Doctors' donation helps food bank pay off mortgage

From left, David Machens, Sarah Maguffee and Naomi Cupp shred a copy of the mortgage for the Central Missouri Food Bank in celebration of it being paid off by a group of doctors from the Columbia Orthopaedic Group on Wednesday.

Hyperbaric chamber a new tool for healing

Registered nurse Amy Bierk, right, looks on as Dr. Kimberly Jamison of the Nephrology Wound Clinic explains the process of the hyperbaric chamber to other physicians and guests at the Wound Healing Center grand opening Wednesday. The center now has two hyperbaric chambers, which uses oxygen at levels higher than atmospheric pressure to assist in the healing of wounds.

DOVE partners deal with difficult issues

Detective Jeff Westbrook, left, shows Detective Bob Dochler some pictures of domestic violence cases that are available for training and educational purposes Wednesday morning in their office at the City of Columbia Police Department.

Wal-Mart demolition

Demolition of the Wal-Mart building at Nifong and Providence started Monday.

Wal-Mart building demolished

Demolition of the Wal-Mart at 405 E. Nifong began Monday and continues, as shown here, on Wednesday. According to the project superintendent, Rick Harness, a new Hy-Vee is planned for the spot and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2009.

Doughnut shop has grand opening

Long john doughnuts sit on a tray in the kitchen after being dipped in different types of icing at Daylight Donuts.

Dipping and decorating doughnuts

Karl Florek dips doughnuts in flavored icing at Daylight Donuts.

Deciding on doughnuts

Kate Dyer gazes at a variety of doughnuts before making a selection. Daylight Donuts opened its doors for business in late October.


Chasity Prince, center, scored 11 points per game and made a team-high 63 3-pointers last year for the Kewpies during her junior year.


MU coach Cindy Stein, who graduated from Illinois in 1984, returns to Champaign, Ill., tonight.

Students announce at KCOU/88.1 FM

MU freshmen Lisa Grelle and Aaron Casias work as announcers at the KCOU/88.1 FM Thursday morning show from 6 - 8 a.m. KCOU is a student owned and operated radio station that broadcasts a variety of content, including news coverage and an eclectic mix of music genres.

John Ferrugia mug

John Ferrugia is a 1975 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and an investigative reporter for KMGH-TV in Denver.

Columbia Colllege volleyball player Maria Omondi

Columbia College junior Maria Omondi has recorded 346 kills and 162 blocks this season.

MU men's basketball player Keith Ramsey

Missouri forward Keith Ramsey guards Chattanooga guard Ricky Taylor.

MU men's basketball player Kim English

Tigers freshman guard Kim English drives to the basket against Chattanooga defender Jasper Williams on Monday in the Tigers' victory over the Mocs at Mizzou Arena.

Braun retires

Commissioner Ken Pearson presents Capt. Beverly Braun with a proclamation of her achievements at the end of her retirement party Monday at the Boone Country Sheriff's Department. Braun has been with the department 23 years and will be retiring in December.

System could help reduce traffic accidents

Intermediate traffic studies specialist Brandon Campbell describes the importance of an "all-red clearance" system designed to ensure the safety of pedestrians in the crosswalk areas.

Making intersections safer

A student waits for the lights to change at the intersection of College Avenue and Rollins Street on the MU campus on Wednesday. Mayor Darwin Hindman has proposed a plan to make this intersection safer for pedestrians and bicyclers.

Hickman students put together choreographed hip-hop routines

Nautika Townsend practices a dance with her group during the Hickman High School's hip-hop dance club practice after school Thursday afternoon.

Students practice hip-hop dance

Mary Morris, center, practices a new move with fellow choreographer Omni Scott, right, during the Hickman High School's hip-hop dance club practice after school.