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MU men's basketball plays Texas A&M

Missouri redshirt senior guard Zaire Taylor goes for a layup. Texas A&M beat Missouri 77-74 on Wednesday night.

Working for others

John Stegner, left, and Frank Frevert, right, get assistance from Children's Miracle Network coordinator Molly Myers in voting for Columbia radio station Y107 as "North America's Most Caring Radio Station." The contest is an effort to raise $50,000, which would go toward MU Health Care's Children's Hospital. Culver's restaurant hosted a voting booth all day on Wednesday.

Ballot for the best

A flier for the "North America's Most Caring Radio Station" contest sits in Culver's restaurant in Columbia on Wednesday. The restaurant gave away free ice cream to customers who voted for the Columbia station Y107 in an effort to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.

MU football coach pleased with recruiting class

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said he was satisfied with this year's recruiting class and that he wants to continue to raise the bar.

Issues addressed

Shari Bauer, a resident of Paquin Tower, listens to Robert McDavid answer an audience-provided question on handicapped accessibility in Columbia during the first mayoral candidates forum held at Paquin Tower on Wednesday evening.

Questioned by audience

Miguel Horn listens to the mayoral candidates speak at the first public forum held on Wednesday evening at Paquin Tower held by nonprofit CARE@Paquin. Audience members provided questions for the candidates to address via cards given to the moderator at the start of the event.

Keeping time

Time enforcer Lyn Williams had to cut off mayor candidate Sid Sullivan numerous times throughout the first mayoral candidate forum held on Wednesday evening at Paquin Tower. Each candidate received 90 seconds to answer the question posed by moderator Vicki Russell.

Hearing the candidates

Five of the six mayoral candidates answered questions provided by the audience during the first mayoral candidate forum of 2010 held at Paquin Tower on Wednesday evening. The event, sponsored by local nonprofit CARE@Paquin, was open to both the residents and the general public.

Snow expected

People come out to Stephens Lake Park to sled on Jan. 7. Missouri has received 10 inches of snow so far this winter, compared to last winter's 3 inches. More snow is predicted for the weekend.

Valentine's for Vets

Rebekah Sobieck, 4, makes a Valentine's Day card at the Audrey Webb Child Study Center on Wednesday. Rebekah's preschool class made the cards for the Truman Veterans Hospital.

St. Louis Distinctive Dozen

This photo released by the National Trust For Historic Preservation shows the Old Courthouse in St. Louis which was named Wednesday as one of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Candle sparks trailer fire

Columbia firefighters were called to Rustic Meadows Trailer Court at 2:24 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of a structure fire.

Notable properties: Columbia's brick streets

Brick streets, throughout Columbia | The bricks on and around Lee Street in East Campus have paved the road since 1909, making the area one of the oldest brick pavings in Columbia. There are 10 streets in Columbia that are fully or partially paved in brick. The streets slow traffic and have an old-world feel, the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission said.

Notable properties: Schlundt Hall

Schlundt Hall, MU, south of University Avenue and west of College Avenue | Built in 1922, Schlundt Hall was named after Herman Schlundt, an MU professor and chemistry department chairman. Located in MU's white campus, the building is the sixth most notable property named at MU.

Notable properties: Stephens stables

Stephens stables, Stephens College campus, 203 Old 63 | The Saddleseat/Western Barn, pictured in this panorama photo composite, was constructed in 1939. The barn is the home to the Prince of Wales Club, which is the oldest continually active riding club across the country.

Notable properties: The Berry Building

The Berry Building, Walnut and Orr streets | Built as a storage warehouse in 1924, the Berry Building was best known as the Nowell Wholesale Grocery Company owned by the Nowell Family. It is now home to loft apartments and commercial spaces.

Notable properties: The Baugher home

The Baugher home, 211 Bingham Road | The home was one of the first four houses built in the Grasslands neighborhood. The house was a Georgian-style home designed by the local architect and MU professor Harry Satterlee Bill. It was constructed in 1927.

Notable properties: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, 809 S. Providence Road | The house was constructed in 1880 by George Bingham Rollins. Claude Bruner bought the house from the Rollins family in 1939. The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity purchased the house from Bruner family in 1954. The house is part of the historic Grasslands neighborhood.

Notable properties: Jewell Cemetery

Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site, South Providence Road | Owned by George Jewell, the Jewell Cemetery buried Charles Hardin, the 22nd governor of Missouri, and descendants of William Jewell, who served as Columbia's mayor in the 1820s. The site is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

MU men's basketbal player Marcus Denmon

Missouri's Marcus Denmon goes up for a shot against Kansas State's Jamar Samuels. In practice, Denmon asks team manager Josh Dinkins to simulate a bothersome defender when he is working on his shooting touch.
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