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MFA Oil chief Jerry Taylor [Photo]

Jerry Taylor is president and CEO of Columbia-based MFA Oil.

Stan Musial Medal of Freedom [Photo]

President Barack Obama awards baseball hall of fame member, former St. Louis Cardinals great Stan "The Man" Musial, the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.

Bruce Hillis columnist mug [Photo]

Bruce Hillis advocate for economic freedom and constitutional governance. He lives in Mexico, Mo.

Ross looks for opening [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior C.J. Ross looks for an open lane as Sumner's Harold Walker, middle, and DeAngelo Gaston, right, defend Monday at Rock Bridge high school.

Rock Bridge boys basketball player Will Echelmeier vs. Sumner [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Will Echelmeier drives with the ball against Sumner's Marcee Jackson on Monday in the Bruins' victory over the Bulldogs.

Fastest car at MU [Photo]

Ryan Sobotka believes that the new formula race car for the Missouri formula racing team "will be the fasted car we'll have had at this school."

Welding chassis frame [Photo]

Ryan Sobotka welds the chassis frame for the new formula race car in the weld shop at MU Engineering West building. The goal is for the new chassis to weigh 60 pounds, about 15 pounds lighter than the chassis of their last car.

Formula race car frame [Photo]

Ryan Sobotka checks the welds he made Saturday on the chassis frame for the new formula race car for the Missouri formula racing team. The car has been worked on in the weld shop at MU Engineering West building since Thanksgiving 2010. The goal is to complete the car by September 2011.

Hearts at Hot Box [Photo]

Hot Box Cookies owner Corey Rimmel shapes cookie dough into a heart while manager Connor Griffin reads tickets for the next order. Hot Box received hundreds of orders for Valentine's Day. "It's the busiest year we've ever had," Rimmel said.

Ordering The Candy Factory's specialty [Photo]

Candy Factory employee Amanda Davis hands an order form for chocolate-covered strawberries to Diane Rahm. This was Rahm's first time to purchase the strawberries, but not her first time to taste them. "It's a Columbia tradition," she said.

Icing the cake [Photo]

Hot Box Cookies manager Connor Griffin ices a heart-shaped cookie cake on Monday. "It's been our busiest day so far," Griffin said.

Ordering chocolate-covered strawberries [Photo]

Rossnette Cheatum holds an order form for chocolate-covered strawberries while waiting in line at The Candy Factory on Monday. Although Cheatum thinks her father may be surprising her with a box tomorrow, she came to the store to buy some for herself. "Then I'll have extra," she said, laughing.

Melting snow floods MKT Trail [Photo]

Melting snow leaves a portion of the MKT Trail flooded Monday. The warm temperatures after the last snowstorm caused flooding across the Columbia area.

Douglass High School now "historic" landmark [Photo]

Douglass High School was recently named a historic place by the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission.

Douglass High School named historic place [Photo]

Douglass High School is one of five sites recently named a historic place by the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission.

SLIDESHOW: Kids at Stephens College Children's School celebrate Valentine's [Slideshow]

Students at the Stephens College Children's School celebrated Valentine's Day with cards, gifts, games, crafts and treats.

'Historic' Haden Building [Photo]

Pictured is the entablature of the Haden Building on Broadway. The Haden Building is one of five sites recently named historic places by the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission.

Haden Building named historic place [Photo]

The Haden Building, erected in 1921, is one of five sites recently named historic places by the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission.

John Blattel [Photo]

John Blattel, Columbia’s interim director of the city Finance Department, has been promoted to permanent director of the city Finance Department, City Manager Bill Watkins announced on Monday.

Ryan Ferguson petition for writ of habeas corpus [Document]

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