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Johnny Wright [Photo]

Undated mug shot of Johnny Wright.

Property Tax Breakdown [Graphic]

Old dance finds new home [Video]

An Evening of Odissi Dance will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Jesse Wrench Auditorium at MU. Odissi is a classical form of Indian dance. The event will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Indian classical dance group MUDRA, which stands for MU Dance and Recreation Association. This will be the group’s first production since forming in 2008. According to MUDRA's president, Divya Sitaraman, MUDRA hopes to raise awareness about the group, to show the university community what they have learned in the past year and to increase interest in group membership.

Moving Cafe Berlin on bikes [Photo]

Cafe Berlin co-owner Allison Starn and employee Sean Coder secure a cabinet to Coder's bike trailer in preparation for the restaurant's move to Tenth and Ash streets from the now empty building on the corner of Walnut Street and Providence Road on Monday. After a free pancake breakfast courtesy of the cafe, 30 cyclists helped with the eight-block move.

Sweeping away old Cafe Berlin [Photo]

Cafe Berlin co-owner Allison Starn sweeps away the last remnants of the restaurant on the corner of Walnut Street and Providence Road on Monday. Thirty cyclists showed up at 9 a.m. to help make the eight-block move to the new location at the intersection of Tenth and Ash streets. Starn said she hopes to see Cafe Berlin reopen by the second week in October.

Hickam House authenticity questioned [Photo]

Hickam House, located in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, may be torn down if wood sampling performed by the MU forestry department proves the structure was built in the 1960s instead of the cited 1820 to 1830.

Health initiative panel addresses issue [Photo]

UM System President Gary Forsee, far left, delivers a press conference in the Acuff Auditorium in the MU School of Medicine on Monday announcing the Tiger Institue for Health Innovation while the panel of, left to right, CEO and co-founder of the Cerner corporation Neal Patterson, University of Missouri Health System vice chancellor Hal Williamson, MU Health Care CEO Jim Ross and the executive director of the Tiger Institute Sherry Browne, listen. The health initiative is the largest corporate investment in MU history.

Patterson, Forsee answer health care questions [Photo]

CEO and co-founder of Cerner Corporation Neal Patterson, right, and MU System President Gary Forsee answer questions about a major health initiative and partnership with MU during a press conference in the MU School of Medicine on Sept. 28, 2009. "We're going to make a fundamental difference in health care", said Patterson, noting the advances in medical record keeping over the past 20 years.

Telepresence unveiled [Photo]

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee prepares for a teleconference meeting with AT&T and Cisco to unveil the UM system's new TelePresence center located on the first floor of Ellis Library on Monday. According to Ellis Library, Forsee and his wife, Sherry, provided the lead gift of $1 million to make this system, as well as the three others on UM campuses, possible.

Cougars volleyball players celebrate a victory [Photo]

Columbia College volleyball players Maria Omondi (10), far left, Julie Teeple (12), Paula Ferreira (7), Tally Mattos (1) and Cate Eckhardt (2) celebrate after scoring against Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday night in the Cougars' three-game vicory at the Arena at Southwell Complex.

Columbia College volleyball player Paula Ferreira [Photo]

Paula Ferreira, a 25-year-old freshman setter on the Columbia College women’s volleyball team, moved from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Columbia in August.

'Charlie Brown' wraps up [Photo]

Charlie Brown believes that "Happiness is finding a pencil," in Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," on Sunday. The cast of (from left:) Craig Cooper (Schroeder), Emma Plott-Olson (Woodstock), Mary Shaw (Sally), Tony Killian (Charlie Brown), Casey Palmisano (Snoopy), Stephanie Flakne (Lucy) and Eric Seeley (Linus) concluded their three-week run on Sunday.

Beginning the day at Lucy's [Video]

In the tiny town of McBaine — the 2000 Census recorded 17 residents — farmers begin their day with coffee and cards at Lucy's.

Stambaugh prepares tree sample [Photo]

Michael Stambaugh prepares a tree sample from Medicine Creek, Mo. at the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory where he works as a research associate. Stambaugh is a dendrochronologist who has learned how to measure tree rings to determine climate changes or cultural influences that occurred during a particular time and in a particular region.

Tree rings show tree's age [Photo]

A cross section of red pine sample from Huron Mountain Club, in the upper peninsula of Michigan shows that the tree grew from 1707 until it died naturally in 1998. The numbers in black identify the actual years that the tree healed over wounds caused by fire.

Dendrochronologists Tree Rings [Graphic]

Dendrochronologists, scientists who study tree rings, are able to determine the history of past events, such as wildfires, by studying tree rings. Here, the places that MU dendrochronologists have traveled to and collected samples of tree rings for study.

Playing Pitch at Lucy's [Photo]

Bill Sontag, left, and Robert Grant play a game of Four Point Pitch on a rainy morning Wednesday at Lucy's Burgers and Beverages in McBaine. The two farmers could not work their fields until they dried out, but started their day early by having breakfast, drinking coffee and sharing stories at the diner.

Pagan Pride Festival 2009 [Video]

The seventh annual Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride Day was held in Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 27. According to coordinator Victoria Chance, the program intended to promote tolerance and understanding of the earth-centric non-Judeo-Christian religion. Apart from the several vendor stalls, the program featured a pagan ritual, music concert and dances.

Teen performs at Pagan Pride Day [Photo]

Katie Masters, 15, dances with a hula-hoop to the sound of the band Elvendrums at the 7th annual Pagan Pride Day at Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 27. Masters goes by the stage name Virtuous Luna.

Members of Elvendrums perform at Pagan Pride Day [Photo]

Susan Mohlman, left, and Dee Solindas, two members of the group Elvendrums, play at the 7th annual Pagan Pride Day in Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 27. Mohlman goes by the stage name of 'Phookasoo', a combination of the name of a shape-shifting fairy and a pun off of a southern name. Solindas goes by 'Devan', a reference to an Earth spirit.
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