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As technology becomes a bigger part of conducting everyday business, from online bill paying to camera phones, some in Missouri are working to make it a common aspect of medical exams as well.

A Catholic nun in Italy, A Hebrew teacher in Israel, and a Hindu stonemason in India:

Proposed regulations have kindled fears among religious organizations nationwide.

BOONE LIFE: A brand new tradition

Ashland residents flock to Hooligans, a 6-month-old bar, speaking about Hooligans as if it has been in operation their entire lives.

Art and Transition

Lavender worked for almost 16 hours straight to finish “Meta-Genesis,” her collection of photos of transgender people and their writings.

Enjoy your night with Columbia band The Hatrick

The Hatrick members make it a point to include songs from other groups they admire in their sets and even view their band as a “kind of promotional tool for a lot of good talent that’s around,” said Kay, whose favorite song to play is “12-inch Three-Speed Oscillating Fan” by Big Smith of Springfield. In many instances, the group invites members of other bands to sit in and play for a night.

Sock monkeying around

For Melanie Johnson-Moxley, “playing monkey” is an everyday thing. A doctoral student in philosophy at MU, Johnson-Moxley makes sock monkeys for fun. Her passion began when friends introduced her to the Red Heel Message Board, devoted to sock monkeys.

Divine Driving

When the Vatican released “Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road” — a kind of Ten Commandments of driving that instructs Catholics to incorporate religious morals into their daily commutes.

Assemblies of God leader to leave 2 years early

The head of the Assemblies of God church will step down two years early, ending 14 years at the helm of one the nation’s largest Pentecostal groups.

It's Potter-mania as fans at last get to see the latest movie

Professor Trelawney predicted the crowd of expectant Muggles that flooded Hollywood 14 theater’s lobby for the midnight premiere of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” She saw it in her crystal ball.

BOONE LIFE: Two parties in one

The Van Sickles’ birthday party is more than just a community social. It’s an opportunity for friends and neighbors to gather in an informal setting, celebrating to the talents of artists from around the state.

Concerts encourage green living

“Times like these demand action,” said former Vice President Al Gore, speaking to the sold-out crowd of about 52,000 in New Jersey’s Giants Stadium.

Dancing Thomas

Thomas Jackson keeps expanding his repertoire. He dances as well as sings. He chauffeurs his younger sister, Malinda, around the kitchen table on a tricycle, talks to his grandmother on the telephone, dresses himself and makes his own snacks.

Analyzing alzheimer’s

Ted Distiler, 70, of Jefferson City has been taking care of his wife, Norma, since she was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1993.

How do you find fellow Jews? In The phone book.

Joel Cohen wanted his kids to receive instruction in their Jewish faith. But the closest synagogue was half an hour from his house in suburban Waldorf, Md.

Harvest onions, garlic now to enjoy over winter

It will soon be time to harvest the alliums, particularly onions and garlic. Their storage longevity varies and one is challenged to make use of these food essentials in ways that exploit their goodness.

Board of Health proposes adding two county members

In an effort to better represent the residents of Boone County, the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health proposed an increase in board positions and more lenient residency requirements to the Columbia City Council.

BOONE LIFE: Celtic summer

Four students, each double the age of their 28-year-old instructor, Brian Hart, take their seats in a room inside the Unity Center and begin playing a song on tin whistles.

Beat-boxing with the Mizzou Forte

On a Tuesday evening in late April, as the a cappella ensemble Mizzou Forte finished its final two-hour practice of the season, freshman Si Kincaid tried to maintain his grin while hunched over his knees, sweating and out of breath.

The power of control

For filmmaker Ondi Timoner, the path to mind control was paved by rock ’n’ roll. The 34-year-old documentarian became intrigued by brainwashing and groupthink while making her 2004 Sundance Award-winning documentary “Dig!”.

Crafting a legacy

As members of Best of Missouri Hands, Blenda and Donald Marquardt help to support and encourage the Missouri arts and crafts community. The two also own Village Pewter and craft items such as plates and goblets. To read more about the organization and the couple, click on the Lifestyles section at ColumbiaMissourian.com.

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