William Taft [Photo]

William Taft, taken May 31, 1987.

William Taft at the Missouri School of Journalism [Photo]

William Taft, professor emeritus at the Missouri School of Journalism, taken Feb. 22, 1975.

Elk graze on snowy Kentucky hillside [Photo]

Two bulls and a cow tagged with a radio collar graze on the terraced hillside of a reclaimed surface mine on Jan. 21 in Bell County, Ky. A bill in the Missouri House would make the Missouri Department of Conservation financially responsible for property damage and accidents caused by elk as a result of the department's elk relocation program.

SLIDESHOW: Conflict in Libya [Slideshow]

The conflict in Libya is documented through photos provided by the Associated Press.

Polar Plunge 2011 [Photo]

Participants rush into the cold water of Stephens Lake Saturday in the 2011 Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

Jane Whitesides [Photo]

Jane Whitesides is the state director of the Missouri Civic Engagement Table, a nonpartisan coalition of organizations who seek to work collectively around a common-issue agenda.

Missouri Grand Prix medley [Photo]

Trojan Swim Club swimmer Markus Rogan comes up for air during the men's 200 Meter Individual Medley at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. Rogan placed first in the heat.

Missouri Grand Prix back stroke [Photo]

Brennan Balogh competes in the men's 200-meter backstroke at the Missouri Grand Prix Sunday.

Missouri Grand Prix reach [Photo]

Kylie Stewart competes in the women's 400-meter medley relay at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday.

Missouri Grand Prix dive [Photo]

Tobias Oriwol dives at the start of the men's 400-meter medley relay at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday.

China Night over Skype [Photo]

People in China wish the audience a happy Chinese Lunar New Year via Skype during MU's China Night at Jesse Auditorium on Sunday.

China night performers [Photo]

Children perform a dance to "Wake Up In A Spring Morning" choreographed by Li Yang, during China Night at Jesse Auditorium on Sunday. China Night is put on annually by the Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars.

China night audience [Photo]

Yunhui Lu, left, and Iris Lu peruse the program at China Night Sunday. Yunhui's favorite part of the night was the traditional dances.

China night dancers [Photo]

A group of traditional Chinese dancers perform "The Song of Yue Ethnic" at China Night on Sunday. The night featured both traditional and popular dances and music.

Boys and Girls Club Host Chili Cookoff [Photo]

The Boys and Girls Club of Columbia hosted the Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookoff at Holiday Inn on Saturday. Columbia businesses and organizations came out to show their support for Columbia’s children by raising money for the club – and cookin’ up a mean pot of chili.

Missouri Grand Prix stroke [Photo]

Kathleen Hersey competes in the women's 200-meter IM preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. Hersey won the heat and qualified for finals on Sunday night.

Missouri Grand Prix splash [Photo]

Whitney Myers swims the backstroke portion of the women's 200-meter IM preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. She qualified for finals.

Missouri Grand Prix laps [Photo]

Dominique Bouchard glides through the water during the women's 200-meter backstroke preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. Bouchard, a swimmer for Mizzou, had the fastest time of anyone in all seven heats for the event.

Fireman hoses down clothing [Photo]

A Columbia firefighter hoses down charred clothing thrown out of the window by firefighters as they check for smoldering embers in the bedroom of a house fire at 2600 Sunflower St. on Sunday. Damage to the home was estimated at $25,000.

Collins aims for bullpen spot [Photo]

Kansas City Royals pitcher Tim Collins throws during baseball spring training Tuesday in Surprise, Ariz. Collins has the opportunity to open the season in the Royals' bullpen after putting up eye-popping numbers in the minors.