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Shelli Thelen shows students around [Photo]

Kindergarten teacher Shelli Thelen shows a group of future students and their parents around Paxton Keeley Elementary School on Wednesday.

Mayor speaks at city hall rededication [Photo]

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid delivers a speech before accepting a plaque in recognition of the rededication of the new city hall. In addition to hearing McDavid's speech, attendees of the event were offered the chance to tour the newly renovated parts of city hall.

Celebrating a home run [Photo]

The Missouri softball team surrounds Rhea Taylor, center, who scored a run after Maria Schweisberger's home run in the first inning Wednesday at University Field.

Getting out of the way [Photo]

Missouri senior Catherine Lee turns away from a pitch that narrowly missed hitting her on Wednesday at University Field. Lee was walked twice during the game.

MU talks about Japan [Video]

MU professors Christopher Sorlien and Eric Sandvol and international student Anni Chen discuss the natural disaster in Japan. Sandvol said tectonic plates sliding beneath each other, buckling and breaking is what caused the earthquake.

Aftermath of the earthquake in Japan [Slideshow]

People from around the world expressed sympathy for the Japanese in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Search and rescue teams from the U.S. and the U.K. searched for survivors Wednesday.

Cake ornament [Photo]

Two pieces of icing shaped like students play Humans vs. Zombies on a cake at the Mizzou Cake Challenge on March 16 on the lower level of the MU Student Center. The cakes featured were created by both professionals and amateurs.

Wedding cakes [Photo]

Paula Schlager points out a cake at the Mizzou Cake Challenge on March 16 at the MU Student Center. The theme of the competition is spring at Mizzou.

Tiger cake [Photo]

Edith Hall's cake, Truman the Tiger in his graduation cap, is featured as one of the professional cakes at the Mizzou Cake Challenge on March 16 at the MU Student Center.

Cake falls apart [Photo]

One of the cakes at the Mizzou Cake Challenge falls apart on March 16, on the lower level of the MU Student Center.

Father seeks medical treatment for terminally ill child in St. Louis [Photo]

In this photo provided by Priests for Life, 13-month-old Joseph Maraachli rests in a bed Monday at St. Louis' Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with his father, Moe Maraachli, right, and Father Frank Pavone, left, by his side. Joseph, at the center of a right-to-life debate, is suffering from an unspecified neurological disease that his doctors in Canada say is fatal.

Speak Your Mind panelists answer questions about Libya at Hickman [Photo]

Speak Your Mind panelists Shakir Hamoodi, Kurt Jefferson, Ahmed El-Tayash, and Larry Brown answer questions regarding the recent conflicts and changes in the Middle East and North Africa at Hickman High School on Tuesday. Speak Your Mind is held four times a year and offers students an opportunity to hear from adults who are considered to have expertise on the topic.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket [Document]

Click here to download the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket, sponsored by Boone County National Bank.

Hickman senior asks question at Speak Your Mind discussion [Photo]

Hickman High School senior Elliot Phillips asks a question regarding the significance of the United States' involvement with the current crisis in Libya at Tuesday night's Speak Your Mind discussion. Panelists ranged from informed citizens to professors and experts in the topics discussed.

What's our earthquake risk? [Graphic]

View a comparison of large earthquakes in the U.S. and the seismic zone in Missouri near the New Madrid fault.

Window washer works on door downtown [Photo]

Ben Appleton washes the windows of Aflac near Walnut and Eighth streets on Tuesday. Appleton said he got into the window washing business because of his father.

Competitive window washer works downtown [Photo]

Ben Appleton washes the windows of Aflac near Walnut and Eighth streets on Tuesday. Appleton has been washing windows for 20 years.

Firefighters extinguish Cedar Drive Mobile Court trailer fire [Photo]

Firefighters push a water hose into the back entrance of a mobile home Tuesday morning in Cedar Drive Mobile Court on Rock Quarry Road. Crews responded to a small fire that took less than a minute to extinguish.

Firefighters at Cedar Drive Mobile Court trailer fire [Photo]

Columbia firefighters stand Tuesday morning in the entrance of a mobile home after a fire in Cedar Drive Mobile Court on Rock Quarry Road. Firefighters removed the dryer from the residence but had not completed an investigation into the cause of the fire.

MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson with player Marcus Denmon [Photo]

Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson, left, guard Marcus Denmon and the rest of the team have some problems to figure out if the Tigers, who have lost three of their past four games, are to be successful in this year's NCAA Tournament.
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