MU School of Law drops in rankings [Photo]

R. Lawrence Dessem speaks to students during an afternoon meeting concerning MU School of Law’s recent drop in the US News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools.

Student questions law school's ranking [Photo]

MU law student Caroline Pinkston asks a question about the MU School of Law's current status during an afternoon meeting in the Law School Courtroom on Tuesday. The School's rank recently dropped from No. 65 to No. 93 in the US News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools.

Employee Pay and Benefit Survey findings [Document]

Former Missouri football player Joe Andrew Maples passes out his resume at career fair [Photo]

Former Missouri defensive tackle Joe Andrew Maples hands his resume to a recruiter at the Missouri athletics career fair. The annual event offers career placement services and job hunting training for athletes.

Hickman baseball player Conner Shaw vs. Rock Bridge [Photo]

Hickman first baseman Conner Shaw, right, used to play Rock Bridge baseball. This season, he plays for Hickman, which was edged 3-2 by the host Bruins on Monday.

Act Out! Tax day performance [Slideshow]

Act Out! —an outdoor theater troupe — performs an anti-war dramatization at 5:15 p.m. on tax day, Thursday, outside the post office on Walnut Street. The group wanted to remind the public what its tax dollars support. This was the troupe’s first production. They had an earlier performance at noon at Speaker’s Circle. Act Out! plans to present the next piece for Earth Day.

Tracking gas prices [Graphic]

Data from the American Automobile Association demonstration the expected increase in gas prices for the summer of 2010.

States suing the federal government over health care reform [Graphic]

Attorneys general in 14 states are suing the federal government over health care reform. Virginia filed separately. All but one of the attorneys general are Republicans. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has not joined the lawsuit, but is still observing the situation, according to spokeswoman Nanci Gonder. Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has expressed his intention to personally participate in the lawsuit if Koster does not.

Beekeepers keep busy throughout retirement [Video]

Art and Vera Gelder have spent the past 18 years working at Walk-About Acres. Throughout the spring and summer they can be found selling a wide variety of products, including honey and honey ice cream, at the Columbia Farmers' Market. Above all, their love for their farm and animals has brought them to new interests after retirement.

B.W. Robinson [Photo]

B.W. Robinson served as doorkeeper at the Missouri Senate until just days before his death.

Lowering the bar [Graphic]

MU School of Law dropped from 65 to 93 in the latest rankings from US News & World Report. The 28-spot drop was the largest of any school and gave MU its lowest ranking since the publication began ranking the nation’s top 100 law schools in the 2004 list.

Stadium Boulevard construction plans [Photo]

Resident Joe Alder tells MoDOT engineer David Johns his concerns about preliminary plans to change the Stadium Boulevard corridor during a public meeting Wednesday. About 100 people came to learn more about the plans and offer their input.

Columbia police resistance control form [Document]

The Columbia Police Department has announced new procedures for "use of force" reporting. Officers will use this form when reporting incidents.

Hickman baseball coach Terry Whitney [Photo]

Hickman baseball coach Terry Whitney coaches junior Jon Glendening at third base during the Kewpies' home opener against St. Charles on March 24.

Hickman's Travis Bittle [Photo]

Rock Bridge pitcher Travis Bittle throws against Hickman in last year's spring rivalry game on May 14, 2009.

MU women's basketball coach Pingeton [Photo]

New MU women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton speaks at a press conference April 8 at Mizzou Arena. Pingeton spent the last seven years coaching at Illinois State.

Rock Bridge boys track [Photo]

Bruins track team members junior Griffin Humphreys, freshman Nathan Koewn and senior Chris Cornell practice Tuesday at Rock Bridge.

Rock Bridge girls track [Photo]

Bruins track team members junior Callie Floyd and sophomore Emily Wright practice Tuesday at Rock Bridge.

Boone County Hoppers [Video]

Amanda Staely volunteers as a coach for the Boone County Hoppers double dutch and jump-rope team. On Wednesday she works with children who practice their skills.

Doing double dutch [Photo]

Tenesha Frazier, 8, works on her double dutch jumping skills while Daisy Bryant, 8, helps turn the rope for her outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday.