May 23, 2013
A fire leveled a building at North LaPorte Avenue and Sharidan Boulevard in northeast Columbia on Thursday afternoon. Neighbors said it was an unfinished structure that appeared to be abandoned.
John Liner get his hair cut by barber Seth Reynolds while drinking a beer at The Buzz Barbershop on Thursday. The Buzz Barbershop is unique to downtown Columbia in that it serves beer for $2 each to customers as they are getting a haircut. "The more they drink, the better the haircut looks" referring to the pun on "buzz" in the name of the barbershop, Reynolds said.
This image made from video provided by Ayako Wada-Katsumata shows glucose-averse German cockroaches avoiding a dab of jelly, which contains glucose, and favoring the peanut butter. For 30 years, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out sweet-tasting bait mixed with poison. But in the early 1990s, a formerly effective product stopped working. Some cockroaches had lost their sweet tooth, rejecting the corn syrup meant to attract them. Later studies showed they were specifically turned off by the sugar glucose in the syrup. Scientists reported Thursday that the key is an altered behavior of certain nerves that signal the brain about foods.
Pickard Hall, located on Francis Quadrangle, will be part of renovations planned for MU beginning next fall. The building was used for science experiments in the 1900s and left residual radiation in some areas of the building. The department of art history and archaeology and the Museum of Art and Archaeology will move to the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
The Hickman Lacrosse Club team.
Aiden Almanza, 5, rides his bike with neighbor Natalie Jackson, 6, on May 12 in the Golf View Condominiums, which is across the street from the newly constructed Battle High School.
The neighborhoods around the new Battle High School, including these houses on Trikalla Drive, north of Clark Lane in northeast Columbia, will see increased traffic and eventually, more residential and commercial development.
Ja'Kayon Smith, left, Da'kaveon Jacobs, left center, and Keishawn Armor attempt to block Isaiah Evans from making a shot during a driveway basketball game May 12 on Trikalla Drive, near Clark Lane and Battle High School.
Neighbors of Battle High School are bracing for the increased traffic that will come with the opening of the school. But many say the new high school and eventually new elementary school will have a positive impact on the area.
Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas winds up during the final inning of the NCAA Columbia Regional Semifinal Saturday at University Field. Thomas gave up eight hits and walked two, but maintained a shutout, her sixth complete game shutout of the season. She completes her five-year career at MU at the end of this season.
Ellie and Caroline Ragland discuss Ellie’s upcoming trip to California to speak at a conference over dinner. Ellie Ragland is an English professor at MU and says she does not believe in God. “But I deeply believe in religion.”
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Tyler Lyons throws against the San Diego Padres in his Major League debut Wednesday in San Diego.
Kansas City Royal starter James Shields delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros on Wednesday in Houston.
Members of Chelsea FC work out Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Chelsea is scheduled to play an exhibition soccer match against rival Manchester City on Thursday evening in St. Louis.
May 22, 2013
A downloadable PDF of the Missourian's special section on the opening of Battle High School. The school officially opens June 3 for summer school.
Dina Kaissi is a junior at Stephens College and plays tennis. She will be interning this summer with cardiologist James Januzzi at Massachusetts General, if she passes her Medical School Admissions Test on May 30.
Fairfield Elementary School hosted its fifth grade field day and graduation pizza party on Wednesday. They played various games and ate food. The fifth graders will be moving on to three different middle schools in the new school year.
Annika Gilzow, 6, holds a sign she made for the graduating fifth-grade students Wednesday at Fairview Elementary School. The younger students in the school lined up to cheer on the fifth-graders as they walked around their school's track one last time.
Zoie Vahabzadeh, 10, signs her friend's yearbook at the fifth-grade graduation pizza party Wednesday at Fairview Elementary School. The graduating fifth-graders will be split up between three different middle schools in the new school year.
From left, fifth-graders Deborah Anderson, 11, Ellie Krug, 10, Alaysha Holmes, 11, and Kimmy Gross, 11, talk during their graduation party Wednesday at Fairview Elementary School. The fifth-graders had cotton candy, snow cones, pizza, a photo booth and a DJ at their party.