Watching the Watchdogs [Audio]

Listen to KBIA's report on the gathering Wednesday night at the Columbia Public Library for a discussion on the role of the news media. The citizen dialogue was sponsored by the City Human Rights Commission, the Columbia Missourian and the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Columbia cook sheds light<br>on cooking with soy products [Photo]

Leigh Lockhart, right, owner of Main Squeeze Natural Foods Cafe, is filmed preparing various recipes using tofu and soy products Tuesday afternoon at the Boone County Health Department as part of a series of videos called "Columbia Cooks." The department is producing the videos to help educate people on healthier eating.

Environmentally friendly parking lot installed [Photo]

A crowd gathers at Jefferson Farms on Wednesday to learn about the water permeable parking lot being installed and about the farm's environmentally conscious efforts. Jefferson Farm is due to be completed by spring 2009.

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Aqua-Bric, designed by Advanced Pavement Technology, is an environmentally friendly paving brick that allows rainwater to seep into the ground instead of running off into the sewer system.

Defense claims police coercion in Hayes trial [Photo]

The first day of the murder trial of Dwight T. Hayes, center, who is accused in the shooting death of Cynthia White at the Comfort Inn on Nov. 24, 2007.

Police looking to question father in death of 2-year-old boy [Photo]

Horace C. Johnson

Wade school property sold [Graphic]

Jefferson Farm & Gardens parking lot [Graphic]

MU students to launch rocket at competition in Utah [Photo]

MU senior Casey Bohnert watches as fellow engineering student Brian Doerhoff works on a motor mount for the rocket that MU's chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will enter in a competition in Utah later in the week. It is the first time MU students have entered the rocket launch competition.

East Pointe residents form neighborhood association [Photo]

The Easte Pointe subdivision has developed and grown up since its birth in 1988.

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The sun beats down on dry pavement Tuesday afternoon at the East Pointe subdivision.

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Panoramic view of the first houses built in the East Pointe neighborhood, taken in 1988.

Wheeling over sidewalk problems [Photo]

Max Lewis rides down Broadway to cross at the intersection on Old Highway 63 on Thursday morning because the design of the nearby sidewalk cuts is too steep for Lewis to safely pass in his wheelchair. "I am forced out of necessity, not convenience," Lewis said about riding on the street.

UPDATE: Jury selection begins in murder trial of Dwight Hayes [Photo]

Dwight T. Hayes, 21, is accused of raping and shooting Cynthia White, a hotel manager, in November 2007. His trial begins today.

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Cynthia White, general manager of the Comfort Inn at 2904 Clark Lane, where she was found dead last November.

Independent joins packed race for district seat [Photo]

Justin Johnson

Meeting the Jamboree sculpture [Photo]

"Look, Papa!" says Terra Belle Veazey, 4, as she climbs on the Jamboree sculpture outside the Boone County Courthouse.
"She's my sweetheart," says her dad, Derrell Veazey.

East Pointe neighborhood recognized [Graphic]

Schurz hall coordinator develops relationship with new Seeing Eye dog [Photo]

"I love his personality," says MU Residential Life Hall Coordinator Jim Pelfrey of his new Seeing Eye dog, Xilo. "He's all man! We might as well call him 'Frat Boy!'"

Comic legend dedicated his life to pushing the envelope [Photo]

Comedian George Carlin entertains the crowd on May 1, 2003 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Lima, Ohio. Carlin, 71, whose staunch defense of free speech in his most famous routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, died Sunday. He went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham.