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Robert Rauschenberg's art shouts, sings and whispers

WASHINGTON — The black outline of a leaf in the corner of a 1962 lithograph is a touchstone for the career of Robert Rauschenberg, the contemporary master who, at 82, continues to make art despite partial paralysis from a series of strokes in 2002 and 2003.

Ideological scales: A look at Columbia's political landscape

At the intersection of Providence and Broadway, Claire Garden holds a sign above her head that says: “This Time Don’t Buy the Lies.” It’s less than 50 degrees outside, and the wind is chilling. But she and a dozen other Columbia residents are out soliciting honks for peace.

BOONE LIFE: Divided drivers

Two brothers are brought together despite a difference of opinion on motorcycles.

Columbia’s Dirty Jobs: The poop scooper

Starting today, the Missourian presents a snapshot of the lives of people who do the jobs most of us would rather not. Taking a cue from the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs,” this five-day series highlights women and men in mid-Missouri who don’t mind getting their hands dirty to earn a few greenbacks.

A Bible for all seasons

Medicaid program offers ‘coaches’ to nurse chronic ailments

MO HealthNet, a federal Medicaid program, allows low-income patients with various chronic illnesses to access health care coaches.

Artist Rex Bandy is on an Ugly Crusade

Rex Bandy, who has been an artist for over 70 years, hopes to recapture the slowly fading beauty of the world through art.

Mid-Missouri gets new youth orchestra

Columbia now has two youth orchestras that offer performance opportunities.

Belief in Brief: Imprecatory prayer called against leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Southern Baptist pastor encourages the wrathful prayer after being accused of endorsing Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.

Storytellers tell how they spin tales

Local storytellers have been working together for years to hone their craft. One group focuses on ghost stories, and Halloween is their season to shine.

Art that 'represents'

Three artists pursuing graduate degrees at MU share the inspiration and stories behind their art.

Health Department to distribute flu vaccines Wednesday

Vaccinations will be available in either injected or nasal spray form and cost $20.

BOONE LIFE: Good hits, big smiles accompany grandfather, grandson at shooting range

“Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!” Jack shoots four in a row at an object in the dirt on the range.

“That got dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt in my eye, eye, eye, eye,” Zach jokes as some dust blows back toward them.

Blunt task force examines the effects of abortion

Gov. Matt Blunt, an abortion-rights opponent, has launched a task force on a scientific quest to determine how abortions affect women.

Hindus celebrate festival of Navaratri

During the festival, Hindus celebrate God as mother and worship three incarnations of Shakti, or cosmic energy.

UM System, colleges to call for health care training funds

Under a new agreement called “Preparing to Care,” the state’s colleges and universities will ask the legislature for $38.3 million in recurring funds to open more places for students to train to become dentists, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians and therapists.

Why do kids want to do music and why do teachers want to teach it

Children learn about music in several ways around Columbia.

Beth Shalom builds new synagogue

A new synagogue is being opened up in Columbia to accommodate Congregation Beth Shalom’s need for more space to house religious school and ceremoniesal events.

Blessed are the animals

Unity Center of Columbia’s ministry offers blessings, memorials and end-of-life services for pets.

BOONE LIFE: Comic artists burn the midnight oil for 24 Hour Comics Day

About 12 people burned the midnight oil to participate in the international 24 Hour Comics Day at the Quinlan Keep comic book store at 315 N Eighth St. from noon Saturday to noon Sunday.

 

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