New IBM building entrance

The entrance way to the new IBM building. The building opened Nov. 1 after IBM spent $10 million to renovate a neglected warehouse in southeast Columbia.

Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon

Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon runs for a touchdown against Baylor. Blackmon led the nation this season with 1,665 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns.

Sanho Tree

Sanho Tree is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and worked as a diplomatic and military historian in the 1990s.

Georgetown's Chris Wright and Missouri's Matt Pressy

Georgetown's Chris Wright drives past Matt Pressy during the second half of the MU-Georgetown game in Kansas City on Tuesday.

MU men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. Georgetown

Missouri's Michael Dixon, left, is beaten to a loose ball by Georgetown's Jason Clark in Tuesday's overtime loss at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Columbia College basketball player Greg Stegeman vs. Lyon College

Columbia College senior forward Greg Stegeman eyes the basket against Lyon College on Tuesday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Old distance chart for Boone's Lick stage

This distance chart, which describes distances between taverns and stage stands along Boone's Lick Road, was published by a stagecoach line in the early 19th century. Thrailkeld's was an earlier name for Van Horn's Tavern.

Fergene Goddin at Van Horn's Tavern

Nine-year-old Fergene Goddin sits in the back of a wagon in front of Van Horn's Tavern in approximately 1914. Once the era of stagecoach travel had ended, Van Horn's became a private home for the Goddin family.

A marked beam in Van Horn's Tavern

A Roman numeral marked this beam for the builders of Van Horn's Tavern, probably in 1829 or 1830.

Interior of Van Horn's tavern

Some of the interior plaster and lath remains covering the thick oak-log walls of Van Horn's Tavern, which stands near its original site, south of Interstate 70 near the Midway exit.

Patrick Dougherty in Van Horn's Tavern

Patrick Dougherty, longtime owner of Van Horn's Tavern, points out a barn owl's nest in an upstairs room of Van Horn's Tavern. Dougherty has donated the tavern to the Boone County Historical Society, which plans to disassemble, relocate and preserve the structure, which dates to 1829.

Hickman fights for basketball

Hickman point guard Megan Fudge-McGrath, center, fights with Waynesville's Lauren Snoble, left, and Breanna Hall for a loose basketball during Monday's game at Hickman.

Hickman girls basketball player Jade Holly vs. Waynesville

Hickman sophomore Jade Holly, right, drives against Waynesville defender Lesley Larson in the Kewpies' season-opening win Monday at Hickman.

Bryda during bootcamp

Elizabeth Bryda works out during boot camp on Nov. 18 at the Activity and Recreation Center.

Karen Kahler and her daughters

Lauren, Emily and Karen Kahler in a photo taken on Nov. 28, 2009.

Maguire Blvd. extension increases access to businesses

Environmental impact was a concern during the construction of the bridges on Maguire Boulevard. In an effort to be more environmentally sensitive, Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe said the bridge doesn't directly drain into the creek below. The extension increases access to many businesses, including a FedEx facility on the boulevard.

Maguire Boulevard extension ribbon cutting

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe, second from left, and Mayor Bob McDavid, with Roger Bumgarner between them, cut the ribbon after several attempts in a ceremony for the new Maguire Boulevard extension Monday, Nov. 29. The new road connects Lemone Industrial and Stadium boulevards.

New bridge on Maguire Boulevard

Two bridges and a road cut are part of the Maguire Boulevard extension to connect with Stadium Boulevard.

Watkins speaks at Maguire Blvd. ribbon cutting

City Manager Bill Watkins speaks before the ribbon cutting for the Maguire Boulevard extension Monday, Nov. 29. The extension, which connects Maguire to Stadium Boulevard, was envisioned for 30 years before it was finally realized.

MU basketball player Kim English vs. Western Illinois

Missouri junior guard Kim English dribbles past Western Illinois defender Matt Lander on Nov. 18 in the Tigers' season-opening victory at Mizzou Arena.