MU students name bears

MU junior Mariah Thomas (left) and MU sophomore Joey Musterman (right) contemplate what to name their Build-A-Bear Workshop tigers at the third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. Hosted by the Student Union Programming Board, event sponsors ordered 300 larger stuffed animals and 200 of the smaller stuffed tigers to raise proceeds to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.

Skyler Hinton happy about recruitment

Former Rock Bridge football player Skyler Hinton smiles as he prepares to hike the ball during practice Sept. 8, 2009. Hinton relied on video highlights of his senior season in the recruiting process since he missed most of his junior season because of a broken leg. Wyoming eventually offered Hinton a scholarship, and he enrolled in January.

NYPD photos show smoke from 9/11

This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001, by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows smoke and ash engulfing the area around the World Trade Center in New York.

Aerial photos released show ash from World Trade Center towers

This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001, by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows one of the towers of the World Trade Center in New York as it begins to crumble.

Endowed professor has been teaching since 1974

John Foley has two endowed professorships with MU. He is the W.H. Byler Chair in the Humanities and Curator's Professor of Classical Studies and English. Foley has been teaching since 1974.

Translating Beowulf

John Foley, left, teaches his Beowulf seminar class, which consists of five doctoral students. From center, Julie Christenson, Rebecca Mouser, Melissa Range and Peter Ramey are translating the Old English version of Beowulf to modern English.

MU student plans to train for 2012 Olympics

MU's Nick Adcock is one of the top 10 decathlon athletes in the United States according to He is planning on training for the 2012 summer Olympics in London.

MU decathlete Nick Adcock jumps hurdles

Nick Adcock, track runner for MU, jumps the hurdles in the Hearnes Center field house on Feb. 3. Adcock recently broke his own record in hurdle jumping.

Mike Jeffers

Mike Jeffers is currently the principal of Hickman High School. He plans to take a position at North Kansas City secondary schools.

Kathy Ritter

Kathy Ritter is currently the principal of Rock Bridge High school and plans to retire at the end of the academic year.

Boxing up the berries

Mike Atkinson, director of sales at The Candy Factory, packages a tray of 100 milk chocolate-covered strawberries into a box. The Candy Factory sells its chocolate-covered strawberries in 1/2-pound and 1-pound boxes that contain four to six berries and eight to 12 berries, respectively.

Family business

The Candy Factory, located at the corner of E. Cherry and Seventh streets, has chocolate-covered strawberries available from Feb. 10-14 every year. Sam and Donna Atkinson have operated the store since 1986 and now run it along with their son Mike Atkinson and his wife, Amy Atkinson.

Popular treat

The Candy Factory's milk chocolate-covered strawberries are one of its most popular Valentine's Day season treats, said Director of Sales Mike Atkinson while he prepared the store for the holiday. He said that truffles and Katys (The Candy Factory's designation for turtle candies) are also typically in high demand.

Chocolate-covered goodies

Mike Atkinson, the director of sales at The Candy Factory, places a tray of 100 milk chocolate-covered strawberries next to the box in which they will be packaged. The Candy Factory produces many of its treats within the walls of its E. Cherry Street facility. "We make most everything that's chocolate ourselves," Atkinson said.

Kathleen Zellner

Portrait of lawyer Kathleen Zellner in her office in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Kay Murray

Boone County Treasurer Kay Murray

Shoveling the walk

Allen Nguyen, 10, shovels the sidewalk in front of his parents' restaurant in Columbia on Monday, when Columbia area schools closed due to snow. Nguyen said he always enjoys a good snow day. "I like to stay home and play video games all day," he said. "So once I finish this I'll probably do that."

Ryan Ferguson at his trial

Ryan Ferguson waits for proceedings to start Friday, April 23, 2004, in Columbia.

Erickson testifies at Ferguson trial

Chuck Erickson describes where he says he and Ryan Ferguson were hiding behind a dumpster moments before they allegedly killed Kent Heitholt in the parking lot of the Columbia Daily Tribune. Erickson recanted that testimony in a deposition videotaped Nov. 22, 2009.

Employees unpack after moving into new City Hall addition

Jennifer Hudson, an engineering aide at the Public Works Department, unpacks a box in the engineering cubicles during the move at Columbia City Hall on Monday.