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Mayoral candidate Bob McDavid [Photo]

Mayoral candidate Bob McDavid answers a question Wednesday evening at a forum held on the University of Missouri's campus.

Mayoral candidate Sid Sullivan's wife, Joan [Photo]

Joan Sullivan, wife of mayoral candidate Sid Sullivan, listens to the candidates speak at a student forum on MU's campus Wednesday evening.

Mayoral candidates [Photo]

Columbia mayor candidates Jerry Wade, Paul Love, Sid Sullivan, Bob McDavid and Sean O'Day answer questions at a forum Wednesday sponsored by the Missouri Students Association and the Associated Students of the University of Missouri.

Hospital hopes for faster connections [Photo]

Modenia Burk, an information system team supervisor at Boone Hospital, explains how the hospital’s computer records are stored in the data room of the building’s basement. The equipment behind her allows medical professionals to access records from remote locations. Burk said some of the hospital's files are massive and it could use a faster Internet connection. Hospital officials are hoping Columbia is selected to test Google Fiber.

Connected servers [Photo]

Networking cables connect Boone Hospital’s servers, which contain patient records, to a command center computer in the hospital. The hospital’s data rooms must be kept at or below 77 degrees to protect the computer system.

A close shave [Photo]

Alyssa Vachon shaves Steven Devore in the parking lot in front of I B Nuts & Fruits Too and Upscale Resale on Wednesday. People across the country are participating in Gillette's bus tour, which has visited the hometowns of NASCAR drivers. Carl Edwards canceled his appearance in Columbia, where three people attended the event.

CHART: Comparison of download times [Graphic]

Download speeds are affected by the type of Internet connection a home has.

Stephens basketball player Tia LaFavor shoots a free throw [Photo]

A free throw with only 27.8 seconds left in Stephens' final game of the season gave Tia LaFavor exactly 1,000 points for her career with the Stars.

Frustrated coach Anderson [Photo]

Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson reacts to a bad play Wednesday near the end of the Missouri's game against Nebraska in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Dixon fouls out [Photo]

Missouri freshman guard Michael Dixon Jr. watches from the bench after fouling out with eight minutes left in the game Wednesday against Nebraska in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament. Dixon helped spark the Tigers but picked up three of five fouls in 48 seconds to foul out of the game.

Missouri blocked by Nebraska [Photo]

Missouri guard Miguel Paul attempts to shoot the ball but is blocked by Nebraska guard Brandon Richardson during the second half of Wednesday's first-round game of the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Kansas City.

Deaf Stephens basketball player finds success [Video]

In the past 14 years of her life, being deaf has not kept Tia LaFavor from playing basketball.

Stephens basketball player Tia LaFavor [Photo]

Tia LaFavor, center, talks to teammates on the bench during a Stephens game against Williams Baptist in February. LaFavor is legally deaf, but talking to her is no different than talking to a person who has perfect hearing. She enunciates well and can understand everything someone is saying as long as she can see their lips.

MU softball player Nicole Hudson vs. Northern Iowa [Photo]

In high school, Missouri freshman Nicole Hudson played outfield and pitcher, but for the Tigers she is learning to play third base.

Globe Trotter Visits Hospital [Photo]

Wun "The Shot" Versher from the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team takes photos with Kelsey Perez after his ball-handling performance.

Tracy Greever-Rice answers 11 questions [Video]

In this video, Tracy Greever-Rice speaks on the issues of crime and public safety in Columbia. Watch her answers to 11 different questions on important issues facing the city.

Tracy Greever-Rice: Transportation [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: What do you think are the most important issues related to transportation in Columbia?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Government transparency [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: How would you rate city government in terms of transparency, and what, if anything, would you do to improve it?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Sustainability [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: What do you think the primary goals of the city's new sustainability director should be?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Reapportionment [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Columbia's population now exceeds 100,000, and ward boundaries will have to be redrawn after the 2010 census. Do you think the city should add more wards and council members?
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