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A central staircase with intricate iron railings makes two 90-degree turns on the way to the second floor.

Former infirmary to be honored as Columbia Historic Preservation Commission's 100th building

The residence at 1601 Stoney Brook Ave., owned by Greg and Linda Bartels, served as a farm during the 1800s. It is being honored by the Historic Preservation Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Founded with love

Ihsan and Gulden Yasar have been working together at Shearlocks for 26 years. "I apprenticed for five years in Istanbul when I was a teenager. That's how I learned the tips and tricks from professionals. Here, in the United States, it's different," Ihsan Yasar said. "You learn in a classroom setting with lots of students and there's less emphasis on individualized education."

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Ihsan Yasar, 61, looks out from the window of Shearlocks hair salon, the business he established in 1976 in Columbia.

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Ihsan and Gulden Yasar watch the Turkish television drama "Elveda Derken" ("Saying Goodbye"). After their "third daughter" Lily, a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier, welcomes them home, they relax by drinking Turkish coffee and watching Turkish TV stations over sattelite.

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Gulden Yasar, bottom left, laughs as she chats with Shearlocks employees Lesa Gibbons and Marcie Perry. Gulden didn't speak a word of English when she first came to the United States in 1980.

Church links fight against hunger to Super Bowl

Janet Brandt brings a paper bag of groceries to First Presbyterian Church on Sunday. The church is participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring. It is a food drive to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank Pantry. Members of the church were asked to bring in groceries to donate to the service this Sunday. The church has been handing out grocery bags to their members for the past two weeks.

Suspensions lead to increased role for Tiller

J.T. Tiller scored a team and career-high 20 points against Kansas State on Saturday and, with six seconds left, made two free throws to seal Missouri’s win. Mizzou takes on Kansas tonight.

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Ihsan Yasar, 61, looks out from the window of Shear Locks hair salon, the business he established in 1976 in Columbia.

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Ihsan Yasar and Gulden Yasar watch Turkish television drama "Elveda Derken" (Saying Goodbye). After Lily, their "third daughter," a five-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, welcomes them home, they relax by drinking Turkish coffee and watching Turkish TV stations over sattelite.

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Gulden Yasar (foreground left) laughs as she chats with Lesa Gibbons and Marcie Perry, both of whom work part time at Shear Locks. Yasar didn't speak a word of English when she first came to the United States in 1980.

Where’s the GOP?

Matthew R. Smith, from Columbia, puts together Ron Paul yard signs on Friday at the Parkade Center. The yard signs will be handed out to supporters prior to the primaries.

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Amy Bremer, presinct leader for the Ron Paul campain in Columbia, discusses pre-primary planning at their meeting Friday at the Parkade Center. Bremer and fellow supporters have been actively campaigning for Paul all over Columbia. "We are trying to get every venue out there," she said. "When you've got people like this, good things will happen."

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Ron Paul supporters stamp info cards with their address at their local headquarters at the Parkade Centeron Friday. The info cards will be distributed door to door across Columbia before the primaries.

Brown and Lyons return from suspension in victory

Leo Lyons, right, returned to action in Saturday's game against Kansas State while senior Darryl Butterfield, center, remained suspended.

Freezing for a reason

Members of the "Pirate Plungers" team, Christa Snoddy, left, Paige Davis, Phoebe Widel, Kendra Tweater and Brittany Marshal, get out of Stephens Lake. They are students at Booneville High School, participating in central Missouri's first Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 2.

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Sergeant Tim Moriarity performs CPR on a stuffed polar bear he had taken into to the lake hidden under his jacket. Sergeant Moriarity wore his official uniform unlike the rest of the participants, who wore costumes. The Special Olympics fundraiser was hosted by Columbia Police Department.

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Firefighters Danny Spry and Walt Goodman, in their mustang suits, deliniate the area of Stephens Lake where the participants ran into during the first Polar Bear Plunge. The participants raised money for the Special Olympics. Columbia Fire Department had cleaned the ice off the lake to ensure the safety of the participants.

Cardinal offers insight on church, media

María Len-Ríos, assistant professor of strategic communication at the journalism at MU, talks with Cardinal John Foley as the audience gathers in Fisher Auditorium at Gannet hall on Thursday, Jan. 31.

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Cardinal John Foley built a good rapport with his mostly young audience at a master class he taught at MU.
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