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Dorothy and Roe Chappell have been married almost 62 years.

In wake of suspensions, Safford's role burgeoning for the Tigers [Photo]

Forward Justin Safford, left, plays deffense in front of Txas A&M center DeAndre Jordan, right, during the first half of the TIgers loss to the Aggies on Feb. 9.

Lebanese poet uses art to unite [Photo]

Marcel Khalife signs Raz Oufabia's oud, or lute.

MU tennis team hosts Pro Am to connect with fans [Photo]

Megan Clark, left, and MU senior tennis player Sofia Ayala, right, celebrate after scoring a point during a Tennis Pro Am game at Green Tennis Center on Sunday . Some members of the team said they felt tired after a tournament this weekend but still enjoyed the chance to play tennis with women from the community.

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Barb Glenn left, with MU senior Jessica Giuggioli, right, returns a serve during a game at Green Tennis Center on Sunday. Members of the MU women's tennis team were paired with women from the community for doubles matches at the event.

Richbow quietly guides MU women's basketball team at the point [Photo]

Toy Richbow has helped the MU women's basketball team by averaging 3.7 assists per game this season.

Beauty and the Beast event [Video]

MU’s Sarah Shire, who placed first in the all-around gymnastics competition, and Raymond Jordan, MU’s 184-pound wrestler, talk about what it is like competing with a completely different sport going on right next to them during the Beauty and the Beast event. Click here for the story.

Officials hope tax credits can be used for Eighth Street beautification [Photo]

The City of Columbia is collaborating on the future revitalization of the portion of Eighth Street known as the Avenue of the Columns, which runs south from the courthouse toward MU's Jesse Hall.

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Revitalization of the Avenue of the Columns will begin with improvements to the intersection of Eighth Street and Broadway. The courthouse columns on Eighth and Walnut, shown here, are parallel to the columns on the MU's Francis Quadrangle.

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Take a look at the proposed renovations to Eighth Street.

MU men's basketball team overtaken in second half [Photo]

Missouri's J.T. Tiller puts up shot over the Texas A&M defense.

On the ramp to Damascus [Video]

Hear from the teens who skateboard at Damascus Road and 180 in Hermann. Read the article

Dedicated ensemble [Photo]

Margaret, left, and Matthew Straw practice music several times a day, here with their father, Michael.

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Matthew Straw warms up for practice sessions as the family dog, McTavish, looks on. Matthew plays on a scaled-down cello, a ½-size cello, to fit his height.

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Melissa Straw, a music teacher at Smithton Middle School, pauses for a moment during a seventh- grade choir class and asks students if they are ready for a concert that’s coming up.

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Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton

Students learn about Chinese culture [Photo]

Wei Du instructs students in the sixth grade Cultural Enrichment class at Smithton Middle School. The lesson focuses on traditions and vocabulary of the Chinese New Year, which began Thursday.

Chinese New Year [Photo]

Lilly Dailey makes a Chinese painting on Thursday in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Lilly had a little red ribbon on her wrist because in Chinese it is a tradition to wear something red on the new year.

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A first-grader at Lee School applies the technique of holding the bamboo brush masterfully, according to Dr. Ann Mehr, their art teacher. Dr. Mehr was introduced to this form of art by Hui-Yun Chen, a Chinese student at MU. Lee School has a diverse student body and every year they celebrate a different traditional festival. This year, they decided to celebrate the Chinese lunar new year.

MTV 'Made' comes to Columbia [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Andrea Martin is pictured looking at the accessories in Envy.