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Deaths rise, aid flown in after Nepal quake

The death toll climbed above 3,700 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions. Key information known at this time: ___ CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE How much higher the death toll would rise depends on the state of remote Himalayan villages that rescue…

‘Spring Awakening,’ an edgy, topical musical

‘Spring Awakening,’ an edgy, topical musical

By PAUL JOYNER Muleskinner Photo Editor The UCM Department of Theatre and Dance opened Wednesday night with the production of “Spring Awakening” in the James L. Highlander Theatre. Originally written in the late 19th century, the story takes a modern twist that incorporates alternative rock and style in its…

San Francisco symphony wins younger fans with hip nightclub

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ (SAN FRANCISCO, AP) — A Vegas-style nightclub with high-tech light and sound, video screens and several stages has become San Francisco’s hottest venue for classical music. SoundBox is the San Francisco Symphony’s latest effort to attract a younger audience as it faces dwindling ticket…

Ag officials search for Missouri century farms

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Agriculture officials want to recognize more Missouri farms that have been in the same…

Obama: World would be ‘pretty barren’ without poetry

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE (WASHINGTON, AP) — Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would…

Campaign raises $27,360 for Warrensburg Schools

Campaign raises $27,360 for Warrensburg Schools

(Warrensburg, MO) — The 2015 Major Saver card campaign raised $27,360 for the Warrensburg R-VI School District. Dale…

Southwest Airlines unveils ‘Missouri One’ jet at KCI

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Southwest Airlines has unveiled a Boeing 737 jet that is painted as though…

As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

By KERRY LESTER (SPRINGFIELD, Ill., AP) — Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln’s tomb are on the defensive over an…

St. Louis Zoo awaiting OK for Kali the polar bear’s transfer

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The St. Louis Zoo is putting the finishing touches on its new Arctic exhibit…

Daughter opens guest house to honor father’s legacy

By DONALD BRADLEY (HIGGINSVILLE, Mo., AP) — The car passed fields and pasture, the road changing from blacktop…

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