About Me, Day in the Life, In the News

The place I call home…

Quiet college town? More like boomtown stltoday.com BY TODD C. FRANKEL | tfrankel@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8110 | Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 6:00 am COLUMBIA, Mo. • One sign of this city's population boom wore a bright red dress and wireless headset. She was working an afternoon shift at Dunn Bros. coffee shop. This is Aimee… Continue reading The place I call home…

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Day in the Life, In the News

Remembering Challenger: 25 years later

I'm old. Therefore I actually have a t-shirt from my visit to Cape Canaveral in 1985 that has the original four shuttles: Columbia, Challenger, Discovery and Atlantis. At the time of the Challenger disaster, I was, according to my mom, in swimming class at the time, and she watched it on the TV in the… Continue reading Remembering Challenger: 25 years later

In the News, Life on the Internets

“Video surfaces of SWAT team shooting pet dog during raid”

This hit Digg this morning. I love Columbia, but we've got a horrible reputation in a few key areas, particularly racism and the behavior of our police force (sometimes these two issues intersect in a big ball of badness). We got some major media attention for the former with the "cotton ball incident," and now… Continue reading “Video surfaces of SWAT team shooting pet dog during raid”

In the News

Combating Sex Trafficking

http://www.christianitytoday.com/tcw/2008/janfeb/1.17.html TCW Talks to ... Laura Lederer The new Senior Director for Global Projects on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State offers sobering information and empowering hope. Camerin Courtney | posted 12/27/2007 Dr. Laura Lederer is standing on a stage at Vanguard University, a small Christian college in Southern California. She's telling… Continue reading Combating Sex Trafficking

In the News

The making of a radical fundamentalist

Interview: 'Why I Rejected Radical Islam' What turns a British Muslim into a radical fundamentalist? A young man who made the conversion discusses the road to fanaticism—and why he walked away from it. By Karla Adam Newsweek Updated: 12:47 p.m. CT May 25, 2007 May 25, 2007 - Ed Husain used to be an Islamic… Continue reading The making of a radical fundamentalist

In the News, News Articles

Wednesday April 18, 2007

Uh oh, Stevi wrote something related to a current event.  And it's longer than a sentence.  The good new is that it's not my opinion (breathe a sigh of relief).  It's mostly some facts that have gotten obscured and confused in the media. I know I should have kept track of my sources & listed… Continue reading Wednesday April 18, 2007

Day in the Life, In the News

Springtime in CoMo

CoMo’s spring not on calendar By Layla Bellows, Kat Glass, Caleb Riggs, Joanna Schneider March 17, 2007 Spring tiptoes in on Tuesday. Officially, the new season arrives when the sun shines exactly above the equator. But in CoMo, we’ll know it’s really spring when...   Columbia Mall’s mountains of snow dribble to nothing in the… Continue reading Springtime in CoMo

In the News, Thoughts

Hugo Chavez scares the heck out of me

As someone emotionally invested in the fate of Latin America, Hugo Chavez scares the heck out of me.   He's endeared himself to many in Latin America who are fed up with the status quo (as well they should be).  But his agenda is one of arrogant self-importance, not one with the best interests of the general… Continue reading Hugo Chavez scares the heck out of me

In the News, Life on the Internets

Person of the Year: You

  Person of the Year: You   Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.   By LEV GROSSMAN Posted Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006   The "Great Man" theory of history is usually attributed to the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, who wrote that "the history of the world is but the biography… Continue reading Person of the Year: You

In the News

illegal immigration will not be solved easily

This is why the issue of illegal immigration will not be solved easily... Border Fence Firm Snared for Hiring Illegal Workers by Scott Horsley December 14, 2006   A fence-building company in Southern California agrees to pay nearly $5 million in fines for hiring illegal immigrants. Two executives from the company may also serve jail… Continue reading illegal immigration will not be solved easily

Dance, In the News

Dancing front and center

Dancing front and center Thursday, December 14, 2006 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 3:09 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008 BY Vannah Shaw From left, Maaya Kambe, Daniela Garcia-Prada and Saaya Kambe wait for the music to come on for the Center Stage recital at Memorial Union. The Sunday recital included jazz, hip-hop, ballet and… Continue reading Dancing front and center

In the News

Poll: Most Americans see lingering racism — in others

Poll: Most Americans see lingering racism — in others Story Highlights •Poll shows most Americans consider racism a problem •Blacks more than twice as likely to call racism a “very serious” problem •Almost half of whites and blacks say they know someone who is racist •Only a few of either race say they are racially… Continue reading Poll: Most Americans see lingering racism — in others

In the News, Language

Gwyneth’s Spanish Boo Boo

It's funny (but not funny)... I read this article and immediately understood what the problem was. Gwyneth Paltrow: I didn't disparage America December 5, 2006 LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow insisted Monday that contrary to a recent article in a European newspaper, she feels "proud to be American" and would never… Continue reading Gwyneth’s Spanish Boo Boo

In the News

Blues honor ‘Golden Brett’ retiring No. 16

Blues honor 'Golden Brett' retiring No. 16 By Jeremy Rutherford ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 12/03/2006 Brett Hull (16) controls the puck against Los Angeles' Mattias Norstrom during a game in 1998. Hull's last year in St. Louis. "He was a goal-scorer, a superstar," former Blues center Adam Oates said Hull. "There are very few superstars in… Continue reading Blues honor ‘Golden Brett’ retiring No. 16