Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon at a 2009 spring practice [Photo]

Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon sidesteps a blocking dummy during a spring practice drill Tuesday at Devine Pavilion.

Matt Thompson mug [Photo]

Matt Thompson is a 2008-'09 Donald W. Reynolds fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Joe and Corinne Remeike buy tomato plants [Photo]

From left, Joe and Corinne Remeike of Columbia buy Roma and Fireball tomato plants from Elaine Hodges of Lupus at the Columbia Farmers Market on March 21.

Beans and tomatoes at Columbia Farmers Market [Photo]

Beans and tomatoes at the Columbia Farmers Market, shown here in 2008.

Therese Folsom and Diana Denman talk at Columbia Farmers Market [Photo]

From left, Therese Folsom of Columbia tells her friend Diana Denman of Lupus, owner of Wolf's Point Studio, about the birth of her twelfth grandchild. "I know Diana from belly dancing classes," Folsom said. Folsom is a regular at the Columbia Farmers Market. "It's ... a wonderful Saturday morning experience," she said. "It's just not a weekend without farmers market."

Bell peppers in Columbia [Photo]

Bell peppers at the Columbia Farmers Market, shown here in 2008.

Keeping up with Bo [Photo]

Malia Obama runs with new dog, Bo, on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday. Bo is a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog.

Match presidents with pets [Graphic]

PLAY THE GAME: Match the presidents to their dogs, and see whether you can improve your time over multiple attempts.

Green savings under your own roof [Photo]

Mike Anderson's contract [Document]

Click here to download a PDF copy of Mike Anderson's contract with MU.

Lunge to kick [Photo]

Rock Bridge High School junior Katherine Crane lunges to kick the ball as Hickman High School junior Katie LaRue defends on Monday night at Hickman High School. Rock Bridge defeated Hickman 1-0 off of a penalty kick in the second overtime.

Radio Adelante Episode 23 [Audio]

No. 23
Aired April 4, 2009

Episode 23 Contents

Christine Martinez reports on why the number of construction jobs in Columbia has decreased over the past few years, and when the building industry may improve. Mark Stanley talks with students at Centro Latino's after-school program

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Christine Martinez and Mark Stanley
Producer: Sara Shahriari
Translator: Gabriela Renteria

Celebrating the Cambodian New Year [Photo]

Observers of the Cambodian New Year plant sticks of incense in the mounds, each one representing an ancestor or loved one they wish to bless in the next life. As one of the most important Cambodian New Year festival traditions, the mounds represent Culamuni Cetiya, the stupa at Tavatimsa, where the Buddha's hair and diadem are buried.

Savann Mey meditating [Photo]

Cambodian buddhist monk, Savann Mey, meditates during Cambodian New Year ceremonies, or Chol Chnam Thmey, at the monastic temple, or wat, off Highway 63 in northern Boone County. Cambodian Buddhists from all over Missouri and beyond gathered for three days of festivities marking the beginning of a new year according to the Cambodian calendar. Savann Mey has been living in Boone County for four years and is the only Cambodian Buddhist monk in the state.

Sand mound decorations [Photo]

Colorful felt decorations on sticks adorn one of the sand mounds fashioned on the temple grounds.

Cambodian New Year Ceremony [Photo]

Cambodian Buddhists listen to the monk as he performs a dedication ceremony to their ancestors in the Cambodian language during a moment of Wanabat, which is the second day of the three day New Year celebration. According to tradition, Cambodian Buddhists give charity to the less fortunate in honor of Wanabat.

New Year celebrants posing [Photo]

Attendees of the festival playfully pose for a group picture. Not only a time for pious observance, the Cambodian New Year festival is the perfect time of year for family and friends to spend time together and reunite.

Rock Bridge soccer wins in OT [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Kayla Hauck (No. 7) celebrates with her teammates after scoring on a penalty kick for the winning goal against Hickman on Monday night in overtime.

School board swearing-in [Slideshow]

As two school board members, Michelle Gadbois and Steve Calloway, leave, two new members, Michelle Pruitt and Christine King, are sworn in Monday at the District’s Administration Building. Gadbois discusses her feelings about leaving the district as Pruitt and King discuss their excitement for joining the board.

Pruitt gets sworn in [Photo]

Michelle Pruitt, left, newly elected member of the Columbia Board of Education, is sworn into office by Lynn Barnett, assistant superintendent and secretary of the board, during the board meeting at the Public School Administration building Monday.