Pre-diabetes screening [Photo]

Richelle Koopman has developed a tool, shown on the computer screen, to pre-screen patients for diabetes from ages 20 to 64. “It’s totally based on easily measurable or self-reported data,” Koopman said. “What’s really new about it is that it goes down to age 20.” Most previous diabetes screening tools were designed for older patients.

Shakara Jones a stabilizing influence [Photo]

Sophomore forward Shakara Jones fends off KU's Aishah Sutherland on Feb. 7 at Mizzou Arena in a 74-60 victory for the Tigers.

Carroll leads in pressure situations [Photo]

MU's DeMarre Carroll protects the ball against Texas Tech defenders Mike Sinletary, 32, and Alan Voskuil, 20, during the game on Jan. 24 at Mizzou Arena. Carroll is Missouri’s leading scorer with 17.3 points per game, and he’s done his part leading the Tigers in pressure situations. But so far at the end of close games, he hasn’t gotten many chances.

MU gymnasts focus on the balance beam [Photo]

MU junior, Sarah Shire, works on the balance beam during practice on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at the Hearnes Center. During practice, assistant coach Amy Smith blared loud music and shouted chants at the girls while they practiced to prepare them for Friday's noisy meet.

MU flower delivery [Photo]

Randy Slaughter, left, delivers a floral bouquet to an MU address, his first stop on the morning of Feb. 7. "I like this job — it's something different every 10 minutes," Slaughter said.

Slaughter prepares Allen's Flowers deliveries [Photo]

Randy Slaughter gathers arrangements for the morning’s deliveries at Allen’s Flowers in downtown Columbia on Tuesday. Slaughter has worked at Allen’s Flowers for about 8 months, and previously worked for a flower distributor. He said he always knew the shop had a great reputation but didn’t realize the extent of it until he started working there. “Secretaries are like, ‘I haven’t gotten Allen’s flowers in a long time!’” Slaughter said.

Radio Adelante Episode 16 [Audio]

No. 16
Aired February 7, 2009

Episode 16 Contents

Radio Adelante talks with Melitza Bonet, a graduate student at MU, about her work in public health in the Latino Community. Hannah Ritchie analyzes the possible effects of Governor Nixon's job cuts on Columbians. International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters:Christine Martinez, Hannah Ritchie
Producer: Sara Shahriari
Translator: Gabriela Renteria
Business Manager: Mark Stanley

Students receive Gettysburg address [Photo]

Fifth-grader Mariah Emme, 10, of Paxton Keeley Elementary was one of many students that played around with volunteer Larry Rollins after the Lincoln assembly ended. The event provided a chance for students to share their learned knowledge of Lincoln, his presidency and death.

Julian Cheatum [Photo]

Age: 13
Grade: 8th grade at Jefferson Junior High School
Position: Assistant treasurer
Interests: Basketball, track

Charity Gant [Photo]

Age: 12
Grade: 7th grade at Lane Middle School
Position: Assistant secretary
Other organizations: MAC Scholars

KaDarrius Anderson [Photo]

Age: 14
Grade: 8th grade at Jefferson Junior High School
Position: Education chair
Interests: Basketball, piano

Gary Smith [Photo]

Age: 18
Grade: Senior at Hickman High School
Position: Second vice president
Interests: Football, track
Other organizations: MAC Scholars

Stephany Cox [Photo]

Age: 18
Grade: Senior at Hickman High School
Position: President
Interests: 2008 Homecoming queen, cheerleading
Other organizations: MAC Scholars

Myah McCrary [Photo]

Age: 15
Grade: 9th grade at West Junior High School
Position: Secretary
Interests: Cheerleading, dancing, Tae Kwon Do
Other organizations: MAC Scholars, National Junior Honor Society

A warm embrace [Photo]

Actors Richard Hinschberger, left, and Bill Farfan, share a tender moment as lead characters Albin and Georges in the Columbia Entertainment Company presentation of Jean Poiret's "La Cage aux Folles." The tale of passion, hardship and acceptance will premier at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at CEC.

Directing a scene change [Photo]

Judy Olson, director of the Columbia Entertainment Company's presentation of "La Cage aux Folles," watches the cast rehearse from the covert darkness of the theater's back control booth. At the end of one particularly serious scene, Judy shouted for the orchestra to stop playing when the next scene's score began before the stage had been cleared. "I don't want that peppy music playing at such a sad moment," Judy explained when asked when the upbeat tunes should come in. "Wait until he's completely offstage."

Rehearsing for 'La Cage aux Folles' [Photo]

Aric Jarvis plays Mercedes, a saucy member of La Cage night club's female impersonating performers, Les Cagelles. Kathy Peters accompanies the orchestra on piano. The Columbia Entertainment Co.'s presentation of "La Cage aux Folles" premieres at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cold weather running [Graphic]

Court order dismissing Florida complaint against Ann Coulter [Document]

Click here to download a PDF document from the Florida Elections Commission stating that there is no probable cause that Ann Coulter committed voter fraud.

Daniel Borchers' complaint against Ann Coulter [Document]

Click here to download a PDF copy of the complaint Daniel Borchers filed against Ann Coulter.