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MU men's golf coach Mark Leroux with Tigers sophomore Jace Long [Photo]

Missouri men's golf coach Mark Leroux talks with Tigers sophomore Jace Long during the first day of competition in the Mizzou Intercollegiate on Monday at the Club at Old Hawthorne.

Alden talks about new basketball coach [Photo]

Mike Alden, MU athletics director, speaks about the hiring of Frank Haith as the new Missouri men's basketball coach on Monday night at Mizzou Arena. Haith is Alden's third hire for the position since Alden became AD in 1998.

Sunday night storm causes a tree to fall [Photo]

A tree that snapped during the wind storm Sunday night sits Monday in a front yard of a house on Walnut Street.

Missouri grabs new basketball coach [Photo]

Miami coach Frank Haith watches as his team plays defense against Alabama in the third round of the men's NIT college basketball tournament at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on March 23. Haith has agreed in principle to take over as coach at Missouri, leaving the Miami basketball program after seven seasons, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press late Sunday night.

Haith to Missouri [Photo]

Frank Haith coaches the University of Miami men's basketball team early this month in ACC competition. MU officially announced Monday evening that Haith will leave the Hurricanes to become the new coach of the Tigers.

Honoring Naveh-Benjamin [Photo]

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announces Etti Naveh-Benjamin as a recipient of the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence during a surprise visit to her classroom on Monday. Chancellor Deaton and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz presented Naveh-Benjamin with the fellowship, which includes a $10,000 award.

Missouri hires Miami basketball coach [Photo]

Miami Hurricanes head coach Frank Haith reacts in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., on March 10. Haith has agreed in principle to take over as coach at Missouri, leaving the Miami basketball program after seven seasons, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press late Sunday night.

Taylor Combs [Photo]

Taylor Combs is a columnist for the Missourian. Her major is in magazine journalism; her minor is in women’s and gender studies.

J. Crew advertisement [Photo]

This image, sent as a promotional e-mail to J. Crew customers, shows company president and creative director Jenna Lyons and her 5-year-old son, Beckett. Pundits have criticized the ad because Beckett is wearing pink toenail polish.

Ready for a fight [Photo]

Mike Barnett catches his breath while sparing on Jan. 27 at Hulett House Gym in Columbia. "I wish I knew why the guys aren't showing up, but I guess I can take that as a compliment," Barnett said, about the failure of his competitors to show up for matches.

Taking a break from the music [Photo]

Festivalgoers mingle outside Thespian Hall during an intermission from the evening of performances at the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival on Saturday night in Boonville. The evening of performances concluded the two-day music festival

Storytelling and music combined [Photo]

Rhonda Rucker gestures while telling a story in between songs during the evening of performances at the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival on Saturday at Thespian Hall in Boonville. The group Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, of Knoxville, Tenn., perform with a variety of instruments including, banjo, spoons, harmonica and bones.

Hoping for relief [Photo]

A Japanese woman sits near a fence Saturday beneath a car hanging on a fence, part of the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the area in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture in Japan. Many residents hope officials will soon turn their attention to providing housing and other needs instead of being distracted by problems at nuclear power plants.

'Concierge' doctors limit patients [Photo]

Lewis Weiner speaks with a patient at his office in Providence, R.I., in mid-March. Weiner limits his practice to patients who pay an annual fee of $1,500, whether they needs his services or not. Instead of juggling 2,000 or more patients, these doctors can concentrate on a few hundred, stressing prevention and acting as advocates with specialists and hospitals. "I get to know the individual," he said. "I see their color. I see their moods. I pick up changes in their lives, new stressors that I would not have found as easily before. It's been a very positive shift."

Big Muddy Folk Festival Jam workshop [Photo]

Expert and beginner musicians perform during the Old-Time Jam workshop Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church during the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville. Over 20 musicians played in the workshop, where participants were invited to play in a jam session with festival performers.

Possum Holler Fiddlers perform at festival [Photo]

A group of fiddle players called the Possum Holler Fiddlers perform traditional fiddle music for a crowd on Saturday during a fiddle workshop in the Christ Episcopal Church for the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonvillle. The festival featured a variety of workshops and jam sessions from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Dulcimer lesson at the Big Muddy Folk Festival [Photo]

David Lindsey demonstrates to Cheryl New and Diane Crouch how to embellish a tune‚ a style of playing‚ on a hammered dulcimer at the First Presbyterian Church during a workshop for the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival on Saturday in Boonvillle. New, of Springfield, Mo., said she became interested in the hammered dulcimer when she and her husband would go to the Silver Dollar City theme park to watch a hammered dulcimer performer.

Phyllis Dale smiles at the Big Muddy Folk Festival crowd [Photo]

Phyllis Dale leans back in her seat and smiles at the crowd while playing the piano at the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival on Friday night in Boonville. At the end of her set, Dale recounted a sentimental memory of a previous time in Boonville when a fan asked her for her autograph.

Performing at the Big Muddy Folk Festival [Photo]

The Rain Dogs, from Kansas City, perform their string band and classic blues music at the 20th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival in Booneville. The Rain Dogs closed out the first evening of music, following four other acts.

Listening to the Rain Dogs at the Big Muddy Folk Festival [Photo]

More than 200 people packed Thespian Hall in Boonville to watching the Rain Dogs perform during the 20th annual 2011 Big Muddy Folk Festival on Friday night. Thespian Hall is a pre-Civil War opera house where the festival brings in acts to pay tribute to the past and celebrate the coming times.
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