Hickman boys basketball player Xavier Brown vs. Ruskin

Hickman's Xavier Brown, left, tries to steal the ball from Ruskin's Kenyan Borders.

Reacting to a call

Columbia College’s women’s basketball head coach, Mike Davis, reacts to a call made by the referees Tuesday. The Cougars led the entire game.

Hickman boys basketball player Jordan Stevens vs. Ruskin

Hickman sophomore guard Jordan Stevens loses possession of the ball trying to get past a pair of Ruskin defenders in Tuesday's Kewpies loss.

Skating through the cold

Despite the cold temperatures, Matt Baumann skates at Columbia Skate Park in Cosmopolitan Park on Tuesday.

Hickman boys basketball player Lyle Harris vs. Ruskin

Hickman senior guard Lyle Harris lays on the court after falling while driving for a basket in the first quarter. Harris left the game but returned in the second half and eventually regained his form. The Kewpies missed his play, however, and lost 77-71 on Tuesday to visiting to Ruskin.

Family fun at Fastnacht

Helga Carter and her granddaughter Olivia Carter, 5, enjoy their time at the Fastnacht on Tuesday.

Serving up Mardi Gras, German style

Tricia Price (left) serves bratwurst to Led Hadfield (center) and Gordon Fetterly (right) at the 26th Annual Fastnacht, considered the German Mardi Gras. The event was sponsored by the United Church of Christ.

Making music at Fastnacht

Jim Swann plays a clarinet for the Fastnacht event held at the Knights of Columbus on Tuesday. Swann is part of Der Deutschmeister Musickers, which consists of six members.

Haiti relief

Andrew Hinkebein, 19, walks by the donation jug at Rock Bridge High School Planetarium where Rock Bridge and Hickman High schools students came together for a fundraiser to raise awareness about Haiti and relief efforts Tuesday.

MU men's basketball player Kim English

Missouri guard Kim English, right, who is known for his shooting, says he is trying to become a more complete player, particularly on defense.

Council Chambers find new home

Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman stands next to the Columbia Fire Department's Honor Guard as they wait to enter the Council Chambers in the newly opened Columbia City Hall on Monday. The mayor and council members were escorted from the old Council Chambers in the Daniel Boone Building to the new chambers next door.

Another Harris takes a shot at playing basketball in college

Hickman's Lyle Harris is hoping to get a shot at playing college basketball when he graduates.

UM Employee survey screen shots

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JT's Cutz owner James Carter

Cory Dawkins gets a haircut from JT'S Cutz owner James Carter on Feb. 5. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, shops owned by black people are not common in Columbia. Results from the most recent available survey data of Boone County show the number of businesses owned by black people in the county is too low to be reported statistically.

Czeched out: Swimmer relaxes before a race

Czech Swimming Federation member Petra Klosova rests before the 100-meter backstroke race finals at the Missouri Grand Prix on Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

Making waves in the 200-meter breaststroke finals

Parkland Aquatic Club member Allison Acker competes in the 200-meter breaststroke finals at the Missouri Grand Prix on Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

Team Baja swimmer competes in 400-meter freestyle

Team Baja swimmer Alma Lopez competes in the 400-meter freestyle race finals at the Missouri Grand Prix on Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

School is out, doctor is in

From left, Carlie Burke, 10, and Emma Day, 7, examine an educational X-ray during the YouZeum's "Doctor Day" on Monday. The all-day event was offered for children because of schools closing in observance of President's Day. "These days are a mixer of educational stuff with a lot of fun," YouZeum educator Maria Fischer said.

Children play doctor at YouZeum

Air enters the mannequin's chest as Emma Day, 7, tries to revive the doll. "He's not breathing!" she shouts. Emma and her friends participated in "Doctor Day," YouZeum's School's Out program, on Monday while school was closed in observance of President's Day. Elementary and middle schools will be also closed Friday for a teacher workday, so the YouZeum will host another event called "Science is Everywhere."

Swimmers dive in for 200-meter breaststroke

York, Pa., YMCA member Caleb J. Tuten dives at the start of the second heat of the 200-meter breaststroke at the Missouri Grand Prix on Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.