream Place celebrated its 20th anniversary on Friday with free samples, special presentations and discounted ice cream.

One in 50 million: Living without health care

Who are the roughly 50 million Americans without health insurance, and why don't they have it? The Missourian is giving voice to the stories of Boone County residents who live without the safety net of insurance. Check here to find all of the stories in our series.