MU men's basketball plays Texas A&M [Photo]

Missouri redshirt senior guard Zaire Taylor goes for a layup. Texas A&M beat Missouri 77-74 on Wednesday night.

Working for others [Photo]

John Stegner, left, and Frank Frevert, right, get assistance from Children's Miracle Network coordinator Molly Myers in voting for Columbia radio station Y107 as "North America's Most Caring Radio Station." The contest is an effort to raise $50,000, which would go toward MU Health Care's Children's Hospital. Culver's restaurant hosted a voting booth all day on Wednesday.

Ballot for the best [Photo]

A flier for the "North America's Most Caring Radio Station" contest sits in Culver's restaurant in Columbia on Wednesday. The restaurant gave away free ice cream to customers who voted for the Columbia station Y107 in an effort to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

MU football coach pleased with recruiting class [Photo]

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said he was satisfied with this year's recruiting class and that he wants to continue to raise the bar.

Innocence Project [Slideshow]

Darryl Burton, Dennis Fritz and Josh Kezer all served years in prison for crimes they did not commit. They shared their stories at a Midwest Innocence Project presentation in MU’s Neff Hall Auditorium on Wednesday evening.

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.