March 21, 2010
Competitors and enthusiasts gathered on Saturday morning for the Perche Creek Gutbuster, a race that took canoes and kayaks up 10 miles of the creek and back. The race went on even with a steady afternoon snowfall.
Members of the Teen Challenge program Jared Holt, left, and Luke Morgan, right, churn up a cloud of dust while working in the former Walther's building at 502 Broadway in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Thursday. The building will open in a few weeks as the new Discovery Playhouse.
Missouri's Keith Ramsey ties up West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler, drawing the foul and the turnover.
Future Rock Bridge High School principal Mark Maus departs from a student council meeting March 18, after meeting with the council for the first time. Maus will start his new job at Rock Bridge on July 1.
Masked Palestinian demonstrators are seen during clashes with Israeli troops, not seen, in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh on Friday. Palestinians in east Jerusalem and the West Bank lobbed rocks at Israeli security forces, set garbage bins and tires ablaze and torched an Israeli flag in a new outbreak of violence over contested Jerusalem building plans and unsubstantiated rumors about threats to the city's holiest shrine.
Zaire Taylor, left, along with Keith Ramsey, right, and J.T. Tiller, back, were the three athletes from Missouri at Saturday's press conference. Taylor, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., will be playing against several other New Yorkers on the West Virginia team.
Missouri trainer Pat Beckman applies ice to Marcus Denmon's knees after the Tigers beat Clemson in the 2010 NCAA tournament. As a freshman in 2009, Denmon played with a fracture in his left kneecap.
Senior gymnast Sarah Shire, right, talks with fellow gymnast Becky Scholle during practice Friday at Hearnes Center.
March 20, 2010
The American Cancer Society held the 2010 Relay For Life at the MU Student Recreation Complex on Saturday. Chris Sparkes and Karen Stewart, both cancer survivors, participated in the relay and talked about their personal experiences surviving cancer.
Missouri sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann throws in the first of two games against Northern Colorado on Saturday at Devine Pavilion.
Young women from left, Shannon De Clue, Danell Dow and Gina Yarbrough throw a football around at tryouts for Columbia's semi-professional women's football team, the Enforcers. Despite a late snowstorm on Saturday, tryouts were not canceled and none of the women seemed to have any complaints.
Tomas Hopkins throws a snowball into Perche Creek with his sister, Mimi Hopkins, while waiting for their father to pass by during the annual Perche Creek Gutbuster River Race, on Saturday. Around 12 kayaks and canoes made an appearance at the afternoon race despite a steady snowfall throughout the day.
Two persistent myths about the vernal (spring) and autumnal equinoxes.
Equinoxes and solstices are determined by the sun's position in the sky.
In May 2009, a seven-member Downtown Police Team began increased enforcement downtown. The unit was assigned to combat crimes associated with the bar scene such as underage drinking and fights. Since the team was started, an analysis by the Columbia Police Department shows a higher number of self-initiated calls by officers assigned to downtown.
The 2006 National Violence Against Women Survey was conducted jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice and asked men and women about their experiences with rape to help learn about rape victimization. These are some of the reported reasons for not reporting a rape.
The 2006 National Violence Against Women Survey was conducted jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice and asked men and women about their experiences with rape to help learn about rape victimization. One of the findings was that rape is an underreported crime.
Rapes reported to the Boone County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department and the MU Police Department.
A breakdown of the percent of people who were raped by race/ethnicity based on the 2006 National Violence Against Women Survey.