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.

MAP: Detour at Midway exit [Graphic]

While the Missouri Department of Transportation works on the bridge at the Midway Exit, commuters will not be able to cross.

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson [Photo]

MU's Conner Mach celebrates a home run [Photo]

Missouri's Conner Mach (No. 28) celebrates a seventh-inning home run in Missouri's victory against North Dakota on Thursday at Taylor Stadium.

MU basketball player Michael Dixon's new haircut [Photo]

Displaying his new haircut, Missouri freshman guard Michael Dixon signs an autograph for fan Alan Fredrick on Thursday after media day at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.

Roseann Moring [Photo]

Roseann Moring

Jerry Wade [Photo]

Columbia Mayor candidate Jerry Wade poses for an in-studio portrait.

TIMELINE: Bond issue history [Graphic]

The school bond issue on the April 6 ballot will be the largest dollar amount in Columbia Public Schools’ history. The $120 million bond issue is part of a two-phase approach; voters approved a $60 million bond issue in 2007. The last bond issue that failed to pass was in 1959.

CHART: 2010 School Bond [Graphic]

A $120 million Columbia Public Schools bond issue will go to the voters April 6. The School Board has proposed a $138 million plan for new construction, renovations and technology improvements. The plan includes $18 million from the 2007 bond issue.

City Council: Providence overpass plan [Graphic]

A plan for construction of a pedestrian crosswalk to replace the pedestrian bridge on Providence Road will be presented at the Columbia City Council meeting at 7 p.m. on April 19 at 701 E. Broadway. The crosswalk will be north of Park Avenue on Providence Road. The plan includes painted crosswalks, a median, pedestrian signals and the demolition of the pedestrian bridge.

031910 Atkins and Moore Letter [Document]

This letter, paid for by Tom Atkins and Larry Moore, asks people to donate to the campaigns of candidates endorsed by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Fielding questions [Photo]

Missouri's JT Tiller, Zaire Taylor and Keith Ramsey were the three players who fielded questions at the press conference prior to practice Thursday in Buffalo, New York. The No. 10 seeded Missouri will play the No. 7 seeded Clemson at 1:35 p.m. Friday.

No buffaloes in Buffalo [Photo]

There are no buffaloes in Buffalo, N.Y., only in Africa and Asia. “Buffalo Bill” Cody wasn’t a buffalo-hunter. He was a bison-hunter. But there aren’t any bison in Buffalo, either.

Providence Road pedestrian overpass [Photo]

Cassandra Shafer walks across the Providence Road pedestrian overpass near Douglass High School on Thursday, March 18. Shafer said she uses the overpass to visit her daughter in West Columbia.

Providence Road overpass faces uncertainty [Photo]

The pedestrian overpass over Providence road, near Douglass High School, may be torn down. The bridge, which is owned by the Columbia Housing Authority, does not see much pedestrian usage.