Stuck in the middle [Photo]

MU junior Brett Nicholas gets caught between North Dakota seniors Jabby Bakhit, left, and Josh Nelson, right, while trying to get to base during the second game of the doubleheader against North Dakota on Friday night in Taylor Stadium. MU won the second game 6-0.

Celebrating home run [Photo]

MU junior Brett Nicholas celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the first game of the doubleheader against North Dakota in Taylor Stadium on Friday afternoon. MU won the first game 7-3.

Rain barrels [Photo]

The Missouri River Communities Network held an event featuring hand-painted rain barrels on Friday at Orr Street Studios. The barrels were displayed at various businesses in downtown Columbia in an effort to encourage rain barrel usage. According to the network, the barrels are designed to catch rainfall from gutters that can be used for watering plants or washing cars.

Rain barrel art slideshow [Slideshow]

The Missouri River Communities Network organized an event Friday at Orr Street Studios. Listen as organizer Julia Karll and several of the artists discuss their work during the event.

Pitching to Ball State [Photo]

MU sophomore Kristin Nottelmann pitches against Ball State at University Field on Friday. The Missouri softball team lost their first game after a 17-game winning streak to Ball State 2-1.

Sliding into second [Photo]

MU junior Rhea Taylor slides past University of Northern Colorado second basemen, Jessica McNabb, at University Field on Friday. The MU women's softball team defeated the University of Northern Colorado 7-2.

Hitting a homer [Photo]

MU sophomore Ashley Fleming hits a home run at University Field on Friday. The MU women's softball team defeated the University of Northern Colorado 7-2.

MU vs. Clemson [Slideshow]

No. 10 Missouri beat No. 7 Clemson 86-78 on Friday afternoon to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Marcus Denmon attempts a lay-up [Photo]

Marcus Denmon attempts a lay-up as Andre Young guards him with hands raised high. Denmon finished the game with eight points.

MU defeates Clemson, advances to 2nd round [Photo]

Marcus Denmon pushes the full court press against Clemson's Tanner Smith in the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York.

MAP: Detour at Midway exit [Graphic]

While the Missouri Department of Transportation works on the bridge at the Midway Exit, commuters will not be able to cross.

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson [Photo]

MU's Conner Mach celebrates a home run [Photo]

Missouri's Conner Mach (No. 28) celebrates a seventh-inning home run in Missouri's victory against North Dakota on Thursday at Taylor Stadium.

MU basketball player Michael Dixon's new haircut [Photo]

Displaying his new haircut, Missouri freshman guard Michael Dixon signs an autograph for fan Alan Fredrick on Thursday after media day at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.

Roseann Moring [Photo]

Roseann Moring

TIMELINE: Bond issue history [Graphic]

The school bond issue on the April 6 ballot will be the largest dollar amount in Columbia Public Schools’ history. The $120 million bond issue is part of a two-phase approach; voters approved a $60 million bond issue in 2007. The last bond issue that failed to pass was in 1959.

CHART: 2010 School Bond [Graphic]

A $120 million Columbia Public Schools bond issue will go to the voters April 6. The School Board has proposed a $138 million plan for new construction, renovations and technology improvements. The plan includes $18 million from the 2007 bond issue.

City Council: Providence overpass plan [Graphic]

A plan for construction of a pedestrian crosswalk to replace the pedestrian bridge on Providence Road will be presented at the Columbia City Council meeting at 7 p.m. on April 19 at 701 E. Broadway. The crosswalk will be north of Park Avenue on Providence Road. The plan includes painted crosswalks, a median, pedestrian signals and the demolition of the pedestrian bridge.

Jerry Wade [Photo]

Columbia Mayor candidate Jerry Wade poses for an in-studio portrait.

031910 Atkins and Moore Letter [Document]

This letter, paid for by Tom Atkins and Larry Moore, asks people to donate to the campaigns of candidates endorsed by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.