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Medicinal patches linked to deaths

With continuing advances in medicine, breakthroughs like medicinal patches are being widely accepted for their convenience and practicality. Along with their growing popularity, however, there have been reports of serious side effects such as blood cots and even death.

Acrobatic sport parkour makes its way to mid-Missouri

Parkour combines the agility of gymnastics with outdoor settings to create a sport that encourages those who practice it to be efficient and quick. A short film clip from a group of friends who practice parkour in Columbia will be shown at the next True/False Film Festival.

Refugee All Stars to perform in Columbia (hopefully)

Having missed their scheduled appearance at the True/False Film Festival, the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars will perform at the Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival

BOONE LIFE: Barbecue restaurant continues neighborhood tradition

Although it has a new name and a new manager, J.R. Barton’s Southern Kitchen and BBQ still relies on good comfort food and a family’s barbecue knowledge to bring in customers.

Boone Junction tours showcase history

Boone Junction is a historical village that showcases the history of Boone County. The Historical Society is adding buildings to the village.

Bluegrass band Ironweed returns from tour of China

After returning from a two week trip, Columbia’s popular bluegrass band shares their cultural experiences.

Metropolitan artist’s work finds a Midwestern home

Rocheport artist Wayne Leal, whose work is featured in the Perlow-Stevens Gallery 2007 Summer Exhibit, finds his inspiration in the textures that surround him.

Midwifery supporters file appeal on permanent restraining order

Several supporters of midwifery filed an appeal with the Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday in the latest blow in the fight to legalize the practice in the state.

Columbia woman contracts West Nile virus

COLUMBIA — A Southwest Columbia woman has contracted West Nile virus. This is the second human case found in Columbia this year.

Master Gardeners cultivate more than just plants

Have you ever wondered what a Master Gardener really is? Is it just an expert gardener? How would you like to be one yourself?

Artist's painting selected for Festival of the Arts poster

Artist Frank Stack created the winning poster for 2007 Columbia Festival of the Arts.

BOONE LIFE: Easy riders

When it comes to zipping around town, two wheels are better than four if you ask the founding members of the Scooter Sirens, Columbia’s only motor scooter club.

Living out loud

Four local youth bands, Graffiti Out Loud, Thunderclap Douglas and the 8-Track Groove, Headlights to Sunset, and The Blumes, met at Sixth and Cherry streets to play in the third annual Back to School Garage Band Bash.

A Knockout of a workout

The Nintendo Wii is a hot commodity for video gamers right now, but its appeal may be broader than you think.

Controversial canonization

Decades after his death, officials debate the beatification of a slain archbishop known as much for his political activism as for his faith.

Meet 'Babe' Manns: The Gum Man

Done with Sunday Bible class, kids raced to Babe Manns to get a stick of gum. Each took one and gave Manns a big hug. “I’m known as the Gum Man around here,” Manns said. “There are more kids who know me than the preacher.”

$1.2 million secured for HIV/AIDS housing

The Waterbrook Place project, sponsored by the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network in Columbia, secured the $1.2 million needed for three buildings at Garth Avenue and Worley Street.

Once called ‘modern,’ this mule barn is now a slice of Columbia's history

More than 80 years ago, the Wright Brothers’ mule barn was recognized for how modern it was. Now it’s being recognized for its rich history.

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation evaluated the building Friday for potential placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Members voted unanimously to recommend the listing.

Dog day afternoon

David Goode-Cross went out for a pizza last May and found his dream dog — Mickey.

“I fell in love with him immediately,” said Goode-Cross, a 32-year-old doctoral student at MU.

Arcane texts + stock quotes = religious awakening

Brad Stewart was a teenage stock trader in 1986 when he went to a financial bookstore in Los Angeles and stumbled across a strange, smoke-filled back room devoted to an odd science.

Now, at age 40, he presides over the Sacred Science Institute, a small publishing company specializing in English translations of some of the most complicated and convoluted tracts ever written. The audience: people who see geometrical connections between the architecture of Hindu temples and fluctuations in the Dow Jones industrial average.

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