February 7, 2008
A visibly shaken man is helped to a waiting ambulance outside city hall in Kirkwood, Mo. A gunman opened fire at a meeting of the Kirkwood City Council in suburban St. Louis Thursday night, hitting the mayor and several council members, leaving six people dead including the shooter and two officers.
Columbia College guard Joe Flanner drives the floor against Deon White and Brandon Bishop of Missouri Baptist during the first half of their game at the Southwell Gymnasium in Columbia on Thursday.
Jordan Powell practices at Hickman High School on Thursday. Powell is one four girls in Columbia who are looking to qualify for the state championship meet.
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Columbia churches hold Ash Wednesday services, marking the first day of Lent.
Wei Du teaches a sixth grade Chinese language class about the traditions of Chinese New Year.
MU sophomore diver Greg DeStephen talks about his training and improving upon his freshman season.
February 6, 2008
Jazmine Bell, a senior at Hickman High School, shows her support for Barack Obama on Tuesday. Hickman held a mock election on Super Tuesday with Obama declared the winner, earning a little more than 80 percent of the votes.
Cooper Livingston, left, prepares to hand out voting ballots Tuesday at Hickman High School, while teacher Jami Thornsberry looks on. Livingston, a senior and student body president, helped organize the school’s mock election.
Pastor Brian Thieme leads a sermon, titled "From Galilee to Judea," during an Ash Wednesday service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Thieme's sermon emphasized the recognition of Jesus not only as a guide and teacher in his own time but as a savior of humanity.
Deacon Frank Ruggiero blesses Sandy Ruiz during the evening service with the sign of the cross in ashes on her forehead in celebration of Ash Wednesday at the St. Thomas More Parish and Newman Center on Maryland Avenue.
Greg DeStephen, sophomore for the MU Diving team, gets out of the pool after a dive at practice on Wednesday. The team was practicing on the 1-meter spring board, but according to diving coach Jamie Sweeney, all team members dive off of the 1- and 3-meter spring boards as well as the platforms. MU faces Drury University away on Friday and is back home against Nebraska on Saturday.
Fellow teammates watch as Greg DeStephen takes a dive off the 1-meter spring board during a MU diving team practice on Wednesday. Coach Jamie Sweeney said that, "This is going to be a good weekend for Mizzou diving."
MU diver Greg DeStephen, a sophomore, executes a pike dive off the 1-meter spring board during practice on Wednesday.
Alex Gold, a freshman at MU, practices on the vault. Even though it's her first year on MU's gymnastic team, Gold made a name for herself by scoring a 9.8 or better in her first three meets this year.
Missouri guard RaeShara Brown is blocked by the Sooner's Danielle Robinson and Ashley Paris during the first half.
Miroslav Lukic does defensive and passing drills at practice on January 30. The junior guard for Columbia College is a transfer student originally from Serbia.
Miroslav Lukic does defensive drills with his team on January 30. Lukic is a junior guard at Columbia College who transfered after spending his first two years of college at Grayson Community College in Denison, Texas, but is originally from Serbia.