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Day 2: A guide to the movie reviews, social media and all things True/False

True/False Film Fest attendees stenciled insect shapes onto the wall of the Blue Note on Friday as part of an art installation.

The True/False Film Fest kicked off Thursday night. Now on day two, the the festival is in high gear, with films showing around town.

Hickman boy's basketball team coasts to win over Camdenton

The Kewpies beat the Lakers and advanced to the Class 5, District 9 championship game.

Columbia City Council candidates file first round of finance reports

The forms, filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, revealed patterns of support heading into the April 2 election.

Rock Bridge boy's basketball's Alex Ofodile seeks playoff revenge against Hickman

Sophomore guard Alex Ofodile, an all-state receiver in the fall, looks to avenge the football Bruins' season-ending loss to the Kewpies on the basketball court Saturday night. Rock Bridge beat Jefferson City 73-59 in the district semifinals Friday.

Concussion interrupts Hickman girls basketball player's senior season

Kewpies point guard Jade Holly reflects on her month-long recovery from a concussion. The senior returned to the lineup last week. 

Sore from sitting through all those films? Here's how to get some relief

The marathon movie watching at True/False can make viewers a little stiff.

Attorney Nancy Thompson set to become next Columbia city counselor

A seven-person committee headed by City Manager Mike Matthes recommended the City Council approve Nancy Thompson for the job. The council will make a decision on Monday.

Arrest made after shots fired on Elm Grove Drive

Police officers arrested a Columbia man Thursday night after he allegedly fired two shots on Elm Grove Drive in Northeast Columbia.

FROM READERS: Columbia cyclist to start a weekly women's ride

Michelle Windmoeller, a local cyclist, shares her passion for cycling. She also wants to encourage more women to get involved in the cycling community in Columbia through her weekly riding group, Rococo Rides, which begins in March.

Music provides focus, inspiration for Missouri gymnasts

The Tigers, who will face Arkansas, Centenary and Lindenwood on Friday, show their personalities through their "beam songs."

Missouri gymnastics team takes second at Arkansas meet

The Tigers scored 194.300 to defeat Lindenwood University and Centenary College of Louisiana. Arkansas finished first with 196.525.

Research: Prerecorded television linked to less sugar consumption

In an effort to understand rising childhood obesity, researchers have developed a list  of factors that influence nutrition and weight. 

True/False March Marchers dance through snow

The March March parade livened up Ninth Street on Friday evening. Revelers donned costumes and danced down the street to celebrate the True/False Film Fest.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Offshore tax loopholes must end to help US budget

Many American corporations and wealthy individuals use complicated accounting tricks to take advantage of loopholes in the tax code, leaving the rest of us to pick up the tab. With serious budget challenges before us, now is the time to put these tax loopholes to rest.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Red Cross Month recognizes volunteers

During the month of March, the American Red Cross recognizes its volunteers, blood donors, class takers and financial supporters as "Everyday Heroes."

FROM READERS: MU presents exploration of kinships in 'The Ballad of the Sad Cafe'

W. Arthur Mehrhoff, academic coordinator for the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, discusses the 7 p.m. showing of "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" on March 1. The film will be shown in 106 Pickard Hall in conjunction with the ninth annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium entitled "Claiming Kin."

37-pound tubby tabby in need of home

Tubby tabby, Biscuit, is on a diet and in search of a home. The overweight cat is currently at a St. Louis-area shelter.

New study shows increased gun violence in Missouri

A Johns Hopkins University professor  found that "sale-to-crime" rates have doubled since Missouri repealed its permit law.

Missouri House approves supplemental budget

The measure includes about $23 million from general state tax revenues, with much of the remainder coming from the federal government.

Cooper Union in New York City college might start charging tuition

The famed free is set to vote on tuition fees. Since 1902, the school has not charged pupils fees.

 

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