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Crash on Providence [Photo]

Columbia firefighters begin cleanup of a five-car pile up crash on southbound Providence Road on Friday evening. The crash closed both lanes of traffic for a short period before cars were able to pass on the shoulder.

Statement from the Legion of Black Collegians [Document]

The president of the Legion of Black Collegians released a statement about the cotton ball incident at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. Click here to download a PDF of that statement.

Chart: Seniors at work [Graphic]

From 2001 to 2007, Missouri and Boone County saw an increase in the number of people ages 65 years and up with jobs. The average monthly salary was about $2,400.

Should the Columbia City Council add members? [Graphic]

The Columbia City Council has just moved into roomy new chambers and post-Census ward reapportionment is right around the corner. In the next few years, the city will have both the means and opportunity to expand the size of its legislative body. In an effort to bring some real numbers to bear upon all the speculation, I brought my measuring tape to city hall and measured their new digs as well as the old chambers. Then, I visited about 75 different city Web sites to calculate how Columbia compared to its peers. To keep the numbers consistent, I always counted mayors as part of a town’s council (or board of aldermen, or commission), even if they had a more executive role.

Fish fry fun for all [Photo]

Larry Morrow, left, gives a massage to Jack Schweitger during the break after morning preparation for the annual Lenten fish fry dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbia on Friday.

Cottonballs at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center [Photo]

Cotton balls lie scattered in front of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Feb. 26. Witnesses said the cotton balls were thrown around the building between 1:30 and 2 a.m. early that morning.

Fish prepared for frying [Photo]

Fish are prepared for frying at the annual Lenten fish fry dinner at the Knights of Columbus in Columbia on Friday.

CHART: Noise Survey [Graphic]

Survey respondents, who identified as customers, bar owners, business owners, downtown employees and residents, answered questions concerning acceptability of types of downtown noise, time of day when it is acceptable and from what distance.

Cheesy potatoes at Fish Fry [Photo]

Ray Speckhals prepares cheesy mashed potatoes for the Lenten fish fry dinner on Friday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbia.

GRAPH: More Free Meals at Schools [Graphic]

The economy may be the force behind the increase in students receiving free or reduced-price lunches, according to previous Missourian reporting.

Gartner recommends rules for downtown noise [Document]

Carrie Gartner, director of Columbia's Special Business District, advised practices for a downtown noise ordinance at Friday's Special Business District meeting.

MU baseball freshmen [Photo]

MU freshmen outfielders Dane Opel and Blake Brown look on during an indoor baseball practice Wednesday at Devine Pavilion.

Rock Bridge girls basketball coach Jill Nagel preps her team for the district championship game [Photo]

Rock Bridge girls basketball coach Jill Nagel blows a whistle to signify the end of a drill during practice on Thursday. The girls varsity team will play in a district championship game against Troy Buchanan High School on Friday.

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team prepares for the district championship game [Photo]

Players on the Rock Bridge High School girls basketball teams stretch before their practice on Thursday. The team motto for the practice was 'Win, Beat Troy!' in preparation for Friday night's game against Troy Buchanan High School in the district championships.

MU basketball's Zaire Taylor [Photo]

Missouri's Zaire Taylor jumps up for a shot as Texas' J'Covan Brown defends during the game Feb. 17 at Mizzou Arena.

True/False Film Fest crowd watches peformers [Photo]

The crowd watches country singer and yodeler Brody Douglas Hunt perform at Cafe Berlin on Thursday. Hunt will play all four days of the True/False Film Fest this year.

Rum Drum Ramblers play [Photo]

From left, Ryan Koenig, Mat Wilson and Joey Glynn of the Rum Drum Ramblers perform at Cafe Berlin on Thursday at the music showcase kickoff for the True/False Film Fest. This is their second year playing at the festival.

True/False Film Fest kicks off [Photo]

True/False Film Fest kicks off the music showcase at Cafe Berlin on Thursday with bluegrass, blues and country music. Many of the bands will play multiple times throughout the weekend.

Hunt performs [Photo]

Brody Douglas Hunt performs Thursday at the True/False Film Fest music showcase kickoff at Cafe Berlin. This is Hunt's fourth year performing at the film festival.

Cougars' Greg Stegeman [Photo]

Columbia College's Greg Stegeman attempts a shot over Harris-Stowe's Nick Jackson.
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