Deming at Tuesday meet-and-greet [Photo]

Columbia Public Schools superintendent candidate Skip Deming said one of the most common questions he gets is, 'Why come back?' To that he said: "There is a passion that flows in some of us because of the experiences we've had in the Columbia school district."

Skip Deming speaks with Karina Galve [Photo]

Skip Deming speaks with Karina Galve at Tuesday's meet-and-greet at West Junior High School.

Winter running [Graphic]

Deming's introduction [Photo]

Columbia School Board President Michelle Gadbois introduced superintendent candidate Skip Deming before he took the podium to speak. Deming spoke about his past career with Columbia schools and answered questions posed by people in attendance.

Timeout [Photo]

Bruins junior guard Ricky Kreklow walks downcourt during a timeout against Springfield Central on Tuesday.

Questions in a basket [Photo]

Attendees of Columbia Public Schools superintendent candidate Skip Deming's public meet place questions in a basket on Tuesday.

Providence Road extension [Graphic]

Enjoying the moment [Photo]

Leo Lyons and Mizzou enjoyed another come-from-behind victory, this time against Kansas.

Adding the facts [Photo]

David Wilson writes facts about world hunger on a food donation can he is decorating as part of a World Vision "30 Hour Famine" event Friday at Alive in Christ Lutheran Church.

Opponents face off [Photo]

Former MU wrestler Ben Askren, left, gets ready for his debut in Mixed Martial Arts against Josh Flowers.

And the winner is ... [Photo]

The referee raises Ben Askren's arm after Askren defeated Josh Flowers in a Mixed Martial Arts match.

Ben Askren punches Josh Flowers [Photo]

Ben Askren, top, punches Josh Flowers during his first fight in a Mixed Martial Arts event Saturday.

the beat 02/10 [Audio]

the beat 2/09 [Audio]

Vegas up close [Photo]

Liz Hansen and Vegas are coming back from the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show with a title. It's just not the hoped-for titles of Best in Breed or even the coveted Best in Show. But Vegas was the best male Standard Schnauzer in Madison Square Garden.

Rap artist Lil Wayne [Photo]

Lil Wayne performs at the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday. He is also a blogger for ESPN.

Vegas and owner [Photo]

Liz Hansen and her dog, Vegas, shown here in training, had a successful trip to the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at New York's Madison Square Garden. Vegas won Best of the Opposite Sex among Standard Schnauzers. A female won Best in Breed, so Vegas was named the best male.

Ken Green, guest columnist [Photo]

Ken Green is a guest columnist for the Missourian.

Moving Ahead sends valentines to troops [Photo]

Annie Jackson, left, looks on as Ella Taylor, 10, writes a valentine to the troops in Iraq. Jackson often plans art projects for the kids in the Moving Ahead Program, and she had the idea to have the children send a Valentine’s Day gift basket with candy to the troops.

After-school program makes valentines for troops [Photo]

El’Saun Hutchison, right, 7, and Tyler Hayes, 9, write "Fantastic Four" valentines to the troops in Iraq at the “Blind” Boone Community Center on Monday.