Lemone extension scrapped in favor of Maguire Blvd. plan [Graphic]

MU swimmers making a splash [Photo]

Junior Bryon Carlisle and the rest of the Missouri swimmers are taking the program to nearly unprecedented heights.

Tigers need more firepower from Scott [Photo]

MU starting power forward Marissa Scott, upper left, says she’s trying “reverse psychology on myself” to help become more aggressive with the ball.

Christmas tree farm grows traditions [Photo]

In 2007, Dean Fitzgerald talked about having grown Christmas trees on his farm south of Columbia for 20 years.

It's the season for giving at the Voluntary Action Center [Photo]

Hazel Sherd, left, and Ofelia Smith pack and label a bag full of donated gifts as check-in coordinator Lena Kiessling, right, marks the family's gifts off the delivery list at the Voluntary Action Center's Christmas program Tuesday. The program has set up operations at Trinity Presbyterian Church on West Rollins Street and expects to provide gifts to 1,213 different families this year.

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Donna Murray, left, helps Ofelia Smith retrieve one of her three donated bikes from the "bike room" at the Voluntary Action Center's Christmas program. Smith has been volunteering for the Christmas program for more than a decade now, but she was once a recipient of the program's generosity.

MU residence halls bring Hanukkah to campus [Photo]

MU freshman Paige Sommerer lights the first of eight candles on the menorah with the shammus. A small group of students gathered to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah in Lathrop Hall at MU on Dec. 4, 2007.

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Prayer is said over the candles following their lighting on the first night of Hanukkah. Students gathered in Lathrop Hall at MU for the lighting on Tuesday Dec. 4, 2007.

Police seek familiar criminal tied to Columbia shootings [Photo]

Koda Coats, 21, has been arrested 15 times over the past 4½ years.

Bench Press Competition held at MU [Photo]

Eli Burks competes in a bench press competition at the MU Rec Center Monday. Burks has been competing in the bench press for a little over a year.

Stephens College senior masters slippery schedule [Photo]

Stephens senior Julia Hanson runs across campus Thursday afternoon. While cross country is her main sport, Hanson is also on the swim team.

Cougars men's basketball team quick to click [Photo]

Columbia College men’s basketball coach Bob Burchard prepares to start practice.

Title shot slips through Tigers' fingers [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel and the Tigers wanted to limit their mistakes against Oklahoma, but they were still hurt by missed passes and a key interception.

Local View: Columbia police battle rise in crime [Photo]

Man walking across the U.S. moves through Columbia [Photo]

Steve Fugate, 61, poses for a picture with his inspiring sign on the shoulder of U.S. 63, near the Grindstone Exit towards Jefferson City. Fugate plans to walk from corner to corner of the United States spreading his message of, "Love Life."

Columbia entrepreneurs making a mark on the business landscape [Photo]

Jina Yoo, right, visits with lunch time customers Abby Tuttle, left, and Ann Poehling on Nov. 13. Yoo opened Jina Yoo's Asian Bistro on Forum Boulevard in July.

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Yolanda Ciolli, right, of 50 Minute Photo on Broadway, explains what she has accomplished since the last session, while instructor Pat Gruber, center, and Micki Marrero from New York Deli on Vandiver Drive listen on Nov. 14.

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All Dogs and Cats owner, Jeanette Porter, middle, trims a maltese dog in the grooming room between co-workers Audrey Maulden, right, and Noni Rusf on Nov. 14, 2007.

Big 12 Championship [Slideshow]

A collection of shots from MU's game against OU. MU lost the championship game 38 to 17.

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Chase Daniel chases linebacker Curtis Lofton after he intercepted a Daniel pass.