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Yoga: Where old meets new

Pete Szkolka: A musician who does it all

Pete Szkolka writes music, he plays instruments, he records tracks, he mixes tracks and he creates a finished project. He does all these things by remaining a musician first and foremost.

BOONE LIFE: A junk man's heaven

When Don Jordan looks at a broken washing machine or a twisted ladder, he doesn’t see a piece of junk — he sees potential. His Boone County compound is full of relics he's collected over the years.

Without a rabbi, Temple Beth-El finds its leadership in community

Beth-El is one of the oldest temples west of the Mississippi River that still holds services at its original site. But its congregation is so small that it has never been able to afford to hire a rabbi, instead choosing to have lay leaders take turns stepping up to the dais.

Lay leaders keep synagogue going

A Jewish congregation manages to keep its synagogue running in the absence of a full-time rabbi.

BOONE LIFE: A father's love

When visiting his 16-month-old son, a young parent gets to see, for the first time, his child walk.

Online scalpers gouge Elton John tickets

Scalpers flood the Internet with tickets for Elton John’s upcoming concert, but bidders are not yet willing to pay the elevated prices.

FDA announces news rules for listing the contents of vitamins and supplements

New regulations are designed to ensure products do not contain contaminants or impurities, and that packages are accurately labeled.

Film 'September Dawn' sparks controversy in Mormon communities

The independently financed film takes a look at the Mountain Meadows Massacre as the 150th anniversary approaches.

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.

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