February 16, 2008
Mary Descenza began this weekend leading the Toyota Grand Prix series. This weekend's event is the third of eight meets that make up the series.
Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll covers Kansas State forward Michael Beasley during the first half of their college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday. Beasley ended the game with 40 points and 17 rebounds.
Oliver, a 5-month-old black Labrador Retriever, sits on Kyle Crossman's lap during the event at Columbia Second Chance. Kyle and his wife, Julie, adopted Oliver to be a companion for Bear, their 3-year-old black Labrador/German Shepard mix.
11-month-old Holly, a Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix, looks out from her fenced-in area while another interested customer chats with Julie and Kyle Crossman. Volunteers described her as a "lovable, goofy dog."
Columbia Second Chance hosted its first annual event, "A Formal Affair," on Feb. 16 and 17. The event showcased 10 black dogs and 10 black and white cats that were up for adoption.
Kirsty Coventry, who broke the world record for the women’s 200 meter backstroke Saturday, talks about her feelings about finals races occurring in the morning instead of the evening—what she is accustomed to.
February 15, 2008
Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school Jan. 20 at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. The former president says it has pained him to see the Southern Baptist Convention "being ripped apart." "And I have felt ... a personal obligation to try to do something about it."
Blackwell's work often features depictions of ants, which the artist admires for their social characteristics.
When it's not cold, Blackwell prefers to work outside, where people can watch his artistic process.
Grant Blackwell relaxes with his dog under a plywood piece he designed.
Danilo Leon, an international student from Ecuador, poses with his host parents, Judy and Jim Elliot, in their Columbia home on Feb. 5. The Elliots are active participants in the American LIFE program through the MU International Center.
Columbia. Her boots are from New Beginning's Consignment Clothing, the shirt from Blackberry Exchange and the belt from Upscale Resale.
MU sophomore Paige Hansen wears an outfit collected from different vintage shops around
Lylbrum Jessie French
Sex expert Sue Johanson hosted a talk show at MU on Thursday night. The event attracted a large number of students and fans of the 77-year-old Canadian television host.
February 14, 2008
Jordan Powell participates in swim practice on Feb. 7 at Hickman High School. Powell qualified for the state championships in the 500-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley at the last chance meet last weekend.
Former MU wrestler Ben Askren
Coach Brian Hoffer, left, preps the MU women's swim team at practice on Thursday at the MU Rec Center. Junior Lori Halvorson, right, is looking to qualify for the Olympic Trials.
Colleen Gordon, a sophomore nursing major, is also looking to qualify for the Olympic Trials. She is competing in the 400 freestyle event and the 100 butterfly event at this weekend's Missouri Grand Prix in hopes of qualifying.