April 26, 2009
Mitch Tucker, left, examines asparagus growth with instructor Bobby Johnson during the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's open house Sunday. The Center assists with a demonstration garden, cultivated and monitored by Johnson's students from his class, "Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia."
"Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia" course instructor Bobby Johnson surveys the garden's development with dog, Rocky, during the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's open house Sunday.
Bobby Johnson holds one of the demonstration garden's newly grown asparagus plants. Joshson says the plants can be picked but it is important to leave the top shoots behind to spur further growth.
As part of the annual Adventures in Graduate Education event at MU on Saturday, about 80 graduate students put their individual departments on display. Graduate students created booths and exhibits tailored to teaching children about different opportunities in graduate education.
Emergency medical personnel carry a woman in the grandstand who was injured by flying debris when Carl Edwards' car hit the safety fence on the final lap of the Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Carl Edwards, right, flips into the catch fence as Ryan Newman (39) slides along the wall on the final lap of Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Missouri's Andee Allen hits a ball down the line toward Oklahoma third baseman Dani Dobbs.
Missouri's Kristin Nottelmann, left, Jana Hainey, center, and Marla Schweisberger react to their 4-2 loss to Oklahoma on Sunday.
Ben Askren punches Mitchell Harris during his second fight in a Mixed Martial Arts fight Saturday at the Holiday Inn Expo Center.
Former MU wrestler Ben Askren,left, defeated Mitchell Harris at Holiday Inn Expo Center on Saturday, April 25, 2009. It was Askren's second mixed-martial arts fight and he has knocked out both of his opponents in the first round.
Supervised by Pam Sisson, Grant Elementary All-Star Choir and Drum Ensemble performs for Earth Day 2009 at Peace Park on Sunday.
Tyson Schallon shops for plants at the Heart of Missouri Master Gardeners booth set up for Earth Day 2009. Master Gardeners involve people in improving the quality of life, and enhancing the economy and environment through horticultural education, applied research and the resources of the University of Missouri and Lincoln University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
April 25, 2009
Missouri catcher Megan Christopher watches a pitch during the Tigers' game against Oklahoma.
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.