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Lessons on love: Demonstrate compassion

Kusum Chandrapal says volunteering at an orphanage in India taught her that everyone needs love.

Lessons on love: Love like crazy

Otie Kinnear has always counted on his wife, Imogene, to be by his side. Even after more than 67 years of marriage, Otie still drops everything he's doing to talk to her every morning.

10 Lessons on love: Columbia seniors share lifetimes of wisdom

Ten senior citizens with more than 400 years of combined marriage experience weigh in on what lessons they have learned about love over the years.

Organist with autism speaks through his music

Organist David Kuhns, 38, has autism, and music is how he best expresses himself.

Kansas City groups work to preserve the city's 'urban forest'

As Kansas City removes thousands of old, damaged trees every year, the Department of Parks and Recreation is working with various groups to plant new ones.

Cape Girardeau police officers say they're more efficient with laptops

With laptops, officers no longer have to make trips back to the police station to file reports, saving a lot of time. The Cape Girardeau Police Department was the largest Missouri police force to not have laptops in its vehicles.

Dawn Heese finds success as professional quilter

Heese has been quilting for 13 years but has only just recently started her own business. She has created a fabric line and published three books in her first three years as a professional quilter.

NFL's ratings, revenue, popularity continue to grow

The NFL has the Midas touch — its ratings and revenues keep increasing even when the economy isn't at its best.

Growth needs drive Boone County Family Resources' property acquisitions

The agency, which provides services for those with developmental disabilities, says it hopes a Short Street option will allow it to meet space requirements while preserving the North Village's residential character.

Hoosier state charms East Coast guests

Patriots fans are streaming into Indianapolis in preparation for the 46th Super Bowl, and from sandwiches to scarves, their Hoosier hosts are doing everything possible to make them feel at home.

'Tebowmania' comes to Super Bowl

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has become a national sensation for his last-minute victories and trademark "tebowing." Tebow visited the Super Bowl on Thursday to talk with reporter about his season, the Broncos' loss to the Patriots, and his desire to keep improving.

By hosting the Super Bowl, Indianapolis gets dose of star power

Celebrities, event planners say that the Midwest city will attract the rich and famous despite its reputation.

Boone County Family Resources gives teenager sense of freedom

The agency has helped Isaac Pasley, a teenager with Asperger's syndrome, learn to drive, find a job, make friends and, most importantly, gain his independence.

Assistance helps attorney live independently

Max Lewis — who still runs his own family law practice even after he became paralyzed — relies on Boone County Family Resources, Services for Independent Living and Medicaid for support.

Boone County Family Resources relies on network to serve clients' needs

Boone County Family Resources — established in 1976 — served 1,392 clients in 2011 through 202 agencies, therapists and other professionals to provide 44 different services for clients.

Teens migrate to Twitter for privacy

Twitter use among teenagers is up but for reasons different from what many may think.

Parents of stillborns struggle with grief process

Recent reactions to the Santorum and Duggar families have brought to light the lack of a standard for mourning a child who never alive in the world.

Volunteer meeting house in Joplin takes first steps toward preservation

After taking a direct hit in the tornado that hit Joplin, the "Volunteer House," with messages scribbled on its walls by people from around the country, takes first steps toward preservation.

A survivor himself, musician shares gift of hope with cancer patients

With personal knowledge about the fight against cancer and a keen knack for music, Charlie Lustman works to inspire others to continue their personal battles.

From wife to widow, living without Arch

Living through grief is difficult. Mary Leean lost her husband of 56 years last April to a rare degenerative brain disorder. How does someone carry on after losing his or her soul mate?

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