February 27, 2009
Curt and Deborah Sleeper with their son Perry, 12, left, and daughter Kian, 15, far right, are seen in the kitchen area of their three-bedroom home, which was built inside a one-time mining cave in Festus. The Sleepers bought about 3 acres of property and a cave in 2004 after they spotted it on an Internet site. Now they are putting it it up for sale on eBay.
Curt and Deborah Sleeper's home in Festus was built in a cave. The Sleepers have put the house on eBay as a backup in case they can't meet a large payment due on the property.
February 26, 2009
Columbia College senior Joe Flanner goes in for a shot against Harris-Stowe on senior night. Columbia College won its final regular season home game 70-40 on Thursday.
Clarence Lo, an associate professor of sociology, gives a lecture at MU's Middlebush Hall on Feb. 25. Lo's first cousin, Steven Chu, has been tapped to become President Barack Obama's Energy secretary.
Kelsey Lincoln leans against a piece of art made by Sara Mercer at the Ragtag Cinema on Thursday.
Thursday marked the opening of the 2009 True/False Film Festival in Columbia. There are several workshops and panels being held over the weekend on top of the daily film schedule. The official kickoff parade is at 5:30 p.m. Friday beginning at The Blue Note.
Hickman senior guard Eric Franklin, center, and Kenny Ash, left, run drills to practice on Thursday for the District Championship game against Rock Bridge High School in Wentzville. The game, which will take place on Friday, will be the third time the teams have met this season this season. Rock Bridge won the first two games.
Amanda Huhman, left, and Libby Burks, both Columbia Catholic School students, teach Christine Yedinak how to sign up on zootoo.com, a Web site intended for pet lovers. Huhman and Burks are trying to win a $1 million makeover for the Central Missouri Humane Society by getting people to sign up for the Web site and vote.
Rock Bridge sophomore Justin Miller practices defense at Rock Bridge High School on Thursday. Because he is primarly an offensive player, Miller has focused on improving his defensive skills. Coach Jim Scanlon said the team graduated two significant defensive "stoppers" last spring and has yet to find players to fill those roles.
Shireen Razavi and Jeff Beuhler fill ticket orders at the Cherry Street Artisan Annex on Thursday afternoon. True/False Film Festival goers lined up early in the day to get the first tickets that went on sale at noon.
Fans reach for a foam finger give-away in the first half.
Missouri's Leo Lyons drives inside against Kansas State's Ron Anderson in the first half.
MU's DeMarre Carroll (1) and Matt Lawrence defend a shot by Kansas State's Jacob Pullen.
Missouri's Zaire Taylor blocks a shot by Kansas State's Buchi Awaji.
Missouri's DeMarre Carroll (1) attempts to rebound a missed shot in front of Kansas State's Ron Anderson.
Missouri's J.T. Tiller protects the basketball as he drives to the hoop during the Tigers' game against Kansas State.