Powerlifter puts chalk on hands [Photo]

Walker chalks her hands before attempting her lifts. The chalk increases her grip while working out at Optimus: The Center For Health on Sunday.

The weighting game [Photo]

Kate Walker adds weight during her work out at Optimus: The Center For Health on Sunday. When competing, Walker does a variety of lifts including the dead lift and bench press.

Powerlifter extends during lift [Photo]

Kate Walker reaches the fullest extent of her lift while working out Optimus: The Center For Health on Sunday. In addition to being a powerlifter, Walker teaches yoga at Optimus.

First place powerlifter working out [Photo]

Kate Walker of Columbia, is a powerlifter who recently placed first for her lifting weight and age at the World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation World Powerlifting Championship in Ireland. Walker practices often at Optimus: The Center For Health.

MU women's basketball player Christine Flores vs. Tennessee-Martin [Photo]

Missouri's Christine Flores moves to shoot against Tennessee-Martin defender Heather Butler. Flores tied her school record with seven blocked shots in the Tigers' victory.

MU women's basketball player RaeShara Brown vs. Tennessee-Martin [Photo]

Missouri senior guard RaeShara Brown, who scored 15 points, said a good transition game was a key to the Tigers' victory Tuesday night.

MU women's basketball player Sydney Crafton [Photo]

Missouri sophomore guard Sydney Crafton sprints with the ball past Tennessee-Martin defender Perica Glenn. Crafton led the Tigers with 15 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday's victory at Mizzou Arena.

Stephens College celebrates 'A Dickens Victorian Christmas' [Slideshow]

To celebrate the holiday season, Stephens College performed "A Dickens Victorian Christmas" at the Historic Senior Hall parlors on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Oakland Junior High celebrates its 40th anniversary [Slideshow]

Oakland Junior High School is celebrating its 40th year of educating Columbia residents. View images from the school as it is today and as it was when it opened in 1971.

Two generations at Oakland Junior High [Photo]

Stephen Biddle, right, went to Oakland Junior High School 40 years ago, when it first opened, and his son, Jacob, 14, attends the school now. Jacob's grandfather Gordon Biddle helped pour the concrete in the original building.

Historic Preservation Commission to decide Heibel-March Building's fate [Photo]

The Heibel-March Building is located at the corner of Range Line Street and Wilkes Boulevard.

The Corner Krewe signs the Heibel-March Building wall [Photo]

The inside of the Heibel-March Building (aka "The Corner") on Range Line Street remains in decay. The names on the wall include those who have painted the building and have tried to turn the building into a community center. Central Missouri Community Action has not been able raise enough money over the past eight years to renovate the building and recently had to return it to the city.

Vanderbilt men's basketball player Festus Ezeli [Photo]

Vanderbilt's Festus Ezeli, a 6-foot-11 center, is scoring 13.3 points per game this season for the Commodores.

MU Provost Letter to College Deans [Document]

A letter from the MU provost requesting more information and recommendations from college deans regarding "low-producing" programs.

State Response to MU Program Justifications [Document]

The state's response to MU's justification of some of its "low-producing" programs.

Heibel-March Proposal [Document]

Here's a look at a city report on a proposal by Legacy Construction to buy and renovate the historic Heibel-March Drugstore at Wilkes Boulevard and Range Line Street.

Tom Dresner speaks at press conference [Photo]

Interim Columbia Police Chief Tom Dresner announces the arrest of 16 alleged members of the Cut Throat gang at a press conference held on Jan. 29, 2009, at the Columbia Police Administration offices. Dan M. Nelson, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, right, and Dan Jones, FBI Agent in Charge, back right, lead their respective departments in working with the Columbia Police Department in making the arrests.

MAP: Where to breast-feed your baby [Graphic]

MU offers a variety of on-campus locations where mothers may privately breast-feed their children. Each of the buildings labeled includes at least one quiet space made to accommodate women who are nursing. Different amenities are offered at each location, such as refrigerators, lockable doors and privacy curtains. Exact room numbers can be found at

Bomb squad checks out backpack [Photo]

Two members of the Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad look at the bomb robot after it emptied a backpack that was inside a Greyhound bus on Range Line Street on Dec. 7. The bus was pulled over because of suspicious comments made by a passenger. As of 12:45 p.m. no suspicious materials had been found.

120710 Movember [Video]

In November, a group of men chose to grow mustaches to show support in the fight against prostate cancer. Movember is a worldwide organization that has been adopted by men in the MU community.