Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house [Photo]

The premises of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on South Providence in Columbia.

Workers install sprinklers at fraternity house [Photo]

Marty Harper, left, and James Rodgers discuss the ongoing construction work on the premises of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on South Providence on Monday.

Sprinklers installed at PKA house [Photo]

Brad Ortmeyer installs fire sprinklers on the premises of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on South Providence on Monday. The house is being renovated to make it more energy efficient and meet fire safety codes.

More about Zumba [Video]

VIDEO: Fitness instructor Jennifer Manian talks about Zumba, the workout has been sweeping the nation since 2002, when it began to gain popularity.

Chester the owl [Photo]

Chester the blind barred owl has been found dead after missing since Feb. 15.

True/False Film Festival poster [Photo]

The 2009 True/False Film Festival poster.

Building the boats [Photo]

David Friesen uses a small brush and black ink to draw multiple boat illustrations for the True/False Film Festival. With the brush, “you just get such a better line” than using any felt-tip or ballpoint pens, Friesen said.

Drawing at home [Photo]

David Friesen applies ink to pencil sketches of boats at his Columbia home. Friesen works from home during the day before going to one of his jobs during the afternoon and evening.

Fraternity fire [Photo]

Firefighters respond to a structural fire at the Sigma Chi fraternity on Sunday night. At appoximately 8:41 p.m. a fire broke out in a third floor room. The Columbia Fire Department was able to contain the fire to the room. No residents were injured.

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Hickman swimmer takes fifth place [Photo]

Nathalia Mello competes in the 200 yard Individual Medley Championship Final on Feb. 21 at the St. Peters Rec Plex.  Mello placed 5th in this event. 

Newspaper Photographer of the Year chosen [Photo]

Morenatti was awarded "Newspaper Photographer of the Year" at the Pictures of the Year International competition. Morenatti's portfolio was chosen from over 80 entered worldwide. In this photo, a Pakistani lawyer runs away from tear gas fired by police officers outside the residence of the country's deposed chief justice Iftikhar Mahmood Chaudhry during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 9, 2008.

A matter of timing for NFL scouts [Photo]

A participant is timed in a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday in Indianapolis.

Matt Kenseth [Photo]

Matt Kenseth drives to victory lane after winning the NASCAR Auto Club 500 race Sunday in Fontana, Calif.

Missouri's Jeremy Maclin [Photo]

Missouri’s Jeremy Maclin runs a football drill. At one point during the NFL Scouting Combine he took a tumble and sat out a portion of the drills before returning near the end of his workout.

Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree [Photo]

Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree makes a catch at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Sunday. Crabtree did not participate in drills due to an injury.

Gospel celebration focuses on tradition, community [Slideshow]

Gospel Explosion took place at St. Luke United Methodist Church on Sunday. Bill Thompson, host of the event, explains the tradition of Gospel Explosion. Then Don Belcher, bass player of “One Accord” band, talks about the importance of community.

Ropin' Roden [Photo]

Caleb Roden, 14, on Edge, ropes the head of a cow during the teaming roping competition. Roden and his family came from Topeka, Kan. to compete in the Midway Youth Rodeo at the Midway Expo Center on Sunday.

Roping a father [Photo]

Samson Eby, 4, uses his dad Joe Eby for roping practice during the Goat Roping competition at the Midway Youth Rodeo on Sunday. Joe was not the only parent being used as a roping target.

From vegetable oil to diesel fuel [Graphic]

Learn how vegetable oil gets transformed into diesel fuel.