• Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Missouri State Fair: Clown Wears Obama Mask, Speaker Suggests Bull Attack, Crowd Goes Wild

    On Saturday at the Missouri State Fair, a rodeo clown put on a mask of the president's face while an announcer repeatedly made taunting remarks, asking if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull. The crowd went wild. This is the story from one outraged attendee who shared his account - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Missouri State Fair: Mark Ficken, Announcer in Obama Rodeo Scandal, Says Reports Are Wrong

    Mark Ficken, president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association and a fair announcer caught up in a major scandal this weekend, is pushing back against reports that he made offensive remarks about a bull running down a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask. As we reported this morning, the Missouri Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    While You Were Eating Left Over Turkey, Teenage Boys Were Living Out Gridiron Dreams

    Jennifer SilverbergProud American Traditions: Jazz... Ford... Capitalism... Thanksgiving weekend high school football state championship games.‚ÄčNot even a man wearing a cowboy hat while eating a Big Mac, listening to Bruce Springsteen and trading derivatives on his iPad is more American than high ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    Bounty by the County

    The stateís winemakers and food producers arenít exactly key playersin the global economy. A Mizzou professor aims to change all that.

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    December 28, 2005

    Unreal News Challenge 2005!

    Time again to take the year-end quiz

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    December 14, 2005

    Wounded Pride

    An activist's criminal past divides the St. Louis gay community

  • News

    June 29, 2005

    Unreal Makes Bid for Blues

    Hey, Bill and Nancy Laurie: Unreal's got $200 and a hot new dance craze! Plus, we learn how to dupe the beer vendors at Fair Saint Louis, join a local blog in the clubhouse and get Matt Blunt's feelings on (Confederate) flag-burning.

  • News

    August 6, 2003

    The Road Goes On Forever

    How long does it take to drive from here to Kansas City? Depends on how much you want to see.

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    The Olmstead Challenge

    The U.S. Supreme Court says it's time to end segregation: People with disabilities must be allowed to leave institutions and move into the community. Sounds great -- except the state's overwhelmed and the community's nowhere near ready.