March 8, 2011
Missouri's Christine Flores, left, and teammate Jasmyn Otote walk off the court after Missouri's 79-66 loss to Texas.
Texas' Chassidy Fussell reacts after a teammate scores against Missouri at the Big 12 Conference women's basketball tournament. Texas beat Missouri 79-66 and will play Texas A&M in the quarterfinals.
Missouri's Trenee Thornton, bottom right, tries to wrestle a ball way from Texas' Tiffany Moore, left, and Ashley Gayle, top right. Texas beat Missouri 79-66 in the first round game of the Big 12 Tournament.
Melinda Bobbitt practices her punches during a body combat class on Monday at FIT, a women’s gym at Wilson’s Fitness. Bobbitt and some friends attend the gym to encourage each others' weight loss.
Attendance at True/False films has consistently increased since the festival’s debut in 2004. The chart shows total movie seats filled, not total individual moviegoers.
Cindy Garcia, left, and Melinda Bobbitt, right, take a defensive stance during a body combat class on Monday at FIT, a women’s gym at Wilson’s Fitness. Bobbitt, Garcia and their friends attend FIT to encourage each others' weight loss. Garcia started exercising with her friends at FIT in the past week.
Paquin Tower staff is cleaning up after a fire and flooding on Monday night.
James Terry, Stephens College professor of art history, walks on a bridge leading to Stamper Commons in the rain Tuesday.
Stephens College freshman Holly Hmielewski tries to shield herself from the rain Tuesday.
The week's photos include Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, fashion week in Paris, MU basketball, protests and damaging weather.
March 7, 2011
Columbia College forward Amanda Phillips, left, loses a rebound to William Woods' Miranda Loesch. Phillips was scoreless and had just one rebound in the first half of Monday's AMC tournament title game, but finished with nine points and seven rebounds.
Columbia College's Denise Rosario looks at the fans and smiles Monday after cutting a piece of the net in celebration of the team's championship in the American Midwest Conference Tournament. The Cougars beat William Woods 70-56 at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
Fifty towns around the nation, marked with stars here, have grants to focus on obesity problems. Many of them are in some of the most obese states in the nation. Missouri is the 12th most obese state and has two cities receiving grants, Columbia and Kansas City.
Bill Easley, 70, stands in front of his Columbia home on Dec. 17. He has walked with a cane for nearly 20 years and uses crutches when his foot bothers him. Because he doesn't live near a grocery store and can't easily walk to the bus stop, he has to rely on friends and taxis when he needs to shop for food. "When you don't have transportation, you try to get to the closest," he said.
The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at MU projects a rise in food prices at the regular rate of inflation for 2012 and after.
Freshman Loren Figueroa focuses before diving during Missouri's meet against Iowa State on Jan. 22. Repetition has been key for Figueroa's improvement. In practice, she has been doing each of her dives three or four times as if she were in a meet.
Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton instructs Sydney Crafton before she enters the court during Saturday's game against Iowa State. Pingeton has a 13-17 overall record in her first year with the Tigers.
Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton hugs RaeShara Brown after a 49-48 win against Iowa State on Saturday. It was Brown's final game at Mizzou Arena.
True/False volunteer Becky Rowson and volunteer party coordinator Jessica Birnbaum take a break from cleaning up at the Forge and Vine on Monday.
Beer kegs, velvet rope, and "Q" signs line the stairs and the wall of the Blue Note on Monday. The Blue Note was one of the venues of the True/False Film Festival.