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Putting in the hours

Ashok Cutkosky, a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, works in a computer lab in the MU Engineering Department on Thursday.

Peering into the petri dish

Hickman High School graduate Elizabeth Choe examines petri dishes of therapeutic salmonella bacteria recovered from cancerous prostate tumors at the non-profit Cancer Research Center in Columbia, Wednesday. Choe was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search for her research into different strains of cancer targeting bacteria. She will be attending MIT this fall.

City Manager Bill Watkins talks budget

City Manager Bill Watkins speaks to members of the press and public about Columbia's new budget.

Dinner at Plaza 900

From left, Jess Rodden, Tessa Spoto and Allison Smith eat an early dinner at Plaza 900 in this 2004 file photo. Of the food, Rodden said there is always a good selection but the lines can get long. "You just have to know when to come," Rodden said.

William Franklin at MU's homecoming

Wide receiver William Franklin, No. 2, gets trapped and tackled by Texas Tech players at MU's homecoming game on Oct. 20, 2007.

University Bookstore textbook employees

University Bookstore textbook employees, Kristen Smith, left, and Heath Harris take a pre-inventory of Biology Sciences books on Feb. 27, 2007.

Biking on MU's campus

Many students at MU find that biking is a more efficient means of transportation. Bike corrals are found outside most residence halls and college buildings.

Crowds aboard a shuttle bus

Students crowd a shuttle bus for a ride to campus. Shuttles operate on a 20-minute interal during the semester for students who park in off-campus lots.

Computer tower at Columbia Computer Center

A computer tower waits to be worked on at the Columbia Computer Center on 1122 Lakeview Ave.

Visiting journalism students from Australia

From left, Alexander du Plessis, John Testa, Jillian Kramer, Judith Ngai, Mamta Bhatt, Charlotte Buckley, Olivia Berry and Min-Zhui Lee, visit MU in July. The journalism students are from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

MU Student Recreation Center

The MU Student Recreation Complex, at 300,000 square feet of space, offers plenty of exercise opportunities to students and faculty. It was ranked No. 1 campus recreation facility in America by Sports Illustrated.

Brothers of Omega Psi Phi

The brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Epsilon Delta Chapter stroll during the MU Black Homecoming celebration on Oct. 25, 2008. Omega Psi Phi is one the the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities on campus and have been around for 38 years at MU.

MU Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is within walking distance of campus for students at MU.

Artlandish exchange

Anne Jacobson, an art teacher at Columbia Independence School, visits with Lisa Bartlett, the owner of Artlandish Gallery on Walnut Street. The two exchanged ideas and materials for collage work. Jacobson has known Bartlett for a number of years and was a patron of Bartlett's old store, The Vintage Shop, on Ninth Street. Bartlett's gallery opened on July 24.

Artlandish items get displayed

Items are displayed at Artlandish Gallery, a new art gallery featuring the work of local artists on Walnut Street in downtown Columbia.

Artlandish painting

A painting done by Lisa Bartlett, owner of Artlandish Gallery, hangs for sale on a back wall of the gallery. The gallery opened July 24.

Explaining support for chickens

Mary Stillwell, left, listens as Gretchen Erb, right, explains her reasons for supporting the Urban Hen Petition on Saturday in Columbia. "My neighbors want a couple of laying hens and it doesn't bother me" Erb said.

Collecting signatures in support of chickens

With clipboards in hand, Claire Garden stands at the entrance to the Farmer's Market on Saturday in Columbia. Garden is collecting signatures in support of the Urban Hen Petition.

Keeping chickens

The Faaborg family of Columbia raises Barred Rock and Araucana chickens in a coop outside their home. Araucana chickens are known as 'Easter Egg' chickens because of the pink and sometimes blue eggs they produce.

Chickens eating

The Faaborg family owns 19 Araucana and Barred Rock chickens. Janice Faaborg chooses to own these laying chickens because she likes knowing where her eggs are being produced.
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