• Local man works to drastically lower electric bill

    Posted on March 15, 2012 by in 4804, Student Work

      Columbia man tracks his energy-saving progress to stay motivated By Andrew Gibson Energy austerity is something of a sport for Tom O’Connor. “It just kind of creeps into your life and takes over,” he said. O’Connor knows his electricity usage has followed a downward slope since 2003 because he graphs it every month. The […]

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  • Raw Milk: Healthy alternative or potential danger?

    Posted on March 15, 2012 by in Student Work

      New report reinforces raw milk risks By Charles Minshew States that allow raw milk sales, including Missouri, are twice as likely to experience a dairy-related illness outbreak, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this week. The report showed nearly 60 percent of all dairy-related illness outbreaks […]

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  • Boone County responds to H1N1 vaccine shortage

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by in Student Work

    by Amanda Bromwich, Matt Schmertz, and Ryan Taylor Parents encircled the Boone County Health and Human Services building, waiting in hour-long lines to receive the free vaccinations. Starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, the department vaccinated 528 children at the first public clinic providing H1N1 vaccinations in the county. “I have two school-aged […]

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  • Ignition Interlock Devices

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by in Student Work

    Car breathalyzers, known as Ignition Interlock Devices, are now required in all registered vehicles for second time DUI offenders.The Ignition Interlock Devices are expected to reduce drunk driving for repeated offenders. Courtney Arnet explains more. How it works: Smart Start is one of seven Ignition Interlock Devices approved for use as Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) […]

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  • Adults with autism often overlooked

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by in Student Work

    Jimmy Noel is a 39-year-old with autism. From 1992 – 2003, the number of Missourians diagnosed with autism increased 693 percent. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is possible that as many as one in 100 children are born with some form of Autism. With the rate of autism cases increasing each year – experts […]

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  • MU Graduate Theatre’s 23:59

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by in Student Work

        Around-the-clock tweet, blog and video coverage from from the MU Graduate Theatre Organization’s play writing festival. http://23hrs59sec.wordpress.com/

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  • Program trains out-of-work Missourians

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by in Student Work

    BY DERON DALTON & MILA MIMICA Kelli Todd, 43, searched for a job for four months. She applied to more than 20 companies the Internet, never knowing if potential employers were viewing or even receiving her applications. Todd said this period of unemployment has been a struggle for her family. Since being fired from St. […]

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  • Stolen Social Security numbers

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by in Student Work

    by Garrett Bergquist & Eva Dou Christine Schumaker stands on the porch of the house her stepfather, Edward Hardister, built, Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Hardister’s family took quick action to secure his accounts after his identity was stolen in 2006.   Audio: Social security numbers in online county records could raise identity theft risks Edward […]

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  • Liquor license niches

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by in Student Work

    Seth Reynolds, owner of Buzz Barber Shop in Columbia Mo., relaxes in one of his barber chairs during a slow day on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Reynolds’ customers can get a beer with their haircuts. Photo by Brandon Twitchell Three businesses in Columbia are serving alcohol, but they’re not in the restaurant, bar or convenience […]

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  • Missouri River study

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by in Student Work

    by Matthew Busch and Eva Dou Michael Robins, 52, pushes off from the dock at Cooper’s Landing in Columbia on Monday, April 12, 2010. Traveling up the river today he is one of many recreational kayakers on the Missouri River. Audio: When it comes to the Missouri River, there’s not always enough A barge loaded with […]

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