Category: Features

Art Challenge results unveiled Thursday

The results of the Mid-Missouri Artists 2012 Lions Lake Art Challenge will be unveiled Thursday at the Old Drum Gallery in downtown Warrensburg. Mid-Missouri Artists chose Warrensburg’s Lions Lake as the subject for the contest. Artists were asked to use their favorite mediums and create art visualizations of Lions Lake during 2012, according to a… Read more »

Black Box Theatre presents studio one-acts

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — Black Box Theatre is back with three nights of one-act plays Feb. 7-9 in the Black Box Theatre in Nickerson Hall on the UCM campus. Admission to the night of Studio Theatre One-Acts is $1 per person at the door. Seating will begin at 7 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30… Read more »

Consumer alert: health care markets on the way

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first story in a two-part series that provides an overview of the major changes in health insurance facing Americans under the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.) (WASHINGTON, AP) — Buying your own health insurance will never be the same. This fall, new insurance… Read more »

UCM Gallery of Art presents new exhibits

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri’s Gallery of Art and Design opens the spring semester with three new exhibits planned for Jan. 23-Feb. 15. Tanya Alexander: Are You Really My Friend? Photographer Tonja Alexia Hollander examines the social dynamics of the world of Facebook friendships in the Outer Gallery with her exhibit, “Tonja… Read more »

Chuck Berry earns lifetime achievement award

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Chuck Berry can add yet another award to his trophy case. The 86-year-old St. Louis native and rock ‘n’ roll legend received a lifetime achievement award Monday from the St. Louis Arts and Education Council. The event was at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Berry is one of the pioneers of… Read more »

Celebs gather to promote arts education

By JOCELYN NOVECK (WASHINGTON, AP) — For all the talk about fewer celebrities making it to Washington this time for the inauguration, you would have had a hard time not bumping into one — literally — at a packed downtown restaurant Sunday evening. Munching on traditional Russian food at the “night before” dinner party thrown… Read more »

King ‘content of character’ quote inspires debate

By JESSE WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This sentence spoken by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has been quoted countless… Read more »

Defendant seeks bail reduction in murder case

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor— On Jan. 11, attorneys for Ziyad T. Abid requested that the bail amount be reduced from $2 million to Abid’s “release on his own recognizance or given a reasonable bond,” according to court documents. Abid is accused, along with Reginald L. Singletary, of first-degree murder and armed criminal action… Read more »

Utah avalanche survivor recounts experience

By BRADY McCOMBS (SALT LAKE CITY, AP) — A 43-year-old Utah woman who survived an avalanche says she felt a ‘strange serenity’ while trapped under the snow before she went unconscious. Elisabeth Malloy suffered frost bite in her toes and fingers, but lived to tell her harrowing story thanks to her boyfriend, avalanche rescue beacons,… Read more »