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Ballet Benefit [Photo]

Amelia Gandara, left, a dancer for the Missouri Contemporary Ballet, helps her grandmother, Concepcion Gandara, right, decide if she should purchase one of artist Doug Greene's pieces during a benefit art exhibit for the ballet company at Sven's Kafe and gallery on Thursday, March 5. Votes were cast during the event to decide who will be chosen as the company's next poster artist.

The Cranes look at the fountain [Photo]

Amelie Crane, 2. left, Russ Crane, center, and Sunday Crane, 4, right, take in the fountain at the Shelter Insurance headquarters on Friday evening. The lighted fountain, which can reach heights of 32 feet, was turned on for the season by Edward Riley, a member of the contractor crew that installed the fountain in 1966.

Shelter Insurance fountain turned on [Photo]

People gather around the lighted fountain at the Shelter Insurance Coorperate Headquarters on Friday evening. Edward Riley, who recently turned 90 and was part of the building contractors who installed the fountain in 1966, flipped the switch to turn on the fountain as part of the 44th annual Fountain Turn-On ceremony. Festivities included live music from Ironweed and clowns handing out ballons, flower seeds, and almanacs.

Cornell sad in defeat [Photo]

Cornell forward Ryan Wittman, right, and guard Louis Dale sit on the bench in the final seconds of their loss.

Missouri turns up the heat [Photo]

Cornell forward Ryan Wittman tries to get rid of the ball as Missouri guard Marcus Denmon, right, defends during the second half of Missouri's win.

J.T. Tiller chases a loose ball [Photo]

Missouri guard J.T. Tiller leaps out of bounds chasing a loose ball against Cornell.

DeMarre Carroll fired up [Photo]

MU's DeMarre Carroll celebrates a change of possession during the second half.

Leo Lyons looks to score [Photo]

Leo Lyons makes a break for the basket. Lyons finished the day with a game high 23 points.

DeMarre Carroll drives the ball [Photo]

Forward DeMarre Carroll drives to the basket against Cornell's Brian Kreefer. Carroll had 13 points on the day in Missouri's 78-59 victory.

Fans cheer on the Tigers [Photo]

Nine-year-old Jack Kropf, along with his mother, Terri, and his father, Dave, cheer on the Tigers during the Cornell game on Friday. The family, from St. Joseph, flew in Thursday night, and Dave Kropf said they will follow the Tigers until they lose.

J.T. Tiller battles for a loose ball [Photo]

J.T. Tiller battles Cornell's Adam Wire for possession of the ball.

J.T. TIller glides to the hole [Photo]

Missouri guard J.T. Tiller attempts a lay-up. Tiller finished the game with 11 points and six assists.

Legislation to help raw milk farm [Video]

Please click on the photo to see a video about Pasture Nectar Farm. It is owned and operated by Eric Vimont in Mount Vernon and centers its business on the production and sale of raw milk.

Raw milk has faced recent heat because of its connection to some recent outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella. However, a Missouri legislator — Rep. Belinda Harris, D-Hillsboro — has introduced legislation that will clarify the state's position on raw milk. It would allow farms to continue to sell raw milk from their farms or through delivery.

School board candidates and members represent south and west Columbia [Graphic]

Current school board members and candidates reside in similar regions of Columbia. Here, a map of their residences.

the beat 3/20 [Audio]

the beat 3/17 [Audio]

Marquette's Wesley Matthews [Photo]

Marquette guard Wesley Matthews, right, goes up against the reach of Utah State forward Gary Wilkinson, left, during the first half of their game in Boise, Idaho.

Cornell's Ryan Wittman [Photo]

Cornell forward Ryan Wittman smiles during practice Thursday in Boise, Idaho, as his team goes over details before playing Missouri in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday.

Cornell coach Steve Donahue [Photo]

Cornell head coach Steve Donahue watches practice on Thursday as the Big Red prepared to face Missouri on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Boise, Idaho.

Cornell gathers after practice [Photo]

Cornell team huddles after practice for their game in the first round of the men's NCAA college basketball tournament game in Boise, Idaho.
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