March 20, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 19, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.