The Daily Dish: December 5

BOONE LIFE: A Columbia woman tells how she converted to Islam- Missourian

Jessica Fay finds comfort as well as freedom in her hijab.

Fay has not always considered herself a Muslim, but has been taking baby steps to her “reversion.”

One of the biggest steps for her was wearing the hijab, but after her pilgrimage to Mecca, she found wearing it a way to express herself as well as her beliefs. Although she knows many think the hijab is oppressive, she said that is a misconception.


Cuts will slow mail delivery- Columbia Daily Tribune

Snail mail will move slower next spring.

The U.S. Postal Service is making unprecedented cuts that will slow first-class delivery. There will no longer be a possibility of stamped letters to arrive the next day.

The cuts, estimated at $3 billion, are an effort to avoid bankruptcy.


Hospital worker sues UM, supervisors- Columbia Daily Tribune

Zack Riley, hospital employee, is suing the University of Missouri System Board of Curators for allegedly discriminating against him. He said they discriminated against him because he is a white male.

The lawsuit said he was illegally demoted when administrators stripped him of supervisory duties after he returned from a family medical leave in 2010.



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