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MU pitcher Kyle Gibson with childhood friend Todd Lewis [Photo]

Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson and childhood friend Todd Lewis, who died in 2006 of lymphatic cancer and pneumonia.

MU pitcher Kyle Gibson's hat shows signs of motivation [Photo]

Written inside the bill of Kyle Gibson’s cap, WWNFY TML is for “We Will Never Forget You Todd Michael Lewis,” followed by the date his childhood friend died. FEWDM is for “For Everyone Who Doubted Me.” Gibson wears jersey No. 44.

Gary Forsee speaks to advisory council [Photo]

UM System President Gary Forsee speaks to the Intercampus Staff Advisory Council on March 18 about how the economic recession is affecting decisions at MU.

Tons of Trucks fun [Photo]

Columbia firefighter Gary Oliver, left, helps 5-year-old Owen Abney out of a firetruck at Tons of Trucks on Thursday at Cosmopolitan Park. Despite the cold rain, many still turned out to the event, which featured a wide assortment of municipal and service trucks.

Showcasing the shovel-nosed sturgeon [Photo]

From left, Cliff Wilson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows Gracie Nicklas, 4, and Brad Nicklas, 7, a shovel-nosed Atlantic sturgeon at Tons of Trucks on Thursday afternoon. The event featured municipal service vehicles such as delivery trucks and fire and rescue trucks.

Pointing out the sturgeon's features [Photo]

Andy Plauck of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service points out various features of a sturgeon to a crowd of children at Tons of Trucks on Thursday afternoon.

Captain explains function of truck [Photo]

Capt. David Hanks of the Boone County Fire Protection District explains the function of a truck to visitors of Tons of Trucks on Thursday afternoon. The event, which was held at the Rainbow Softball Center parking lot at Cosmopolitan Park, featured various municipal service trucks, including fire and rescue trucks, delivery trucks, tow trucks and one trawler boat from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Slapping a sticker on his chest [Photo]

Eight-year-old Kristofer Larson, right, slaps a sticker on his chest as he walks out of the back of Troy Clordy's FedEx truck on Thursday afternoon at Tons of Trucks. The event allowed children to check out various municipal service vehicles up close.

Firefights on scene of East Campus explosion, March 2008 [Photo]

After the fire was extinguished, firefighters examined the wreckage to make sure they hadn't missed any remaining flame pockets.

Infiniti passenger car near intersection after accident involving bus [Photo]

The silver Infiniti i30 passenger car sits Thursday near the intersection of Bearfield Road and S. Old 63 after it was pulled out from under a City of Columbia Transit bus.

Fire rescue crews work to stabilize car driver after bus accident [Photo]

Fire Department rescue teams work Thursday evening to stabilize the driver of a silver Infiniti i30 passenger car involved in an accident with a City of Columbia Transit bus.

Fire officials work to free car driver after accident involving bus [Photo]

Columbia Fire Department rescue teams work to free the driver of a silver Infiniti i30 passenger car involved in an accident with a City of Columbia Transit bus. The 28-year-old man was found conscious at the scene but sent to University Hospital with injuries. The accident happened Thursday evening at the intersection of Bearfield Road and S. Old 63. It took rescue crews about 45 minutes to extricate the driver from his car, which was pinned underneath the bus and against a telephone pole. Two heavy-duty tow trucks were needed to lift the bus off of the car before rescue crews could remove its occupant. None of the 14 passengers on the bus at the time was injured.

Beyond grief [Photo]

Charlene Purvis thinks about her husband, Harlan, and son Corey, who both died of cancer within the past six months. In addition to her grief, she must deal with a decaying trailer, increasing financial difficulties, medical bills and funeral costs.

Eve Szekely practices on the violin [Photo]

Eva Szekely, a member of the Esterhazy Quartet and professor for violin and chamber music at the MU School of Music, practices a piece written by Samuel Adler. The quartet will celebrate its 40th anniversary this month.

Esterhazy Quartet practices [Photo]

From left, Eva Szekely, Susan Jensen, Leslie Perna and Darry Dolezal of the Esterhazy Quartet practice in the Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building at MU on March 20. The quartet, a university faculty string ensemble, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in April of this year.

Barbara Hoppe: Why people should vote for me [Audio]

Sixth Ward City Council candidate Barbara Hoppe discusses why residents should vote for her.

Barbara Hoppe: City Council's role [Audio]

Sixth Ward City Council candidate Barbara Hoppe discusses how she perceives the City Council's role.

Barbara Hoppe: City's most pressing issue [Audio]

Sixth Ward City Council candidate Barbara Hoppe discusses what she perceives as being the city's most pressing issue.

Barbara Hoppe: Budget challenges [Audio]

Sixth Ward City Council candidate Barbara Hoppe discusses challenges with the city's budget.

Barbara Hoppe: Balance on the council [Audio]

Sixth Ward City Council candidate Barbara Hoppe discusses how she perceives balance on the council.
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