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Opinion

Continuing to cover changes in the Iraq war from a local and national standpoint

Byron Scott, a veteran newspaper and magazine journalist, is professor emeritus, Missouri School of Journalism and director of The European Union Center at MU. He was filling in for Stuart Loory, who holds the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies at the MU School of Journalism, regular moderator of the weekly radio program “Global Journalist.” It airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at globaljournalist.org.

On the fence about school tax vote

Sewer bond issues are a definite yes, but the school tax is a harder call.

Balance of mind, body and spirit essential for living

One cannot live life to the fullest with anything less than a perfect balance.

A larger issue of race: discussing real-life problems in the First Ward

Community members as well as the press need to effectively discuss the issue of race in the First Ward, especially as the April 8 election approaches.

Sturtz is the best choice in the First Ward

Paul Sturtz offers a vision that goes beyond just the issues of the First Ward.

Letter: Paul Sturtz the best candidate for First Ward seat on City Council

Good ideas, solid people skills, intelligence and the correct values make Sturtz the best choice for First Ward voters.

Me-first mentality plagues Columbia Public Schools

Everyone from the superintendent to the public have their pet projects, but nobody is willing to give one up.

Federal surveillance targets terrorists, not citizens' privacy

A recent panel gathering at MU to discuss the Bush administration’s wiretapping showed little promise of objectivity.

Spring brings blooming lilacs

By planting from the three varieties of lilacs, you can have blooms for up to six weeks. The plant's arrival in America dates back to the mid-1750s.

Resolve nation's problems by learning their cause

Unless we deal with the cause and effect of our nation’s problems, we’ll never be able to move past the disasters.

Tibetans continue struggle against China

With the Olympics coming to Beijing, the tension between Tibet and China has been renewed.

Letter: Vote against the 54-cent property tax for school funding

The Columbia School District doesn't need more money. It needs better budgeting.

Heated presidential race fuels politics junkies

George Kennedy writes about balancing politics with sports and other interests.

Major news events well served by both old and new media

Use of new technologies can give a fresh view on news stories.

Sneed family thanks community for support

The Sneed family thanks the community, neighbors, firefighters and police and MU Health care for their support following the explosion of their parents’ home on McNab Drive.

Letter: Sturtz would not take City Council responsibility lightly

Paul Sturtz would make the voices of First Ward citizens heard if he were elected to City Council.

March is a telling month for MU women’s basketball

Now is the time for rooting for the teams that still have a chance to be champions — and to look at the teams that never had a hope of going to the tourney.

True HMOs could fix health care system

Americans choose unhealthy lifestyles, take no responsibility for consequences and health care costs continue to rise as a result.

Letter: Fred Parry should be rewarded with a vote in the Boone Hospital Board of Trustees election

Fred Parry, as part of his trustee duties, negotiated a fair lease with BJC HealthCare and should be given a vote in the upcoming election.

Neighbors of Ragtag want consideration from theater’s owners

Construction of the new Ragtag Cinemacafe has been an interruption to the daily life of its neighbors, yet no one from the theater has acknowledged it.

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