Historic Preservation Commission to decide Heibel-March Building's fate

The Heibel-March Building is located at the corner of Range Line Street and Wilkes Boulevard.

The Corner Krewe signs the Heibel-March Building wall

The inside of the Heibel-March Building (aka "The Corner") on Range Line Street remains in decay. The names on the wall include those who have painted the building and have tried to turn the building into a community center. Central Missouri Community Action has not been able raise enough money over the past eight years to renovate the building and recently had to return it to the city.

Vanderbilt men's basketball player Festus Ezeli

Vanderbilt's Festus Ezeli, a 6-foot-11 center, is scoring 13.3 points per game this season for the Commodores.

Tom Dresner speaks at press conference

Interim Columbia Police Chief Tom Dresner announces the arrest of 16 alleged members of the Cut Throat gang at a press conference held on Jan. 29, 2009, at the Columbia Police Administration offices. Dan M. Nelson, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, right, and Dan Jones, FBI Agent in Charge, back right, lead their respective departments in working with the Columbia Police Department in making the arrests.

Bomb squad checks out backpack

Two members of the Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad look at the bomb robot after it emptied a backpack that was inside a Greyhound bus on Range Line Street on Dec. 7. The bus was pulled over because of suspicious comments made by a passenger. As of 12:45 p.m. no suspicious materials had been found.

MU basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Georgetown

Missouri junior guard Marcus Denmon, this week's Big 12 Player of the Week, spent down time on the Tigers' recent road trip teaching his teammates to be better card players.

Checking on female sturgeon

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay and Biological technician Rebecca Welly, both with the U.S. Geological Survey, suit up in warm clothes and life vests before they search for and check on the reproductive condition of a previously tagged female pallid sturgeon in the shadow of the Jefferson City Bridge and the Missouri State Capitol Building on Oct. 29.

Locating tagged sturgeon

Biological technician Rebecca Welly, from the U.S. Geological Survey, holds the end of a pole which guides a receiver on the submerged end intended to locate tagged pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River on Oct. 29.

Transmitter for tracking sturgeon

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, holds a transmitter that is surgically implanted into untagged pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River on Oct. 29.

Captive pallid sturgeon

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, displays a captive male pallid sturgeon at the Columbia Environmental Research Center on Oct. 29.

Shovelnose sturgeon from Missouri River

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, holds a shovelnose sturgeon netted just east of Jefferson City on the Missouri River that he estimates to be 3 or 4 years old Oct. 29. DeLonay and a small team of scientists go out on the river frequently to check on the reproductive condition of a more rare fish, the pallid sturgeon, to see, and in some cases ensure, successful reproduction. Whenever DeLonay and his team catch a pallid sturgeon that they have not caught before, they implant a tracking device that, other than tracking water depth and temperature, can be used to determine if the fish mated.

MU basketball player Shakara Jones

Missouri senior forward is starting to gain more confidence in new coach Robin Pingeton's system.

Christensen guides Wyoming

Quarterback Dax Crum gets instructions from Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen near the end of their game against Utah on Oct. 16 in Laramie, Wyo. Crum was the backup to starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels.

Walking through her favorite room at the Guitar Mansion

Elena Vega, new owner of the Guitar Mansion, walks through the music room of the house on Thursday. Vega said the music room is one of her favorite rooms in the house.

An unexpected purchase of the Guitar Mansion to become home

Elena Vega stands by the front window on the second floor of the Guitar Mansion on Thursday. After she bought the house in the October auction, Vega said her plans are to renovate the house and live in it one day. "It's historic and it's beautiful," she said.

Josh Stearns

Josh Stearns is the associate program director for Free Press, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the media. This is a guest column for the Missourian.

Rock Bridge girls' basketball coach rallies players

Rock Bridge Coach Jill Nagel, right, rallies her players — from left, senior forward Emily Holt, sophomore forward Hannah Dressler*, freshman guard Chayla Cheadle, senior guard Taylor Payne and junior guard Lindsey Cunningham — during the second half of the Rock Bridge vs. Blue Springs game on Sunday. Rock Bridge fell 48-34.

Gary Pinkel discusses 2010 Insight Bowl bid

MU head football coach Gary Pinkel, right, discusses the Insight Bowl bid acceptance with senior associate athletics director for administration Mark Alnutt, left, on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers will play against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Dec. 28 in Tempe, Ariz.

Rock Bridge freshman tries escaping Blue Springs guard

Trying to pass the ball, Rock Bridge freshman Chayla Cheadle attempts to escape sophomore Blue Springs guard Lizzy Wendell. Rock Bridge lost to Blue Springs 48-34.

Bri Porter dribbles past Blue Springs center

Dribbling past Blue Springs junior center Azia Washington, left, Rock Bridge freshman guard and forward Bri Porter tries to gain two points for the Bruins. Rock Bridge fell to Blue Springs 48-34.