February 25, 2011
Patients with traditional pacemakers face a number of dangers from magnetic resonance imaging, which uses strong magnetic fields to create detailed images of internal organs. Here are the problems the Medtronic pacemaker is designed to overcome.
Rock Bridge's Carmen Boessen jumps up for two points against Jefferson City at the Class 5 District 9 championship on Friday.
Rock Bridge High School's Travis Jorgenson runs for a lay up against the Jefferson City Jays at the Class 5 District 9 Basketball Championship in Jefferson City.
Missouri gymnastics coach Rob Drass prepares freshman gymnast Katelyn Trevino, right, for her uneven parallel bars routine as freshman gymnast Taylor Medrea listens in. Trevino's score was 9.750 and received third place.
Missouri freshman gymnast Cathryn Aliceaacosta jumps and poses during her balance beam routine against Southern Utah on Friday. Aliceaacosta's score was 9.675. MU won with a score of 194.925 to 193.750.
Columbia residents celebrated the Chinese New Year at Jesse Hall with the fifth-annual "China Night." A brief slide show highlights events that brought in the Year of the Rabbit.
Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony answers a question Friday at the Muleskinner City Council Candidate Forum in Stamper Commons at Stephens College. Anthony considers herself the candidate with the planning and zoning experience that she believes is essential to have on the council.
Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony listens to Firth Ward candidate Glen Ehrhardt answer a question Friday at the Muleskinner City Council Candidate Forum in Stamper Commons at Stephens College. First Ward candidate Darrell Foster was the only one not in attendance.
Timekeeper Diane Booth holds up a sign to remind Fifth Ward candidate Glen Ehrhardt that he has 15 seconds left to answer a question. The Muleskinner City Council Candidate Forum was held Friday in Stamper Commons at Stephens College. Ehrhardt has lived in Columbia for 30 years and believes it is important to have a historical perspective in promoting modern change.
A group of protesters stands on the corner of Providence Road and Broadway on Friday promoting their opposition to the conflict in Libya. Groups of protesters gathered on all four corners of the intersection.
Ali Khenissi holds up a 1951 Libyan flag among other protesters on the corner of Providence Road and Broadway on Friday.
Mustafa Sawanis (center), a member of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri, leads protesters in prayer, asking God to protect the people of Libya. Members from the Islamic center marched from the center to the corner of Broadway and Providence Road after Friday prayer. The group repeated part of the route taken Wednesday to include more of the community who couldn't attend the Wednesday demonstration, which was planned on short notice. Osama El-Tayash said the group would meet again next Friday if Moammar Gadhafi is still in power. "If he's still there, we will be here," he said.
Images from around Columbia show winter's impact on the landscape.
MU Campus Facilities worker Christopher Fields works during the removal of graffiti on the fourth floor of the Hitt Street Parking Garage on Friday. Fields said Campus Facilities has noticed an increase in graffiti vandalism across campus during the month of February.
Christopher Fields, of MU Campus Facilities, uses a power washer to remove graffiti from a wall on the fourth floor of the Hitt Street Parking Garage on Friday. Fields said the vandalism was suspected to have taken place on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
Lettering sprayed on the wall of the HItt Street Parking Garage is removed with a chemical applied by Campus Facilities workers Friday. Although the vandalism was believed to occur Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, workers were unable to get to the project until Friday because they had to gain access to equipment.
A snowfall that hit Columbia Thursday afternoon left Columbia Public Schools with an unexpected snow day and Friday out of class.
A snow-covered Stephens Lake Park remains untouched by park goers early Friday morning.
A red barn stands out against a snowy backdrop. A snow storm hit Columbia on Thursday afternoon and it continued until Friday afternoon.