Early birds wait for True/False tickets [Photo]

Tom Sisson and Dwayne Browning wait for the True/False Box Office on Ninth Street to open Wednesday. Sisson and Browning, who were the first two in line, arrived at 4 p.m. The box office opened at 5 p.m.

Sparky's supports True/False [Photo]

A sign outside of Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream promotes the True/False film festival Wednesday.

Selling True/False keychains [Photo]

A bowl of True/False keychains sits on a counter at The Butterfly Tattoo on Wednesday. The Butterfly Tattoo is one of many local venues where people can purchase True/False garb.

Waiting in line at the box office [Photo]

True/False ticket-holders wait in line for the box office to open Wednesday. Before the box office officially opened, the line stretched down Cherry street between Ninth and Tenth streets.

Folks line up for True/False tickets [Photo]

True/False ticket-holders take their turn entering the official box office on the corner of Ninth and Cherry streets Wednesday. It was the first day folks could pick up tickets.

Number of True/False volunteers grows [Video]

As the True/False Film Festival approaches, staff and volunteers are busy at work. Anticipating the 2011 festival to have the largest attendance yet, volunteers are playing an increasing role in the festival's operations.

Carpenter leaves with injury [Photo]

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, left, talks to catcher Yadier Molina before leaving a spring training baseball game against the Florida Marlins on Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla. Carpenter left the game early with an injured left hamstring.

Lucy's Corner Cafe remodeling [Graphic]

New Columbia Fire Department Chief Charles P. Witt Jr. [Photo]

Columbia Deputy Fire Chief Charles P. Witt Jr. was announced as the next Columbia Fire Department chief. The appointment will be effective Sunday. In October, Columbia Fire Chief William Markgraf announced his plans to retire.

Lucy's Cafe continues renovations for April reopening [Photo]

Renovations continue at Lucy's Cafe on Tuesday after the restaurant sustained smoke damage from a fire on Feb. 3. "This will be a completely new, remodeled building with better air conditioning and even a patio, so people can eat outside this spring and summer," co-owner Robert Grove said. Lucy's Cafe is expected to continue renovations for about four to five weeks and will have a grand reopening around the first week in April.

Renovating Lucy's Cafe [Photo]

Lucy's Cafe is currently closed after sustaining smoke damage from a fire on Feb. 3. Renovations were in progress throughout the entire restaurant Tuesday. "We expect Lucy's to have a grand reopening in about four to five weeks, around the first week of April," co-owner Robert Grove said.


The Supreme Court upholds the Kansas church's right to protest outside military funerals [Photo]

In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Margie Phelps, second from right, a daughter of the Rev. Fred Phelps, and the lawyer who argued the case for of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., walks from the Supreme Court, in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals.

Graffiti on car in Hitt Street garage [Photo]

An MU student's red Kia Soul with graffiti on the side is parked on the fourth floor of the Hitt Street parking garage Tuesday evening. The graffiti is the third incident of vandalism on campus in the past five days.

Missouri men's basketball player Ricardo Ratliffe vs. Nebraska [Photo]

Missouri's Ricardo Ratliffe, center, manages to pass the ball through the defense of Nebraska's Jorge Brian Diaz, No. 21, and Lance Jeter, No. 34, in the second half of the Tigers 69-58 loss in Lincoln, Neb., on Tuesday.

Nebraska men's basketball player Lance Jeter vs. Missouri [Photo]

Nebraska's Lance Jeter passes the ball over the defense of Missouri's Ricky Kreklow, No. 2, and Matt Pressey, No. 3, in the first half of their game in Lincoln, Neb., on Tuesday. Jeter led the Cornhuskers with 16 points in their 69-58 victory.

Resident photographs sunset from top of new parking garage [Photo]

Dan Akins takes photos from the top of Columbia's new 10-story parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets on Tuesday. The garage's first sunset open to the public brought many Columbia residents out to enjoy the view.

Baylor women's basketball player Brittney Griner [Photo]

Oklahoma's Joanna McFarland, left, and Jasmine Hartman, right, gang up to defend Baylor's Brittney Griner in the Bears' 82-81 victory Sunday in Norman, Okla.

Columbia residents celebrate National Pancake Day [Video]

Hundreds of Columbia residents came out to the International House of Pancakes off of Broadway to celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday. IHOP provides a free short stack of pancakes, and patrons provide donations to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This is the sixth year IHOP has hosted the fundraiser, which had a national goal of $2.3 million.