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Zumba moves [Photo]

Jennifer Manian, who became a certified instructor in August, leads an exercise in Zumba class on Thursday.

Exercise in Zumba class [Photo]

Jennifer Manian leads an exercise in Zumba class, which takes places twice a week at MU Student Recreation Complex on Thursday. Manian became a certified instructor in August 2008.

Cougars men's basketball coach Bob Burchard [Photo]

Columbia College men's basketball coach Bob Burchard encourages his team in a victory over William Woods on Feb. 19 at Southwell Complex.

Columbia College women's basketball player Fiona Sparks [Photo]

Columbia College guard Fiona Sparks drives past William Woods guard Cameo Holly in the Cougars victory on Feb. 19 at Southwell Complax

Fight for a loose ball [Photo]

Columbia College guard Fiona Sparks, left, William Woods center Miranda Loesch, center and Columbia College forward Deanne Tonkin scramble after a loose ball in the Cougars' victory on Feb. 19 at Southwell Complex.

Columbia College women's basketball player Rachel Oswald [Photo]

Columbia College's Rachel Oswald grabs a rebound Thursday in the Cougars' victory over visiting William Woods.

New chiefs [Photo]

Chris Belcher, left, is expected to be named Columbia Public Schools superintendent on Friday. Kenneth Burton, right, was named Thursday as the new chief of the Columbia Police Department.

Wrestling elimination [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Thomas Senseman grapples with Francis Howell's Alex Langford at the MSHSAA Class 4 Championships in the 145 lbs category Thursday. Senseman, his team's lone representative in the tournament this year, lost both of his matches and was eliminated.

Wake-up call [Photo]

Cougar guard Terrell Turner, center, stops short in front of the William Woods defensive line during the game on Thursday. Since an embarrassing loss at William Woods late last month, the Cougars have won eight of their past nine games.

Corey Brown with his son [Photo]

Corey Brown, 18, with his son, Jailen, on the day he was born, Aug. 4, 2007. Corey Brown was fatally shot Monday, apparently the victim of a botched robbery attempt.

Cougar men squeak by William Woods [Photo]

Columbia College forward Christian Lewis overpowers the William Woods defense, forwards Jerone Lester, left, and Lucas Dahl, to score two points for the Cougars at the American Midwest Conference game at Southwell Complex in Columbia on Thursday. The Cougars won the game 61-58.

Gov. Jay Nixon [Photo]

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon asked Missouri senators on Thursday to put a halt to their discussion about tax credit reform so that an economic development bill could be passed.

Coaching at MU as "dream come true" [Photo]

Coach Ehren Earleywine talks with freshman Jaydee Young at the MU Black and Gold game Feb. 7. Earleywine called the job offer from MU "a dream come true." “We came in here the first year and the team before I got here had been under .500. They were 85th in the nation, and sometimes it can take two, three, four years to pull yourself out of that funk,” Earleywine said.

From business to softball [Photo]

MU softball coach Ehren Earleywine at the Black and Gold game Feb. 7. Earleywine received a business degree and planned to get a job in the corporate world before accepting a job coaching softball.

On the road again [Photo]

Baylor guard Kelli Griffin, right, and Missouri guard Raeshara Brown, no. 23, battle for a rebound during the Tigers' game against Baylor University on Saturday in Waco, Texas. The Tigers have struggled on the road this season. Their last road victory was Jan. 3, but the team hopes to improve this record Saturday when they travel to Nebraska.

Looking forward to a new season [Photo]

Preseason All-American Kyle Gibson watches his teammates practice while taking a break in the dugout in September 2008. Last season didn't end well for Gibson, one of MU's pitchers, who suffered close losses in the Tigers' last two games of regional play. "You just got to get it out of your head," Gibson said about how last season ended. "You've just got to flush it."

Portion of Cherry Hill Drive closed [Graphic]

Roy Blunt [Photo]

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., became the first major Republican candidate to declare a bid for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat in 2010. So far, Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is the only other candidate to enter the race.

Kenneth Burton [Photo]

New Columbia Police Chief Kenneth Burton

Cleaning up supplies [Photo]

Russ Johnson, a service tech, cleans up drenched supplies at Shakespeare's west location on Feb. 19. The Columbia Fire Department extinguished flames after a dryer caught fire.
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