Columbia Housing Authority hopes to offer more computers for residents [Photo]

Claudette Henderson is the "neighborhood mama, with no pay" she said. The bench on Allen Walkway is her favorite place from the Douglass Park area. She likes to play with the children there because it's a safe area, away from the streets and the cars. Henderson has 20 years of medical experience, but she intends to take a computer class offered by the Columbia Housing Authority to have the chance of getting a better job. The portrait was taken on Allen Walkway.

H1N1 numbers and know-how [Graphic]

H1N1 has many similarities to seasonal flu especially in the way it enters and attacks cells in the body, but its differences give health experts cause for concern.

Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival map [Graphic]

Rock Bridge running back Trey Millard runs against Hickman [Photo]

Rock Bridge running back Trey Millard tries to escape the Hickman defense. Millard ran for two touchdowns on 144 yards rushing.

Running in the rain [Photo]

Hickman junior wide receiver Wesley Leftwich is tackled by Rock Bridge defenders during the Providence Bowl.

QB slide [Photo]

Hickman quarterback Matt Herman slides across a wet Faurot Field as he is tackled by a Rock Bridge defender.

Rock Bridge on the move [Photo]

Rock Bridge quarterback Mark Pickerel tries to avoid a tackle by Hickman's Phil Boyer during the second half of the Providence Bowl.

Providence Bowl downpour [Photo]

The Hickman Kewpies take the field in a downpour at the start of the Providence Bowl against the Rock Bridge Bruins on Thursday at Memorial Stadium.

Rock Bridge chest bump [Photo]

Rock Bridge tight end Austin Ray (80) and wide receiver Nate Egharevba celebrate a play with a chest bump.

MU freshman golfer Brad Moody [Photo]

Freshman golfer Brad Moody chips the ball onto the green during a Tigers practice Wednesday at The Club at Old Hawthorne. While in high school in Jefferson City, Moody won four of the five tournaments he participated in as a senior.

MU soccer player Bree Thornton [Photo]

Senior Bree Thornton dribbles the ball around Edith Lopez during a Tigers practice Tuesday at Walton Field.

The SteelDrivers [Photo]

The SteelDrivers, a bluegrass band with connections to Columbia, will play at the Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival on Saturday.

Paquin Tower heating system [Photo]

The heating system in Paquin Tower will receive $1.8 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for energy savings improvements. Currently, residents in the building's 200 units cannot control their rooms' heat unless they open their windows. Once the improvement project is completed, the building could save up to 42 percent of its current heating costs.

Stimulus funds for Paquin Tower heating [Document]

This is the news release from the Columbia Housing Authority detailing specifics of the heating system upgrade for Paquin Tower funded by stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Agriculture area around Columbia [Graphic]

Boone County has drafted an abeyance regulation that would prohibit development on agricultural land for six years if it is cleared and graded. This map shows the land around Columbia zoned as agricultural, urban agricultural, and agricultural-residential.

Rivals all ready [Photo]

City Hall Silhouette [Photo]

Construction equipment sits two stories up on the corner of East Broadway and Eighth Street for the addition to City Hall, which is slated for completion by the end of 2009. "Ninety-five percent of the exterior shell from the original building will be reused in addition to some recycled ceiling tiles, carpet, counter tops and steel," said project architect Diane Mansfield.

Hindman at City Hall construction [Photo]

Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman visits the new City Hall addition at 701 E. Broadway on Wednesday. Assistant City Manager Tony St. Romaine said he anticipates the first council meeting of January 2010 will be in the new facilities.

Judging at Roots 'N' Blues [Photo]

George Lynn of Memphis, Tenn., prepares meat for the grill. Lynn competed with the Crispy Critters group at the Roots 'N' Blues Festival BBQ competition on October 3, 2008.

Rivals all ready [Photo]