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October 1, 2013

A Feel-Good Sip

Americans celebrate Make A Difference Day every fall, but you don’t have to wait until Oct. 26 to do something good. Grab a bottle of Newman’s Own and raise a toast to altruism. Newman’s Own Wines — founded by the late Paul Newman — is a…

Gin & Tonic Revival

In the 1700s, when malaria was a problem in India and other tropical regions, doctors discovered that quinine — a medicinal alkaloid used as an ingredient in tonic water — could help prevent the disease. The bitter taste of the cinchona…

Here’s To Beer

Beer has been around for millennia, at least since the Babylonians wrote down the first known recipe in 4300 B.C., but that doesn’t keep each successive generation from trying to make a good drink even better. This month, we set the mood…

Modern Journey

 Photos by L.G. Patterson This fall’s fashion trends, inspired by the elegance of yesteryear, take us back to the days when passenger trains were the best way to get from here to there. Where else to strut in new fall fashions…

A Columbia Classic

When Ken Applegate purchased Jack’s Gourmet in 1973, there were red booths, cocktail tables and a dance floor in the disco. Now, 40 years later, the original red booths’ modern replacements are a symbol of Applegate’s commitment to serving…

While You Were Away …

NOTE: To protect the identities of minors involved in this story, their names and the names of their family members have been changed. All other adults are referred to by their real names. Thomas Kub’s parents are out of town, and the…

Debunking Diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder common to many, but there are a few misconceptions surrounding the insulin-deficiency disease. Diabetes occurs when a body doesn’t produce or use insulin efficiently. Insulin produced by beta cells in the pancreas…

The Future Is Now

The Jetsons’ Food-a-Rac-a-Cycle and Jules Verne’s Phonotelephote may have been science fiction last century, but these imaginative marvels have become reality in the 21st century, along with 3-D printers and video-calling capabilities.…

Kitt Kelley & Cal Graves

Kitt Kelley and Cal Graves had not seen each other for a couple of years when Cal walked into the Spanish 3 class both of them were taking at the University of Missouri. Although both had attended Columbia’s Rock Bridge High School, and…

Apple Of My Eye

We’ve all heard the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and that’s just one reason to enjoy this delicious fruit. In early European times, the apple was a symbol of eternal youth and fertility. Nutritionally, apples are one of…

October Celebration Announcements

Rolph/Dreyer Natalie Jane Rolph and Andrew James Dreyer were married on June 8 at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church in Fayette. A reception at Columbia Country Club followed. Natalie is the daughter of William and Janine Rolph of…

Dash Of Poppy

This fall, alternate a staple, neutral-colored jacket with a vibrant one in a rich poppy red. Neutral colors go with everything, but a brightly colored jacket will be an upbeat addition to your wardrobe. Clementine silk…

Staying Abreast Of The Situation

With greater awareness of and better treatment methods for breast cancer, more women are surviving breast cancer today than 20 years ago. Since 1985, the American Cancer Society has designated October as National Breast Cancer Awareness…

Toby Asel & Brad Dible

For most of a decade, fate seemed set on keeping Brad Dible and Toby Asel apart. Just as Toby was leaving Columbia to attend Vanderbilt University in 1999, Brad was arriving in Columbia to attend the University of Missouri. Four years…

Almeta Crayton

Poverty has a face in Columbia, and that face belongs to the champion of the 1st Ward. Almeta Crayton is the real deal, tirelessly working for change in the central city, exhorting her neighbors to help themselves and dinging her fellow…