Post-cleanup picnic [Photo]

Ryan O'Connor, 8, enjoys free barbecue in the Twin Lakes Recreation Area with Scott Spasnick after participating in Cleanup Columbia on Saturday. O'Connor and Spasnick participated in the cleanup with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia group.

Post-cleanup barbecue [Photo]

Myron Bennett, center, jokes with (from left) Caitlin Cunningham, Rylie Miller, 5, and Kristi Miller as he and Hugh Roach serve them beans and coleslaw at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Saturday. The free food was a thank-you for participants in Saturday's Cleanup Columbia project.

Ready to take out the trash [Photo]

Children from the Fun City Youth Academy line up and wait to get on the bus to go to the free picnic for Cleanup Columbia participants near Douglass Park on Saturday. The children picked up trash in and around Douglass High School and the park.

Cleaning up the baseball field [Photo]

Kaveughn Carter, 6, picks up trash near the baseball diamond in Douglass Park on Saturday. Carter was participating in Cleanup Columbia, during which volunteers picked up garbage in parks and other public places all morning.

Children pitch in to clean up [Photo]

Members of Fun City Youth Academy pick up trash in Douglass Park as part of Cleanup Columbia on Saturday. The Academy also picked up trash around Park Avenue and Douglass High School.

Three draft picks from MU [Photo]

Three MU football players move up to professional teams. Jeremy Maclin, left, was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles; Ziggy Hood, center, was a No. 32 pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers; and William Moore went to the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the NFL draft.

Swinging for contact [Photo]

Missouri catcher Megan Christopher watches a pitch during the Tigers' game against Oklahoma.

Queen of the Circle [Photo]

Missouri's Stacey Delaney pitched the game's first five innings, giving up only a solo home run to Oklahoma's national player of the year finalist Amber Flores.

Loss upsets MU softball [Photo]

Missouri's Katy Koontz, left, Rhea Taylor, center, and Jaydee Young wait for fans after a disappointing loss to Oklahoma.

Tigers sign John Hancock [Photo]

Missouri baseball players Andrew Thigpen, left, Rex Meyr, center, and Austin Holt sign autographs for fans after their game against Texas Tech.

With the pitch... [Photo]

Missouri's Ryan Gargano pitches in relief of senior Scooter Hicks, who started and pitched four strong innings.

Front-end damage [Photo]

This green Dodge Ram 1500 struck Susanne Bylund's silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT on Friday during a four-car accident on W. Stadium Boulevard.

Driver treated for minor injuries [Photo]

The driver of the Silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT, Susanne Bylund, received minor head injuries when her car was hit from behind by a Dodge Ram 1500.

Four vehicles collide on W. Stadium Boulevard [Photo]

Four vehicles got in an accident at W. Stadium Boulevard around 5 p.m. on Friday. The driver of the silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT received minor head injuries.

Bea Arthur [Photo]

In this 1988 file photo, Beatrice Arthur accepts an Emmy at the 40th annual awards ceremony in Pasadena, Calif. Family spokesman Dan Watt says the 86-year-old Arthur died at home early Saturday.

PTA fundraiser boasts world flavor [Slideshow]

The Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School PTA hosted its third annual Taste of the World fundraiser at the Missouri Theater on Friday, April, 24. Students, parents, teachers and other supporters came to taste exotic cuisine donated by local restaurants and shops.

After eating, the guests watched a performance by seven international acts from around town, including the Missouri Contemporary Ballet, the Friends of China dance ensemble and Poetry in Motion. Some of the students also showcased their own African drumming.

Austin Holt avoids being picked off [Photo]

Missouri's Austin Holt dives back into first while Texas Tech first basemen Chris Richburg waits for the ball.

Michael Liberto throws to first base [Photo]

Shortstop Michael Liberto attempts to throw a runner after fielding a ground ball during Missouri's game versus Texas Tech on Friday.

Aaron Senne celebrates [Photo]

Left Fielder Aaron Senne celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against Texas Tech on Friday. Missouri trounced the Red Raiders 18-7 in the first game of the teams' weekend series.

Capital expenditures comparison [Document]

Data from the UM system shows Missouri ranks 45th among the states in terms of spending per capita on higher education.