Doctor Day at the Youzeum

"He's not breathing!" Emma Day, 7, shouts during "Doctor Day" at the YouZeum on Monday. Doctor Day was set up to teach children about health and safety — and in Emma's case, how to revive mannequins. The event was part of the YouZeum's School's Out program, which offers education and entertainment for children on days when school is out of session. Emma and her friends attended Monday's event while school was out in observance of President's Day.

Hickman senior Jenahlyn Felten gets ready for State Championships

Hickman's Jenahlyn Felten gets in her last practice before the State Championships this weekend. The Kewpies senior will compete at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters.

E-cigarette components

The components of an electronic cigarette are shown. The smokeless and odorless substitute for tobacco cigarettes are under scrutiny by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

Deployed to Haiti

Navy Ensing Emily Merritt, a native of Columbia, was apart of the USS Nassau deployment to Haiti from Jan. 23 to Feb 7.

Hookah lounge opening downtown

The 9th Street Hookah Lounge will open to Columbia on Friday. The lounge will have two flat panel televisions mounted over fireplaces and two couch areas with hookah pipes in firepits for use at the couches. The lounge will have at least five tables to serve customers.

Tigers catcher Megan Christopher takes leadership role on softball team

Tigers catcher Megan Christopher practices at the Dan Devine Pavilion. Christopher has become one of the leaders on the field for the softball team this season.

Tigers catcher Megan Christopher talks with teammates

Tigers catcher Megan Christopher talks to her teammates during a break in practice. "Megan is like the quarterback of our team," Tigers assistant coach Pete D'Amour said of the Missouri junior.

Missouri baseball player Aaron Senne is one of few returning starters this season

Missouri outfielder Aaron Senne, one of just two seniors on the Tigers this season, stands at the plate during a 2009 game against Minnesota.

Rock Bridge's Megan Marshall vs. Helias's Arielle Chambers

Rock Bridge's Orreshia Chatman vs. Helias

Helias' Marki Burnett tries to block Rock Bridge's Orreshia Chatman's shot during Thursday's game at Rock Bridge High School.

Rock Bridge's Hannah Dressler vs. Helias's Carol Kehoe

Rock Bridge High School's Hannah Dressler drives the basket against Carol Kehoe of Helias High School during the Bruins' last home game of the season at Rock Bridge High School.

Rock Bridge's Allison Marshall vs. Helias

Rock Bridge's Allison Marshall drives to the basket as Helias' Alex Heislen guards during the Bruins' last home game of the season.

Commemorating the "New Patient Tower"

A beam which will be placed on the top of the "New Patient Tower" is displayed in the lobby at Boone Hospital Center, Thursday, Feb. 18. The Hospital has been encouraging people to sign a beam to commemorate the "New Patient Tower" which will be equipped with 128 beds and constructed by mid of 2011.

New beginnings

Gabriel Forte, 5, signs a beam which will be placed into the "New Patient Tower" at Boone Hospital Center Thursday, Feb. 18. The New Patient Tower will be equipped with 128 beds and constructed by mid of 2011.

Craig Van Matre

Craig Van Matre

Plane crash into IRS building

In this aerial view, smoke billows from a seven-story Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Texas, after a small private plane crashed into it Thursday morning.

MU men's basketball player J.T. Tiller vs. Texas

Missouri's J.T. Tiller drives for a layup past Texas junior Gary Johnson.

MU men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. Texas

Missouri's Zaire Taylor puts up a shot in front of Texas defender J'Covan Brown.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Texas

Missouri's Justin Safford is fouled on a drive to the basket.

MU men's basketball player Kim English vs. Texas

Missouri guard Kim English puts up a shot against Texas guard Justin Mason on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. English led the Tigers with 18 points.