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Rios testifies [Photo]

Steven Rios is questioned by special prosecutor Morley Swingle on Wednesday during a hearing in Boone County Circuit Court in Columbia. Rios said that in his 2008 retrial for murder, he was denied effective legal assistance from his lawyer, Gillis Leonard of Moberly.

Detective speaks about Internet safety [Photo]

Detective Tracy Perkins speaks about keeping children safe on the Internet on Wednesday at the Columbia Public Library.

Eating healthy at the MU Student Center [Photo]

Ellen Schuster, an associate state nutrition specialist, selected a black bean and pepper wrap from Katie and Emma's in the MU Student Center for lunch Thursday. Schuster liked that Katie and Emma's used a lot of vegetables.

Examining MU Student Center menus [Photo]

Ellen Schuster, an associate state nutrition specialist, eats lunch Thursday at the MU Student Center
after a examining each restaurant's menu to find healthy options. Schuster recommended looking for grilled options instead of fried, whole wheat instead of white, and more fruits and vegetables.

Checking kindergarten vaccination records [Photo]

Lisa Griggs, Amy Ewing and Paula Griffin check over vaccination paperwork during kindergarten registration at Paxton Keeley Elementary School on Wednesday. According to principle Elaine Hassemer, the school usually registers around 90 kids every year.

Answering questions about kindergarten registration [Photo]

Kindergarten teacher Marisa Sherbo answers questions from Kristen and Mike Cruz on Wednesday at Paxton Keeley Elementary School.

Registering for kindergarten [Photo]

Future kindergarten students and their parents wait in line to file their paperwork and complete the school registration process on Wednesday at Paxton Keeley Elementary School.

Surveying kindergarten classrooms [Photo]

Kindergarten student Jack Burton surveys a kindergarten classroom Wednesday at Paxton Keeley Elementary School. "They left out one, two, three, four, six, seven, eight and nine," Burton said while studying a "counting by five's" addition table.

Registering for kindergarten [Photo]

Infinity Lewis looks at a composite of former Paxton Keeley Elementary students Wednesday.

Kindergarten parent fills out paperwork [Photo]

ManSoo Yu fills out paperwork during kindergarten registration on Wednesday at Paxton Keeley Elementary. Parents can still register their children up until classes begin in August.

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.
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