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Brown gets ready to bat [Photo]

Missouri sophomore Blake Brown warms his hand while getting ready to bat Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. Temperatures dropped below 40 degrees to make for a chilly game.

Thomas faces Arkansas [Photo]

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas pitches against Arkansas on Wednesday at University Field. Thomas struck out 10 of the 15 batters she faced.

Rallying cry in the rotunda of the state Capitol [Photo]

Gary Stevens and Ashley Stribling shout in a rallying cry calling on Missouri lawmakers to improve the rights for people with disabilities on during the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day on Wednesday in the rotunda at the state Capitol in Jefferson City. The rally included talks from members of the Missouri legislature and other advocates for better rights for those with disabilities.

Cheering at the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day [Photo]

Shelly Connell and Steve Vaughn cheer during a speech from Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley, not pictured, at the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day on Wednesday in the rotunda at the state Capitol in Jefferson City. The rally included talks from Tilley as well as from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

Mark Hulsey reminds people that those with disabilities vote too [Photo]

Mark Hulsey wears a pin that urges people to take into consideration issues that are important to people with disabilities during the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day on Wednesday in the rotunda at the state Capitol in Jefferson City. Hulsey would like to see improved access to taxis because he said ADA-eligible transportation services — such as Call-A-Ride — can be more expensive.

Waiting for start of 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day [Photo]

From left, Andrew Kurz waits with his mother, Brenda, and his brother, Matthew, in a hallway prior to the start of the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day on Wednesday at the state Capitol in Jefferson City. Matthew sustained a traumatic brain injury after a car accident. Brenda Kurz credits the government assisted funding that helped pay for Matthew's surgery for the good condition he is in today.

Advocates gather in the rotunda of the state Capitol in Jefferson City [Photo]

Hundreds of advocates for better rights for people with disabilities gather at the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day on Wednesday in the rotunda at the state Capitol in Jefferson City. After the rally, participants had the opportunity to visit with legislators.

Texas Tech coach Pat Knight [Photo]

Texas Tech coach Pat Knight will lead the Red Raiders at this week's Big 12 tournament and then will step down.

MU baseball player Zack Hardoin vs. Gonzaga [Photo]

MU senior Zack Hardoin pitched the first 6 2/3 innings of the game against Gonzaga on Tuesday. The Tigers beat the Bulldogs 5-2.

City Council candidates speak at League of Women Voters forum [Photo]

City Council Fifth Ward Candidates Helen Anthony and Glen Ehrhardt and First Ward candidates Mitch Richards, Darrell Foster, Pamela Forbes and Fred Schmidt answer questions at a forum held by the League of Women Voters at the Columbia Public Library on Tuesday. Elections for the candidate positions will be held on April 5.

MU head coach Gary Pinkel at spring practice [Photo]

MU football head coach Gary Pinkel observes the team's first spring practice on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. This will be Pinkel's 11th season as the Tigers head coach.

MU football team at spring 2011 practice [Photo]

The members of the MU football team huddle as a group after doing their stretches on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Tuesday was the team's first spring practice in preparation for the 2011 football season.

MU football player James Franklin at practice [Photo]

MU sophomore quarterback James Franklin goes through passing drills at the team's first official spring practice on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Franklin, along with Ashton Glaser, Tyler Gabbert, and Ryan Howerton will be competing for the starting quarterback position in 2011.

MU men's basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Colorado [Photo]

Missouri guard Marcus Denmon drives to the basket against Colorado on Feb. 5, 2011. Missouri won 89-73.

A crowd fills the Missouri Theatre for True/False [Photo]

A crowd fills the Missouri Theatre on Friday for the True/False Film Festival's Jubilee Gala. This year's festival, the eighth, set an attendance record, filling more than 30,000 seats over four days.

MU wrestler Todd Schavrien vs. Iowa [Photo]

Todd Schavrien wrestles Iowa's Chris Drouin at the Hearnes Center Sunday, Feb. 13, 2010.

MU wrestler Dom Bradley vs. Iowa [Photo]

Dom Bradley wrestles Iowa's Kyle Slifka at the Hearnes Center Sunday, Feb. 13, 2010.

MU women's basketball player Sydney Crafton vs. Texas [Photo]

Missouri's Sydney Crafton, center, loses control of the ball as Texas' Tiffany Moore, right, and Chassidy Fussell, left, defend during the first half. Texas won 79-66.

MU women's basketball player Christine Flores vs. Texas [Photo]

Missouri's Christine Flores, left, and teammate Jasmyn Otote walk off the court after Missouri's 79-66 loss to Texas.

Texas women's basketball player Chassidy Fussell vs. Missouri [Photo]

Texas' Chassidy Fussell reacts after a teammate scores against Missouri at the Big 12 Conference women's basketball tournament. Texas beat Missouri 79-66 and will play Texas A&M in the quarterfinals.
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