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Shortwave Coffee owner hand-brews coffee [Photo]

Dale Bassham, owner of Shortwave Coffee, hand-brews a cup of coffee at the grand opening of his store. Bassham roasts coffee at his store, which is located in Alley A in Columbia.

Couple gives out free samples at Shortwave Coffee [Photo]

Laura Mazuch Bassham shows green coffee, the unroasted coffee beans, at Shortwave Coffee. The store held its grand opening in February where Bassham and her husband, Dale, gave out free samples to customers.

Customers enjoy discounted drinks at Shortwave Coffee [Photo]

Logan Sutherlin, left, drinks coffee at the grand opening of Shortwave Coffee in February. Dale Bassham, the owner, and his wife, Laura, greeted customers with free samples and discounted drinks. The new coffeehouse opened in time for the True/False Film Fest.

PHOTO GALLERY: Shortwave Coffee celebrates grand opening [Gallery]

Dale Bassham and his wife, Laura, have opened Shortwave Coffee, located in Alley A in Columbia. Dale Bassham focuses on educating customers on hand-brewing techniques.

Bubba's big day [Photo]

Defending Masters' champion Adam Scott helps Bubba Watson, left, with his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday in Augusta, Ga.

Laura Nauser sworn in as councilwoman [Photo]

Fifth Ward councilwoman Laura Nauser is sworn in by city clerk Sheela Amin on Monday. Nauser ran unopposed.

Tolton girls soccer laughs at joke as team [Photo]

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School's girls soccer team members laugh at a joke made by their assistant coach during halftime on Thursday. Tolton played Sacred Heart and lost 3-2.

Jonathan Sessions is sworn in [Photo]

Jonathan Sessions is sworn in at the Columbia School Board meeting Monday. Sessions was first elected to the board in 2010.

Paul Cushing is sworn in [Photo]

Paul Cushing is sworn in at the Columbia School Board meeting Monday. Cushing is an electronic technician, information technology coordinator and programmer.

Man plays character in zombie TV trailer [Photo]

Robert Bickel takes advantage of the sunlight and plays the main character in his zombie apocalypse TV series trailer near the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail on Monday. The TV trailer is for one of Bickel's communications classes. "I'm basically the survivor trying to look around and find the cure for the zombie apocalypse," Bickel said. "I go around and try to find different groups of survivors and gang up with them to create an army and go find the cure."

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia School Board members sworn in [Gallery]

Helen Wade, Paul Cushing and Jonathan Sessions were sworn in as members of the Columbia School Board on Monday. They were elected to the board in the general municipal election April 8.

Helen Wade is sworn in for her second term [Photo]

Helen Wade is sworn in for her second term at the Columbia School Board meeting Monday. Wade has been practicing family law in Columbia for more than 10 years.

Christine King hugs Tom Rose [Photo]

Christine King hugs Tom Rose during his last Columbia School Board meeting Monday. Rose served on the board for seven years. "You need to trust them," Rose said to the meeting attendants before he left. "Let them do their job because they're pretty good people, too."

Ginny Chadwick sworn in as councilwoman [Photo]

First Ward councilwoman Ginny Chadwick is sworn in by city clerk Sheela Amin on Monday. Chadwick ran against Tyree Byndom, Bill Easley and John Clark, winning with 63.5 percent of the vote.

MAP: Boundaries set for Battle Elementary School [Graphic]

When Eliot Battle Elementary School opens in 2015, the total enrollment could be about 365 students. The new school will draw from the current student populations of Alpha Hart Lewis and Two Mile Prairie elementary schools.

Steve Boros kneels with daughter at Royals game [Photo]

Kansas City first base coach Steve Boros kneels with his two-year-old daughter, Sasha, at a Royals game in 1976. Now Sasha Schmid, she is in her third year as a Missouri tennis coach.

Sasha Schmid coaches Missouri tennis [Photo]

Sasha Schmid orders the Missouri women's tennis team to warm up during practice Thursday. Schmid has been head coach of the Missouri women's tennis team for two years.

Blues need Miller in playoffs [Photo]

St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller reaches for the puck during the third period of Friday's game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas. Miller came to the St. Louis Blues and the team allowed fewer goals, but injuries have put more pressure on the goalie. The team hopes to be healthy for the first round of the playoffs, when it takes on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Unusual late snow lands in Columbia [Photo]

From left, Mackenzie Harris, Audrey Noonan, Candice Fowler and Sofia Spillari wait outside of The Blue Note to see the band Twenty One Pilots on Monday in the cold. Harris, Noonan, Fowler and Spillari came to Columbia from St. Louis and started waiting outside of The Blue Note at 4:30 a.m. Monday. The National Weather Service has put out a freeze warning that will end at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Monday's temperature dropped by 37 degrees from Sunday's high.

Prosecutor pushes Pistorius [Photo]

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel is shown in court Monday alongside a reconstruction of a toilet cubicle through which Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on St. Valentine's Day in 2013. The judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial after the Pistorius started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed Steenkamp.
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