March 20, 2009
Current school board members and candidates reside in similar regions of Columbia. Here, a map of their residences.
Marquette guard Wesley Matthews, right, goes up against the reach of Utah State forward Gary Wilkinson, left, during the first half of their game in Boise, Idaho.
Cornell forward Ryan Wittman smiles during practice Thursday in Boise, Idaho, as his team goes over details before playing Missouri in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday.
Cornell head coach Steve Donahue watches practice on Thursday as the Big Red prepared to face Missouri on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Boise, Idaho.
Cornell team huddles after practice for their game in the first round of the men's NCAA college basketball tournament game in Boise, Idaho.
Cornell forward Andre Wilkins, left, and guard Conor Mullen, right, watch a Utah State practice in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday.
Missouri head coach Mike Anderson passes the ball during practice Thursday as the Tigers prepare to face Cornell on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Boise, Idaho.
Missouri forward Leo Lyons dunks the ball during practice Thursday in preparation for the team's game against Cornell.
Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll drives down court during practice Thursday in Boise, Idaho. Carroll is the Tigers' leading scorer, averaging over 16 points a game.
Missouri players huddle after practice Thursday for their first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Boise, Idaho. Missouri plays Cornell on Friday.
MU pitcher Stacy Delaney is second on the team with a 0.94 ERA. The Tigers lead the Big 12 with a team ERA of 0.96.
Former Missouri tight end Chase Coffman, center, talks with former MU quarterback Chase Patton, right, and Patton's personal coach, Skip Stitzell. Since breaking a bone in his foot during the Tigers' Alamo Bowl win, Coffman has missed three chances to work out for NFL scouts.
The ride from Leah Yordt's Montgomery City home to Columbia Family Dental Center is more than an hour, and Leah has waited a year for her 2-year-old son, Jayson Yordt, left, to nab an appointment with Brian Fischer. But the wait has been well worth it in her eyes. "Dr. Fischer is the most awesome doctor ever. I love him," says Leah, mother of three children, in the center's waiting room. "He knows exactly what my kids are like, and he remembers; he knows their personalities and just what they need."
Elaine McQuegge, left, and Brian Fischer provide dental care to patient Bethany Juppier at Columbia Family Dental Center on Feb. 6. Fischer believes that the clinic will one day consist of up to 10 operatory rooms to work on patients. Plumbing for three new operatories has already been completed.
It's been six years since Missouri has been in the NCAA Tournament. Here is a look at Missouri's past tournament appearances.
March 19, 2009
Missouri senior Leo Lyons listens to coach Mike Anderson make a point during a practice March 10 at the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City. Before coming to MU, Anderson had been a consistent winner.
The Columbia Fire Department held the first training session of the year on Thursday. The purpose was to train firefighters in nighttime conditions so they can be prepared at any time of day. Different skill stations included propane fires, car fires and vehicle stabilization. Fire Capt. Eric Hartman says propane fires are the most dangerous and that it is important for firefighters to be trained properly.
Columbia Fire Capt. Eric Hartman pauses Thursday while tilting a propane tank — which is feeding a staged residential propane tank fire — in order to watch the firefighters tackle the training exercise. After the fire is put out, Hartman points out icicles forming on the back of the tank that are caused by escaping and incredibly cold liquid propane.