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"What If...?" movement aims to open minds, one question at a time

Matt Murrie and Andrew McHugh have developed the "What If...?" movement to open minds and stimulate curiosity. They typically work from the downtown incubator, a public collaborative space on East Walnut Street.

Matt Murrie and Andrew McHugh want society to be more curious and ask more questions. Their goal is to challenge common viewpoints, boost curiosity and encourage innovative thinking.

DEAR READER: Tracking coverage of crime in Columbia and on campus

Since August, the Missourian has worked to create an opportunity for dialogue about sexual assaults on campuses. It will also be releasing a special report on the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence, including interviews with 13 people on the task force.

TIGER KICKOFF: Johnny Manziel the main attraction in Missouri vs. Texas A&M

Somewhere along the line, "Johnny Football" became a spectacle, but he hasn’t lost anything on the football field. He’s the same athlete with the same ability to make something out of nothing.

TIGERS REPORT: Missouri faces Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel with trip to SEC Championship on the line

With one week left in the regular season for the Missouri Tigers, the future of their impressive second season in the Southeastern Conference comes down to whether Missouri can beat Texas A&M.

TIGER KICKOFF: Copeland's Corner

As Missouri senior Max Copeland prepares for his final game at Faurot Field, he reflects on his outlandish career with the Tigers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge High School football fans send off team before state title game

The football team plays Blue Springs at 7:30 p..m. Friday in St. Louis.

Gerald Dean Fitzgerald, Oct. 5, 1928-Nov. 26, 2013

Mr. Fitzgerald loved flying, world travel, scuba diving and Christmas trees. He and his wife, Diane, built and ran Log Providence Pines, a Christmas tree farm, for many years.

Elmer Carl Cook, Aug. 19-1925-Nov. 28, 2013

He retired from the 1925 Carpenters’ Local. He was an avid gardener, outdoorsman, and a member of Midway Heights Baptist Church.

UPDATE: Head-on crash kills two near Hallsville

Two people are dead after a car crossed the median heading northbound on Missouri 124 and struck a pickup truck head-on. The driver of the car has been taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.

Gerald Dean Fitzgerald, Oct. 5, 1928-Nov. 26, 2013

He received a Life Time Award from the Missouri Christmas Tree Association, and was a founder and proud member of Little Dixie Kiwanis Club in Columbia.

UPDATE: Nixon calls special session for Boeing incentives

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling state lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider incentives aimed at attracting a massive Boeing Co. production facility to the state.

TIGER KICKOFF: Ten things you need to know about Johnny Football

Johnny Manziel keeps fans and not-so-fond football watchers guessing. He comes from a wealthy oil family in Texas, almost went to play for the Oregon Ducks and has a 21-year-old "Uncle Nate," who stirs the talk about the Texas A&M quarterback.

FROM READERS: Bunceton athlete named October Special Olympics Missourian of the Month

The Special Olympics Missourian of the Month highlights an athlete, coach, family or volunteer who SOMO staff members believe embodies what the mission is all about. In October, the Central Area has singled out athlete Justin Baker.

Missouri women's basketball beats Hartford in Miami Tournament

In its first game of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament, Missouri beat Hartford 68-45. The win was Robin Pingeton's 50th with the Tigers.

 

TIGER KICKOFF: Five questions for offensive lineman Justin Britt

The fifth-year senior spills on his go-to wrestling move, "Saving Private Ryan" and his choice for the best quarterback in college football.

Elmer Carl Cook, Aug. 19-1925-Nov. 28, 2013

Mr. Cook was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Columbia to Ira and Minnie (Acton) Cook. In 1950, he married Bernice Hague in Columbia.

Devonia Raye 'Dimp' Turner, July 27, 1938 — Nov. 26, 2013

Mrs. Turner was a lover of music. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing and drawing. For more than 30 years, she worked in nursing.

UPDATE: Fire that destroyed Ashland home ruled accidental

A three-bedroom house at 8703 Tom Bass Road burned to the ground Wednesday night. Firefighters worked for nearly two hours to contain the blaze.

Devonia Raye 'Dimp' Turner, July 27, 1938-Nov. 26, 2013

For more than thirty years, Devonia worked in the field of nursing. She also was the proud mother of nine children.

Lawsuit seeks $30 million in failed Mamtek plant

A new lawsuit filed in Boone County is seeking $30 million from investment banking firm Morgan Keegan and 10 employees accused of fraudulent business practices in a failed Mamtek factory project.

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