Issues addressed [Photo]

Shari Bauer, a resident of Paquin Tower, listens to Robert McDavid answer an audience-provided question on handicapped accessibility in Columbia during the first mayoral candidates forum held at Paquin Tower on Wednesday evening.

Questioned by audience [Photo]

Miguel Horn listens to the mayoral candidates speak at the first public forum held on Wednesday evening at Paquin Tower held by nonprofit CARE@Paquin. Audience members provided questions for the candidates to address via cards given to the moderator at the start of the event.

Keeping time [Photo]

Time enforcer Lyn Williams had to cut off mayor candidate Sid Sullivan numerous times throughout the first mayoral candidate forum held on Wednesday evening at Paquin Tower. Each candidate received 90 seconds to answer the question posed by moderator Vicki Russell.

Hearing the candidates [Photo]

Five of the six mayoral candidates answered questions provided by the audience during the first mayoral candidate forum of 2010 held at Paquin Tower on Wednesday evening. The event, sponsored by local nonprofit CARE@Paquin, was open to both the residents and the general public.

Snow expected [Photo]

People come out to Stephens Lake Park to sled on Jan. 7. Missouri has received 10 inches of snow so far this winter, compared to last winter's 3 inches. More snow is predicted for the weekend.

State of the Judiciary address [Document]

Missouri Supreme Court Justice William Price Jr. delivered his State of the Judiciary address Wednesday in Jefferson City. Click here to download a copy of the speech.

Meth seizures up in 2009 [Graphic]

Methamphetamine lab incidents are on the rise again after pseudoephedrine restrictions were established late in 2005. In 2009, Missouri again led the nation in meth-related seizures.

Valentine's for Vets [Photo]

Rebekah Sobieck, 4, makes a Valentine's Day card at the Audrey Webb Child Study Center on Wednesday. Rebekah's preschool class made the cards for the Truman Veterans Hospital.

Study on the health impact on carcass contamination for pigs [Document]

Click here for a link to an Iowa State study titled "Swine Health Impact on Carcass Contamination and Human Foodborne Risk."

St. Louis Distinctive Dozen [Photo]

This photo released by the National Trust For Historic Preservation shows the Old Courthouse in St. Louis which was named Wednesday as one of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Study shows eliminating antibiotics increases cost of pigs [Document]

Click here to view an Iowa State study about antimicrobial access policy in pork.

Candle sparks trailer fire [Photo]

Columbia firefighters were called to Rustic Meadows Trailer Court at 2:24 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of a structure fire.

Columbia names its most notable properties [Audio]

Missourian reporter talks to residents of Columbia's most notable properties.

MU vs. Texas A&M men's basketball game guide [Graphic]

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Notable properties: Columbia's brick streets [Photo]

Brick streets, throughout Columbia | The bricks on and around Lee Street in East Campus have paved the road since 1909, making the area one of the oldest brick pavings in Columbia. There are 10 streets in Columbia that are fully or partially paved in brick. The streets slow traffic and have an old-world feel, the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission said.

Notable properties: Schlundt Hall [Photo]

Schlundt Hall, MU, south of University Avenue and west of College Avenue | Built in 1922, Schlundt Hall was named after Herman Schlundt, an MU professor and chemistry department chairman. Located in MU's white campus, the building is the sixth most notable property named at MU.

Notable properties: Stephens stables [Photo]

Stephens stables, Stephens College campus, 203 Old 63 | The Saddleseat/Western Barn, pictured in this panorama photo composite, was constructed in 1939. The barn is the home to the Prince of Wales Club, which is the oldest continually active riding club across the country.

Notable properties: The Berry Building [Photo]

The Berry Building, Walnut and Orr streets | Built as a storage warehouse in 1924, the Berry Building was best known as the Nowell Wholesale Grocery Company owned by the Nowell Family. It is now home to loft apartments and commercial spaces.

Notable properties: The Baugher home [Photo]

The Baugher home, 211 Bingham Road | The home was one of the first four houses built in the Grasslands neighborhood. The house was a Georgian-style home designed by the local architect and MU professor Harry Satterlee Bill. It was constructed in 1927.

Notable properties: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house [Photo]

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, 809 S. Providence Road | The house was constructed in 1880 by George Bingham Rollins. Claude Bruner bought the house from the Rollins family in 1939. The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity purchased the house from Bruner family in 1954. The house is part of the historic Grasslands neighborhood.