Missouri blocked by Nebraska [Photo]

Missouri guard Miguel Paul attempts to shoot the ball but is blocked by Nebraska guard Brandon Richardson during the second half of Wednesday's first-round game of the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Kansas City.

Deaf Stephens basketball player finds success [Video]

In the past 14 years of her life, being deaf has not kept Tia LaFavor from playing basketball.

Stephens basketball player Tia LaFavor [Photo]

Tia LaFavor, center, talks to teammates on the bench during a Stephens game against Williams Baptist in February. LaFavor is legally deaf, but talking to her is no different than talking to a person who has perfect hearing. She enunciates well and can understand everything someone is saying as long as she can see their lips.

MU softball player Nicole Hudson vs. Northern Iowa [Photo]

In high school, Missouri freshman Nicole Hudson played outfield and pitcher, but for the Tigers she is learning to play third base.

Globe Trotter Visits Hospital [Photo]

Wun "The Shot" Versher from the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team takes photos with Kelsey Perez after his ball-handling performance.

Tracy Greever-Rice answers 11 questions [Video]

In this video, Tracy Greever-Rice speaks on the issues of crime and public safety in Columbia. Watch her answers to 11 different questions on important issues facing the city.

Tracy Greever-Rice: Transportation [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: What do you think are the most important issues related to transportation in Columbia?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Government transparency [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: How would you rate city government in terms of transparency, and what, if anything, would you do to improve it?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Sustainability [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: What do you think the primary goals of the city's new sustainability director should be?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Reapportionment [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Columbia's population now exceeds 100,000, and ward boundaries will have to be redrawn after the 2010 census. Do you think the city should add more wards and council members?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Parks [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Would you vote to put a renewal of the city's sales tax for parks on the November ballot?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Growth management [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: What are your thoughts on comprehensive growth management planning now under way?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Economy [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: What incentives, if any, should the city offer to bring in new businesses?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Downtown cameras [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Do you support the ballot issue calling for the city to place security cameras downtown?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Crime [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Do you think crime is a problem in Columbia? If so, what is the best way to curb crime in the city?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Budget [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: Should the city be looking at new sources of revenue in tight economic times? If so, what are the best options?

Tracy Greever-Rice: Balance of power [Video]

Tracy Greever-Rice answers: There's been quite a bit of debate on the balance of power between the City Council and city manager. Do you think council members should have more input in executive decisions?

Globe Trotters [Slideshow]

Wun "The Shot" Versher from the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team pays a visit to the University Children’s Hospital. He demonstrated his ball handling skills and gave out autographs after his performance.

Hoyle performs 'Pow Wow' [Photo]

Rosa Hoyle, 15, performs her second poem, "The Pow Wow at the End of the World" by Sherman Alexie, at the Poetry Out Loud contest on March 3 at the Etta & Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City. Hoyle won the Central Regional competition Feb. 23.

Missouri Poet Laureate speaks [Photo]

David Clewell addresses the audience at the Poetry Out Loud contest. Clewell's position as the 2010 Missouri Poet Laureate was announced at the competition in Jefferson City.