No one injured in house fire

Columbia Fire Dept. Lt. Bruce Britt surveys the scene at 301 Duncan St. after a fire was extinguished there on Tuesday. Columbia Fire Dept. Capt. Eric Hartman said that most of the damage occurred in the utility room area, and the investigation is ongoing. The two adults and two children who live in the rental house were not present at the time of the fire, which neighbors reported to 911.

Artist's drawing shows Dick Tracy questioning Doisy's disappearance

A 1980 drawing by short-order cook Arthur Koch depicts a scene at Ernie's including a large drawing above the kitchen, except Koch's rendition has Dick Tracy referring to the 1976 disappearance of part-time waitress Becky Doisy. The drawing also features 1976 Ernie's owner, Wayne Gladney, front, and Koch serving customers.

Restaurant drawing depicts former employee's disappearance

A 1980 drawing by Arthur Koch depicts a scene at Ernie's. A large drawing rested above the kitchen has Dick Tracy referring to the 1976 disappearance of part-time Ernie's waitress Becky Doisy, who is featured on the right side of the frame.

Kansas-State football coach Bill Snyder

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder walks the sidelines during the Wildcats' victory over Tennessee Tech last Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas football player Kerry Meier

Kansas wide receiver Kerry Meier gets past Southern Mississippi defensive back Michael McGee for a touchdown during the first half of the Jayhawks' victory Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.

Rock Bridge tennis players Sarah Heeter and Kelsey Kinderknecht

Rock Bridge tennis players Sarah Heeter, left, and Kelsey Kinderknecht pause during practice Monday to listen to their coach. The pair are the only members of this season's team who have experience playing in the state tournament.

Class assists veterans with transition to student life

Keith Widaman, far left, listens to Daniel Sewall, right, president of the Mizzou Student Veterans Association and a teaching assistant for a class called "Learning Transition Strategies for Military Students."

Military veterans connect with each other at MU

Keith Widaman relaxes at The Heidelberg with fellow veterans after class. Student services personnel say it's valuable for veterans to be able to connect with each other on campus because they might otherwise have a difficult time finding a social group with which they have much in common.

Johnny Wright

Undated mug shot of Johnny Wright.

Moving Cafe Berlin on bikes

Cafe Berlin co-owner Allison Starn and employee Sean Coder secure a cabinet to Coder's bike trailer in preparation for the restaurant's move to Tenth and Ash streets from the now empty building on the corner of Walnut Street and Providence Road on Monday. After a free pancake breakfast courtesy of the cafe, 30 cyclists helped with the eight-block move.

Sweeping away old Cafe Berlin

Cafe Berlin co-owner Allison Starn sweeps away the last remnants of the restaurant on the corner of Walnut Street and Providence Road on Monday. Thirty cyclists showed up at 9 a.m. to help make the eight-block move to the new location at the intersection of Tenth and Ash streets. Starn said she hopes to see Cafe Berlin reopen by the second week in October.

Hickam House authenticity questioned

Hickam House, located in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, may be torn down if wood sampling performed by the MU forestry department proves the structure was built in the 1960s instead of the cited 1820 to 1830.

Health initiative panel addresses issue

UM System President Gary Forsee, far left, delivers a press conference in the Acuff Auditorium in the MU School of Medicine on Monday announcing the Tiger Institue for Health Innovation while the panel of, left to right, CEO and co-founder of the Cerner corporation Neal Patterson, University of Missouri Health System vice chancellor Hal Williamson, MU Health Care CEO Jim Ross and the executive director of the Tiger Institute Sherry Browne, listen. The health initiative is the largest corporate investment in MU history.

Patterson, Forsee answer health care questions

CEO and co-founder of Cerner Corporation Neal Patterson, right, and MU System President Gary Forsee answer questions about a major health initiative and partnership with MU during a press conference in the MU School of Medicine on Sept. 28, 2009. "We're going to make a fundamental difference in health care", said Patterson, noting the advances in medical record keeping over the past 20 years.

Telepresence unveiled

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee prepares for a teleconference meeting with AT&T and Cisco to unveil the UM system's new TelePresence center located on the first floor of Ellis Library on Monday. According to Ellis Library, Forsee and his wife, Sherry, provided the lead gift of $1 million to make this system, as well as the three others on UM campuses, possible.

Cougars volleyball players celebrate a victory

Columbia College volleyball players Maria Omondi (10), far left, Julie Teeple (12), Paula Ferreira (7), Tally Mattos (1) and Cate Eckhardt (2) celebrate after scoring against Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday night in the Cougars' three-game vicory at the Arena at Southwell Complex.

Columbia College volleyball player Paula Ferreira

Paula Ferreira, a 25-year-old freshman setter on the Columbia College women’s volleyball team, moved from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Columbia in August.

'Charlie Brown' wraps up

Charlie Brown believes that "Happiness is finding a pencil," in Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," on Sunday. The cast of (from left:) Craig Cooper (Schroeder), Emma Plott-Olson (Woodstock), Mary Shaw (Sally), Tony Killian (Charlie Brown), Casey Palmisano (Snoopy), Stephanie Flakne (Lucy) and Eric Seeley (Linus) concluded their three-week run on Sunday.

Stambaugh prepares tree sample

Michael Stambaugh prepares a tree sample from Medicine Creek, Mo. at the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory where he works as a research associate. Stambaugh is a dendrochronologist who has learned how to measure tree rings to determine climate changes or cultural influences that occurred during a particular time and in a particular region.

Tree rings show tree's age

A cross section of red pine sample from Huron Mountain Club, in the upper peninsula of Michigan shows that the tree grew from 1707 until it died naturally in 1998. The numbers in black identify the actual years that the tree healed over wounds caused by fire.