March 3, 2008
Members of the Chai' Times staff hand out pamphlets and Israeli flags before the lecture on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict given by Norman Finkelstein at the MU Old Alumni Center on Monday night. According to the handout, the Chai' Times staff are "deeply disturbed by his invitation and are severely disappointed in MU's misjudgment that this speaker could have any sort of positive influence on our education."
Jessra Johnson’s sense of humor is something MU coach Cindy Stein says she is glad to have, but Stein also said Johnson had to learn when to keep her funny quips to herself.
After the warm weather over the weekend, many plants are beginning to sprout around Columbia, including these at Shelter Gardens. But experts say it's a freeze, not snow, that would harm the plants.
The True/False Film Festival brought hundreds of people downtown over four days to experience documentary films. We wrap up the festival in photos and video.
March 2, 2008
Columbia College’s Christian Lewis gets off a shot under the basket against Missouri Baptist’s Dane Rawlins.
Belva Crane, left, prepares to serve food with her daughter Marla Johnson and granddaughter Heather Johnson at the annual Ham and Bean dinner at American Legion Post 152 in Ashland. The event is hosted by the American Legion Womens Auxilary in order to raise money for veteran services and youth scholarships in the community.
Belva Crane was 15 years old when she met her husband, Frankie, at a dance at Post 152. Frankie had just returned from the Korean War when they met — they have now been married for 51 years.
Belva teases Frankie about enjoying his young granddaughter's Sesame Street book in the Crane living room.
Belva and Frankie Crane met at the American Legion Post 152 in 1955. They have been members ever since.
Guests pass through a display at the Deer Classic on Saturday at the indoor arena of the Boone County Fairgrounds.
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, a Columbia native, celebrates after winning the Sprint Cup series UAW-Dodge 400 auto race Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Guadalupe Martínez and her daughter, Lupita, pose for a portrait in their home in Marshall.
Guadalupe Martínez received a cowboy hat as a gift from her co-workers after gaining citizenship. The hat now has a place next to the family’s altar to the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Guadalupe Martinez received this hat as a gift from her co-workers after gaining citizenship.
Jared Diamond, right, is in his first year as coach of the MU lacrosse team. He replaced openly gay coach Kyle Hawkins.
Justice Boyes, 13, a participant in the True/False Filmmaker's Bootcamp, takes video footage of political graffiti in downtown Columbia on Sunday as Mike Wilson, 26, an instructor for the bootcamp, looks on. Participants in the bootcamp, all between the ages of 12 and 16, were asked to produce a short documentary in two days' time about the upcoming presidential election.
Film lovers crowd the patio in Ragtag Theater's 'Q' line Saturday night, hoping for a last-minute chance to see "The Mosquito Problem."
Volunteers for the True/False Film Festival hoist giant letters above their heads as they lead the March into March parade on Friday.
Ericka Evans waits for her number to be called in the 'Q' line Saturday night at Ragtag for the film "The Mosquito Problem."