March 7, 2008
Rock Bridge High School students Marlena Szewczyk, center, Lauren Meyer, left, and Amy Trader, right, cheer before the start of the MSHSAA Class 5 girls basketball semifinals between Rock Bridge and St. Joseph's Academy Friday night at Mizzou Arena. Rock Bridge defeated St. Joseph's Academy, 55-42, and advanced to the finals.
Rock Bridge's Amaya Williams drives to the basket during the second half of Rock Bridge's 55-42 victory against St. Joseph's Academy in the 2008 MSHSAA Class 5 semifinals Friday night at Mizzou Arena. Williams led the Bruins with 19 points, and shot 50 percent (2-4) from behind the 3-point line.
Rock Bridge's Claire Schaeperkoetter, far right, and Amaya Williams, right, fight for a rebound during Rock Bridge's 55-42 victory against St. Joseph's Academy in the 2008 MSHSAA Class 5 semifinals on Friday night at Mizzou Arena.
March 6, 2008
Fire breather Jesse Jones, also known as Jonzy, of the fire performance troupe Sphyre of Prometheus, performs neat Stephens College after the True/False Film Festival parade in downtown Columbia on Feb. 29.
MU Junior Mark Wolf rushes to the net with Illinois State's Jason Nash trailing after him as the sun sets on their lacrosse game on March 1. MU beat the Redbirds 8-6.
Columbia College's Mikel Fields, right, is one of three local players on the Cougars' team. "...We’re all so close to home, so if anybody needs a home-cooked meal or something, we’re there for them,” he said.
Amid the hustle of a cramped kitchen, Jade Chao peels shrimp at Peking Restaurant. Only four of the six chefs at the restaurant speak English. This communication barrier can often lead to more violations for ethnic restaurants, said Gerald Worley, a city inspector.
Employees, from left, Changhai Zhou, Hongjie Guo and Shunji Zhang prepare meat in the kitchen of Peking Restaurant. Every employee is required to obtain a food handler’s card by attending classes and passing a test administered by the Columbia/Boone County Health Department.
Shunji Zhang begins preparing the flour shell of dumplings. No gloves are necessary for this process; they are only required when handling food that is ready to eat.
Junsheng Liu, employee at Peking Restaurant, washes raw chicken in water. According to the food code, handlers are not required to wear gloves unless handling ready-to-eat food.
Columbia College's Mikel Fields, right, is one of three local Columbia players on the team.
Former MU lineman Lorenzo Williams performs a vertical jump drill in front of several NFL scouts Thursday at Daniel J. Devine Pavilion.
"The Fiddler" by Amy Schomaker, a Papier Mache, is in the 15th Annual Women in the Arts Gallery Show at the Craft Studio in Brady Commons.
The 15th Annual Women in the Arts Gallery Show is open until March 28 and is on display in the Craft Studio at Brady Commons.
was destroyed in a devastating fire.
Ann Betteridge provides a tour of Crestmead Mansion the day before it
High school basketball is big in Harrisburg, Mo. On a warm March afternoon, a group of Harrisburg high school students rallied up for their boys' and girls' district championship games.
Columbia Native Carl Edwards co-stars with the Aflac duck in a commercial starting to run on March 10. Aflac will be the main sponsor of Edwards' No. 99 Sprint Cup car for eight races this season.
March 5, 2008
Columbia College senior Logan Park, left, and freshman Maggie Green, center, rehearse a scene from Jean Paul Sartre's "No Exit" while senior Jen Enright waits in the background during a dress rehearal Tuesday night. The play opens Thursday night, Mar. 6, and runs through Saturday in Launer Auditorium at Columbia College.