Notable properties: The Berry Building [Photo]

The Berry Building, Walnut and Orr streets | Built as a storage warehouse in 1924, the Berry Building was best known as the Nowell Wholesale Grocery Company owned by the Nowell Family. It is now home to loft apartments and commercial spaces.

Notable properties: The Baugher home [Photo]

The Baugher home, 211 Bingham Road | The home was one of the first four houses built in the Grasslands neighborhood. The house was a Georgian-style home designed by the local architect and MU professor Harry Satterlee Bill. It was constructed in 1927.

Notable properties: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house [Photo]

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, 809 S. Providence Road | The house was constructed in 1880 by George Bingham Rollins. Claude Bruner bought the house from the Rollins family in 1939. The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity purchased the house from Bruner family in 1954. The house is part of the historic Grasslands neighborhood.

Notable properties: Jewell Cemetery [Photo]

Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site, South Providence Road | Owned by George Jewell, the Jewell Cemetery buried Charles Hardin, the 22nd governor of Missouri, and descendants of William Jewell, who served as Columbia's mayor in the 1820s. The site is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

MU men's basketbal player Marcus Denmon [Photo]

Missouri's Marcus Denmon goes up for a shot against Kansas State's Jamar Samuels. In practice, Denmon asks team manager Josh Dinkins to simulate a bothersome defender when he is working on his shooting touch.

Trying to save a tree [Photo]

Landscape Services employees Ryan Russell, in tree, and Austin Lampe install a support system in a tree Tuesday in Peace Park in an attempt to save the tree from removal.

Transmodal Facility cost more than $2.5 million [Photo]

The city approved the purchase of the Transmodal Facility building for more than $2.5 million on Monday.

Rail line to Transmodal Facility [Photo]

The rail line runs directly into the Intermodal Facility, where goods for local businesses can be unloaded. The building is an environmentally controlled storage facility that spans 83,000 square feet.

Reading together [Photo]

Brandy Sanchez reads the Caldecott Medal winner "The Lion & The Mouse" by Jerry Pinkney to six-year-old Jasmine Gordon at the Columbia Public Library on Jan. 27. "The Caldecott Award is like the Academy Awards on children's literature," Sanchez said.

Brandy Sanchez with Caldecott Medal nominees [Photo]

Brandy Sanchez holds the Caldecott Medal winner "The Lion & The Mouse" and the two runners-up, "Red Sings from Treetops: a year in colors" and "All the World" at Columbia Public Library on Jan. 27. Sanchez was one of 15 members on the Caldecott award committee for the best picture book of the year.

Keith Crown [Photo]

Keith Crown, a watercolor artist whose art appeared in more than 100 galleries across the nation, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 in Columbia. He was 91.

Robert Stein reflects on higher education funding in Missouri [Photo]

Robert Stein, commissioner for the Missouri Department of Higher Education, laid out potential cuts to education in a letter to public college officials, he estimated the state would lose nearly $1 billion in two years when federal stabilization funds expire.

Listening to debate about chickens [Photo]

From left, Julie and Greg Baka and Ellen Thomas wait while the Columbia City Council members share their thoughts on changing the ordinance governing chicken ownership within city limits on Monday.

Celebrating a victory [Photo]

Ellen Thomas smiles after the Columbia City Council voted to change the city ordinance governing the ownership of chickens, a change she spoke in favor of earlier in the evening on Monday.

Missouri men's basketball fan Mary Canon cheers [Photo]

Mary Canon cheers for the Missouri Tigers in Mizzou Arena. Canon began attending the games with her son three years ago. Until then, she watched every game on TV. “At home, I yell just as loud,” she said.

Missouri men's basketball fan Mary Canon [Photo]

Mary Canon watches the Missouri men's basketball team from a luxury suite at Mizzou Arena. Canon is not an MU alumna, though you would expect her to be. She was born in Marshall and attended Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State) but has always been an avid Tigers fan.

MAP: Bins instead of bags [Graphic]

Columbia's Public Works Administration is trying out recycling bins instead of bags in two neighborhoods.

Horace Johnson [Photo]

Horace Johnson received a 30-year prison sentence on Monday. He was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old son Cortez Johnson that took place on June 25, 2008.

Finishing pottery mugs [Photo]

Anna Temple, 13 and Emily Temple, 12, rapidly attach handles to their mugs at the end of their wheel-throwing ceramics class as Norleen Nosri instructs them to "keep the handle straight," and their brother Ben, 17, waits impatiently at Access Arts on Monday. She advised her students that, "We are not born excellent. We are born to learn to be excellent."

Making a pottery mug [Photo]

From left, Mashal Saddiqui, Yousef Khreis and Ben Temple, all 17, work together to form a mug at Access Arts on Monday. Saddiqui has worked as the teacher's assistant since she was 14, but she is also enrolled to take the wheel-throwing pottery class along with Khreis, Temple, and four other students. She says she likes working at Access Arts because, "I get to learn stuff and work at the same time." The class is taught by Norleen Nosri, who has instructed ceramics for six years.