MU wrestler Jake Cyr at practice [Photo]

Missouri freshman 141-pounder Jake Cyr, left, catches his breath after finishing a drill during practice Wednesday. Cyr walked on to the team before this season, despite resistance from Missouri coach Brian Smith.

Taylor makes contact [Photo]

Missouri senior Rhea Taylor hits during the first game of a doubleheader against Drake on Wednesday at University Field. Taylor scored two runs in the first game and had four RBIs in the second one.

Showing off True/False tickets [Photo]

Gordon Howard displays his set of True/False tickets after picking them up Wednesday.

The Lux pass [Photo]

Lea Marienfeld displays her Lux pass after picking it up at the True/False Box Office on Wednesday. The pass gives Marienfeld admission to an unlimited number of films and events and parties.

Poet races to first base [Photo]

Missouri senior Kathryn Poet tries to beat a throw to first base during the fifth inning of Game 1 against Drake on Wednesday. Poet, who was pinch hitting for Maria Schweisberger, was out on the play. It was her only at bat.

Early birds wait for True/False tickets [Photo]

Tom Sisson and Dwayne Browning wait for the True/False Box Office on Ninth Street to open Wednesday. Sisson and Browning, who were the first two in line, arrived at 4 p.m. The box office opened at 5 p.m.

Sparky's supports True/False [Photo]

A sign outside of Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream promotes the True/False film festival Wednesday.

Selling True/False keychains [Photo]

A bowl of True/False keychains sits on a counter at The Butterfly Tattoo on Wednesday. The Butterfly Tattoo is one of many local venues where people can purchase True/False garb.

Waiting in line at the box office [Photo]

True/False ticket-holders wait in line for the box office to open Wednesday. Before the box office officially opened, the line stretched down Cherry street between Ninth and Tenth streets.

Folks line up for True/False tickets [Photo]

True/False ticket-holders take their turn entering the official box office on the corner of Ninth and Cherry streets Wednesday. It was the first day folks could pick up tickets.

Number of True/False volunteers grows [Video]

As the True/False Film Festival approaches, staff and volunteers are busy at work. Anticipating the 2011 festival to have the largest attendance yet, volunteers are playing an increasing role in the festival's operations.

Carpenter leaves with injury [Photo]

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, left, talks to catcher Yadier Molina before leaving a spring training baseball game against the Florida Marlins on Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla. Carpenter left the game early with an injured left hamstring.

Lucy's Corner Cafe remodeling [Graphic]

New Columbia Fire Department Chief Charles P. Witt Jr. [Photo]

Columbia Deputy Fire Chief Charles P. Witt Jr. was announced as the next Columbia Fire Department chief. The appointment will be effective Sunday. In October, Columbia Fire Chief William Markgraf announced his plans to retire.

Lucy's Cafe continues renovations for April reopening [Photo]

Renovations continue at Lucy's Cafe on Tuesday after the restaurant sustained smoke damage from a fire on Feb. 3. "This will be a completely new, remodeled building with better air conditioning and even a patio, so people can eat outside this spring and summer," co-owner Robert Grove said. Lucy's Cafe is expected to continue renovations for about four to five weeks and will have a grand reopening around the first week in April.

Renovating Lucy's Cafe [Photo]

Lucy's Cafe is currently closed after sustaining smoke damage from a fire on Feb. 3. Renovations were in progress throughout the entire restaurant Tuesday. "We expect Lucy's to have a grand reopening in about four to five weeks, around the first week of April," co-owner Robert Grove said.


The Supreme Court upholds the Kansas church's right to protest outside military funerals [Photo]

In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Margie Phelps, second from right, a daughter of the Rev. Fred Phelps, and the lawyer who argued the case for of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., walks from the Supreme Court, in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals.

Graffiti on car in Hitt Street garage [Photo]

An MU student's red Kia Soul with graffiti on the side is parked on the fourth floor of the Hitt Street parking garage Tuesday evening. The graffiti is the third incident of vandalism on campus in the past five days.

Missouri men's basketball player Ricardo Ratliffe vs. Nebraska [Photo]

Missouri's Ricardo Ratliffe, center, manages to pass the ball through the defense of Nebraska's Jorge Brian Diaz, No. 21, and Lance Jeter, No. 34, in the second half of the Tigers 69-58 loss in Lincoln, Neb., on Tuesday.