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Worker removes parking garage vandalism [Photo]

Christopher Fields, of MU Campus Facilities, uses a power washer to remove graffiti from a wall on the fourth floor of the Hitt Street Parking Garage on Friday. Fields said the vandalism was suspected to have taken place on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Parking garage vandalism removed [Photo]

Lettering sprayed on the wall of the HItt Street Parking Garage is removed with a chemical applied by Campus Facilities workers Friday. Although the vandalism was believed to occur Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, workers were unable to get to the project until Friday because they had to gain access to equipment.

Columbia Public Schools stop classes on Friday [Photo]

A snowfall that hit Columbia Thursday afternoon left Columbia Public Schools with an unexpected snow day and Friday out of class.

Snow in Stephens Lake Park [Photo]

A snow-covered Stephens Lake Park remains untouched by park goers early Friday morning.

Barn in snow [Photo]

A red barn stands out against a snowy backdrop. A snow storm hit Columbia on Thursday afternoon and it continued until Friday afternoon.

Firefighter training exercises continue in Cape Girardeau [Photo]

In this Feb. 18, 2011 photo, a fire sprinkler head activates above a burning sofa during a controlled burn demonstration at a house in Cape Girardeau that will be demolished soon to make way for the new Isle of Capri casino. Hundreds of Southeast Missouri firefighters have spent numerous days in February carrying out extensive training exercises on the condemned buildings.

Missouri firefighters practice on vacant buildings [Photo]

In this Feb. 15, 2011 photo, firefighters in Cape Girardeau practice firefighting techniques using houses that will be demolished soon to make way for the new Isle of Capri casino. So far, more than 20 buildings have been donated as training grounds for the firefighters before demolition begins.

OUR RACIAL MAKEUP [Graphic]

Missouri, Boone County and Columbia are becoming more diverse.

Joy Mayer [Photo]

Joy Mayer is the director of community outreach at the Missourian.

WHERE WE GREW [Graphic]

Missouri's 7 percent overall population growth came mostly in southwest counties and some suburbs of St. Louis.

Stephens College junior Megan Sheffield passes against Park University [Photo]

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 drives against Park University [Photo]

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.

Firefighters clean up after a two-car collision Thursday [Photo]

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.
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.

Census results for towns in Boone County [Graphic]

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.

True/False laboratory [Photo]

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.

Preparing for the True/False Film Festival [Photo]

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.

Stained glass effect [Photo]

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.

Working on the details for the True/False Film Festival [Photo]

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.

Missouri football walk on Kirk Lakebrink [Photo]

Kirk Lakebrink, a 6-6 offensive lineman from Liberty, Mo., walked on to the Missouri football team and studied strategic communications at MU.

Missouri football walk on Matt Davis [Photo]

Matt Davis, a 6-foot-1 tailback from Eldon, Mo., walked on to the Missouri football team and studied biomedical engineering at MU.
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