Celebrating St. Patrick's Day [Photo]

The Boone County Fire Protection District Pipes & Drums performs on Wednesday at the Parkade Center to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Information about sexual assault [Graphic]

Interactive quiz covering sexual assault statistics.

President Obama picks Kansas to win [Photo]

Kansas guard Sherron Collins runs through drills during an NCAA midwest regional college basketball practice, Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in Oklahoma City. Kansas is to play Lehigh in a first-round game on Thursday.

Parkade Center celebrates St. Patrick's Day [Slideshow]

Parkade Center's St. Patrick's Day celebration for the community and the tenants featured the Boone County Fire Protection District Pipes & Drums group.

Basketball sendoff [Photo]

MU Men's Basketball Coach Mike Anderson speaks to fans at the Tigers' sendoff at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday. The Tigers left for Buffalo, N.Y. for the first-round NCAA Tournament game soon after the sendoff.

Pinehurst Lane closing [Document]

Pinehurst Lane will be closed between Villa Drive and Vail Court.

Columbia Police offer burglary prevention tips [Document]

Columbia Police are offering tips to protect homes and belongings from burglary over spring break. There were 21 burglaries of student residences on Christmas Eve last year.

Clemson basketball player Tanner Smith [Photo]

Clemson's Tanner Smith, left, defends against Georgia Tech's Glen Rice, Jr.

Clemson baskeball player Andre Young [Photo]

Clemson's Andre Young, left, defends against Georgia Tech's Maurice Miller.

Trying to count everyone [Photo]

Mary Haldiman, right, and Sharon Wegener, center, receive information from U.S. Census Bureau employee Dave Perfecto at a rally held Monday in Jefferson City. The rally was held to spread information about the census and encourage people to participate.

Engraving valuables [Photo]

Tom Seeger engraves an iPod at the Columbia Police Department's mobile command post on Tuesday. The Columbia and MU Police Departments came together to raise awareness about engraving valuables with identifying information. With recent thefts in the south Columbia area, Columbia police is taking steps to help people protect their valuables.

Raising awareness [Photo]

An iPod is engraved with a driver's license number by Tom Seeger in south Columbia on Tuesday. Free engravings were available to raise awareness about being responsible for valuable belongings. If engraved with identifying information and recovered by the police, the item can be returned to the owner.

Daryl Dudley [Photo]

Daryl Dudley is running for the Fourth Ward City Council seat.

Schnarre to join Fire Protection District board [Photo]

Former Boone County Commissioner Keith Schnarre will become the newest member of the board of the Boone County Fire Protection District in April.

MU junior competes in YouTube contest [Photo]

Alex Rozier, an MU junior, has been selected as a semi-finalist in an international video journalism contest. His video shows a day in the life of a Columbia Christian Fellowship School high school senior with cancer.

Jerry Wade speaks at forum [Photo]

Mayoral candidate Jerry Wade spoke from a portion of resolution R 62-10 — promoting the city of Columbia as a youth and family-friendly community — during Tuesday's mayoral forum sponsored by the NAACP. The forum featured candidates from the school board, council and mayoral races.

Comparing notes at the forum [Photo]

Annelle Whitt and Bradley Anresen compare notes on each of the candidates at the forum held on Tuesday evening at Second Baptist Church. Columbia's chapter of the NAACP sponsored the event, which featured candidates from the school board, council and mayoral races.

Listening to the candidates [Photo]

Steve Calloway, a member of the Columbia Black Round Table, listens intently to candidates from the public office races on the April 6th ballot speak at the forum sponsored by the NAACP on Tuesday evening. While the NAACP does not endorse candidates, the Columbia Black Round Table will announce candidate endorsements prior to election day.

Askren prepares for final tournament as Tiger [Video]

Manuel Scott [Photo]

Manuel Scott is scheduled to speak at the MAC Scholars 2010 Spring Conference on Saturday at Hickman High School.