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Updated at 10:40 AM

Funeral homes are weird, and death makes you see things in weird new ways.The director at the home for my momís funeral a few weeks ago asked us to select prayer cards, but most of them were more religious than she was. She was more attuned to another guy born on Dec. 25, Jimmy Buffett, so we sat in the funeral home looking up Buffett lyrics and sobbing like goofy fools.

Updated at 10:32 AM

Back in July, somewhere north of Denver, I lost my autonomous-car virginity and then enthusiastically reported on the experience here.

Updated at 10:30 AM

In 1945, the country was at war. The American population mobilized to produce war goods while rationing luxuries. Families dreaded reading the headlines of newspapers announcing another major battle fraught with casualties. The world paused with...

Posted at 10:15 AM

The fountain of youth has been discovered at Lake of the Ozarks. Donations from a generous community have, for the past 15 years, kept the Westlake Aquatic Center open for seniors and families searching for weight loss, healing and friendship.

Updated at 10:01 AM

I remember a time when New Yearís Eve meant trying to figure out if I was going to have a party or where I was going to celebrate. Over the years, I stayed home more often, perhaps inviting a few couples over for dinner. As midnight came closer,...

Updated at 9:53 AM

Dick Clark is so much a part of celebrating New Yearís Eve that two years after his death, his name is still in the title of the show he had hosted for 16 years.

Updated at 9:46 AM

Public mercy seems to be in short supply even though actor Mark Wahlberg, 43, meets the requirements of a Massachusettsí governorís pardon: no risk of reoffending, and having made extraordinary contributions to society.

Updated at 9:41 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon about the Russian economy.

Updated at 9:29 AM

RE/Max Lake of the Ozarks Charitable Foundation donated a generous amount of food items to the Camdenton School District Buddy Pack program.

Updated at 8:19 AM

An Indonesian helicopter searching for the missing AirAsia jetliner saw two oily spots in the water Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects elsewhere in the Java Sea, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the...

Posted at 8:00 AM

The Osage Beach Board of Aldermen voted recently to remodel its public works building next year and to buy several police and other department vehicles.

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