February 24, 2011
Missouri, Boone County and Columbia are becoming more diverse.
Joy Mayer is the director of community outreach at the Missourian.
Missouri's 7 percent overall population growth came mostly in southwest counties and some suburbs of St. Louis.
Stephens College junior Megan Sheffield makes an entry pass against Park University on Thursday at at the Silverthorne Arena. The Stars lost to the Park University Pirates 46-35.
Stephens College Sophomore Danielle McCoy fights off Park University players as she drives during a 46-35 loss to the Park University Pirates on Thursday at Silverthorne Arena.
Police were dispatched to the scene of the two-car accident at 8:10 p.m. Thursday. By 8:45 p.m., the occupants of the vehicles had been transported to University Hospital to treat injuries. The extent of the injuries is unknown. The investigating officer accompanied the victims to the hospital.
Firefighters gather their equipment shortly after removing an unidentified woman from the wreckage of a car collision Thursday night just north of Providence Road and Business Loop 70.
The U.S. Census Bureau released Missouri's 2010 Census results to the public Thursday. The results show an increase in total population for five of Boone County's smaller towns. Ashland almost doubled its population since 2000.
Below American Auto Parts on Business Loop 70 lies the self-described True/False lab, nicknamed after "Pan's Labyrinth." This is where artwork, like this mid-section of a crashed-plane installation, used to decorate the many True/False venues is created and stored.
Sabrina Braden and Josh Anger hoist up the mid-section of a crashed plane installation Thursday at the True/False warehouse below American Auto Parts on Business Loop 70. The completed piece will have three sections, complete with wings and a tail.
Camellia Cosgray examines a panel from a 14-piece artwork installation Thursday at the True/False warehouse below American Auto Parts on Business Loop 70. Each of the panels are backlit by LED lights to create a stained glass effect.
Lisa Suits works on a section of an installation art piece which will eventually form a map of the globe on Thursday in the True/False warehouse below American Auto Parts on Business Loop 70. Just one panel can take up to five days to complete. The finished installation will be featured in The Globe Theater at the First Presbyterian Church on Hitt Street.
Kirk Lakebrink, a 6-6 offensive lineman from Liberty, Mo., walked on to the Missouri football team and studied strategic communications at MU.
Matt Davis, a 6-foot-1 tailback from Eldon, Mo., walked on to the Missouri football team and studied biomedical engineering at MU.
Kansas State's Jacob Pullen shoots a free throw next to Nebraska's Lance Jeter during the second half of a 61-57 over the Cornhuskers on Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb. Pullen and the Wildcats host Missouri on Saturday. The Tigers won the first meeting against the Wildcats 75-59 in Columbia.
A Columbia firefighter looks at some flames coming out of the roof line at a house at 1810 Brandeis Court on Thursday. The fire destroyed the attic and most of the back of the house before being extinguished.
Columbia firefighters carry a cat around the front of the house at 1810 Brandeis Court, which caught fire today. The cat was rescued from inside the house as firefighters finished extinguishing the fire.
Flames burn on the chimney of the house at 1810 Brandeis Court on Thursday. The owner of the house escaped the fire, which destroyed most of the upper floor and attic of the residence.
Space shuttle Discovery lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on its final journey to the International Space Station. The shuttle has flown more missions than any other space shuttle — this will be its 39th mission. It will deliver the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module and Express Logistics Carrier 4 to the International Space Station.
Space shuttle Discovery blasts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The mission, STS-133, will deliver the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module and Express Logistics Carrier 4 to the International Space Station. After the mission, Discovery will be retired.
A woman walks through downtown Columbia in a snowstorm on Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Friday.