February 20, 2011
Dominique Bouchard glides through the water during the women's 200-meter backstroke preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix in Columbia on Sunday. Bouchard, a swimmer for MU, had the fastest time of anyone in all seven heats for the event.
Whitney Myers swims the backstroke portion of the women's 200-meter IM preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix in Columbia on Sunday. She qualified for finals.
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.
Gary Stewart, left, laughs with Karl Frank while they work on a batch of dough in the early hours on a recent morning at Uprise Bakery.* Despite working shifts from midnight until 8 a.m., Stewart manages to have a regular life outside of work, he said.
February 19, 2011
Rock Bridge High School freshman Samuel Crane wrestles against Park Hill High School senior Bricker Dixon in state finals of the 125-pound weight class at the MSHSAA Class 4 Wrestling Championship in Mizzou Arena on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Crane lost to Dixon, receiving second place in the state. Crane's record for the season is 46-3.
Hickman High School sophomore J'Den Cox mentally prepares for his match against Lee’s Summit West’s Benjamin Poeschl* at the MSHSAA Class 4 Championships in the 215-pound weight class in Mizzou Arena on Saturday. Cox won the match and his second consecutive state title. His record for the season is 38-0.
As the snow continues to melt, local businesses prepare for the warm weather. While most prefer a warmer climate to increase sales, food establishments with delivery services, are slowing down. Gumby’s general manager and Pickleman’s area manager explain their businesses experiences as the snow melts.
Rock Bridge senior forward Karon Hayes, center, reaches for the ball during a practice on Thursday, February 16, 2011.
Rock Bridge senior forward Karon Hayes watches his teammates run drills during a Thursday, February 16, 2011 practice.
Craig Franklin topples into Stephens Lake, leading the rest of his team who are dressed as mice on Saturday. It was Franklin's first time participating in the Columbia Polar Plunge.
Craig Franklin cleans up after swimming in Stephens Lake for the Polar Plunge. Franklin's team, a group from the Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, raised almost $1,500 for charity.
A team of students races to jump into the frigid water of Stephens Lake for the Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 19, 2011.
Cynthia Ricciotto moves her king out of check during round three of the chess tournament held at Lange Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Benny Greer won this round.
Ray Foster thinks about his next move against Fletcher Orr in the K-3rd grade round three of the chess tournament held at Lange Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Orr won this round.
Missouri's Marcus Denmon shoots against Iowa State in the first half of the Tigers' victory Saturday in Ames, Iowa. Denmon scored 17 first-half points and finished the game with 25.
Almost 70,000 protesters surround the Capitol in Madison, Wis., to challenge or support Rep. Gov. Scott Walker's bill that would require government workers to contribute more to their health care and pension costs and largely eliminate their collective bargaining rights.
On Saturday, opponents to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for state workers march around the Capitol Square in Madison, Wis. A few dozen police officers stood between supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the muddy east lawn of the Capitol and the much larger group of pro-labor demonstrators who surrounded them. The protest was peaceful as both sides exchanged chants of "Pass the bill! Pass the bill!" and "Kill the bill! Kill the bill!"
Anne Christnovich is a senior at MU and currently reports for the Missourian's public safety beat.
February 18, 2011
Swimmer Oussama Mellouli competes in the men's 400 meter backstroke at the Missouri Grand Prix on Friday. Mellouli won with a time of 4:13.38.
Swimmer Madeline Rusch competes in the women's 100 meter butterfly finals at the Missouri Grand Prix on Friday. Rusch won with a time of 1:03.94.