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Holt wrestler pins Rock Bridge's Johnson [Photo]

Holt High School junior Brett Beckmann wrestles Rock Bridge sophomore Trent Johnson in the third round of bouts at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Wrestling Championship on Friday. Johnson was eliminated after losing the bout 5-0.

'Stylized Seedling' [Photo]

This is a model of an art piece by Glenn Williams that will be erected at Columbia's new Fire Station No. 9 at Blue Ridge and Providence Roads.

The Week in Pictures: Feb. 13-19 [Slideshow]

A look back at the week of February 13.

Doctor Day at the Youzeum [Photo]

"He's not breathing!" Emma Day, 7, shouts during "Doctor Day" at the YouZeum on Monday. Doctor Day was set up to teach children about health and safety — and in Emma's case, how to revive mannequins. The event was part of the YouZeum's School's Out program, which offers education and entertainment for children on days when school is out of session. Emma and her friends attended Monday's event while school was out in observance of President's Day.

Hickman senior Jenahlyn Felten gets ready for State Championships [Photo]

Hickman's Jenahlyn Felten gets in her last practice before the State Championships this weekend. The Kewpies senior will compete at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters.

How electronic cigarettes work [Graphic]

Electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigs,” are a tobacco-free alternative to cigarettes designed to look and feel like traditional cigarettes. Companies are advertising them as cheaper options and offering starter kits that come with cigarettes, batteries, cartridges and a charger starting at about $50. Each liquid nicotine container lasts about 200 to 300 puffs, which can be equal to 10 to 30 cigarettes. The liquid nicotine also comes in a variety of flavors, which critics worry will attract children. The Food and Drug Administration warns that though e-cigs come without health warnings, limited testing has revealed traces of toxic chemicals and carcinogens.

Special Education in Schools [Graphic]

Columbia Public School District is one of 13 districts in Missouri with special education programs. Federal funding contributes to low income and special education programs.

E-cigarette components [Photo]

The components of an electronic cigarette are shown. The smokeless and odorless substitute for tobacco cigarettes are under scrutiny by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

Deployed to Haiti [Photo]

Navy Ensing Emily Merritt, a native of Columbia, was apart of the USS Nassau deployment to Haiti from Jan. 23 to Feb 7.

Hookah lounge opening downtown [Photo]

The 9th Street Hookah Lounge will open to Columbia on Friday. The lounge will have two flat panel televisions mounted over fireplaces and two couch areas with hookah pipes in firepits for use at the couches. The lounge will have at least five tables to serve customers.

Park plan revised [Graphic]

The latest Southeast Regional Park plan replaces a 17-acre equestrian area with natural open space. Reactions to the equestrian area had been divided, with some respondents wanting it larger and others opposed because of waste and water concerns.

E-cigarette advocate [Video]

Jordan Allen-Baxter, a student at Columbia College, uses e-cigarettes on a regular basis. He explains the differences between electronic and regular cigarettes.

Campus Bar & Grill [Slideshow]

An ordinance to loosen noise violation restrictions for downtown businesses was tabled Monday. The noise violation currently defined by any noise heard from at least 50 feet away would increase to a proposed six times that at points during the night. Chris Flood, Owner of Campus Bar and Grill, said noise has not been an issue for his bar in almost 14 years.

Shakespeare's [Slideshow]

An ordinance to loosen noise violation restrictions for downtown businesses was tabled Monday. The noise violation currently defined by any noise heard from at least 50 feet away would increase to a proposed six times that at points during the night. Kurt Mirtsching, Shakespeare’s Pizza manager, does not see the decision for or against the ordinance affecting his business.

The Fieldhouse [Slideshow]

An ordinance to loosen noise violation restrictions for downtown businesses was tabled Monday. The noise violation currently defined by any noise heard from at least 50 feet away would increase to a proposed six times that at points during the night. Michelle Bittner, employee at The Fieldhouse, said most of the noise is held inside the bar and that the bar has never had a noise complaint to her knowledge.

Tigers catcher Megan Christopher takes leadership role on softball team [Photo]

Tigers catcher Megan Christopher practices at the Dan Devine Pavilion. Christopher has become one of the leaders on the field for the softball team this season.

Tigers catcher Megan Christopher talks with teammates [Photo]

Tigers catcher Megan Christopher talks to her teammates during a break in practice. "Megan is like the quarterback of our team," Tigers assistant coach Pete D'Amour said of the Missouri junior.

Missouri baseball player Aaron Senne is one of few returning starters this season [Photo]

Missouri outfielder Aaron Senne, one of just two seniors on the Tigers this season, stands at the plate during a 2009 game against Minnesota.

Rock Bridge's Megan Marshall vs. Helias's Arielle Chambers [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Orreshia Chatman vs. Helias [Photo]

Helias' Marki Burnett tries to block Rock Bridge's Orreshia Chatman's shot during Thursday's game at Rock Bridge High School.
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