A Night with the Pawpurrazzi [Photo]

Sarah Perry participates in the silent auction that was part of "A Night with the Pawpurrazzi." The charity dinner to raise money for the Central Missouri Humane Society held took place at Chris McD's on Monday.

Turner2 [Photo]

Terrell Turner lines up a shot in practice at the Southwell Gymnasium.

Turner1 [Photo]

Terrell Turner, center, along with Jason Ellis, left, and Taylor Evans sit in the Columbia College men's basketball team's locker room after practice on Monday. A senior at Columbia College, Turner said he picked the No. 24 for his jersey because a day has no more than 24 hours.

Tepesch [Photo]

Nick Tepesch struck out a career-high 12 batters in Sunday's win against Ball State.

Members of Audubon Society [Photo]

Dena McNeely, a member of the Missouri Audubon Society, surveys bird populations. Forty years of such surveys has led the Audubon Society to the conclusion that climate change is forcing bird populations north.

Climate change [Photo]

"Dance-a-holics" go round and round [Photo]

Joanne Roth, center left, Fred West, center right, and the rest of the "Dance-a-holics" do a number in a circle at the Centrlia Senior Citizen Center. The group meets for line dancing every Tuesday from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

"Drunken Sailor Step" [Photo]

Fred West does a twist as he executes one of the numerous moves of the popular line dance number "Drunken Sailor Step" at the Centralia Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday.

Dancing for fun and exercise [Photo]

"I do it (line dancing) for the fun and the excercise," Fred West said after finishing a dance Tuesday afternoon in Centralia.

Margaret Bauer [Photo]

Margaret Bauer is a guest columnist.

Getting personal for a 'Real World' competition [Photo]

Andrew Orozco fills out preliminary paperwork at "The Real World" casting call in Memorial Union on Saturday. Subsequent paperwork asked a variety of questions, some of which were rather personal. For example, one asked participants to describe their relationship with their parents.

Exhibit keeps visitors in the loop [Slideshow]

The “Get Looped” Exhibit opened Saturday at Stephens College. It documents the last 150 years of women’s history through knits and crochet. The exhibit closes on May 10.

Carroll recognized [Photo]

DeMarre Carroll became the first player in Missouri history to earn First Team All-Big 12 and First Team Academic All-Big 12 recognition in the same season.

Edwards on the move [Photo]

Carl Edwards, left, and Robby Gordon race through turn one during the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga.

Busch dominates [Photo]

Kurt Busch takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 500.

Sewing baby sleepers [Video]

MU Extension 4-H members met Sunday to assemble baby sleepers using the skills they’ve learned in their 4-H sewing project. Project leader Theresa Shettlesworth talks about the group’s decision to help newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Columbia Regional Hospital.

Catching a pop fly [Photo]

Center fielder Ryan Lollis, left, catches a pop fly as right fielder Aaron Senne, right, provides back-up during the Ball State game. Ball State took an early lead with a score of 4-0 in the fourth inning, but MU responded with five runs in the bottom of the fifth. MU went on to win 7-6.

Cheers after stealing home [Photo]

Center Fielder Ryan Lollis is greeted by his teammates after stealing home and putting the Tigers in the lead 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth during the MU-Ball State game. The Tigers went on to win the game 7-6 and the series 3-1.

Coleman swings at-bat [Photo]

Trevor Coleman swings during his first at-bat of the MU-Ball State game on March 8 at Taylor Stadium. Coleman made it to first base and Ball State picked up an error on the play.

Purim carnival [Slideshow]

On Sunday, Congregation Beth Shalom celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim by hosting a carnival. Purim is known as the most joyous holiday on the Jewish calendar.