Three food lovers believe in the romantic power of food

Want to impress your loved one with a fancy meal on Valentine's Day? Three people who love to cook want you to calm down and remember that any food made with love will impress your significant other.

'La Cage' musical says a lot about families

The Columbia Entertainment Company's presentation of "La Cage aux Folles" opens tonight. The cast of about 20 had just more than a month to rehearse.

Love Notes, a musical revue, returns for its eighth year

A musical revue in Boonville this Valentine's Day weekend features songs about all kinds of love — and there's dessert.

How do I love thee? Let me study the brain

Researchers in a relatively new field focused on explaining the biology of romantic love are finding a rather unpoetic explanation: Love mostly can be understood through brain images, hormones and genetics.

Columbia churches offer divorce counseling program

Those who use the DivorceCare program at area churches said it's the feeling of understanding and caring that makes the program successful.

Winter running can be enjoyable with precaution

Avid runners and a medical expert weigh in on how to change your routine to continue running safely in winter weather.

Best of Breed title eludes Missouri Schnauzer at Westminster

Although Columbia's champion show dog Vegas was a few paws behind winning Best of Breed at the Westminster Dog Show on Tuesday, he did win Best of Opposite Sex. Owner Liz Hansen is proud of Vegas' performance and hopes they'll be back next year.

Moving Ahead reaches out to troops

About 35 children from Moving Ahead, an after-school program sponsored by Columbia Housing Authority, gathered in the “Blind” Boone Community Center on Monday for a special Valentine's project.

Abortion-rights opponents file lawsuit for initiative petition

Missouri Roundtable for Life hopes to change the constitutional amendment regarding stem cell research and abortion.

BOONE LIFE: A place to be a child

Coyote Hill is a professional home for abused and neglected children established 17 years ago by Larry McDaniel and his wife, who had a lifelong desire to help children. One way McDaniel and the other professionals at Coyote Hill work at relationship building is through a technique known as horse therapy where children learn to work and handle horses on their own with the guidance of a therapy professional.

Columbian remembers religious persecution in Iran

Sahba Jalali and his family fled Iran for Columbia in 1978 to escape religious persecution for their Baha'i faith.

What is Baha’í?

Baha’ís believe all religions are in reality one religion that is continuously evolving. The Baha’í religion promotes lifestyles to help the formation of a global society.

False Reflection: MU professor studies how, why eating disorders consume females in the U.S.

Eating disorders are rooted in self-perception. One MU researcher is exploring the reasons why bulimia and anorexia consume those who are affected and make it impossible for people to see themselves clearly.

Victory garden idea blooms again

A petition for the first family to plant a White House food garden has grown in popularity as economic fears set in across the country. Some Americans tend gardens to become self-sufficient, no longer having to rely on supermarkets and imported foods that send food prices skyrocketing. 

Gallery to display works by famed abstract artist Keith Crown

The nationally-acclaimed watercolorist, who now lives in Columbia and turns 91 this year, will be showcased at the Main Gallery of the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Costs, economy drive more Americans into medical debt

With the economy getting worse, many people find themselves facing a mountain of medical debt. With employers cutting benefits, bills for the uninsured continue to grow.

Champion competitor Vegas: Not just a lucky dog

Vegas, a Standard Schnauzer who lives with owner Liz Hansen in Columbia, will try again for Best of Breed and beyond at the Westminster Dog Show next week in New York City. Vegas won Best in Show at the Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club show in 2007.

Orr Street Studios changes arts series to make it more interactive

Orr Street Studios introduces a new format for its Tuesday night discussion series "Seeing Visions." The series that previously featured films has been transformed into an forum for artists to discuss their work with community members.

'Lord of the Dance' returns to Columbia

With a showy sensibility, "Lord of the Dance" engages people with a taste for Celtic music, dancing and traditions.

Kevin Costner plays the Blue Note

Kevin Costner and his band Modern West played to a sold out crowd at the Blue Note on Monday night.