February 20, 2008
Sophomore gymnast Sarah Shire was the first runner-up for a spot on the American gymnastics team for the 2004 Olympics.
Sophomore gymnast Sarah Shire was the first runner-up for the American 2004 Olympic trials.
Madison Smith, 7, accompanied by her dad, Kyle, looks through the MU Law Observatory telescope at the lunar eclipse on Wednesday. Madison's 9-year-old brother Tyler joined the group. Smith said the kids were pretty interested in this kind of stuff, and he tries to promote it as much as he can.
A total lunar eclipse begins as the final rays of the sun are nearly blocked by the Earth as seen from Seattle on Wednesday. The next total lunar eclipse will be in 2010. Also appearing in the night sky were by Saturn and the bright star Regulus on either side of the veiled full moon.
Junior guard Skylar Tolson quit all the other sports he played to focus on basketball. He has half a basketball court in his backyard with a NBA backboard.
Hickman's Yvonne Anderson scored 24 points in the team's victory over Jefferson City.
The Tigers have won five games in a row in Lincoln, Neb. Missouri junior Alyssa Hollins will need to play well for a basketball team lacking in confidence.
Harry Statham’s teams have averaged 26 wins a year and won 20 or more games 32 times during his 42-year tenure.
Rock Bridge’s Amaya Williams cuts around two Helias players in Wednesday’s game.
A lunar eclipse on Wednesday night will be visible from South America and most of North America.
Watch the Simmons family as they swirl and spin to the music at Tuesday night’s Snow Ball. Complete with a fiddler and guitarist, a caller led families through simple line and circle dances at the Columbia Public Library.
February 19, 2008
Hickman's Tyler Stevens is known for his ability to draw charging calls. “My teammates always say I should get the Oscar for best performance,” Stevens says. “I think they are fouls sometimes, but you could say I exaggerate a little bit.”
The orange couch, a fixture in Ragtag's front row, was loaded into the back of a pickup truck to move to its new, temporary home in the True/False Film Festival Office. Some Ragtag employees and fans say it was the most uncomfortable couch in the theater.
An image from the total eclipse Aug. 28 as seen from MU's campus.
Cuban President Fidel Castro salutes during a speech in Havana, Cuba, in this May 20, 2005, file photo. Ailing leader Castro resigned as Cuba's president early Tuesday, saying in a letter published in official online media that he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.
Eleven-year-old Justice, left, and Kielah, 11, play four square Friday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia. The fence behind the girls has been in disrepair for some time.
Eleven-year-old Jasmine yells to her friends playing outside on Friday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia. The window next to Jasmine was broken earlier in January and insufficient funds have forced the club to delay fixing it.
Lanee Bridewell hands a cup of chili to Jordan Davis during Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff on Saturday at Holiday Inn Expo Center. Bridewell and Davis, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia, volunteered at the club's booth.
Rick Puig, an MU sophomore from Kansas City, chats with Nicolás A. Jiménez, an MU junior from Miami, during a meeting of the Cuban-American Undergraduate Student Association on Tuesday night in Brady Commons. The two talk about Fidel Castro's announcement that he will not seek a new term as Cuba's leader. "It's just a solidfication of what has already happened," Puig said of Castro's announcement and passing of power to his brother, Raúl. "And that isn't positive at all."