February 22, 2008
Missouri's Alyssa Hollins fights Kansas State's Danielle Zanotti for a layup at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. The Tigers lost 56-40.
Theology professor Thomas Groome works Thursday in his office where he now directs a program in church management at Boston College in Newton, Mass. A large number of U.S. churches have been victims of embezzlement over the years, and experts say one reason is that many budgets are managed by volunteers or employees without proper guidance or training. Now, some colleges are hoping to prevent such faith-shattering abuses by offering programs devoted specifically to managing church finances and personnel.
Professor Thomas Groome, left, talks with church management student Jon Jakoblich, 25, of Burnsville, Minn., on Thursday.
In this Sept. 12, 2007, file photo, the Rev. Michael Jude Fay, 56, former pastor of St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Darien, Conn., leaves U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn. Fay pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of money obtained by fraud.
Caroline Baker, manager of Busch's Florists on Paris Road, prepares a flower arrangement for a delivery on Feb. 11.
Caroline Baker has 40 years of experience as a florist and is manager of Busch's Florist, which opened last summer.
Newly diagnosed cancer patient Bernie Brann is shown in her home in Lansing, N.Y., on Feb. 4. She has found that bad advice, or just too much of it, can compound the trauma and damage done by cancer itself. Friends and relatives are important for support, but when these untrained people act as cancer coaches, they can sway people to make poor decisions about their care.
Stephanie Joseph, an MU sophomore studying strategic communication, died Thursday of chemotherapy-induced acute leukemia. "Even when she was in pain, she carried on as if nothing was wrong," her brother said.
MU's Adrianne Perry blows chalk off her hands before mounting the bars during Friday's meet against No. 6 Oklahoma.
Hickman senior Yvonne Anderson guards Rock Bridge captain Claire Schaeperkoetter as she brings the ball up the court during Friday night's district championship game. Anderson scored 43 points, but Schaeperkoetter hoisted the trophy at the end of the night. It was Rock Bridge's first district title in 26 years.
Adrienne Perry flashes a smile during her floor exercise on Friday night at the Hearnes Center. Perry's floor performance helped her grab the all-around win.
MU sophomore gymnast Sarah Shire tightens the wraps on her wrists before one of her exercises during the all-around competition on Friday night.
MU's gymnastics watches team member Alicia Hatcher perform on the beam at tonight's meet against Oklahoma.
MU's Ashley Khederian poses during her floor routine at tonight's meet against Oklahoma.
Sophomore Sarah Shire hangs on during her beam performance on Friday night against Oklahoma.
Ashley Khederian celebrates a teammates performance during a meet against No. 6 Oklahoma on Friday night at the Hearnes Center.
The members of the Knights of Columbia get together to provide a Lent-approved dinner on Friday. About 1,000 people were expected to show up for fried and baked fish between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
February 21, 2008
George Tutt has his blood pressure checked at the Boone Hospital Heart Fair on Thursday. The fair was located on the hospital's bridge over Broadway and had several booths offering healthy foods, massages and other health-related services.