Brain exercise 2 [Photo]

James Miller, MU professor of theater, discusses costume designs from different musicals during a session of “A Potpourri of the Arts” class at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Brain Exercise [Photo]

Students over 50 listen to watercolorist Paul Jackson lecture about his recent trip to China at the class “A Potpourri of the Arts” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

'The Big Neal' returns to his alma mater, MU, a star [Photo]

Neal Boyd's moment of glory immediately catapulted him from "hometown boy" status to overnight celebrity, or, as he said "Talent" host Jerry Springer dubbed him, "The Big Neal."
Photo courtesy of Catherine Lillie Presson

'The Big Neal' returns to his alma mater, MU, a star [Graphic]

MU volleyball player [Photo]

Missouri freshman Allison Johnson watches from the bench during the Tigers' game against Kansas State on Wednesday at Hearnes Center. Johnson is likely to claim a redshirt this season.

Thanksgiving feast at Paquin Towers [Photo]

Janice Seagraves, left, and Ryan Davis of the Karis Community Church set out food during the Thanksgiving dinner at Paquin Tower on Wednesday. Members of the church brought food for the residents as they listened to bluegrass music.

Doctors donate to help food bank [Photo]

Members of the Columbia Orthopaedic Group pose for a photo in front of the new mural in the volunteer room at the Central Missouri Food Bank on Wednesday. Funds for the room were donated by the Orthopaedic Group and to cover the cost of the food bank's mortgage.

Food bank unveils new volunteer room [Photo]

Sarah Maguffee and Nancy Fay cut the ceremonial ribbon to help unveil the new volunteer room at the Central Missouri Food Bank. The Columbia Orthopaedic Group donated funds to help for the development of the room and for the food bank to pay off its mortgage so it can pay for more meals for those in need across central Missouri.

MU swimmer Bryan Difford [Photo]

Bryan Difford, Missouri men's swimming team captain, swims laps at practice Monday afternoon at the MU Student Recreation Center. Difford came was recruited from his home in South Africa.

Doctors' donation helps food bank pay off mortgage [Photo]

From left, David Machens, Sarah Maguffee and Naomi Cupp shred a copy of the mortgage for the Central Missouri Food Bank in celebration of it being paid off by a group of doctors from the Columbia Orthopaedic Group on Wednesday.

Hyperbaric chamber a new tool for healing [Photo]

Registered nurse Amy Bierk, right, looks on as Dr. Kimberly Jamison of the Nephrology Wound Clinic explains the process of the hyperbaric chamber to other physicians and guests at the Wound Healing Center grand opening Wednesday. The center now has two hyperbaric chambers, which uses oxygen at levels higher than atmospheric pressure to assist in the healing of wounds.

Everyone Eats program delivers food [Slideshow]

Volunteers helped Almeta Crayton, former city council member, deliver holiday gift bags to senior citizens in the First Ward. Crayton started the program, called “Everyone Eats,” 11 years ago with the help of four MU students. Volunteers with the Columbia Professional Firefighters helped deliver turkey, stuffing, biscuits and other fixings for a Thanksgiving meal.

DOVE partners deal with difficult issues [Photo]

Detective Jeff Westbrook, left, shows Detective Bob Dochler some pictures of domestic violence cases that are available for training and educational purposes Wednesday morning in their office at the City of Columbia Police Department.

Wal-Mart demolition [Photo]

Demolition of the Wal-Mart building at Nifong and Providence started Monday.

Wal-Mart building demolished [Photo]

Demolition of the Wal-Mart at 405 E. Nifong began Monday and continues, as shown here, on Wednesday. According to the project superintendent, Rick Harness, a new Hy-Vee is planned for the spot and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2009.

Bill to fund KCOU fails to pass, discussions continue [Graphic]

Doughnut shop has grand opening [Photo]

Long john doughnuts sit on a tray in the kitchen after being dipped in different types of icing at Daylight Donuts.

Dipping and decorating doughnuts [Photo]

Karl Florek dips doughnuts in flavored icing at Daylight Donuts.

Deciding on doughnuts [Photo]

Kate Dyer gazes at a variety of doughnuts before making a selection. Daylight Donuts opened its doors for business in late October.

1119Prince [Photo]

Chasity Prince, center, scored 11 points per game and made a team-high 63 3-pointers last year for the Kewpies during her junior year.