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Ensley at day care [Photo]

Kristy Ensley chases her son, Jayden Wilkes, 2, around the playground so they can go home from the Student Parent Center in University Village on Thursday, Nov. 19. Ensley, a biology student, said the day care is a blessing because of its affordability and close proximity to campus.

Smile for the camera [Photo]

Naomi Clark and her 7-month-old daughter, Liberty, at the Student Parent Center in University Village on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. Clark is a member of MIZFIT, an organization that helps MU student-parents network and support one another.

Runners-up celebrating [Photo]

Stormwater Logo Contest runners-up Allie Smith, left, and Megan Pearson pose for a picture taken by Smith's mother, Valerie Brightwell, at the Boone County Commission Chambers on Wednesday. Both girls are sophomores at Centralia High School.

Stormwater Logo Contest winners [Photo]

From left, Megan Pearson, Hunter Allen and Allie Smith pose on Wednesday with the their designs for the Stormwater Logo Contest. Allen won $100 for first place and Pearson and Smith were given $50 as runners-up. "I'm going to buy a Christmas gift for the girlfriend, to be honest," Allen said about how he would spend the reward money.

Bruins' Travis Jorgenson [Photo]

Rock Bridge freshman guard Travis Jorgenson dribbles the ball down the court during the Bruins' game against Moberly on Saturday.

Lights for 'Silent Night' [Photo]

Wynonna Judd sang "Silent Night" as her opening song Wednesday in Jesse Auditorium. Judd performed as part of the University Concert series.

Wynonna sings at Jesse [Photo]

MU freshman designs his room to counter seasonal affective disorder [Photo]

Freshman Andrew Dolgin relaxes in his room at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house Monday underneath a lamp specifically set up to mimic sunlight. The lights help prevent the onset of seasonal affective disorder, a variation of depression that is aggravated in the winter months.

Stephens students perform 'A Victorian Christmas' [Slideshow]

Fine Arts students at Stephens College performed “A Victorian Christmas” on Sunday through Tuesday in the historic Senior Hall. Guests were entertained with songs and dances from Charles Dickens’ time.

MU professor writes guide to help autistic adults [Photo]

Scott Standifer, an MU clinical associate professor in the School of Health Professions, is writing a guide on how to help adults with autism find and keep employment.

Internet crime [Graphic]

From 2007 to 2008, Internet crime investigations increased 11 percent. With more than 1,200 hours of training from 2007 to 2009, Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force members are working to keep up with the rise in Internet crime.

Hickman wrestler J’Den Cox [Photo]

Hickman wrestler J’Den Cox, right, keeps control of Helias' Clayton Roark in their 171-pound match Tuesday at Hickman. Cox's win was one of only two Kewpies victories in a 65-13 dual meet loss.

Missouri wrestler Mark Ellis [Photo]

Missouri senior Mark Ellis, top, who won a NCAA national championship last wrestling season in the heavyweight division, practices moves with Tigers freshman heavyweight Glen Allen on Tuesday in the Tigers' wrestling room.

Rod Jetton [Photo]

Rod Jetton turned himself into authorities at 11:52 p.m. Monday after an arrest warrant was filed for a charge of second-degree felony assault. He posted a $250 bond, which is 10 percent of bail.

Federal funds requested by city, county [Graphic]

The City Council passed a resolution for a federal funds request on Monday night. City government staff and Mayor Darwin Hindman will meet with Columbia’s Congressional Delegation and federal agencies at the end of January to request funding that would go toward high-priority projects on the Capital Improvement Plan.

Hard drives back up data from task force investigations [Photo]

Hard drives of different capacities stand on a shelf at the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force. The hard drives are used to copy and back up data in the investigations of the task force.

Task force investigates child pornography possession [Photo]

Detective Mark Sullivan (left), Detective Tracy Perkins and Detective Andy Anderson are investigators for the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force. The task force investigates child pornography possession and enticement cases. The three detectives pose for a portrait at the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force office in Columbia.

Detectives try to keep work, home separate [Photo]

Detective Mark Sullivan takes notes while working on a case for for the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force in Columbia. "You think you've seen just about everything, then you see something new and you wonder, how can someone do that to a child?" Sullivan said.

Task force veteran uses many computers for work [Photo]

Detective Andy Anderson explains how each monitor on his desk is tied to a different computer and how he uses each computer for a different task such as chatting with someone or for forensic examination. Detective Anderson is the coordinator for the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force and a 23-year veteran of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Winter storm takes aim at Midwest [Photo]

A pedestrian jumps over a mound of snow while crossing a street in downtown Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday. A winter storm is traveling through the region.
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