Making it safely in place [Photo]

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibit preparator Barbara Smith fastens one of several transport amphoras to the wall on Thursday.

Easy does it [Photo]

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibit preparator Barbara Smith unwraps one of several transport amphoras on Thursday. The transport amphoras carried a variety of products such as oil, fruit and honey and were shipped throughout the ancient Mediterranean region.

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton [Photo]

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton has moved the department toward geographic policing to make officers more visible to the public and has switched the department to a 12-hour shift schedule.

One-year mark as police chief [Photo]

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton presents Matt Hibler with an award on Aug. 3, 2009, for heroic service at a fire in May 2009. Burton has been police chief for a year and has initiated a number of changes in that time.

David Wallace [Photo]

David Wallace is director of the National Center for DWI Courts in Alexandria, Va.

Kimberly Smith [Photo]

Kimberly Smith, 20, was set to graduate in May at Columbia College.

Missouri baseball player Jesse Santo vs. Purdue [Photo]

Missouri's Jesse Santo puts the tag on Purdue's Cameron Perkins at third base. Santo had an RBI double Wednesday.

Whitt in his element [Photo]

James Whitt, middle, huddles up with young men trying out for cPhase basketball league at the Midwest Sports Academy on March 20. Whitt is the executive director of cPhase and is running for a seat on the Columbia School Board in the April 6 elections.

Missouri softball pitcher Kristin Nottleman vs. Saint Louis [Photo]

Sophomore Kristin Nottleman let up two hits and struck out six in a five-inning 8-0 victory in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader sweep of visiting Saint Louis.

A census taker [Photo]

Dorothy Perfecto is a census taker.

A census worker [Photo]

Stephanie Brightwell is a census worker.

Census worker enjoys working with a variety of people [Photo]

Richard Ham, 30, of Boonville, is an office clerk for the 2010 Census. Before becoming a census worker, he received a degree in computer networking information technology from the High Tech Institute in Arizona. Ham is also a certified massage therapist. “This is one of my favorite jobs I’ve ever had,” he said. “People are from all different walks of life, and I like that we’re all working toward a common goal.”

2010 Census partnership assistant [Photo]

Francisco Forbes, 73, originally of Manhattan, N.Y., is a partnership assistant for the 2010 Census. This is Forbes’s first time as a census worker. Before helping out with the census, he was the director of events technology for Magnavox Research Labs in California.

0331 Census art [Photo]

A group of census workers [Photo]

Census workers from left: Nathan Swinger, 30, Cole Chambers, 50, and Wade Sanders, 59.

Crane migration [Photo]

School Board fundraising [Graphic]

Campaign fundraising [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | Candidates in Columbia running for mayor and two City Council seats filed the second round of campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission on March 29. Missouri election law requires candidates to file reports 40 days before, eight days before and 30 days after the election. Totals in each race jumped significantly since the candidates filed their initial reports in late February.

Read the "100 Top Hospitals" report [Document]

Read the "100 Top Hospitals" report for 2009 that includes Boone Hospital Center.

Former Mayor Clyde Wilson [Photo]

In August 1998, former Columbia mayor Clyde Wilson reflected on his role in city government: "I think that to be able to be in a contentious situation and be able to maintain some sort of balance, ... not be upset by it, that's a skill that you get to practice in a lot of things like city council. Because one minute you'd be arguing with someone on council and the next minute you'd be on the same side of another issue." Wilson died Tuesday.