Car sharing comes to MU [Photo]

A new Toyota Prius in the Memorial Union parking lot, one of four cars available for rental at MU.

Kuettel outside Stafford Hall [Photo]

Marissa Kuettel poses in the courtyard between Stafford and Cramer halls in 2006.

Stafford Hall Valentine's Day [Photo]

First floor Stafford Hall residents gather in the corridor for a Valentine's Day dinner.

Stafford Hall 1970s [Photo]

Kent Heitholt, former Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor, lived on the ground floor of Stafford Hall in the early 1970s.

Stafford Hall corridor [Photo]

An inside corridor of Stafford Hall in 2007.

Stafford Hall 2007 [Photo]

Spencer Ernst and friends play Catan in the 2nd floor lounge of Stafford Hall in November 2007.

Stafford Hall 2007 [Photo]

The outside of Stafford Hall in 2007.

Stafford Hall room [Photo]

This is a typical women's room in Stafford Hall in 2006.

Demolition begins on Stafford Hall [Photo]

A backhoe rips into the third floor of Stafford Hall on Thursday morning as demolition begins on the first of two dormitories this year. Stafford Hall will be replaced by University Hospital's new patient care tower. Spirtas Wrecking Company is the demolition company. Stafford was built in 1947 at the same time as three other dormitories: Johnston, Graham and Cramer halls.

Mort Walker essay about Beetle Bailey [Document]

In this 1984 letter from King Features, a newspaper syndication service, Mort Walker writes about the creation of his Beetle Bailey comic strip. This letter comes from the Columbia Missourian archive.

Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey comic strip [Photo]

Mort Walker smiles while sitting at a drawing table in this undated file photo from the Missourian archives.

Mort Walker and Cookie [Photo]

Mort Walker poses with a cutout of Cookie, the Army chef in the Beetle Bailey comic strip in this undated file photo from the Missourian archives.

The evolution of Beetle Bailey [Photo]

A 1984 promotion page from King Features Syndicate, Inc., shows the evolution of Beetle Bailey.

Beetle Bailey strip references The Shack [Photo]

In June 1989, the Beetle Bailey strip referenced Mort Walker's days at "The Shack," which was a watering hole Walker and his friends would visit in the 1940s.

First Beetle Bailey comic strip [Photo]

The first Beetle Bailey cartoon strip created by MU graduate Mort Walker included local landmarks such as Memorial Union and The Shack. The Shack, a local watering hole in the 1940s and decades later destroyed by fire, was where Walker conceived of the famous strip that eventually ran in more than 1,500 newspapers.

Stamp honors Beetle Bailey comic [Photo]

This stamp depicting sad-sack soldier Beetle Bailey and his longtime foil, Sgt. Orville Snorkel, is part of the new "Sunday Funnies" series released by the U.S. Postal Service. The Beetle Bailey stamp, initially unveiled in July, is being honored for its connections to MU and mid-Missouri. Beetle Bailey's creator, Mort Walker, is a 1948 graduate of the university.

Checking times for Missouri 340 race [Photo]

Bill Harris, 61, checks his time and schedule with Dan Vincent, a member of the Missouri 340 race support crew. Vincent was present at the beginning of the race in Kansas City and moved along all of the checkpoints as the rowers came ashore. On Wednesday, Easy Living, with paddlers West Hansen, of Austin, Texas, and David Kelly, of San Rafael, Calif., finished at 8:48 p.m. and won the men’s tandem division of the race and the first-place award of $600. The team set the race record for the fastest finish of for the men's tandem division in 36 hours and 48 minutes. Los Humangos Paddleos with paddlers Wally Wederich, of Yorkville Ill., and Nick Josefik, of St. Joseph, Ill., crossed the finish line at 9:02 p.m., finishing second overall. Beauties and Barnacles crossed the finish line at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, finishing the race in third with a time of 38 hours and 5 seconds. The dragon boat was the only one competing in the voyageur class of the race. The team consisted of 19 paddlers from across the country.

Carolina Chocolate Drops perform at Summerfest [Photo]

Dom* Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson complete the headlining band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, for Summerfest. The group performed Wednesday night outside The Blue Note.

Gathering for Summerfest [Photo]

Hundreds gathered Wednesday outside the Blue Note on Ninth Street as Big Smith from Springfield played. Big Smith and Columbia's own The Hatricks opened for Carolina Chocolate Drops for the Summerfest performance.

Asian carp in Illinois [Photo]

In this 2006 file photo, Jim Kirby, an outdoor writer from Palos Park, Ill., prepares to shoot Asian silver carp as they start jumping alongside his boat during a bowfishing trip near Utica, Ill. A federal judge has set Sept. 7 as the next hearing in a multistate lawsuit demanding tougher action to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes. Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania want to close locks and install barriers to stop the voracious fish.