March 25, 2009
Dwight Woods, right, smiles as nursing student Meghan Welsh takes his blood pressure at Flotrin's Barber Shop in St. Louis. Nursing students in St. Louis are focusing on blood pressure checks for African-American men. High blood pressure affects over 40 percent of African-Americans, and the complications can be serious, even deadly, if left untreated. The American Heart Association says compared with whites, black people have a 1.8 times greater rate of fatal stroke, a 1.5 times greater rate of heart disease death and a 4.2 times greater rate of end-stage kidney disease.
Columbia College junior Whitney Widaman, center, cheers as the team is introduced before the start of the NAIA National Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
Columbia College forward Quintin Totta battles with Rocky Mountain's Anthony Allen for a loose ball in the second half.
Columbia College coach Bob Burchard addresses his team during a timeout in the first half of the NAIA championship. The Cougars were down by 21 at halftime, 45-24.
Columbia College guard Brett Hoskins drives against Rocky Mountain's Chase Sukut during the second half.
Rocky Mountain College's Anthony Allen goes in for a layup during the first half.
Columbia College's Terrell Turner, left, embraces Quintin Totta, right, after the Cougars 77-61 defeat against Rocky Mountain in the NAIA National Championship on Tuesday at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
KaShaye Mathews, 15, goes in for a shot during a Three-on-Three game at the New Haven Elementary School. KaShaye's team, the Columbia Twisters, won two out of two games on Saturday to win the gold medal at the State Championships. "The other kids on the team know to pass the ball to her, and she shoots and scores. It's kind of our team play," coach Trish Wallace said.
From left, Karen Pasley, Michelle Pruitt and Lori Galaske talk during the monthly meeting of the Rowdy Readers Book Club before discussing "The Secret Papers of Madame Olivetti" at Upper Crust Bakery on Green Meadows Way in Columbia. Pruitt is a candidate for the upcoming Columbia School Board election on April 7.
March 24, 2009
William P. Fay, MU professor and director of the division of cardiovascular medicine: "Small cells can regrow through a stent like snowflakes getting through chicken wire and building up."
William Fay examines a coronary angiogram to determine whether the stent inserted in the patient has re-narrowed. The slight dark outline near his fingertip is the stent's outline.
MU guard JT Tiller holds Camilla Freeman while her dad, Brian Freeman, takes a photo with his phone.
Donna Snyder hugs Kim English at the sendoff for the Tiger basketball team Tuesday. Now retired, Snyder is the former assistant to several MU basketball coaches.
Freshman Steve Moore holds up a sign made by children at the MU Child Development Center at the sendoff for the Tiger basketball team Tuesday.
Ross Steelman spins a basketball as Madison Duff looks on at the send off for the Tiger basketball team Tuesday. Steelman said DeMarre Carroll is his favorite player. "I just like his strategy," he said.
AUDIO: Click here to listen to senior Matt Lawrence say goodbye to the fans before departing for the Sweet 16.
AUDIO: Click here to listen to guard Kim English say goodbye to the fans before departing for the Sweet 16.
AUDIO: Click here to listen to coach Mike Anderson say goodbye to the fans before departing for the Sweet 16.
Sam Phillips, a school board candidate and an attorney in Jefferson City, plays basketball with his son, Price Phillips, 9, in his yard. Phillips and his son play twice a week.