INTERACTIVE: TDD board [Graphic]

Bringing in a new year [Photo]

Louis Nithibeuyahovn and Sam Pao create a dish native to northeastern Thailand at the Songkran Festival celebrating the Thai New Year at MU on Thursday. The festival, hosted by the Thai Student Association and the International Programming Committee, offered a taste of traditional Thai food, music, dancing and culture.

the beat 4/30 [Audio]

Bill Kitchen works at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise [Photo]

Bill Kitchen sorts parts as part of his job at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise (CMSE). The CMSE is a sheltered workshop for developmentally disabled persons to work.

D.J. Dailey works on a 3M assembling task [Photo]

D.J. Dailey works on a 3M assembling task at the CMSE on Wednesday. 3M has ended its subcontract with CMSE, which will result in employee layoffs.

Betty Connaway builds wire wraps [Photo]

Betty Connaway builds wire wraps at the CMSE on Wednesday.

Kyle Goodson works on building a jack socket kit [Photo]

Kyle Goodson works on building a jack socket kit at the CMSE on Wednesday. 3M, a company that has a subcontract with CMSE, will soon end the contract, which will result in layoffs.

3M ends contract with Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise [Photo]

3M, a worldwide company that produces products such as Scotch Tape and Post-it notes, has been forced to end its contract with the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise (CMSE) because of the economic recession. The 3M section of the CMSE workspace will have to make employment cuts of about 20 to 30 people.

Transportation districts collect your money with little oversight [Photo]

Transportation Development Districts [Graphic]

The dwindling number of World War II veterans [Graphic]

Stephens softball Haley Caldwell [Photo]

Stephens College junior Haley Caldwell tore her ACL in October 2008. Despite the injury, Caldwell remains a versatile threat when playing shortstop for the Stars, and she also leads the team in stolen bases this season.

AMC Softball Tournament bracket [Graphic]

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Transportation development district breakdown [Graphic]

INTERACTIVE | See where transportation development districts are in Columbia and a breakdown of their information including property owners and list of projects for each area.

Rock Bridge's Blake Burchert [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Blake Buchert returns a serve from Terry Ward of Marquette High School on Wednesday. Even though the Bruins have started the season with a 15-0 record, Buchert said he isn't sure if this year’s team is better than last year's team, and he doesn’t know if he will ever know.

Ashley Brawner [Photo]

Ashley Brawner, sophomore outfielder, practices at Columbia College. She followed her sister, Rachel Brawner, to play softball with the Cougars.

Rachel Brawner [Photo]

Rachel Brawner, senior first baseman for the Columbia College softball team, plays catch during practice. Rachel Brawner helped her younger sister, Ashley Brawner, adjust to college life since coming to Columbia College.

Shah Indictment [Graphic]

Columbia College sisters playing together [Photo]

Rachel Brawner, right, runs during Columbia College softball practice while her sister, Ashley Brawner, left, looks on at the Columbia College practice facilities. Ashley Brawner said that their parents encouraged them to play together in college.

Stephens College's Hayley Caldwell [Photo]

Stephens College shortstop Hayley Caldwell throws a ball to a teammate during the Stars' game against Missouri Baptist on April 8. She has come back from four tears of her anterior cruciate ligament.