Category: Features

Ghouls, ghosts and gaffes on the police beat

By JASON STRICKLAND (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – There is a town where a man walked around with a bullet in his head, another was pronounced dead but walked just the same, another walked around with a gashed throat and ghost figures do nightly patrols. “You shot yourself,” said Sgt. Kirby Carroll. “Yeah,” the man replied… Read more »

ROTC wins Regional Ranger Challenge

The U.S. Army ROTC team from the University of Central Missouri won the Midwest Ranger Challenge Competition, which was Oct. 19-21 at Ft. Leonard Wood. A team of 14 cadets from UCM competed in the Ranger Challenge against 16 teams from nine schools across the Midwest within the 3rd Brigade Army ROTC, according to a… Read more »

Developing an on-air personality at The Bridge

By KATIE DOUGLAS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Leigh Oleszczak arrives at the radio station to prerecord her shift. She is petite, with shoulder-length brown hair and a deep voice that you wouldn’t expect. It’s a voice for radio. There is brown carpet covering the walls from floor to ceiling at 90.9 FM The Bridge. Framed… Read more »

New Yorkers try for normalcy as Sandy nears

By JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS (NEW YORK, AP) — Defiant New Yorkers jogged, pushed strollers and took snapshots of churning New York Harbor Monday, trying to salvage normal routines in a city with no trains, schools and an approaching mammoth storm. “The worst is still coming,” warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo as officials shut tunnels,… Read more »

Marines, police prep for mock zombie invasion

By JULIE WATSON (SAN DIEGO, AP) — Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them… Read more »

Cast, crew announced for ‘Blue Window’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The cast and production staff for the UCM production of “Blue Window” by Craig Lucas is in place. The show, directed by Dr. Richard Herman, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at UCM, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-17 in the James L. Highlander Theatre. “Blue Window” is a… Read more »

Show Me Justice Film Festival inspires change

Story by Mitchell Brown, for The Muleskinner — (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) It’s not every day that filmmakers from as far away as New York City, South Africa and France converge on the campus of UCM to showcase films with a social justice theme. But the Show Me Justice Social Justice Film Festival does that once a year…. Read more »

Soundtrack to history: 1878 audio unveiled

By CHRIS CAROLA (SCHENECTADY, N.Y., AP) — It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a musical performance, thanks to digital advances that allowed the sound… Read more »

National Geographic to auction photos, art

By ULA ILNYTZKY (NEW YORK, AP) — National Geographic Society has chronicled scientific expeditions, explorations, archaeology, wildlife and world cultures for more than 100 years, amassing a collection of 11.5 million photos and original illustrations. A small selection of that massive archive — 240 pieces spanning from the late 1800s to the present — will… Read more »

Theater department presents children’s show

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – An award-winning children’s theater production premiers at the University of Central Missouri Friday. The UCM Department of Theatre and Dance, in collaboration with the Performing Arts Series, presents “And We Will Share The Sky” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in Hendricks Hall. Author Donna Latham… Read more »