March 27, 2009
Missouri's Miguel Paul, left, takes a jump shot as Memphis's Roburt Sallie looks on.
Demetria Stephens, left, a youth development specialist, helps Quincy Hines search for shoe stores that are hiring during a workshop at the Youth Empowerment Zone on March 11. The Zone aims to provide resources for at-risk youth to develop skills that will help them transition into adulthood.
From left, Lenzie Young, Katie Weston, Quincy Hines and Sentora McMillon play a game during a workshop at the Youth Empowerment Zone on March 11.
March 26, 2009
MU guard J.T. Tiller puts up a shot over Memphis guard Antonio Anderson.
Sophomore Valerie Teter of the Columbia College Cougars watches from the dugout as a teammate bats against the Stephens College Stars on March 18.
The Columbia Police Department has released these images of the man who robbed Boone County National Bank at 2711 W. Broadway on Wednesday afternoon. The photos were released Thursday.
Civilian Conservation Core workers constructing road, 1933. More than 3 million unemployed young men were taken out of the cities and placed into more than 2,600 work camps managed by the CCC.
In this file photo from the winter of 1932-33, a long line of jobless and homeless men wait outside to get free dinner at New York’s municipal lodging house during the Great Depression.
In this Feb. 11 file photo thousands of people line up at a federal government job fair in downtown Atlanta. This recession could slice deeper into the U.S. economy, and if it lasts into April 2009, will be on record as the longest in postwar history.
Dwayne Speller, 22, waits to talk to a counselor at the Nevada Jobconnect Career Center in Las Vegas on March 6. The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 8.1 percent in February, the highest since late 1983, as cost-cutting employers slashed 651,000 jobs amid a deepening recession.
Missouri coach Mike Anderson, far left, watches his team practice on Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz. The Tigers face Memphis in the West regional semifinal, which is scheduled to start at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Columbia College's Jason Ellis, a Columbia native, drives down the court during a regular season game. Ellis says he fondly remembers playing basketball at Douglass Park as a child.
John Calipari's Memphis team last loss to a Conference USA opponent came at the hands of Anderson's team at Alabama-Birmingham. Since then, Memphis is 61-0 against teams within the Conference USA.
March 25, 2009
Missouri coach Mike Anderson watches his team practice on March 25 in Glendale, Ariz., where the Tigers fell to Connecticut in the Elite Eight. After speculation that he would be hired by other teams, Anderson signed a seven-year contract with MU.
Dwight Woods, left, sits quietly as nursing student Meghan Welsh takes his blood pressure at Flotrin's Barber Shop on March 18 in St. Louis. In several cities, health workers are going to barbershops, long a gathering place for black men, to provide medical screenings to those who might not get regular checkups. Nursing students in St. Louis are joining with the nonprofit organization 100 Black Men and a professional nursing sorority, Chi Eta Phi, to measure blood pressure.
Dwight Woods, right, smiles as nursing student Meghan Welsh takes his blood pressure at Flotrin's Barber Shop in St. Louis. Nursing students in St. Louis are focusing on blood pressure checks for African-American men. High blood pressure affects over 40 percent of African-Americans, and the complications can be serious, even deadly, if left untreated. The American Heart Association says compared with whites, black people have a 1.8 times greater rate of fatal stroke, a 1.5 times greater rate of heart disease death and a 4.2 times greater rate of end-stage kidney disease.
Columbia College junior Whitney Widaman, center, cheers as the team is introduced before the start of the NAIA National Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
Columbia College forward Quintin Totta battles with Rocky Mountain's Anthony Allen for a loose ball in the second half.