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Local Columnists

Give the patrolling kitties a voice and people will listen

A Three Stooges bottle opener, a dog and ever-vigilant cats are the inspiration for a million-dollar idea.

Gore’s Nobel efforts promote peace from the earth up

The former vice president was recently awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for preaching the dangers of global warming. David Rosman explains why that all adds up.

Fall isn’t necessarily end of planting season

Many plants flourish in containers in cooler weather.

Military impersonators get no respect in today's society

Individuals who falsify rank and wear medals without authorization are being called out and prosecuted for their subterfuge, while true defenders are celebrated for their actions.

Flawed system leaves good days behind

With a surge in national debt and health care costs, the economy may never be the same unless a change is made in the system.

Blunt’s curators working against UM’s best interest

A political divide is growing in the UM Board of Curators, and it may negatively affect other aspects of the university.

Che’s doctrines outdated, but idea of reforming government is not

For years, we’ve seen Che Guevara’s likeness printed on T-shirts, wall posters and any kind of souvenir around the world.

Sense of optimism surrounds news industry’s latest innovations

This year’s Associated Press Managing Editors conference was full of stories of newspapers reinventing themselves and embracing technology to deliver news in new ways.

Over time, our values may change

We should be careful of our strong reactions, because the things we find important may be different in the future.

New constitutional amendment needed to fix presidential campaigns

With hard work, great organization and lots of money, a Campaign Reform Amendment can become a reality.

Candidates lack leadership in presidential election

The democratic candidates are not showing enough leadership to be successful future presidents.

Outer space: the new battleground

The United States’ move from defensive applications in space to offensive weapons, including particle beams, lasers and rocket and missile launchers is a dangerous gambit.

Fall season gives gardeners time to prepare for spring

Fall is the perfect time to get ahead on your gardening by pruning shrubs and trees and clearing leaves from the beds.

A strong national defense is best deterrent to war

While striving for peace should be lauded, the nation must remain prepared for war.

‘Support our troops’ meaningless without support for veterans

Those who have served this country deserve the same support and care as those who are serving now.

Space remains a new frontier

Fifty years after Russia launched Sputnik, nations are still figuring out the importance of space exploration.

Developers’ free lunch will get smaller

Even with a bump in city fees for new houses, Columbia falls well below the rest of the country.

Search malfunctions frustrate Missourian editor

Missourian editor provides helpful links that direct the public to stories of interest.

Doctor’s news leaves to-be parents jarred

An expecting father recalls what he felt when a doctor told his wife that their baby won’t have a full uterus in which to grow.

In their own words: Into the wild with Jack Schultz

A researcher and administrator by day, Schultz is also a music enthusiast who has been known to carry a guitar into the wild.

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