The D-word: Civilian Conservation Corp [Photo]

Civilian Conservation Core workers constructing road, 1933. More than 3 million unemployed young men were taken out of the cities and placed into more than 2,600 work camps managed by the CCC.

The D-word: Long lines in New York [Photo]

In this file photo from the winter of 1932-33, a long line of jobless and homeless men wait outside to get free dinner at New York’s municipal lodging house during the Great Depression.

The D-word: Unemployment today [Photo]

In this Feb. 11 file photo thousands of people line up at a federal government job fair in downtown Atlanta. This recession could slice deeper into the U.S. economy, and if it lasts into April 2009, will be on record as the longest in postwar history.

The D-word: Working with a job counselor [Photo]

Dwayne Speller, 22, waits to talk to a counselor at the Nevada Jobconnect Career Center in Las Vegas on March 6. The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 8.1 percent in February, the highest since late 1983, as cost-cutting employers slashed 651,000 jobs amid a deepening recession.

Tigers practice in Arizona [Photo]

Missouri coach Mike Anderson, far left, watches his team practice on Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz. The Tigers face Memphis in the West regional semifinal, which is scheduled to start at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Columbia College basketball player Jason Ellis [Photo]

Columbia College's Jason Ellis, a Columbia native, drives down the court during a regular season game. Ellis says he fondly remembers playing basketball at Douglass Park as a child.

Memphis coach John Calipari [Photo]

John Calipari's Memphis team last loss to a Conference USA opponent came at the hands of Anderson's team at Alabama-Birmingham. Since then, Memphis is 61-0 against teams within the Conference USA.

Missouri coach Mike Anderson [Photo]

Missouri coach Mike Anderson watches his team practice on March 25 in Glendale, Ariz., where the Tigers fell to Connecticut in the Elite Eight. After speculation that he would be hired by other teams, Anderson signed a seven-year contract with MU.

Blood pressure checkup [Photo]

Dwight Woods, left, sits quietly as nursing student Meghan Welsh takes his blood pressure at Flotrin's Barber Shop on March 18 in St. Louis. In several cities, health workers are going to barbershops, long a gathering place for black men, to provide medical screenings to those who might not get regular checkups. Nursing students in St. Louis are joining with the nonprofit organization 100 Black Men and a professional nursing sorority, Chi Eta Phi, to measure blood pressure.

Haircuts and a health checkup [Photo]

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.

Heart stent [Graphic]

Columbia College fans cheer for team [Photo]

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 [Photo]

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 [Photo]

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 to the hoop [Photo]

Columbia College guard Brett Hoskins drives against Rocky Mountain's Chase Sukut during the second half.

Rocky Mountain College's Anthony Allen goes for a layup [Photo]

Rocky Mountain College's Anthony Allen goes in for a layup during the first half.

Columbia College falls in NAIA national championship [Photo]

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.

Gold medalist [Photo]

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.

Michelle Pruitt and members of her book club [Photo]

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.

William Fay [Photo]

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."