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Houston Astros Announcer Bill Brown to Visit KSIS Studios

It is a rare treat that I have a fellow broadcaster be the one in studio with me.  Tomorrow (October 11), I will have Houston Astros announcer Bill Brown in studio with us.  I recently learned that Brown is originally from Sedalia and has been the TV voice of the Houston Astros for over 25 years.

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JK Rowling
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JK Rowling to Write More ‘Potter’ Books

If you're missing 'Harry Potter' and are desperately in need of a good Potter fix, then J.K. Rowling has some good news for you. In a recent interview with BBC News, she admitted that she'd written many of the 'Potter' novels on the run and is sorely tempted to expand upon the universe by writing a "director's cut." While that's not a direct "yes, I am writing a new Potter book," it's still a good sign for the legions of her devoted fans who miss Harry and his adventures at Hogwarts.

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Economist Magazine’s ‘Pocket World in Figures 2013′ Has Stats Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

The world is a bizarre place full of interesting and diverse cultures, as well as mind-blowing statistics.

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Thinkstock

Oxford Online Adds Ridic New Words to Dictionary

Thank the merciful heavens! Now we can say “micropig” as much as we want without having to endure the crushing shame of using a word that isn’t a legitimate word. Micropig is just one of dozens of terms that became official as part of ODO’s most recent quarterly update of new words and definitions, which includes “soul patch,” “hosepipe ban” and “vajazzle.” Finally! Our Thursday night dinner conversation is legit!

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Sedalia Public Library
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Sedalia Public Library Closed Indefinitely

The Sedalia Public Library has officially been closed for repairs. According to City Administrator Gary Edwards, the library will be closed until further notice due to ongoing structural repairs.

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greeblie, flickr

Here’s Your Chance to Add Words to the English Language

Ever wanted to have a say in which words are actually, well, words? Now’s your chance — UK dictionary publisher Collins is asking the public to suggest new words to include in its latest edition.

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Donald J. Sobol
Donald J. Sobol

‘Encyclopedia Brown’ Author Donald J. Sobol Dies at 87

Donald J. Sobol, the author of the extremely popular boy-detective book series ‘Encyclopedia Brown,’ died last week of natural causes. He was 87.

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pietroizzo, Flickr/Evening Standard, Getty/Vince Bucci, Getty

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, the man who penned numerous fantasy and science fiction classics of American literature, like ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘The Martian Chronicles,’ died June 5th, 2012, in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

Bradbury was a master of the written word. His wonderful imagination seemed to hold no bounds. He wrote more than two-dozen novels in his lifetime, and helped cement science fiction as a true literary genre. His lyrical prose, combined with his provocative storylines, captivated the hearts and minds of his readers.

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Vince Bucci, Getty Images
Vince Bucci, Getty Images

Ray Bradbury Dead at 91

Ray Bradbury, the legendary sci-fi author behind ‘Fahrenheit 451′ and host of the TV series ‘The Ray Bradbury Theater’ died this morning in Los Angeles at the age of 91.

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Community Members Pay Tribute to Librarian Lynn Phillips During Funeral Procession [PHOTOS]

The funeral for Lynn Phillips was held at the Celebration Center in Sedalia this morning (May 31).  Former students, parents and community members gathered along the east side of Highway 65 to honor the Skyline librarian by holding up children's books as the procession passed.  The tribute was organized by the Sedalia School District.

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