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Politics
1:12 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Boonville school superintendent cleared in Obama rodeo act

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A Missouri school official has been cleared of wrongdoing in a State Fair rodeo act that mocked President Barack Obama.

Albert Watkins, an attorney for Boonville superintendent Mark Ficken, said Wednesday that an investigation by the school district found Ficken was not involved in inappropriate actions or statements.

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Commentary
5:58 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

What the Washington Post got wrong about the Obama rodeo clown and racism

The Missouri State Fair by night
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Thursday in the KBIA newsroom we had what I consider a valuable discussion. And it came out of a notoriously stupid act at the Missouri State Fair this week.

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Arts and Culture
3:43 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Mo. State Fair attendance appears unaffected by rodeo clown incident

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Attendance figures appear to be on the rise as the 2013 Missouri State Fair heads into its final weekend. 

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Intersection
5:04 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Mo. State Fair Director responds to rodeo clown incident

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Politics
8:40 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Obama rodeo clown fallout: "idiot" banned from fair, Boonville looking at Superintendent's role

Missouri State Fair Director appeared on Intersection yesterday to talk about the rodeo incident
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Updated 10:28am, 12:56pm

Missouri State Fair director Mark Wolfe says the rodeo clown responsible for the controversial act over the weekend has been banned from the fair.  The clown had donned a mask of President Obama and asked spectators if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull."

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