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Mike Blakey inside igloo [Photo]

MU senior Mike Blakey sits inside of the igloo he and his roommates built in their backyard on William Street in East Campus. The igloo is equipped with a radio, rope lights, an ice skylight and a cable outlet. "It seats 10 people comfortably but 20 if you like to party," Blakey said.

Nathan Stephens giving blood for Mizzou Black Men's Initiative blood drive [Photo]

Nathan Stephens, adviser of Mizzou Black Men's Initiative, prepares to give blood at the program's first blood drive Friday. The event, held during Black Men Rising week, was held to increase the number of minority blood donors.

Giving blood at Mizzou Black Men's Initiative blood drive [Photo]

MU junior Jonathan Butler squeezes a stress ball while giving blood at the Mizzou Black Men's Initiative blood drive Friday. The blood drive is one of many events held for Black Men Rising week.

Charles Blow's speech [Audio]

Wednesday night at Memorial Union, Charles Blow, an accomplished columnist for the New York Times, gave a speech in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. His speech covered King’s dedication to political change. Blow also spoke about the lack of people's political knowledge in today's society.

Egyptian armored vehicle protects building [Photo]

An Egyptian army armored vehicle guards the television building following protests in Cairo, Egypt on Friday. The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

Activists clash with police in Cairo [Photo]

An Egyptian anti-government activist uses his coat to carry away a tear gas canister fired by riot police officers, not seen, during clashes in Cairo, Egypt on Friday. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

Anti-government protests in Egypt [Photo]

A police vehicle is engulfed in flames after it was set on fire during clashes with anti-government protesters in Cairo, Egypt on Friday. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

Amy McCombs [Photo]

Amy McCombs is the Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Missouri men's basketball player Phil Pressey [Photo]

Missouri freshman guard Phil Pressey says the first step to setting up an alley-oop is finding an open teammate.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Regency Trailer Park [Graphic]

Folks living in the Regency Trailer Park are tired of rampant crime and a leasing system they say is taking advantage of them. Click the cameras below to take a look at life in the park and attempts to curb crime.

Photos and reporting by Brad Racino. Graphic by Patrick Sweet and Robert Dibrell.

POLICE CALLS TO TRAILER PARKS [Graphic]

Regency topped the list of police calls for all trailer parks in Columbia for the first eleven months of 2010.

The 'Handyman' trailer [Photo]

From left, Jessica Villarreal, Jan Hatfield, Gilbert Garcia, Brenda Case and Andrew Abernathy meet in Abernathy's "Handyman" trailer Oct. 27 to discuss ways to deal with the issues they face living at the Churchill-owned Regency park.

A busted box [Photo]

A tree branch grows through an electrical meter box in a resident's backyard at Regency Mobile Home Park on Oct. 27. Many people living at the park complain about exorbitant electrical bills, and some trailers use as much electricity as a 3,000 square-foot home. Columbia Water and Light officials have investigated two complaints but have not come up with any definitive cause, or answer to, the issue.

Community policing [Photo]

Columbia Police Officer Brandon Crites participates in community policing, stopping to talk with residents Nov. 11. Crites sees Regency as a personal project, but because the park is on private property, he and other officers are limited by rules much different than those on city property. A few days after this photo was taken, the residents — one not pictured here — were arrested for burglarizing a home.

Abandonment and infestation [Photo]

Many homes in the Columbia Regency park are abandoned and left to rot for months on end, sometimes becoming a breeding ground for mice and snakes and other infestations. The Office of Neighborhood Services can cite the park for those health violations.

At Columbia Regency, residents caught between rock and hard place [Slideshow]

Residents of Columbia Regency mobile home park deal with a multitude of problems — inexplicably high power bills, rampant crime, persistent property neglect. Residents say that park managers seem to be indifferent to the issues, and the city is often powerless to help.

George Gradow [Photo]

George Gradow is president and owner of Churchill Group, which owns Columbia Regency and similar mobile home parks across the country.

TIGER TIPOFF Fast Break food edition [Graphic]

Missouri freshman guard Ricky Kreklow [Photo]

So far, Missouri freshman guard Ricky Kreklow hasn't let a hefty appetite at team dinners weigh him down. “Ricky will eat a salad, spaghetti and a steak, and then say he wants some more food," Tigers junior forward Ricardo Ratliffe said.

Former MU wrestler Nick Marable adjusts to coaching [Photo]

Nicholas Marable, assistant strength and conditioning coach for Missouri wrestling, works with the 165-174 weight class giving individual instructions. Marable is in his first season coaching after wrestling for the Tigers last season.
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