MU softball home run [Photo]

MU freshman designated hitter Lindsey Muller hit a home run in the top of the fifth inning at the Black and Gold softball game Saturday at Devine Pavilion.

The 2010 Beauty and the Beast meet at Hearnes Center [Photo]

The fourth annual Beauty and the Beast event Saturday at Hearnes Center featured the Missouri gymnastics and wrestling teams competing at the same venue at the same time.

Hickman swimmer Bianca Mello [Photo]

Hickman freshman Bianca Mello swims at the Last Chance Qualifer on Saturday at the Hickman pool.

MU men's basketball player Steve Moore vs. Colorado [Photo]

Missouri's Steve Moore, left, yanks the ball away from Colorado's Levi Knutson (24) and Dwight Thorne in the Tigers' victory Saturday in Boulder, Colo.

'Black Cop' [Photo]

“Black Cop” is a photo taken by Eric Krieger for the thirty-ninth Missouri Photo Workshop in 1987 in Caruthersville. Its caption reads:

"Caruthersville police officer J.B. Goodin responds to a call."

'Running Free' [Photo]

“Running Free” is a photo taken by Bill Ray for the ninth Missouri Photo Workshop in 1957 in Hannibal. Its caption reads:

"A foot race on a Hannibal street helps pass the afternoon for three youngsters. Small-town life offered a sense of independence for children and gave parents a feeling of safety."

'View from Cemetery Hill' [Photo]

“View from Cemetery Hill” is a photo taken by Howard Sochurek for the first Missouri Press Workshop in 1949 in Columbia. Its caption reads:

"In a 1949 article for The Quill, Otha Spencer, a participant at the first Missouri Photo Workshop, described Columbia: 'Instead of being a simple college town … Columbia, upon close inspection, was a city with a race problem, and being situated right on top of the Mason-Dixon Line, the problem was more than ever evident.' The workshop is a laboratory for photographers to improve their visual storytelling skills but also holds up a mirror to the community."

Judkins performs mime demonstartion with students [Photo]

Randy Judkins performs mime with his students during a lecture demonstration of circus arts and physical comedy at the Warehouse Theatre.

Keep your eye on the ball [Photo]

Randy Judkins juggles during a lecture demonstration of circus arts and physical comedy at the Warehouse Theatre.

Scarf jugglers [Photo]

Becca Nelson, center, a dance major at Stephens College, juggles with a scarf with other students during a lecture demonstration of circus arts and physical comedy at the Warehouse Theatre.

Balancing act [Photo]

Randy Judkins rides an unicycle during a lecture demonstration of circus arts and physical comedy at the Warehouse Theatre, Friday. Judkins is a visiting circus arts and physical comedy teacher at Stephens College.

GRAPHIC: Proposed electric rate changes [Graphic]

Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers (MIEC), a lobbying group, presented these proposed electric rate changes to the Public Services Commission on Wednesday.

GRAPHIC: UM System relies more on tuition [Graphic]

GRAPHIC: Beeting the ice [Graphic]

Columbia might add beet juice to its de-icing methods. While more expensive, beet juice has proven to be better for the environment and works in colder temperatures.

Elementary students dismissed [Photo]

Students at Robert E. Lee Elementary School are led to their buses Friday following an early dismissal due to inclement weather. Snow showers are expected throughout the day and into the evening.

Students dismissed early [Photo]

Adrianna Furtwangler, 9, and Isaac Milarsky, 8, wait for their parents to pick them up from Robert E. Lee Elementary School after the district let out early due to inclement weather. Columbia Public Schools notified parents of the early release via text, email and phone calls.

Beer war heats up [Photo]

This July 14, 2008, photo shows a worker moving a load of beer inside Boulevard Brewing of Kansas City. In the year since InBev, a Belgian-based brewing company, bought Anheuser-Busch, Boulevard has not only gained bragging rights as Missouri's largest home-based brewery but has seen its grocery sales increase 26 percent in the St. Louis market.

Pennies for Haiti [Photo]

From left, Ellen Bromstedt, Reilly Long, Morgan Shellady, Eugy Ngassi and Chavez Coz hold the "pop jars" they created for the penny wars competition at Gentry Middle School.

GRAPHIC: Funding Education by State [Graphic]

Missouri’s per-capita funding for higher education increased from $186.02 in 2009 to $196.43 in 2010, moving the state up three spots in the national rankings but keeping it among those with the least funding. Nineteen states increased their funding in 2010, and the rest decreased.

Residents talk about ballroom dancing proposal [Photo]