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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.

Sweating it out [Photo]

Sharon Roulier wipes the sweat off her forehead after working out on a stationary bike at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center on Tuesday. Roulier said that she's been slowed down some after losing approximately 20 percent of her heart function.

Bruce Martin inspects home [Photo]

Bruce Martin, a building inspector with the Neighborhood Response Team, captures an image of a pile of items in the driveway of a home on Wednesday on Mikel Street. Part of the city's Office of Neighborhood Services, the Neighborhood Response Team visually inspects residences for city code violations by walking through designated priority areas.

Marsha Perkins inspects homes for city code violations [Photo]

Marsha Perkins, senior environmental health specialist, scopes out homes for signs of city code violations with other members of the Neighborhood Response Team on Wednesday on Clayton Street.

Zachary L. Rugen [Photo]

Zachary L. Rugen, 20, is suspected of impersonating a police officer.

Norman 'Paul' Nolen [Photo]

Norman "Paul" Nolen, 27, has been reported missing. Nolen is a research fellow at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. He was later found dead in his car.

Looking back at Elizabeth Taylor's life [Slideshow]

Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday at age 79. Taylor appeared in more than 50 films and won Oscars for "BUtterfield 8" (1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966).

Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 [Photo]

This file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor in the film "BUtterfield 8" in 1961. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died of congestive heart failure Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 79.

In good company [Graphic]

If Mike Anderson were to join the rarefied ranks of the nation’s highest-paid basketball coaches, he’d need a $500,000 bump in pay. We found a dozen other coaches in the $2 million and above bracket. Roll over the names to see how their records compare.

Hickman girls soccer player Emily Darter vs. Pembroke Hill [Photo]

Hickman girls varsity soccer player Emily Darter takes control of the ball against Pembroke Hill on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

Environmentally friendly materials feature heavily in City Hall expansion [Photo]

Bamboo walls, colorful recycled blue glass mixed in concrete, and carpet and chairs made out of recycled materials are some of the sustainable features present throughout Columbia’s City Hall. The environmentally friendly features are part of the city's steps toward trying to be more environmentally friendly and keep materials out of landfills.

Hickman girls soccer player Nicole Drenton vs. Pembroke Hill [Photo]

Hickman High School Nicole Drenton (No. 3) fights Pembroke Hill player Maggie Harper (No. 7) for control of the ball on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Hickman's home opener. Hickman lost to Pembroke Hill 2-1.

Hickman girls soccer player Erika Storvick vs. Pembroke Hill [Photo]

Erika Storvick runs with the ball during Hickman's first home game of the season against Pembroke Hill on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Storvick is currently one of seven freshman girls playing on the varsity team.
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