Residents create unique doghouses for contest [Video]

Architects, students and community members use a little elbow grease to build unique and "green" doghouses. The American Institute of Architects is hosting its first Barkitecture event in which these one-of-a-kind doghouses will be auctioned off to benefit the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Students build a doghouse for Barkitecture event [Photo]

Rashad Abdul-Majid and Jessica McBride saw pieces of plywood to cover the frame of the doghouse they are building for the Barkitechture contest. They were working Wednesday at their professor's home on High Street. The doghouses in the contest will be displayed on the Boone County Courthouse lawn from April 4 to 10.

U.S. population center follows growth trends [Photo]

A car crosses a bridge outside Plato. In a nation of nearly 310 million people, America's population center rests not in the Midwestern skyline of St. Louis or Chicago, but in a tiny village in southern Missouri with a population of 109.

Plato designated as U.S. population center [Photo]

A car drives through Plato, which has been designated the population center of the U.S., according to the 2010 census. The Census Bureau announced the shift of the popular center's location. The shift since 2000 signifies a larger trend: America's population is marching westward from the Midwest, pulled by migration to the Sun Belt. And in a surprising show of growth, Hispanics now account for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade.

Players join AD Mike Alden at press conference announcing Mike Anderson's departure [Photo]

MU basketball players, from left, Laurence Bowers, Marcus Denmon and Kim English listen as MU Athletics Director Mike Alden announces the departure of head coach Mike Anderson at a news conference at Mizzou Arena.


Here's where the Neighborhood Response Team will be conducting code-enforcement inspections in central Columbia over the next few months. Roll over the map for the dates when inspections will happen in each area.

Bittle runs between bases [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Travis Bittle runs between bases in Wednesday's game against Eureka. Later in the game, Bittle hit a line drive down the right-field line to give the Bruins an 8-7 win.

Safe at second base [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Ryan Phillips waits for the ball as Eureka's Frank Baumann slides safely into second base.

Mach at the plate [Photo]

Conner Mach misses a pitch on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. Mach had no hits and a walk in the game.

Smith delivers pitch [Photo]

Myles Smith pitches to Central Arkansas on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. Smith pitched three innings of relief for the Tigers.

What goes into the horse's mouth [Photo]

Equine nutritionist Erin Venable, right, performs a body size assessment on Toby, the horse led by Stephens College senior Caitlin Trowbridge. Venable spoke to an audience about equine health Wednesday at a workshop at Stephens College. She was one of four panelists at the event who spoke about equine veterinary medicine, farrier work, equine nutrition, training and troubleshooting.

Hancock finds advantage [Photo]

Missouri pole vaulter Brian Hancock prepares for a practice run on Wednesday at Walton Stadium. Although Hancock is shorter than other pole vaulters, Hancock said he makes up for height with technique and speed.

Of course, a horse [Photo]

Elizabeth Parker stands with her horse, Her Own Storm, after presenting their story to the audience at a "Purina How-to" Workshop held Wednesday at Stephens College Equestrian Center. "She's a pretty popular girl and we're really proud of her," said Parker, who adopted the then-severely malnourished horse and nursed her back to health.

The horse talker [Photo]

Elizabeth Parker talks with her horse, Her Own Storm, who she rescued from malnourishment last year. Parker brought Storm to Stephens College Equestrian Center on Wednesday. Storm is the great-great-granddaughter of Secretariat, a famous racehorse who won the Triple Crown in 1973.

March coaching madness [Graphic]

Throughout the month of March, Mike Anderson and Mike Alden, director of athletics, have talked about the future of Tigers basketball. Here is what the two men have had to say about the basketball program. Roll over a circle on the timeline below to see what the men have had to say.

Anderson's history of contract offers [Graphic]

Since 2009, Mike Anderson has been pursued for coaching positions at multiple universities. After coaching the Tigers for five seasons, Anderson has accepted an offer to coach the Arkansas Razorbacks. Roll over a circle on the timeline to see a history of his offers.

Charles Nutter [Photo]

Charles Nutter, the man who covered the lynching for the Columbia Evening Missourian in 1923, is shown in 1930 while working for the Associated Press. As a reporter, he corresponded with Joseph Stalin and worked briefly with Ernest Hemingway.

Genders show differences in heart attack causes, symptoms [Graphic]

Not only do men and women show different symptoms when having a heart attack because of blood vessel blockages, they tend to have different underlying causes for it. Until recently, tests for heart disease were geared toward detecting large blockages, which worked well for men but failed to detect problems in women who were at risk of having a heart attack.

Sharing her knowledge [Photo]

Sharon Roulier works on material for informational programs for local hospitals at her home on Tuesday.

A walk with a friend [Photo]

Janet Schisser, left, and Sharon Roulier walk together on the track at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center on Tuesday. The two try to work out at least three times a week together. Their routine has changed since they started taking yoga classes.