Focusing on patients' changing needs [Photo]

Carla Dyer, assistant professor of internal medicine at MU, center, leads medical student Peter Dawson, left, resident physician Lance Goodall, right, and the rest of her team through patient rounds at MU Children's Hospital. Dyer teaches a course on patient-centered care at MU's School of Medicine.

Rethinking patient care [Photo]

Carla Dyer, assistant professor of internal medicine at MU, reviews information with resident physician Amanda Payne and her team during patient rounds at MU Children's Hospital.

Changes in sewer bills [Graphic]

In March, City Council increased the sewer rates for Columbia’s biggest users. Now they are considering a proposal where four of the top 20 users, considered manufacturers, could pay their increased amount over three years rather than all of it in the first year. City Council votes on the proposed amendment Monday. Here are the annual changes.

Maya Angelou to speak at Jesse Hall [Audio]

Here's an interview with Maya Angelou.

Muslims gather in Statehouse [Photo]

ACLU's Muslim Day drew a crowd from across the state to rally outside the Capitol to promote political participation, knowledge and equality within the Statehouse. The event was orchestrated in response to state legislation against using international law and Shariah in Missouri courts.

Aldi employees attend ribbon cutting [Photo]

Aldi employees and Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors gather to cut the grand-opening ribbon while Bruce Kruger and Charles Estill, right, wait to enter the new store Wednesday. Kruger said he came to the grand opening to use coupons he received in the mail.

Aldi district manager checks pricing signs [Photo]

Aldi district manager Dave Clark stands on a pallet of bagged sugar while sorting through price signs in the new Aldi grocery store at 807 Business Loop 70 W. The new store moved down the street from its previous location at 711 Business Loop E.

Rock Bridge gains ball from Jefferson City in soccer [Photo]

Rock Bridge High School player Lexi Bumby gains control of the ball over Jefferson City High School's Bailey Hall on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School. The Jefferson City Jays fell to the Rock Bridge Bruins with a final 4-1 score.

Jefferson City soccer player tries to steal ball from Rock Bridge [Photo]

Jefferson City High School player Emily Mantle attempts to take the ball from Rock Bridge High School player Sarah Humphrey on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School. Jefferson City lost to Rock Bridge 4-1.

Volunteers recognized with HERO Awards [Photo]

Hero Award nominees and winners pose for a picture at the end of the ceremony at Stoney Creek Inn on Tuesday. Of the 36 volunteers nominated this year, there were seven winners. This year marked the Hero Award's tenth anniversary.

HERO Award given to Columbia Youth Football League volunteer [Photo]

Executive Director of Voluntary Action Center Cindy Mustard and Publisher of Columbia Daily Tribune Vicki Russell present a Hero Award to Chuck Everitt for his work with the Columbia Youth Football League at Stoney Creek Inn on Tuesday. This was the tenth year for the Hero Awards, which honor volunteers in mid-Missouri.

Wild almonds from India [Photo]

MU research James Perfield is performing experiments with the seeds from wild almond trees from India. An oil extracted from the seeds reduces belly fat in experiments with lab animals.

Hickman golfer Tyler Daly vs. Rock Bridge [Photo]

Hickman golfer Tyler Daly putts on the 6th hole at The Club at Old Hawthorne.

James Perfield in the lab where he studies wild almonds [Photo]

James Perfield, an assistant professor of food science and nutrition and exercise physiology at MU, stands in front of a chemical hood in his lab in Eckles Hall on April 6. Perfield is studying the obesity-fighting powers of sterculic oil, found naturally in wild almonds.

Columbia, Boonville fire chiefs speak [Photo]

Columbia Fire Chief Charles P. Witt Jr. talks on the phone with the Boonville fire chief on Thursday.

Moving On [Graphic]

On April 13, Aldi grocery store will move down the road to 807 Business Loop 70 W. from its old location at 711 Business Loop 70 E. Click the start button on the map to see the location move.

Animal communicator visits Stephens College [Slideshow]

Joan Ranquet, an animal communicator, visited Stephens College Equestrian Department and helped the communication between horses and people.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Missouri, a state divided [Video]

Representatives from The Boone County Historical Society describe life in Missouri during the American Civil War. The museum currently has an exhibit featuring artifacts from that period.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Mid-Missouri's Civil War sites [Graphic]

Columbia Cemetery, below, is one of many places in mid-Missouri that had a role in the Civil War. Click below to view maps of these locations, then roll over the dots for more information.

Hickman soccer player Paige Nelson vs. Rock Bridge [Photo]

After collapsing with a bad leg cramp, Hickman senior Paige Nelson is attended to by trainer Stefani West, center, and Hickman assistant coach Adam Taylor.