UPS delivers medical equipment to KCI [Photo]

Dennis Pulley, working supervisor of KCI, a medical equipment company, signs for packages delivered by Keith "Howdy" Matheny of UPS on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. "UPS is a big part of what we do," Pulley said, "and Howdy is always on time, and a real gentlemen." KCI uses UPS to ship medical equipment to homes and hospitals around Missouri, and then bring the equipment back when the user is done with them.

The ages of non-English speakers [Graphic]

The U.S. Census Bureau released a report in April that showed almost 20 percent of people more than 5 years old spoke a language other than English at home.

English as a second language [Graphic]

The U.S. Census Bureau released a report in April that showed 55,444,485 of 280,950,438 people in the U.S. ages 5 and up, roughly 20 percent, spoke a language other than English at home.

New 4G to boost wireless signals [Graphic]

Fourth generation wireless, or 4G, is coming to Columbia for the first time. Full Stream Wireless plans to bring 4G to Columbia in 2011. Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Brenda Hill said that the mobile company also plans to extend its 4G service to Columbia no later than 2013. Although it has the service, Sprint does not offer 4G in Columbia.

Map: Rezoning proposal at College Avenue and Walnut Street [Graphic]

If a rezoning request by Jon and Nathan Odle is approved, five lots along College Avenue between Walnut Street and Ash Street would change from residential properties to commercial. Building could begin in 2011.

Jessica Stephens [Photo]

Jessica Stephens is a reporter and editor at the Missourian.

Lies illustration [Editorial cartoons]

DIAGRAM: Winter weather and its forms [Graphic]

Winter weather is anything but predictable. As travelers set out on the roads, different conditions mean different things. The form the precipitation takes depends on the temperature of the air it travels through. Below is a diagram of different forms of precipitation and how they collect on the roads.

Distributing food to pantries [Audio]

The Food Bank supplies food to pantries in central and northeast Missouri, including several in Columbia.

GRAPH: Columbia public high school enrollment trends [Graphic]

Columbia’s public school hierarchy will soon change from a four-tiered system to three-tiered system of elementary (grades 1-5), intermediate (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Freshmen will be integrated into high schools. With the opening of Muriel Williams Battle High School, each high school, with the exception of Douglass, will eventually have an average enrollment of 1,600 to 1,800 students. During Battle High’s first fully functioning year, there will most likely not be juniors or seniors there, as Columbia Public Schools will allow current students to graduate from the high school they are currently attending. For now, no boundaries have been set to designate which students will be attending Battle High. A committee will begin to develop district proposals sometime in January.

CHART: What's the difference between the twins? [Graphic]

Twin brothers Brock and Blake Walker are freshmen guards on the Columbia College basketball team. Although they have many similarities, there are some slight differences.

MU men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. Presbyterian [Photo]

Missouri sophomore guard Michael Dixon has been suspended for violating a team rule and will not play in the Tigers' game against Oral Roberts on Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.

Rock Bridge boys basketball player Carter Marcks vs. Nixa [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior guard Carter Marcks worked hard in the offseason to improve his game.

GRAPH: Columbia income and poverty levels vs. U.S. levels [Graphic]

According to the 2005-2009 American Community Survey, the median family income in the U.S. and Columbia has decreased and the percentage of people with incomes below the poverty level has increased since 2000. The poverty threshold for 2000 was $8,794 for one person. The average poverty threshold for 2005-2009 was $10,560.

Carroll plays defense [Photo]

Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward DeMarre Carroll during the second quarter of a game Dec. 1.

Freezing rain expected Wednesday night [Photo]

A man walks through an empty campus at the end of the day Wednesday. Freezing rain is expected later tonight.

Grant property in 1875 [Photo]

This map published shows Columbia in 1875. Grant land can be seen in sections 15, 29 and 33.

Grant property in 1917 [Photo]

This plat map shows Columbia as it was in 1917. The land owned by Bob Grant’s father can be seen in section 28, which is where the Grant home is currently located. More land owned by the Grants can be found in section 15, where several city landmarks, such as Fire Station No.6 and Fairview Elementary, are now located.

Santa Claus comes naturally to him [Video]

Steve Smith looks, acts and laughs like Santa Claus. He appears as St. Nick throughout mid-Missouri.

Excited for new school [Photo]

Melanie Abernathy searches for pictures of the farmhouse that used to sit on the site of the new Muriel Wiliams Battle High School. Abernathy lives across the street from the site and said she was excited for it to open. "I'm hoping to be able to volunteer, I think that would be awesome," she said.