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Elmore Leonard, Legendary ‘Jackie Brown’ and ‘Out of Sight’ Writer, Dead at 87

Very sad news to report, especially for fans of crime fiction and wonderful writers in general: Elmore Leonard, the author best known for books such as 'Get Shorty,' 'Out of Sight' and 'Jackie Brown' (all of which were adapted into fantastic films, of course), has died at the age of 87.

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Rolling Stone Cover with Boston Marathon Bomber Causes Controversy

 

Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev will be on the cover of next month's Rolling Stone. The decision has sparked a great deal of controversy, with many condemning the magazine for glamorizing the suspected terrorist.

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Boonslick Regional Library Plans Fun and Education this Year [INTERVIEW]

When I was a kid, the libraries here in town were some of my favorite places to be.  I'd walk down Third Street and stop by both branches and spend hours reading magazines,  browsing books and listening to records.  I don't know if that's something kids do these days, but there are a lot of great things that are in store for the kids and the adults at the Boonslick Regional Library.

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NY Judge: Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge at a New York civil anti-trust trial has found that Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices.

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Books With a Letter Missing Are Better Than the Originals

Remember that time that #BooksWithALetterMissing was trending on Twitter, and it was hilarious? No, because your life consists of more than clicking around the internet all day searching for meaning in your life that you're never going to find? Well, let us tell you -- it was indeed hilarious.

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“Shady Ladies” Party Coming to Bottom’s Up in Sedalia

Join us on Saturday, July 20 at Bottoms Up Nightclub, located at 200 Industrial Ave. for our Shady Ladies party! Don't miss the dancing, games, free hors d'ouerves and shopping booths featuring great "toys," jewelery, accessories, giveaways, demonstrations and more!

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School district benefactor Sue Heckart unveils the sign on the Dr. Harriet Wolfe Media Center at Smith-Cotton High School. Heckart used naming rights she acquired to honor Wolfe, who is retiring June 30.

Sedalia School District Names High School Library in Honor of Dr. Harriet Wolfe

The Sedalia School District will see a changing of the guard from one superintendent to another at the end of June. Dr. Harriet Wolfe will be leaving the district and Assistant Superintendent Brad Pollitt will be the new superintendent. The last school board meeting for Wolfe was June 17, and she was surprised with the honor of having the library at the new high school named after her. The Smith-Cotton library is now known as the Dr. Harriet Wolfe Media Center.

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SFCC Receives $10,000 Grant for Adult Literacy

The State Fair Community College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program has received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to promote community-wide literacy through technology.

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Google Honors Maurice Sendak With Whimsical Doodle

Today would've been the 85th birthday of beloved children's author Maurice Sendak, who passed away last year. In his honor, Google made this amazing, elaborate Google Doodle.

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Steven Spielberg Will Next Tackle Bradley Cooper’s ‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper's 'American Sniper' project has found a director, and it's a very prestigious one: Steven Spielberg will helm the flick in which Cooper plays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

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