April 17, 2008
Freshman Melissa Jamerson works on her butterfly stroke at a recent practice. She said that long course suits her stroke well.
Mary Ratliff, president of the Missouri NAACP, speaks before the Columbia Citizen Oversight Committee at the Armory Sports & Community Center on Thursday. Ratliff and dozens of other Columbia residents gathered to voice the need for citizen review of the Columbia Police Department as well as to recount personal grievances with the department.
At 5'5" and 195 pounds, redshirt freshman Titus Wonsey draws comparisons to short, thick NFL running backs like Maurice Jones-Drew.
Rock Bridge’s Jay Kinderknecht chases down a shot during the Bruins’ 9-0 win over Glendale.
April 16, 2008
Bill Wickersham is an adjunct professor of Peace Studies at MU, a member of Veterans for Peace and a member of the national steering committee of Global Action to Prevent War.
Members of the Show-Me Opera, DJ Jordan, front right, Emily Matthews, front left, Melissa Gaddis, back left, and Christine Jarquio perform during the opening scene of the opera, "Elixir of Love," on Monday. The Show-Me Opera will have its opening performance in Columbia on Friday.
Pat Ritchie, left, talks to his daughter, MU freshman Kaitlyn Ritchie's match against Texas A&M before she takes on her next opponent. Ritchie is present and vocal at many of his daughter's matches.
Missouri's Kaitlyn Ritchie, a freshman, returns a shot against Texas A&M in her first match on April 4.
Pat Ritchie, father of Missouri tennis player Kaitlyn Ritchie, stands in the fan section while she plays her first match against Texas A&M on April 4. His son also plays tennis at the University of Iowa.
Shelly Dometrorch, left, swears in newly elected Boone County Fire Protection District board members, from left, John Sam Williamson, David Griggs and Phyllis Fugit. Both Williamson and Griggs will serve six-year terms, and Fugit will serve a four-year term.
From left, Missouri freshmen Claire Stuckel, Elizabeth Augustine and Amanda Fleming listen as the names of the students killed last year at Virginia Tech are read off during a vigil Wednesday evening on the Carnahan Quadrangle at MU. About 100 people gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting.
About 100 people gathered at the Carnahan Quadrangle at MU on Wednesday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting.
Senior pitcher Jen Bruck helped lead the MU softball team to victories over Kansas in both games of a doubleheader on Wednesday. She pitched a complete game in the first game and came in relief during the second game.
April 15, 2008
New Columbia School Board president Michelle Gadbois, left, congratulates the new vice president Steve Calloway on Monday evening. Gadbois takes the place of school board member Karla DeSpain for the next term.
Rosaries are displayed among the merchandise commemorating Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Washington. The rosaries were on sale at the gift shop at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on Monday, April 14, 2008.
Margaret Trone, of Bethesda, Md., holds a hat and other merchandise commemorating Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Washington.
Sister Susan Mary Born, left, and Stephanie Eklund, right, both of Upper Darby, Pa., pose with a cutout replica of Pope Benedict XVI, part of the merchandise commemorating the Pope's visit to Washington, on Monday, April 14, 2008.
President Bush escorts Pope Benedict XVI, left, upon his arrival today at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
Pope Benedict XVI arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., today on his first visit to the U.S. as pope.