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.

Ryan Lochte swims in final

Ryan Lochte swims the 100-meter backstroke final Saturday in the Missouri Grand Prix.

Ryan Lochte starts his race

Ryan Lochte, front, pushes off for the 100-meter backstroke finals Saturday during the fourth annual Missouri Grand Prix at the Mizzou Aquatics Center.

Muleskinner president speaks at forum

In February 2010, Wiley Miller, Boone County Muleskinner president, speaks before the meeting with the Fourth Ward City Council candidates at Stamper Commons on the Stephens College campus.

Fourth Ward candidates speak at forum

Fourth Ward City Council candidates, from the left, Daryl Dudley, Rick Buford, Sarah Read and Tracy Greever-Rice speak in front of the Muleskinners at Stamper Commons on Friday.

Sarah Read at forum

Sarah Read, candidate of the Fourth Ward City Council, answers a question for Herbert K. Tillema at Stamper Commons on the Stephens College campus on Friday.

Five-medal winner

Mission Viejo swimmer Chloe Sutton swims to win the bronze medal in the women's 200-meter butterfly at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. Sutton finished out the Grand Prix with five medals, three of them gold.