GLOBAL JOURNALIST: The future of documentary filmmaking

"Global Journalist" speaks with the filmmakers behind acclaimed documentaries "Burma VJ" and "The Cove" about their work and their approach to the genre. They're joined by a co-founder of Columbia's True/False Film Festival.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Does scandal in the athletics department affect your support of the Missouri Tigers?

The Missouri athletics department has had its share of scandal in recent years, with the most recent debacle involving a question of sexual assault and MU running back Derrick Washington.

CIS balloon launch passing of the torch for two students

Columbia Independent School's annual back-to-school balloon launch was a first for pre-kindergartner Claire Opie and a last for senior Abbi Cleavinger.

New MU-themed street signs stolen around campus

The new street signs, made possible by a $5,000 donation from the Mizzou Alumni Association, have become a popular target for thefts on the MU campus.

LETTER: 'Puppy Mill' petition hurts professionals, families

"Puppy Mill Cruelty" is a moniker crafted to incite emotion and fear. The proposed ballot initiative will adversely affect the state's professional kennels and the good families who run them.

St. Louis Cardinals organist Ernie Hays to retire

After 40 seasons, Ernie Hays said he is calling it quits to enjoy some time with "the fishing pole."

Production of Missouri-made cheese stopped after discovery of bacteria

After tests in California found traces of two bacterias in Morningland Dairy cheese, production and distribution has been halted. The Mountain View-based company is cooperating with state officials.

Man reaches settlement in priest abuse case

Officials say Brother William Mueller, now in his 70s and living in San Antonio, will pay damages to Bryan Bacon.

Author reminisces about Boonville high school football title

Tom Krause, now a motivational speaker, was the starting center on the 1974 state champions.


Constant improvement key for Columbia College volleyball

Sophomore setter Paula Ferreira and senior libero Tally Mattos have already emerged early in the season and should help the transition to a new year.

Re-enactors strive to keep memory of black troops in Civil War, including Missouri battle

Historians agree the first battle involving black troops was Island Mound in Missouri when the 1st Kansas Colored Troops fought Confederate raiders. Missouri has acquired the land for a state historic site.

H.O.G. rally draws motorcyclists to Columbia

Hundreds of rally participants will enjoy quirky games and planned rides at Columbia's H.O.G. Rally through Sunday.

Hickman softball wins two at Troy Tournament

Hickman won both of its games in the Troy Tournament on Friday night, 2-1 and 4-2.

Local nonprofit receives $550,000 to weatherize homes

Federal stimulus dollars will help weatherize 50 more homes in Central Missouri each year.

Cape Girardeau Council supports $125 million casino proposal

Council members voted to give the Isle of Capri's proposal a "preferred developer" status. Cape Girardeau residents will vote Nov. 2 on whether to allow the casino.

Mars myth makes annual return

No, you won't be able to see Mars clearly without a telescope.

Hannibal woman makes more than 1,000 quilts

Mable Cole, 91, has hand-crafted 1,045 quilts in her lifetime, and shows no sign of stopping her hobby.

Care to Learn eyes year battling poverty in Missouri schools

The Care to Learn fund is entering its third school year after two years of success. Doug Pitt, with the help of donations from outside sources including his brother, actor Brad Pitt, has helped fill more than 25,000 requests for poverty stricken children in Missouri.

Unknowing fisherman may be spreading invasive Asian carp

Kansas state wildlife officials fear troublesome Asain carp could be spreading from the Kansas and Missouri rivers and their tributaries to lakes and reservoirs because of unknowing anglers. The fish are only 10 inches long right now but can grow to more to 100 pounds.

Missouri filmmaker uses experience to document homelessness

Missouri filmmaker Mark Horvath is using a $50,000 grant from Pepsi to tell the stories of homeless people across the country. Once homeless himself, Horvath knows first-hand the challenges of his subjects, and wants to educate the world though his website