March 14, 2008
A firefighter calls for assistance on the scene of the house explosion in the East Campus neighborhood.
The firefighter moves quickly among the debris toward the wreckage of the house.
The firefighter works to rescue Merna Sneed from among the debris and flames.
Firefighters carry Merna Sneed to receive medical attention after she had been trapped under debris by the explosion of the home she shared with her husband.
Participants wait for Chi Epsilon member Kelly Schaefer to call the start of the first round of third annual MU Engineering Week Stretch Eating Contest on Thursday at the Broadway Diner in downtown Columbia. James Bryce, second from left, was eventually crowned the winner after eating five stretches, which consist of eggs, hashbrowns, chili and cheddar cheese, in twelve minutes.
James Bryce struggles to finish his fourth stretch during first round of third annual MU Engineering Week Stretch Eating Contest. The event, which was organized by MU engineering fraternity Chi Epsilon, featured 25 MU students eating as many stretches as possible in 12 minutes. Bryce eventually was crowned the winner after finishing five stretches.
Stretches wait to be eaten.
Clockwise from left: Andrea Seabaugh, Amaya Williams, M.E. Kanago, Katherine Harry, Kelsey Eckenrode, Lauren Kelly and Claire Schaeperkoetter pose for photos with their trophy at the pep rally.
M.E. Kanago cuts down the net in the Rock Bridge High School gym during a pep rally celebrating the Bruins' basketball state championship on Friday afternoon.
The Rock Bridge girls' basketball team is surrounded by cheering fans and hurtling streamers as the school celebrates their basketball state championship at a pep rally on Friday.
Missouri pitcher Stacy Delaney winds up during the opening innings of the Tigers' game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday afternoon at University Field.
The Missouri softball team congratulates Amanda Renth after she hit a two-run home run in the first inning of the Tigers' game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday afternoon at University Field.
Missouri infielder Abby Vock prepares to slide into second base during the Tigers' game against the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday afternoon at University Field.
Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow delivers during the first inning of the Tigers' game against the Toledo Rockets on Friday afternoon at Taylor Stadium. Crow struck out 15 batters in the complete-game shut out.
March 13, 2008
Mike Anderson was an assistant coach on the 2000 Arkansas Razorbacks team that went 16-15, but snuck into the NCAA tournament after winning the SEC Championship.
Columbia Fire Department recruits scramble to put their equipment on during a timed drill Wednesday. The drill was done outside of the old City Hall annex, which is scheduled for demolition. From left are Jeff Hudson, Ryan Russell and Jim Pasley. The Fire Department’s Basic Recruit School has plans for additional training sessions at the annex.
Recruit firefighters, from left, Ryan Russell, Ryan Carrender and Jim Pasley run a search and rescue drill with their visors covered in plastic wrap, simulating the inability to see during an actual fire.
Liz Straatmann, left, and Sarah Shire encouraged one another to fight through injuries during their senior year at Archbishop O’Hara High School. Shire went on to compete at Utah but returned to Missouri to join Straatmann as teammates on the MU gymnastics team this season.
Elizabeth Schutz and Kelly Gebert Jr. at the Empire State Building, where the evangelical King’s College serves 220 undergraduates on a three-floor campus. Moving to the iconic heart of the bluest city in the country was precisely the point for the overseers of King’s.