February 5, 2010
Missouri’s per-capita funding for higher education increased from $186.02 in 2009 to $196.43 in 2010, moving the state up three spots in the national rankings but keeping it among those with the least funding. Nineteen states increased their funding in 2010, and the rest decreased.
Coach John Burns helps a player improve during basketball practice on November 18, 2009. Burns was hired as head coach for the Hickman boys basketball team last May and has traveled the country visiting premier basketball programs to find out what makes coaches successful.
February 4, 2010
Columbia College guard Aleksander Eric, right, moves past Williams Baptist's Marcus Massey as he drives to the basket during Thursday night's game.
Columbia College men's basketball coach Bob Burchard cheers on his players after a timeout during the second quarter of Thursday night's game against Williams Baptist. Columbia College won the game 75-51.
Columbia College forward Greg Stegeman shoots for two points during Thursday night's game against Williams Baptist.
Hickman senior guard Shaunece Ballenger breaks past Holt freshman guard Riley Reddin during the game on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. Hickman won 49-44 against Holt at Hickman High School.
Hickman Kewpies junior guard Aqua Corpening, 42, breaks away from Holt senior guard Megan Gatschenberger, 40, and drives the ball down the court on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. Corpening was the highest scorer for Hickman with a total of 22 points.
Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser will receive the National League of Cities' Leadership Award.
A the 2009 Beauty and the Beast meet, MU gymnast Alicia Hatcher preforms her floor routine while MU wrestler Raymond Jordan, left, competes against Central Michigan wrestler Mike Miller.
MU Men's Basketball One-Minute Game Guide: Colorado
Joseph Jacobs, a fourth grader at Robert E. Lee Elementary School, shows off his new 'Fitness badge' during the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet at Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday.
Westley Denny of Robert E. Lee Elementary School eats a piece of pizza during the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet at Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday.
Nevin Dubinski, a fourth grader at Robert E. Lee Elementary School, salutes during the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet at Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday.
Cub Scout members of Robert E. Lee Elementary school hug Patience Fox, a Cub master, during the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet at Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday.
Missouri's Justin Safford, right, fights for a loose ball with Texas A&M's Naji Hibbert on Wednesday in the Tigers loss at Mizzou Arena.
Columbia College forward Rachel Oswald takes a shot against Williams Baptist.
Columbia College guard Courtney Jorgenson blocks a shot by Williams Baptist guard Courtney Sublett during the second half of the game Thursday.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced at the Katy Trail depot in Boonville Thursday that the historic MKT railroad bridge will be preserved. The bridge will be transferred to the city of Boonville under an agreement made between the State of Missouri and Union Pacific.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced that the MKT railroad bridge over the Missouri River will be transferred to the city of Boonville Thursday. Built in 1932, the bridge is a historic landmark that spans 400-feet and is part of the 225-mile long Katy Trail State Park.