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The Week in Pictures, Jan. 16-22 [Slideshow]

Book Signing [Photo]

Writers Warren Dalton (right) and David James (center) discuss their book, "Historic Downtown Columbia," with Marge Berchek, a volunteer for the Missouri Theatre History Committee, and patron George Wilson. Warren is a columnist for the Columbia Daily Tribune, and James is a retired professor who taught courses in hotel management at MU. Their book features photos of buildings in Columbia alongside commentary detailing their history. The books sell for$30 each with half of the proceeds going directly to the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

Hwy 63 accident [Photo]

From left, Kiffer Slate and Travis Burton of Slate Towing & Performance load Zane Hildreth's Grand Prix onto their tow truck. Hildreth collided with a Ford driven by Gene Cunningham, 82, after Cunningham drove the wrong way onto Hwy 63.

Columbia College's Aleksander Eric [Photo]

Columbia College's Aleksander Eric looks for a hole in the Missouri Baptist defense.

Cougars men's basketball coach [Photo]

Columbia College men's basketball coach Bob Buchard argues with an official about an uncalled foul late in the second half of Thursday's game again Missouri Baptist University. The Cougars fell 78-71 to the Spartans.

Baylor's Brittney Griner [Photo]

Baylor's 6-foot-8 freshman Brittney Griner guards Oklahoma's Danielle Robinson during a women's basketball game Wednesday in Waco, Texas. Baylor comes to Missouri on Saturday to face the Tigers.

Former MU quarterback Jim Johnson [Photo]

Jim Johnson was part of the 1962 Missouri football team that went 8-1-2 for coach Dan Devine.

Cougars' Kandace Cross [Photo]

Columbia College's Kandace Cross fights through Missouri Baptist defenders Meagan Price and Monique Melton. The Cougars extended their win streak to 18 with a 103-82 victory in the game.

Bruins basketball [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Ricky Kreklow and Sumner senior William Howard fall while fighting for a loose ball that junior Harold Walker chases down at Thursday night's game.

Heroes for Haiti [Photo]

Lauren Croll, 18, and Heather Eaton, 18, explain their efforts to raise money for Haiti through the Inter-club Council sponsored 'Heroes for Haiti' program to cousins Sophie Miller, 6, and Claire Swindle, 6. The bucket, decorated as a Rock Bridge Bruin, was passed around at Thursday's boys varsity basketball game. All donations will go to Partners in Health, by whom 96 percent of the money will go straight to the cause.

Columbia College's Rachel Oswald [Photo]

Columbia College's Rachel Oswald drives toward the basket past Missouri Baptist's Megan Payton on Thursday night. Oswald led the Cougars with 25 points in the game.

MU men's basketball assistant coach Mike Anderson Jr. [Photo]

Mike Anderson Jr., a graduate assistant with the MU men's basketball team, listens as his father, head coach Mike Anderson, talks after the practice Wednesday. Last season, Anderson Jr. was a senior player on the team.

Volunteers assemble personal energy transport vehicles [Slideshow]

It's in the details [Photo]

Gov. Jay Nixon explains details of his 2010 Jobs Package. He visited businesses in Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City on Thursday.

Judge Gene Hamilton [Photo]

Circuit Judge Gene Hamilton swears in a witness during the trial of Damon Williams in November 2009 at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia. Hamilton announced his resignation Thursday, which will be effective March 26.

2009 Deer Harvest [Graphic]

The 2009 deer season brought in the fourth largest harvest in state history.

Ken Hawkins retires after 16 years [Photo]

Ken Hawkins uses his hands, facial expressions and voice to help tell stories from his experiences as a police officer while teaching a class at the police academy on January 11, 2010.

SUV flips over after collision [Photo]

Firefighters work to clean the road after an accident on Providence Road and Ash Street in Columbia Thursday, Jan. 21. Firefighters extracted the driver from the Ford Expedition SUV (center). The driver was uninjured.

Judge Gene Hamilton announces retirement [Photo]

Circuit Judge Gene Hamilton swears in a witness during the trial of Damon Williams in November 2009 at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia. Hamilton announced his resignation Thursday, which will be effective March 26.

Nixon gives State of the State speech [Photo]

Gov. Jay Nixon delivers the State of the State address Wednesday in the Capitol building in Jefferson City.
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