February 22, 2008
Newly diagnosed cancer patient Bernie Brann is shown in her home in Lansing, N.Y., on Feb. 4. She has found that bad advice, or just too much of it, can compound the trauma and damage done by cancer itself. Friends and relatives are important for support, but when these untrained people act as cancer coaches, they can sway people to make poor decisions about their care.
Stephanie Joseph, an MU sophomore studying strategic communication, died Thursday of chemotherapy-induced acute leukemia. "Even when she was in pain, she carried on as if nothing was wrong," her brother said.
MU's Adrianne Perry blows chalk off her hands before mounting the bars during Friday's meet against No. 6 Oklahoma.
Hickman senior Yvonne Anderson guards Rock Bridge captain Claire Schaeperkoetter as she brings the ball up the court during Friday night's district championship game. Anderson scored 43 points, but Schaeperkoetter hoisted the trophy at the end of the night. It was Rock Bridge's first district title in 26 years.
Adrienne Perry flashes a smile during her floor exercise on Friday night at the Hearnes Center. Perry's floor performance helped her grab the all-around win.
MU sophomore gymnast Sarah Shire tightens the wraps on her wrists before one of her exercises during the all-around competition on Friday night.
MU's gymnastics watches team member Alicia Hatcher perform on the beam at tonight's meet against Oklahoma.
MU's Ashley Khederian poses during her floor routine at tonight's meet against Oklahoma.
Sophomore Sarah Shire hangs on during her beam performance on Friday night against Oklahoma.
Ashley Khederian celebrates a teammates performance during a meet against No. 6 Oklahoma on Friday night at the Hearnes Center.
The members of the Knights of Columbia get together to provide a Lent-approved dinner on Friday. About 1,000 people were expected to show up for fried and baked fish between 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
February 21, 2008
George Tutt has his blood pressure checked at the Boone Hospital Heart Fair on Thursday. The fair was located on the hospital's bridge over Broadway and had several booths offering healthy foods, massages and other health-related services.
Regina Scott is given a complementary massage by Mac Rouse at the Boone Hospital Heart Fair on Thursday. The fair was located on the hospital's bridge over Broadway and had several booths offering healthy foods, blood pressure tests and other health-related services.
Fifteen-year-old Monica Dudley, center, a swimmer with the Kansas City Blazers, hangs around with her teammates after finishing the Women's 400m Medley Relay durin the Missouri Grand Prix on Monday morning. Dudley's team finished with a time of 4:43.7.
The night sky was illuminated with a red glow thanks to a rare total lunar eclipse on Wednesday. The entire moon burned red from 9 to 10 p.m. before shifting back to normal.
Missouri forward Jessra Johnson is swarmed by Kansas State players on her attempt to reach the net during their game on Sunday. Missouri lost the game with a final score of 56-40.
The first two images both include Saturn, at lower left, and the star Regulus (in Leo) at upper left.