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Shooting in St. Louis

Company spokesman Bob Fesmire speaks to the media as employees arrive for work at ABB Inc. on Thursday, one week after a disgruntled employee shot and killed three co-workers and injured five others before turning the gun on himself at the plant in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Columbia Values Diversity breakfast: Dancers

Members of the Chinese Performing Arts Group performed a traditional dance at the 2010 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration on Thursday morning.

Columbia Values Diversity breakfast: Bill and Dolores Clark

Mayor Darwin Hindman congratulates 2010 Columbia Values Diversity Award winners Bill and Dolores Clark at the conclusion of the annual diversity celebration on Thursday morning.

Columbia Values Diversity breakfast: Eduardo Crespi

Director Eduardo Crespi of Centro Latino, the 2010 Columbia Values Diversity Award group winner, speaks with members of the Holiday Inn staff who worked at the annual diversity event on Thursday morning.

Columbia Values Diversity breakfast: Hindman at the podium

Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman presents the Columbia Values Diversity Awards at the annual celebration to the 2010 winners, Centro Latino, represented by director Eduardo Crespi, and Bill and Dolores Clark.

Columbia Values Diversity breakfast: The crowd

Attendees at the 2010 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration enjoy breakfast set to the music of the Swampweed Cajun Trio on Thursday morning. The event is part of a series of events surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

Columbia Values Diversity breakfast: song interpretation

Kathleen Alexander interprets a song performed by Evann Jones during the 2010 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration on Thursday morning.

Injured people attended to in Haiti

Injured people are attended to outside the Villa Creole Hotel the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.

Thousands of Haiti's buildings destroyed by earthquake

Homes affected by an earthquake are seen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Wednesday. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.

People take up shelter in Haiti's parks after quake

People sit at a park a day after the destructive earthquake in downtown Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods.

People search for survivors under rubble in Haiti

People search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods.

Missouri men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. Texas Tech

Missouri's Zaire Taylor, left, drives past Texas Tech's Brad Reese in the Tigers' 94-89 overtime victory Wednesday night in Lubbock, Texas.

Missouri women's basketball player watches the court

Missouri's Christine Flores watches the court during Wednesday's 65-50 loss against Kansas State.

Missouri women's basketball players play defense

Missouri's Marissa Scott, left, and RaeShara Brown defend against Taelor Karr of Kansas State during the Tigers' 65-50 loss to the Wildcats on Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena.

Firefighters train for ice rescues

Lt. Keith Dothage of the Columbia Fire Department zips up a Mustang Survival suit before entering the water as part of an ice rescue training exercise on Wednesday afternoon. The suit not only provides insulation from frigid waters, but also gives the firefighter neutral buoyancy in the water.

Columbia firefighters perform ice rescue training

Columbia firefighters Lester Shewmake, left, and Jim Pasley, right are pulled out of the water by fellow firefighters during an ice rescue training exercise outside of Bass Pro Shops on Wednesday afternoon. The firefighters took turns acting as both the victim and the rescuer during the exercise.

Columbia firefighters practice ice rescues

Lt. Klifton Bullard, center, of the Columbia Fire Department instructs other firefighters on the techniques they will use during an ice rescue training exercise outside of Bass Pro Shop on Wednesday afternoon. The warmer temperatures that followed the bitter cold last week afforded the firefighters perfect conditions to conduct ice rescue training for the first time in more than two years.

'Window Pains': Talking to the cast

Director Angela Howard gives the cast of "Window Pains" notes on how not to turn their body profiles to the audience during the intermission of a technical rehearsal on Monday evening.

'Window Pains': Stephen ignores his sister

Stephen, played by Jacob Huskey, 15, tunes out his sister, Stacy, played by Emily Parks, 16, during a technical rehearsal of "Window Pains" put on by Performing Arts in Children's Education. The play, written by Columbia playwright Hartley Wright, addresses the effects of autism on families.

Houses offer glimpse into Columbia's history

Built in the colonial revival style, the John and Elizabeth Taylor House already is listed individually on the National Historic Register. John Taylor, who built the house around 1909, owned a music shop, a garage and a car dealership downtown.
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