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Final council meeting for mayor

Mayor Darwin Hindman holds a discussion with City Council members about an agreement with H3 Studio for downtown planning charrette services during his final council meeting as mayor of Columbia on Monday evening.

Flames destroy theater

The Maplewood Barn Theatre, located in Nifong Park, burns Monday as Columbia Fire Department firefighters work to extinquish it. The call came in at 7:56 p.m. that Maplewood Barn Theatre was on fire. Units from the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department responded to the scene. The building was fully involved upon their arrival. It took approximately 45 minutes to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is not yet determined.

Extinguishing the fire at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre

Firefighter at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre fire

Fire at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre before the fire

Actress Sue Ellersieck, center, as "Kent" from Shakespeare's "King Lear", rehearses her lines as other actors look on Tuesday evening, May 6, 2008, at the Maplewood Barn Theater in Columbia.

Bulger released by Rams

The Rams released quarterback Marc Bulger on Monday perhaps clearing the way for them to take Sam Bradford with the first pick of the draft.

'Oncology On Canvas' art exhibit on display at Boone Hospital Center

Estella Cupp, left, and Joyce DeWeese look at artwork on display in the Boone Hospital Center bridge over Broadway on Monday. The artwork on display was made by cancer patients and healthcare professionals and will be on display in the hospital's center bridge until April 23.

Gregory Triplett accepts 2010 Kemper Fellowship award

Professor Gregory Triplett accepts the 2010 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence on Monday. The Kemper Fellowship award, presented by University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz, is given to five MU professors and is accompanied by a $10,000 award.

Anand Prahlad named 2010 Kemper Fellowship recipient

Michael Middleton, middle right, hugs 2010 Kemper Fellowship recipient Anand Prahlad, far right, after University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton, far left, and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz, middle left, presented him with the award on Monday. The Kemper Fellowship is awarded to five University of Missouri professors and is accompanied by $10,000 award.

Jason LaRue congratulates Albert Pujols

The St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols, right, is congratulated by Jason LaRue. Pujols had just scored a home run against Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aaron Harang in the first inning of the Cards' season opener in Cincinnati on Monday.

Conserving competitively

This photo, taken March 13, shows Will Ward, left, and Roxanne Ward in St. Louis. The Ward family are Missouri's entry in a national competition to conserve household energy. The family in the city's Oak Hill neighborhood will strive to cut their energy consumption for three months. Their home was built in 1911. (AP Photo/The Post-Dispatch, Sid Hastings)

Thigpen gets rare start

Missouri junior infielder Andrew Thigpen had two hits in his five at bats in Sunday's game against Baylor.

Missouri baseball beats Baylor

Missouri sophomore right-handed pitcher Jeff Emens pitched the last two innings in the win against Baylor Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

Playing by the rules

The Siege, a.k.a. Cynthia Jean Etzkorn, referees as the St. Louis Gatekeepers take on the Race City Rebels in a roller derby bout March 21 at the All American Sports Mall in south St. Louis County.

Cheering on the team

Downtown Dallas, left, and Jean Slay, both of the Smashinistas roller derby team, cheer on the St. Louis Gatekeepers as the St. Louis Gatekeepers take on the Race City Rebels in a roller derby bout at the All American Sports Mall March 21 at the All American Sports Mall in south St. Louis County.

Taking a fall

Fans sit right up to the edge of the rink as the St. Louis Gatekeepers take on the Race City Rebels in a roller derby bout at the All American Sports Mall in south St. Louis County.

A contact sport

Magnum P.I.M.P., left, a jammer for the St. Louis Gatekeepers tries to make a pass around Ron Scaramy, a pivot for the Race City Rebels in a roller derby bout March 21 at the All American Sports Mall in south St. Louis County.

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Trapping wild boars

Jim Braithwait, Missouri Department of Conservation employee, with a typical wild boar trap.
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