February 27, 2010
K. Kendall Mathews played high school basketball in Detroit. This worn picture is of Mathews when he was a member of the varsity for the Detroit Mumford Mustangs in 1978.
Joshua Hulen, the True/False robot, dances at the corner of Broadway and Ninth Street during the True/False March March parade on Friday.
Hickman junior guard Alex Keith attempts a shot during the second period of the Hickman-Holt game held at Holt Buchanan High, on Thursday, Feb 24.
The crowd cheers as Hickman gains on Holt during the second half of the Hickman-Holt gameheld at Holt Buchanan High, on Thursday, Feb 24.
Rock Bridge senior guard Amaya Williams drives towards the basket during the first half of the Rock Bridge - Troy Buchanan game held at Troy Buchanan High on Thursday, Feb 26.
Missouri senior gymnast Brooke Boehmer performs her balance beam routine during the Tigers' meet against the Illinois State University team on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at the Hearnes Center.
Missouri senior gymnast Sarah Shire performs her balance beam routine during the Tigers' meet against Illinois State University on Friday, February 26, 2010. Shire set a new school record in all-around competition with 39.725 points.
February 26, 2010
Bruins senior guard Orreshia Chatman tries to avoid Troy Buchanan sophomore forward Erin Mennemeyer during the Class 5, District 9 championship game held at Troy Buchanan High on Thursday, Feb 26.
Rock Bridge senior guard Orreshia Chatman, senior guard Amaya Williams, and junior guard Megan Marshall, (left to right) show the district championship trophy to Coach Jill Nagel's son, Zachary. The girls defeated Troy Buchanan with a final score of 43-29.
Highlights from day 13 of the 2010 Olympic Games.
March March flooded the streets of downtown Columbia. The colorful parade is a staple of the True/False Film Festival.
Five cars delayed traffic heading southbound on Providence Road Friday evening. According to the Columbia Fire Department, three people were treated for non-serious injuries.
Gasoline leaks from one of the vehicles involved in a five-car chain reaction accident on Providence Friday evening. The Columbia Fire Department used absorbent material to clean up the fuel.
Columbia firefighters begin cleanup of a five-car pile up crash on southbound Providence Road on Friday evening. The crash closed both lanes of traffic for a short period before cars were able to pass on the shoulder.
The president of the Legion of Black Collegians released a statement about the cotton ball incident at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. Click here to download a PDF of that statement.
From 2001 to 2007, Missouri and Boone County saw an increase in the number of people ages 65 years and up with jobs. The average monthly salary was about $2,400.
The Columbia City Council has just moved into roomy new chambers and post-Census ward reapportionment is right around the corner. In the next few years, the city will have both the means and opportunity to expand the size of its legislative body. In an effort to bring some real numbers to bear upon all the speculation, I brought my measuring tape to city hall and measured their new digs as well as the old chambers. Then, I visited about 75 different city Web sites to calculate how Columbia compared to its peers. To keep the numbers consistent, I always counted mayors as part of a town’s council (or board of aldermen, or commission), even if they had a more executive role.
Larry Morrow, left, gives a massage to Jack Schweitger during the break after morning preparation for the annual Lenten fish fry dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbia on Friday.
Cotton balls lie scattered in front of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Feb. 26. Witnesses said the cotton balls were thrown around the building between 1:30 and 2 a.m. early that morning.
Fish are prepared for frying at the annual Lenten fish fry dinner at the Knights of Columbus in Columbia on Friday.