Flat Branch Pub has ties to USS Columbia [Photo]

USS Columbia memorabilia is displayed at Flat Branch Pub & Brewery. When the USS Columbia SSN 771 was built in the early 90s, the original commanders loved the recently opened Flat Branch Pub & Brewery so much that they wanted to call their cruise mess the "Flat Branch Cafe." The restaurant's logo is also featured on the submarine.

USS Columbia captain visits town for MU veterans week [Photo]

The captain of the USS Columbia, Commander Dennis Klein, talks with Lance Wood, the general manager of Flat Branch Pub & Brewing on Wednesday. As a part of MU veterans week, Commander Klein and two of his crew members came to Columbia to teach the Naval ROTC, see the MU Veterans Memorial and tour the College of Engineering.

Citizen collects plastic to take to Millersburg [Photo]

Sandy Gummersheimer and 15 others in her neighborhood save and collect their plastic bottles and drive them to Ryan Enterprise in Millersburg, which accepts a wider range of recycled plastics than Columbia.

Tricks of the trade [Photo]

Yo-yo professional Hank Freeman, 25, left, demonstrates a trick he invented to William Eiffert, 11, Max Wolff, 4, and Spencer Klein, 6, in downtown Columbia on Tuesday.

Yo-yoers display tricks at Cool Stuff [Slideshow]

Cool Stuff in downtown Columbia hosted the Duncan Heritage Tour on Tuesday night. Four members of the Duncan Worldwide Crew showcased their yo-yo skills and spoke to the crowd about Duncan and the yo-yo’s history in America.

Wreck on McBaine Avenue [Photo]

Residents of McBaine Avenue gather Tuesday after a three-car accident blocked the street and part of the intersection with Worley Street.

Duncan Heritage Tour brings world-class yo-yoers to Cool Stuff [Video]

Cool Stuff in downtown Columbia hosted the Duncan Heritage Tour on Tuesday night. Four members of the Duncan Worldwide Crew showcased their yo-yo skills and spoke to the crowd about Duncan and the yo-yo’s history in America.

John Ashcroft speaks about fall of Berlin Wall [Photo]

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft delivers a special message in front of the eight segments of the Berlin Wall that make up the "Breakthrough" sculpture on Latshaw Plaza at Westminster College in Fulton on Tuesday. A small crowd turned out to see Ashcroft speak during the 20th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the sculpture made by Edwina Sandys in memory of her grandfather, Winston Churchill.

P.E.T. seeks to mobilize the immobile [Slideshow]

P.E.T. (Personal Energy Transport) has a mission: mobilize the immobile. Local volunteers make it happen.

GRAPH: Independent groups funded campaign attack ads [Graphic]

During the U.S. Senate race this year, groups not directly associated with candidates spent most of their money — roughly 80 percent of all funds — on negative advertising, according to finance reports.

Rock Bridge soccer player Ryan Taylor [Photo]

Rock Bridge coach Kyle Austin says senior Ryan Taylor has the ability to lead people. "People are naturally drawn to him, he is very charismatic and when he talks people listen,” Austin said.

Former K-State volleyball player Helen Buchanan [Photo]

Helen Buchanan, the mother of MU volleyball player Paige Buchanan, knocks down a spike for Kansas State. Buchanan (then Helen Bundy) played for the Wildcats from 1983 to 1986.

Aerial view of Battle High School construction site [Photo]

The footprint for the new Muriel Williams Battle High School takes shape along St. Charles Road in this aerial image taken Oct. 23. Battle, along with her husband, Eliot, served Columbia's community for many years and were two individuals instrumental in the integration of Columbia's schools.

Missouri volleyball player Paige Buchanan [Photo]

Missouri volleyball player Paige Buchanan started playing volleyball when she was in fourth grade for the church team in St. Lous that her mother coached.

GRAPH: Big 12 Professor Salaries [Graphic]

These figures are measured for full-time staff members of the university or college shown
with the exception of medical school staff.

Pinnacles Youth Park trip [Photo]

Clayton Schutz, left, and Chad LaRoche stand atop a thin strip of rock above Pinnacles Youth Park, about 15 miles north of Columbia, on Monday. They called this trip "the redemption" because the last time they went to the park, recent heavy rains swelled the creek and prevented their exploration.

Regency Hotel redevelopment plan [Document]

Regency Hotel Redevelopment Project and Plan prepared for the City of Columbia.

Regency Hotel cost-benefit analysis [Document]

Cost-benefit analysis for the Regency Hotel redevelopment plan, prepared for Broadway Lodging.

Frustrated Pinkel [Photo]

A frustrated Gary Pinkel talks on his headset during the first half of Missouri's game against Nebraska. The head coach has spoken with a good amount of jargon after the Tigers' past two losses.

Regency Hotel application for Tax Increment Financing [Document]

Regency Hotel's application for tax increment financing.