Snow leaves water droplets on parking garage window [Photo]

Rain drops cover the glass walls of a staircase in the parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets on Monday.

Snow limits view of skyline [Photo]

Heavy snowfall limits the visibility of the skyline of the Tiger Hotel from the top of the parking garage at Fifth and Walnut Streets on Monday.

SLIDESHOW: Japan now must deal with hydrogen explosions [Slideshow]

Thousands of people are dead and thousands more are missing in Japan after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami Friday. There have been two hydrogen explosions and an anticipated third at a north-eastern nuclear plant in Fukushima.

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Colorado overlooked [Photo]

Colorado basketball players Levi Knutson, front left, Marcus Relphorde, Trent Beckley and Cory Higgins show their disappointment Sunday while watching the 2011 NCAA Basketball Selection Show at the home of head coach Tad Boyle in Longmont, Colo. Colorado did not make it into the tournament.

Mizzou to face Cincinnati [Photo]

Cincinnati's Dion Dixon (3) gives teammate Yancy Gates (34) a high-five as they celebrate a 58-46 win against Georgetown on Feb. 23. The Bearcats also beat the Hoyas 67-60 on March 5. Georgetown is the only common opponent the Missouri men's basketball team and Cincinnati have faced this season. The Tigers lost to the Hoyas in overtime on Nov. 30.

SLIDESHOW: Photos of the Week, March 7-14 [Slideshow]

The best photos from Columbia and around the world from March 7-14. Images include scenes from the earthquake in Japan, the protest in Wisconsin and the revolution in Libya.

Slushy conditions [Photo]

A pedestrian crosses Ninth Street on Monday afternoon. The Weather Service in St. Louis issued a winter storm warning and advised motorists to remain alert for changing road conditions.

March snowfall on trees [Photo]

Snow accumulates on a tree on Tenth Street Monday afternoon. The 5 inches that fell as of early this morning pushed the seasonal total to 50.6 inches — the second highest seasonal total ever recorded for Columbia.

Snowy Broadway [Photo]

Jessica Kollar waits to cross the street on Broadway on Monday afternoon.

Common Snowdrop flowers [Photo]

Snow melts on Common Snowdrop flowers, a winter blooming flower that ushers in the spring. Monday's snowfall in Columbia could bring this season's snowfall to the highest ever recorded for Columbia.


The Pasta Factory is leaving its downtown location of more than two decades to head west while Bambino’s and the International Cafe are moving to new downtown spots. They’ll be competing with newcomers Anthony’s, Red Mango and Saigon.

The Pasta Factory will keep stained glass [Photo]

The Pasta Factory's new location will open farther west on Broadway, near Fairview Road. The downtown location closed on March 6.

The Pasta Factory plans to keep some features [Photo]

Contractors Bill Blackford, Greg Bramon and Jim Crews work to pull down the belt-driven ceiling fans at The Pasta Factory on Feb. 25. Restaurant owner Jenny Dubinski said the new location will have some of the same features as the old downtown location.

Bambino's new location [Photo]

Pedestrians cross in front of the new location of Bambino's Italian Cafe on Broadway. The restaurant, which opened at the beginning of the year, moved after its lease at the old location was not renewed.

Steve Hoeper clears off his car [Photo]

Steve Hoeper clears the snow off of his car before going to work Monday morning. The National Weather Service in St. Louis reported 5 inches of snowfall at Columbia Regional Airport at 6 a.m.

Man walks through snow for lottery tickets [Photo]

Dave Dollens takes his daily morning walk as he heads to a gas station to buy lottery tickets Monday. Dollens usually goes to several different gas stations around town, but, because of the snow, his only stop was the Hitt Street Mini Mart.

Barrel racing team rests before competing [Photo]

MU student Hannah Riddle, 20, shares a moment with her horse Barney as he undergoes acupuncture on Feb. 23, 2011. Riddle believes that acupuncture helps balance Barney's energy before he competes with her at barrel racing competitions.

Arkansas basketball coach fired [Photo]

Arkansas basketball coach John Pelphrey was fired Sunday after four seasons at Arkansas. He was 69-59 in four seasons with the Razorbacks, including an 18-13 record this season.

Anderson coaches in Big 12 tournament [Photo]

Missouri coach Mike Anderson talks to his players during the first half this past Thursday's basketball game against Texas A&M in the second round of the Big 12 men's tournament in Kansas City.