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GRAPH: Number of reported rapes [Graphic]

Rapes reported to the Boone County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department and the MU Police Department.

GRAPH: Sexual assault by race/ethnicity [Graphic]

A breakdown of the percent of people who were raped by race/ethnicity based on the 2006 National Violence Against Women Survey.

A snowy start to spring [Photo]

Sylvia Johnson walks her daughter's dog, Turbo, at Stephens Park on Saturday. Johnson thought it would be fun to come out and walk in the snow on the first day of spring.

Sharing fabrics [Photo]

Quilters go through a suitcase full of fabric brought by a member for the group to share at a semi-monthly meeting of the quilters' guild at the Senior Activity Center in Gadsden, Ala.

A chilly opening day [Photo]

Columbia residents Amanda Willis and Jordan Hoyt pick up some meat Saturday from Vera Gelder of Walk-About Acres at the Columbia Farmers' Market. Saturday, the first official day of spring, was also opening day for the market.

Snow and spring combined [Photo]

Knocking snow off the top of vendor's tents was a common sight Saturday morning at the Columbia Farmers' Market. Despite the snow, a steady stream of customers browsed the market throughout the morning.

Passing the ball [Photo]

Hickman High School's Sami Purdy passes the ball at Hickman's game against Timberland High School on Friday. Hickman won the game 4-1.

Stopping the ball [Photo]

Hickman High School's Aubrey Winn stops the ball at Hickman's game against Timberland High School on Friday. The game would remain scoreless until the second half when Hickman would go on to score four goals to Timberland's one.

Jumping for the ball [Photo]

Timberland High School's Katelyn Lapak and Hickman High School's Nicole Drenton both jump for the ball at their soccer game Friday. Hickman went on to win 4-1.

Pitching to win [Photo]

MU sophomore pitcher Ryan Clubb throws the ball during the first game of the doubleheader against North Dakota in Taylor Stadium on Friday afternoon. MU won the first game 7-3.

Stuck in the middle [Photo]

MU junior Brett Nicholas gets caught between North Dakota seniors Jabby Bakhit, left, and Josh Nelson, right, while trying to get to base during the second game of the doubleheader against North Dakota on Friday night in Taylor Stadium. MU won the second game 6-0.

Celebrating home run [Photo]

MU junior Brett Nicholas celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the first game of the doubleheader against North Dakota in Taylor Stadium on Friday afternoon. MU won the first game 7-3.

Rain barrels [Photo]

The Missouri River Communities Network held an event featuring hand-painted rain barrels on Friday at Orr Street Studios. The barrels were displayed at various businesses in downtown Columbia in an effort to encourage rain barrel usage. According to the network, the barrels are designed to catch rainfall from gutters that can be used for watering plants or washing cars.

Rain barrel art slideshow [Slideshow]

The Missouri River Communities Network organized an event Friday at Orr Street Studios. Listen as organizer Julia Karll and several of the artists discuss their work during the event.

Pitching to Ball State [Photo]

MU sophomore Kristin Nottelmann pitches against Ball State at University Field on Friday. The Missouri softball team lost their first game after a 17-game winning streak to Ball State 2-1.

Sliding into second [Photo]

MU junior Rhea Taylor slides past University of Northern Colorado second basemen, Jessica McNabb, at University Field on Friday. The MU women's softball team defeated the University of Northern Colorado 7-2.

Hitting a homer [Photo]

MU sophomore Ashley Fleming hits a home run at University Field on Friday. The MU women's softball team defeated the University of Northern Colorado 7-2.

MU vs. Clemson [Slideshow]

No. 10 Missouri beat No. 7 Clemson 86-78 on Friday afternoon to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Marcus Denmon attempts a lay-up [Photo]

Marcus Denmon attempts a lay-up as Andre Young guards him with hands raised high. Denmon finished the game with eight points.

MU defeates Clemson, advances to 2nd round [Photo]

Marcus Denmon pushes the full court press against Clemson's Tanner Smith in the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York.
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