MU men's basketball player Phil Pressey vs. Western Illinois

Missouri's Phil Pressey defends against Western Illinois' Kaimarr Price on Thursday at the Mizzou Arena.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Western Illinois

Missouri's Justin Safford drives against Western Illinois forward Jack Houpt on Thursday at Mizzou Arena.

MU men's basketball player Steve Moore vs. Western Illinois

Missouri's Steve Moore goes up for a shot against Western Illinois forward Kaimarr Price Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Moore scored a career-high nine points in the game including the first 3-pointer of his college career.

Rock Bridge soccer coach Kyle Austin welcomes first child

Rock Bridge soccer coach Kyle Austin said there was soccer on the TV at the hospital when his first child, daughter Addison Renee Austin, was born Wednesday morning. The Bruins are set to play in the state quarterfinals on Friday.

Beulah Ralph

Beulah Ralph

Beluah Ralph remembers segregation at Missouri Theatre

As a child in the days of segregation, Beulah Ralph entered the Missouri Theatre through these doors, located in the Locust Street side of the building. July 27, 1986, she says the insult she felt when climbing the stairs to the back of the balcony stayed with her.

Beulah Ralph gives her opinion on race

At Douglas High School, April 8, 1984.
"I have the same concerns for the white race that I do for blacks. I believe as a race of people we cannot stand alone, and I think I work equally well with whites."

Spinning against coal

Paul Rolfe, president of Coal Free Mizzou, adjusts student-made pinwheels on MU’s Carnahan Quad as part of a national movement calling for clean energy on Thursday. Coal Free Mizzou is a campus organization that promotes new forms of renewable energies.

Beverly Borduin to retire

Beverly Borduin, principal of Grant Elementary, hugs Alexandra Estes, left, and Colby Felton-Bettis as they leave school at the end of the day. Borduin, who announced that she plans to retire at the end of this school year, has been at Grant for 18 years and has been principal for the past five years.

Alcoholic energy drink being pulled from market

Nicknamed "blackout in a can," Four Loko will no longer include its usual amount of caffeine, the equivalent of one 12-ounce cup of coffee in each 23.5 ounce can along with 12 percent alcohol. Many stores are also no longer selling the product.

"A Christmas Carol" actors

In this Nov. 11 photo, these actors will perform in "A Christmas Carol," Patrick Andrews as Fred, left, Brian Austin as Bob Cratchitt, center, and Bill Guth as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Andrews and Guth are two of the 47 adults with developmental disabilities participating in Project Stage Light in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Motocross race

Motocross Rider T.J. Sapp, 19, crashes on a right turn during an afternoon ride on Oct. 15, on the dirt track at Finger Lakes State Park. Sapp said it is harder to ride when the dirt is so dry from the lack of rain.

First Ward to receive new health community center

Bob Jenkins, salesman for Accurate Heating & Cooling; Adrienne Stolwyk, architect for Peckham & Wright Architects, Inc.; Eduardo Crespi, director and founder of Centro Latino; and Tim Colton, a contract plumber, discuss plans and materials needed for the future site of the Comedor Popular on Tuesday. Comedor Popular will be a plant-based eatery to be built in the First Ward, which typically lacks healthy eating options. Eduardo Crespi, the visionary for this project, foresees Comedor Popular being a community center with public health services, as well as an eatery.

Comedor Popular comes to Columbia

Jim Gerhardt, owner of Accurate Heating & Cooling, discusses the possible locations of duct work while looking over the floor plans for the future site of the Comedor Popular on Tuesday.

Centro Latino initiative funds new 'People's Diner'

Tim McTague, an independent carpenter, and Adrienne Stolwyk, architect for Peckham & Wright Architects Inc., discuss the height of counters while looking over floor plans for the future site of the Comedor Popular on Tuesday.

Healthy food alternative coming to First Ward

The future site of Comedor Popular, a plant-based eatery being built in the First Ward, will be across the street from Oak Towers living center on Garth Avenue.

Harrison moves to linebacker

Missouri safety Jarrell Harrison (11) gets in position to tackle Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez. Harrison is now playing linebacker.

Quidditch players choose sides

Muggles on Mizzou's quidditch team stand in a circle with their brooms to decide teams in Francis Quadrangle at the first scrimmage on Wednesday.

Fifth Ward candidate Glen Ehrhardt

Glen R. Ehrhardt has announced his campaign for the Fifth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council.

Columbia College volleyball has international feel

Jefferson City native Nicole Murphy, left, Serbian Vesna Trivunovic, center, and Toronto native Kelly Corkum are examples of the international feel that can be found on the court at Cougars matches.