Gartner recommends rules for downtown noise [Document]

Carrie Gartner, director of Columbia's Special Business District, advised practices for a downtown noise ordinance at Friday's Special Business District meeting.

MU baseball freshmen [Photo]

MU freshmen outfielders Dane Opel and Blake Brown look on during an indoor baseball practice Wednesday at Devine Pavilion.

Rock Bridge girls basketball coach Jill Nagel preps her team for the district championship game [Photo]

Rock Bridge girls basketball coach Jill Nagel blows a whistle to signify the end of a drill during practice on Thursday. The girls varsity team will play in a district championship game against Troy Buchanan High School on Friday.

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team prepares for the district championship game [Photo]

Players on the Rock Bridge High School girls basketball teams stretch before their practice on Thursday. The team motto for the practice was 'Win, Beat Troy!' in preparation for Friday night's game against Troy Buchanan High School in the district championships.

MU basketball's Zaire Taylor [Photo]

Missouri's Zaire Taylor jumps up for a shot as Texas' J'Covan Brown defends during the game Feb. 17 at Mizzou Arena.

True/False Film Fest crowd watches peformers [Photo]

The crowd watches country singer and yodeler Brody Douglas Hunt perform at Cafe Berlin on Thursday. Hunt will play all four days of the True/False Film Fest this year.

Rum Drum Ramblers play [Photo]

From left, Ryan Koenig, Mat Wilson and Joey Glynn of the Rum Drum Ramblers perform at Cafe Berlin on Thursday at the music showcase kickoff for the True/False Film Fest. This is their second year playing at the festival.

True/False Film Fest kicks off [Photo]

True/False Film Fest kicks off the music showcase at Cafe Berlin on Thursday with bluegrass, blues and country music. Many of the bands will play multiple times throughout the weekend.

Hunt performs [Photo]

Brody Douglas Hunt performs Thursday at the True/False Film Fest music showcase kickoff at Cafe Berlin. This is Hunt's fourth year performing at the film festival.

Cougars' Greg Stegeman [Photo]

Columbia College's Greg Stegeman attempts a shot over Harris-Stowe's Nick Jackson.

Cougars' Cameron Sadler [Photo]

Columbia College's Cameron Sadler, right, turns to shoot as Harris-Stowe's Robert Mumphard defends.

Cougars' Aleksander Eric [Photo]

Columbia College's Aleksander Eric drives past Harris-Stowe's Robert Mumphard during the Cougars' last home game Thursday at The Arena of Southwell Complex.

Cougars' Denise Rosario [Photo]

Columbia College's Denise Rosario attempts a shot in front of Harris-Stowe's Gwendelyn Ellis.

Cougars' Rachel Oswald [Photo]

Columbia College's Rachel Oswald dribbles the ball down the court during the Cougars' game against Harris-Stowe Thursday at The Arena of Southwell Complex.

Safford's injury [Photo]

Missouri men's basketball trainer Pat Beckmann and coach Mike Anderson tend to junior forward Justin Safford, center, after he tore his ACL in the first half of Missouri's 92-63 victory over Colorado on Wednesday night.

House fire [Photo]

Firefighters from the Columbia Fire Department stand on the back deck of a house at 4117 Derby Ridge Drive on Thursday. The Fire Department arrived on scene to find flames visible from the back of the house, which was occupied by a family of five with three small children.

Day 12 of the 2010 Olympics [Slideshow]

Photos from day 12 of the 2010 Olympics from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Freezing temperatures wreak havoc on roads [Graphic]

Every winter, potholes begin to pop up across the city. Despite efforts to fix them, workers are fighting a losing battle since they can only provide a temporary fix until spring arrives. Winters with high precipitation can cause an increase in potholes.

Bramble performs [Photo]

From left, Steve Schmit, Chaz Prymek, Ian Accord and James Miska of the band Bramble from Salt Lake City play outside the True/False Film Festival box office at the corner of Ninth and Cherry streets Thursday. The band was playing for people waiting in line to pick up tickets for this weekend's films.

Lyah Beth Leflore [Photo]

"An Evening of Words and Conversation with Lyah Beth Leflore," at which the author will read from her latest novel and sign her books, will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Historic Senior Hall, 100 Waugh St. The event is free.