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MU forward Justin Safford dribbles around Coppin State guard Michael Harper in the first half.

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MU guard Kim English leaps over Coppin State defenders Mike Buckley, left, and Michael Harper.

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MU guard J.T. Tiller goes up for a layup over Coppin State guard Michael Harper.

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Missouri’s Shakara Jones shoots over Chicago State’s Laureen Pierson on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

In the stacks [Photo]

In the back storage room of the newspaper library of the State Historical Society of Missouri issues of newspapers from across the state sit in boxes until the day they can be copied onto microfilm.

Stacked to the ceiling [Photo]

Because of a lack of funding, hundreds of boxes of newspapers sit in the back storage room instead of being put on microfilm in the newspaper library of the State Historical Society of Missouri, which is in the basement of MU's Ellis Library.

Neighborhood supporters [Photo]

Home owners John and Patty Purves are shown in front of their house in Sullivan Street on Wednesday afternoon. Patty Purves, secretary of the Brookside Square Neighborhood Association, said the group formed because residents wanted to get to know each other and to have a voice that was distinct from developers.

Available lots [Photo]

Brookside Square in north Columbia is dotted by vacant lots waiting to be developed. The subdivision's homeowners' association sets the rules for the appearance of homes in the neighborhood.

Room to grow [Photo]

Sullivan Street in Brookside Square can be seen from Gondolier Drive. This neighborhood has a number of empty lots, but on its streets, including Sullivan Street, Gondolier Drive and Celebrant Court, two-story brick houses and townhouses can be found.

Raising questions [Photo]

Fifth-grader Destiny Henderson raises her hand to ask her teacher Cathy Cox a question during Respecting Individual Style and Expression class at Brenton Elementary School on Nov. 21, 2008. R.I.S.E. teaches students to be more respectful to their teachers and peers by taking responsibility for ones actions.

Let's talk [Photo]

Cathy Cox addresses her fifth-grade Respecting Individual Style and Expression class at Brenton Elementary School on Nov. 21, 2008. The class provides students with the opportunity to discuss problems they face at school and in everyday life.

Steve Spellman mug [Photo]

Steve Spellman is a guest columnist for the Missourian

Bill Allen mugshot [Photo]

Bill Allen

Bikes only [Photo]

Outside of Kaldi's Coffeehouse on Ninth Street, the city has installed special parking areas for bicycles. The city has installed several of these on-street parking areas to hopefully encourage more bike travel.

Share the road [Photo]

A bicyclist rides past a "sharrow" painted on Ninth Street near Kaldi Coffeehouse in Columbia. The sharrows are symbols painted on the roadway to alert motorists that the road is shared with bicyclists.

Free parking [Photo]

Along Ninth Street in downtown Columbia, a special on-street bicycle parking area has been installed by the city as part of the GetAbout Columbia campaign to encourage more physical activity in the community.

MU women's basketball player Christine Flores [Photo]

Tigers forward Christine Flores shoots against SEMO on Dec. 29 at Mizzou Arena. On Saturday at Duquesne, Flores, a 6-foot-3 freshman, set a new career-high with 17 points.

Mary L. James [Photo]

Mary L. James, who died Friday, was appointed in 1999 to the UM System Board of Curators by Gov. Mel Carnahan. She served as president in 2005. But she was active in many other organizations as well.

MU men's basketball player Keith Ramsey [Photo]

Missouri's Keith Ramsey blocks a layup attempt by Georgia's Zac Swansey. Ramsey, a junior college transfer, had two blocks in the second half to spark a 14-4 run.

All together now [Photo]

With the guidance of art teacher Jody Spriggs, students worked collaboratively to create this piece. Each student was assigned a task, and in the end, their pieces were brought together.