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.

Maguire Boulevard extension completed after nearly 20 years of planning

The Maguire Boulevard extension has opened, celebrated by a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. The $6.9 million road project connects businesses in the Lemone industrial area northward to Stadium Boulevard.

The Magic Tree now lights The Village of Cherry Hill

Some of the several extension cords used to light up The Magic Tree at its new location in The Village of Cherry Hill on Sunday.

Seeing the Magic Tree for the first time

Addison Smiley, 11, looks up at the Magic Tree for the first time on Sunday. Smiley and her family moved from Kansas and hadn't seen the tree before. The Magic Tree is at its new location in The Village of Cherry Hill.

The Magic Tree lights a new location

There is a total of 37,500 LED lights on The Magic Tree on Sunday at The Village of Cherry Hill.

Lighting the Magic Tree

Randy Fletcher, also known as Will Treelighter, works on another Magic Tree, named the Unity Tree located at the Unity Center of Columbia on Sunday. He worked on the Unity Tree for 18 hours.

Columbia house fire

Firefighters examine the damage at a house fire on Sunday in Columbia. According to Fire Captain Eric Hartman, there had been a fire at the residence on Oct. 30 that destroyed the back porch. The resident of the house, Jake Houska, said that they had replaced the porch that day and it was less than five hours old.

Tigers go for steal

Arkansas Pine-Bluff's Dominic Moore, center, tries to split Missouri's Kim English, left, and Laurence Bowers during the second half of Sunday's game.

Underwood soars for dunk

Missouri forward John Underwood goes for a dunk during Sunday's game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Laughing before LBC Black Homecoming

LaNee Bridewell sits among her friends with her 1 1/2 year old son, Jai, on her lap before the Legion of Black Collegians Black Homecoming on Oct. 21 at Stoney Creek Inn. Bridewell's friends often take turns playing with Jai when she brings him with her to events.

Stephen Wyse

Stephen Wyse is a Columbia attorney. This column is a guest commentary.

Gabbert makes a dive

MU quarterback Blaine Gabbert dives to the ground in an attempt to avoid being sacked by KU linebacker Steven Johnson, left, during the Border Showdown.

Homosexuals in the military

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen arrive to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 2, 2010.

Gabbert prepares to make a throw

MU quarterback Blaine Gabbert prepares to throw the ball during the first quarter of the Border Showdown at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

A victory hug

Jerrell Jackson hugs De'Vion Moore after he scored the final touchdown Saturday in the Border Showdown. The Tigers beat the Jayhawks 35-7.

Drumming during the trophy presentation

Missouri players hold up and beat on the drum during the trophy presentation after beating KU Saturday in the Border Showdown.

Moe runs past Jayhawk cornerback

MU wide receiver T.J. Moe runs in the touchdown as KU cornerback Tyler Patmon reaches out to grab him during the game against KU at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.