Johnny Wright on trial for murder of Becky Doisy [Photo]

Defendant Johnny Wright takes a quiet moment to himself during a brief recess on Wednesday at the Boone County Courthouse. Wright is on trial for the murder of Becky Doisy, who went missing in August 1976. Judge Gary Oxenhandler called a short recess so the counselors could approach the bench to discuss the validity of an objection made by the prosecution.

TIGER TIPOFF: Fast Break [Graphic]

Students watch State of the Union address at Room 38 [Photo]

From left, Mykel Archie, Rachel Quick and Hayley Cole watch the State of the Union speech Tuesday at Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge. Quick and Cole are graduate students at MU and were pleased to see the local venue was hosting a watch party. "Columbia doesn't have many political outlets to come and watch these sorts of things." Cole said.

MU women's basketball coaching staff vs. Texas [Photo]

MU women's basketball coaching staff from left, Willie Cox, Jenny Putnam, Robin Pingeton and Randy Norton watch the team from the sidelines during their game against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Mizzou Arena. This is the staff's first season at MU.

Elk to be moved to Missouri [Graphic]

David Steward [Photo]

David Steward

MU women's basketball player Bailey Gee vs. Texas A&M [Photo]

MU junior guard Bailey Gee attempts a layup against Texas A&M's Kelsey Assarian on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Mizzou Arena. The Tigers lost to the Aggies 85-40.

New Marching Mizzou uniform [Photo]

A mannequin displays the first physical mockup of the new band uniforms that are expected to be complete for band members no later than fall 2011. The design of the uniform is supposed to be a more contemporary take on the traditional uniforms.

New Marching Mizzou uniform sleeve [Photo]

The six columns on the left sleeve of the new band uniforms represent one of the traditional elements that remained on the newly designed uniforms that are expected to be used for the next eight to 10 years by MU band members.

Old Marching Mizzou uniforms [Photo]

Shown in their old uniforms, Marching Mizzou heads to Faurot Field from the Hearnes Center before MU's football game against San Diego State on Sept. 18, 2010.


Clint Dalbom of the Missouri Department of Conservation [Photo]

Clint Dalbom, the Missouri Department of Conservation regional supervisor who is heading the elk relocation project, talks about elk biology and trapping methods Monday in the dining room at the Pine Mountain State Park Resort in Pineville, Ky. Dalbom has been with the Conservation Department for 29 years.

Elk in a pen near Stoney Fork, Ky. [Photo]

Several elk, mostly cows (females) and spikes (young males), stand behind an 8-foot high, double-fenced holding pen constructed on the property of a reclaimed surface coal mine near Stoney Fork, Ky., on Friday. After a 90-day holding period, the elk will be loaded into a trailer and moved to southeast Missouri.

Wanjiku Mwangi [Photo]

Wanjiku Mwangi is the Racial Wealth Divide Leader at United for a Fair Economy in Boston.

David Stokes [Photo]

David Stokes is a policy analyst for the Show-Me Institute.

MU wrestling coach Brian Smith [Photo]

Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith works with senior 141-pounder Todd Schavrien at practice Monday at Hearnes Center.

Becky Doisy and Johnny Wright [Photo]

Becky Doisy, left, a waitress and an art student, disappeared in 1976. More than 30 years later, Johnny Wright, right, was found living in Georgia under a different name. He is charged with the second-degree murder of Doisy, though her body was never found.

Groupon launches discounts in Columbia with B&B Bagels [Photo]

Groupon, a website that works with businesses in certain cities to offer customers different discounts each day, launched in Columbia Monday morning. A screen shot taken from Groupon's website shows that with less then two hours to go before the deal expired, 173 people had purchased the discount.

Sam Stowers reads at Kaldi's [Photo]

Sam Stowers reads Monday after drinking espresso and an Americano at Kaldi's Coffee on Ninth Street.

Kierstin Boz awaits Russian ballet performance [Photo]

Kierstin Boz, 7, waits Monday to see the Russian National Ballet Theatre's performance of "Cinderella" at Jesse Auditorium. Kierstin takes dance lessons, and this was the second year for her to see "Cinderella."