Poodle vaccination [Photo]

Animal care counselor Megan Burnam gives a vaccine to a miniature poodle during intake of 28 dogs rescued from a dog hoarder located north of Columbia.

Gary Kespohl [Photo]

Gary Kespohl

Karl Skala [Photo]

Karl Skala

Missouri men's basketball player J.T. Tiller [Photo]

The Missouri men's basketball team will be depending on the leadership of seniors J.T. Tiller, center, Zaire Taylor, left, and Keith Ramsey, right, to help it maintain its poise in its upcoming Big 12 road games. “Just knowing the environment playing on the road in the Big 12, and you just have to have a strong mental game to play in these types of atmospheres,” Tiller said.

Road projects offer little relief for contractors [Photo]

Isaac Zimmerle stands leans on his work truck Saturday in front of a home on which he was forced to halt construction in Chapel Hill, Tenn., after unsuccessful attempts to find a buyer. Construction contractors such as Zimmerle would seem to be in line to benefit from the stimulus spending. But money for road construction offers little relief to most contractors who don't work on transportation projects, a niche that requires expensive, heavy equipment that most residential and commercial builders don't own. Residential and commercial building make up the bulk of the nation's construction industry.

Road projects have no effect on unemployment [Photo]

A $19.2 million widening project along SR-373 in Lewisburg, Tenn., is seen on Sunday. Ten months into President Barack Obama's first economic stimulus plan, a surge in spending on roads and bridges has had no effect on local unemployment and only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, an Associated Press analysis has found.

Molly Bowden five-year memorial [Photo]

Police officers and state troopers coordinate the last details for the memorial honoring Columbia police officer Molly Bowden. The fifth anniversary of her death was commemorated Sunday evening. Bowden was shot during a traffic stop near the intersection of Nifong and Forum boulevards on Jan. 10, 2005.

Coffee production and consumption [Graphic]

Where is coffee produced? Where is it consumed? How does caffeine affect the body? See our graphical explanation attached to this story.

Get to know your cup of joe [Document]

How does caffeine affect the body? Where is coffee grown? Where is most of it consumed? View our graphical explanation. (PDF)

K-State coach Frank Martin [Photo]

Kansas State's Frank Martin, center, talks with players during a timeout late in the second half of Saturday's game against Missouri.

MU men's basketball player Laurence Bowers vs. Kansas State [Photo]

Missouri's Laurence Bowers tries to protect the ball from three Kansas State players in Saturday's 74-68 Tigers victory at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Christine Flores at Colorado [Photo]

Missouri's Christine Flores tries to pass around Colorado defender Alyssa Freesle on Saturday in the Tigers' loss in Boulder, Colo.

MU men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. Kansas State [Photo]

Missouri's Zaire Taylor celebrates after a successful Missouri free throw late in the second half Saturday against Kansas State.

MU beats K-State [Slideshow]

Zaire Taylor made a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left to break a tie and give Missouri a 69-66 lead that it held onto for a 74-68 Big 12-opening win Saturday against No. 11 Kansas State in front of 13,824 at Mizzou Arena.

MU men's basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Kansas State [Photo]

Missouri's Marcus Denmon goes up for a shot against Kansas State's Jamar Samuels in Saturday's Big 12 Conference opener for both teams. The Tigers beat the Wildcats 74-68.

Chamber of Commerce legislative priorities [Document]

Click here to download a PDF that outlines the Columbia Chamber of Commerce's 2010 legislative priorities.

Deadly shooting in St. Louis [Interactive graphic]

The location of the ABB Inc. plant in St. Louis

Winter proves deadly elsewhere in Midwest [Photo]

Firefighters and their engine are covered with ice as they battle a fire at a bowling alley in the Omaha, Neb., suburb of Elkhorn on Thursday, Jan. 7.

Kansas State men's basketball player Denis Clemente [Photo]

Kansas State senior guard Denis Clemente, right, scored 33 points against Missouri last season at Mizzou Arena.

Kansas State men's basketball player Jacob Pullen [Photo]

Kansas State junior guard Jacob Pullen is shooting 45 percent from the 3-point line this season and has consistently scored in double figures.