Comparing notes at the forum

Annelle Whitt and Bradley Anresen compare notes on each of the candidates at the forum held on Tuesday evening at Second Baptist Church. Columbia's chapter of the NAACP sponsored the event, which featured candidates from the school board, council and mayoral races.

Listening to the candidates

Steve Calloway, a member of the Columbia Black Round Table, listens intently to candidates from the public office races on the April 6th ballot speak at the forum sponsored by the NAACP on Tuesday evening. While the NAACP does not endorse candidates, the Columbia Black Round Table will announce candidate endorsements prior to election day.

Manuel Scott

Manuel Scott is scheduled to speak at the MAC Scholars 2010 Spring Conference on Saturday at Hickman High School.

'Freedom Writer' to speak at Hickman

Manuel Scott will speak at the Minority Achievement Committee's 2010 Spring Conference on Saturday morning at Hickman High School. Scott is one of the original "Freedom Writers" depicted in the 2007 movie of that name.

Rick Buford

Rick Buford, a candidate for the Fourth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, poses for an in-studio portrait.

Texas among seven Big 12 teams celebrating spots in NCAA Tournament

Texas forward Gary Johnson celebrates a basket during the Big 12 tournament. The Big 12 celebrates a record seven team being selected for the NCAA Tournament.

Clemson senior Trevor Booker looks to leave a legacy

Clemson senior Trevor Booker looks to make the Tigers contenders in the NCAA Tournament.

Colonial style homes suffered

A homeowner looks at the damages to his home following the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile on Feb. 27. Many homes in Chile are built colonial style and suffered damage because they are made of mud and clay materials.

A break in the land

A Chilean walks across a crack formed by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake which caused devastation to a large part of Chile on Feb. 27.

Surveying the damage

A Chilean homeowner assesses the infrastructure damage to his home after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake which devastated parts of Chile.

Conrad named new principal for Hickman

Tracey Conrad was selected as Hickman High School's new principal. She will begin her new role on July 1.

Barbershop chorus performs at Census rally

The Show-Me Showboaters barbershop chorus performs during the Census rally on Monday. The rally featured live performances as well as lawmakers and county officials.

Boone County presiding commissioner makes appearance at Census rally

Boone County Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson laughs with Julie Middleton during the Census rally on Monday. The all-day rally in Jefferson City featured live performances as well as lawmakers and county officials.

Rally held to encourage participation in U.S. Census

Lori Simms, left, and Katina Jones laugh while preparing hot dogs to give out at the Census rally in Jefferson City on Monday. The rally was held to help encourage census participation. Missouri risks losing one of its congressional seats this year.

Performers dance at Jefferson City Census rally

Vicky Banda of the Hispanic Heritage Dance Group performs on the steps of the state Capitol on Monday. The performance was part of the rally to promote the U.S. Census. The rally was held to help encourage census participation. The state could lose one of its seats in Congress this year.

Census rally features live performances

From left, Yelenia Guillen, Alfonso Garcia, Jennifer Martinez and Vicky Banda perform on the steps of the Capitol building Monday. The performance was part of a rally held to promote interest and participation in the 2010 U.S. Census.

Priest abuse protest

Left to right: Cindi (no last name given), Judy Jones, the Midwest associate director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), and Adam (no last name given), pass out leaflets after Mass at the St. Thomas More Newman Center on Sunday to show solidarity with the victims of the recent reports of sexual abuse by priests in Europe. The protest was one of many nationwide hosted by SNAP. Surnames of the protesters weren't given because of SNAP policy to protect the identities of the victims, some who were present at the vigil.

Clemson coach Oliver Purnell

Clemson coach Oliver Purnell watches his team in a 59-57 loss to North Carolina State last Thursday in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. "I guarantee that these guys will be ready to play," Purnell said on Sunday after learning Clemson will play Missouri on Friday in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.

MU basketball team watches selection show

Missouri men's basketball players Steve Moore, left, and John Underwood watch the NCAA Tournament selection show Sunday at the Clinton Club at Mizzou Arena. Missouri earned a No. 10 seed and will play No. 7 seed Clemson on Friday in Buffalo N.Y.

Sneed house explosion, two years later

The house foundation where a gas explosion killed the home's two residents two years ago remains locked behind a chain-link fence on McNab Drive on March 12, 2010. The house has remained in this condition since the explosion because of a lawsuit filed by the deceased's daughters.