Children pitch in to clean up [Photo]

Members of Fun City Youth Academy pick up trash in Douglass Park as part of Cleanup Columbia on Saturday. The Academy also picked up trash around Park Avenue and Douglass High School.

Three draft picks from MU [Photo]

Three MU football players move up to professional teams. Jeremy Maclin, left, was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles; Ziggy Hood, center, was a No. 32 pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers; and William Moore went to the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the NFL draft.

Swinging for contact [Photo]

Missouri catcher Megan Christopher watches a pitch during the Tigers' game against Oklahoma.

Queen of the Circle [Photo]

Missouri's Stacey Delaney pitched the game's first five innings, giving up only a solo home run to Oklahoma's national player of the year finalist Amber Flores.

Loss upsets MU softball [Photo]

Missouri's Katy Koontz, left, Rhea Taylor, center, and Jaydee Young wait for fans after a disappointing loss to Oklahoma.

Tigers sign John Hancock [Photo]

Missouri baseball players Andrew Thigpen, left, Rex Meyr, center, and Austin Holt sign autographs for fans after their game against Texas Tech.

With the pitch... [Photo]

Missouri's Ryan Gargano pitches in relief of senior Scooter Hicks, who started and pitched four strong innings.

Front-end damage [Photo]

This green Dodge Ram 1500 struck Susanne Bylund's silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT on Friday during a four-car accident on W. Stadium Boulevard.

Driver treated for minor injuries [Photo]

The driver of the Silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT, Susanne Bylund, received minor head injuries when her car was hit from behind by a Dodge Ram 1500.

Four vehicles collide on W. Stadium Boulevard [Photo]

Four vehicles got in an accident at W. Stadium Boulevard around 5 p.m. on Friday. The driver of the silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT received minor head injuries.

Bea Arthur [Photo]

In this 1988 file photo, Beatrice Arthur accepts an Emmy at the 40th annual awards ceremony in Pasadena, Calif. Family spokesman Dan Watt says the 86-year-old Arthur died at home early Saturday.

PTA fundraiser boasts world flavor [Slideshow]

The Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School PTA hosted its third annual Taste of the World fundraiser at the Missouri Theater on Friday, April, 24. Students, parents, teachers and other supporters came to taste exotic cuisine donated by local restaurants and shops.

After eating, the guests watched a performance by seven international acts from around town, including the Missouri Contemporary Ballet, the Friends of China dance ensemble and Poetry in Motion. Some of the students also showcased their own African drumming.

Austin Holt avoids being picked off [Photo]

Missouri's Austin Holt dives back into first while Texas Tech first basemen Chris Richburg waits for the ball.

Michael Liberto throws to first base [Photo]

Shortstop Michael Liberto attempts to throw a runner after fielding a ground ball during Missouri's game versus Texas Tech on Friday.

Aaron Senne celebrates [Photo]

Left Fielder Aaron Senne celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against Texas Tech on Friday. Missouri trounced the Red Raiders 18-7 in the first game of the teams' weekend series.

Capital expenditures comparison [Document]

Data from the UM system shows Missouri ranks 45th among the states in terms of spending per capita on higher education.

Stimulus projects' priority [Document]

UM System’s compilation of its capital improvement needs for federal stimulus money.

ARRA Missouri [Document]

Missouri’s breakdown of how it receives and distributes money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Notes taken with chalk and slate [Photo]

To make their experience of the life of pioneer-age school children as authentic as possible, fifth graders of the Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Columbia used slates and chalk during a day of class at the one room school house at the Shelter Gardens. The field trip was meant to supplement the students' history class about life in the times of the pioneers.

Listening to a lecture [Photo]

From left, Amanda McDowell, 11, Hannah Tipton, 11, Asa Linneman, 11, and Christina Banton, 11, all fifth graders at the Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Columbia, listen to their teacher Becky Mott during a day of class at the one room school house at Shelter Gardens, Friday. The field trip was meant to give the students an impression of how life was for the early settlers. To make the experience as authentic as possible, the children wore historic clothes. "I like how I get to dress up like a pioneer person and to be in the school house," Asa Linneman said, and her classmate Autumn Garvey, 11, added: "I think it's really special how we get to travel back in time and to act what Laura Ingalls would actually do."