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Todd Schavrien pins UTC freshman

MU senior Todd Schavrien pins UTC freshman Shawn Greevy in the 149 weight-class during the "Beauty and the Beast" event at the Hearnes Center on Jan. 15, 2011.

Sandra Ostad performs on the balance beam

MU sophomore Sandra Ostad performs on the balance beam on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Hearnes Center during the "Beauty and the Beast" event, in which wrestling and gymnastics were held at the same time.

Budget gap tops $25 billion

In this Dec. 8, 2010, file photo, participants in Governor-elect Jerry Brown's budget briefing to discuss the state fiscal problems are seen in Sacramento, Calif. Brown has called for courage and sacrifice from lawmakers to fill an estimated $25.4 billion budget gap.

Temporary taxes might be extended

In this Jan. 11 photo, a potential car buyer looks over used cars at a dealership in Sacramento, Calif. States have not seen their sales tax revenues rebound despite the end of the recession. California Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed extending a one-cent sales tax and a one-half percent vehicle license fee increase.

School aid cut to the bone

In this April 21, 2010, file photo, a demonstrator dressed as a "skeleton student" is seen at a rally calling for greater investment in public services, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown recently released a state budget proposal that slashes higher education funding. California is just one of many states facing a year of reckoning as they deal with multi-billion dollar budget deficits.

Looking for relief from more cuts

This Jan. 10 file photo shows Leo Perez protesting the state's proposed budget during a rally outside Gov. Jerry Brown's offices in Los Angeles. If 2011 is hinting at a national recovery, there is little sign of it in statehouses across the country. States that already have raided their reserve funds, relied on borrowing or accounting gimmicks and imposed deep cuts on schools, parks and public transit systems.

California governor explains budget cuts

In this Jan. 10, 2011 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown points to a chart as he explains his approach to dealing with an estimated $25.4 billion state budget deficit during news conference where he released his state spending plan at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California is just one of many states facing a year of reckoning as they deal with multi-billion dollar budget deficits.

Protesting pay cuts for state workers

In this July 1, 2009, file photo, Diane Greagor, who works for the Department of Corrections in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., joins hundreds of other state employees and supporters in a demonstration against pay cuts and furloughs at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In an attempt to fill a $25.4 billion budget deficit, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a 10 percent pay cut for state workers.

Stephen Monticelli

Then-Sgt. Stephen Monticelli of the Columbia Police Department poses in his office on May 27, 2004.

Laying out the carpet

Volunteer Rocket Kirchner counts cots in preparation for the arrival of the homeless men and women seeking shelter on Thursday at the Missouri United Methodist Church.

Evening supplies

Clean blankets and bedding are piled inside the gymnasium where the homeless will sleep on Thursday at the Missouri United Methodist Church.

Shelter instructions

Instructions are laid out for volunteers to read before the men and women seeking shelter arrive on Thursday at the Missouri United Methodist Church.

Eve Edelheit

Eve Edelheit is a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism and a staff member at the Columbia Missourian.

MU gymnast Allie Heizelman

MU junior gymnast Allie Heizelman practices her vaulting on Wednesday in preparation for this weekend's Beauty and the Beast event

MU gymnast Sandra Ostad

MU sophomore gymnast Sandra Ostad practices on the uneven bars on Wednesday in preparation for the Beauty and the Beast event this weekend at the Hearnes Center.

Missouri coach Mike Anderson vs. Central Arkansas

MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson at the Missouri-Central Arkansas game Dec. 18.

Bob Lannert and TowPlow

Bob Lannert used his farming background to invent the TowPlow, improving snow removal on Missouri's roads.

Dick Blount discusses life

Dick Blount talks about his life as a civil rights and social justice advocate on Tuesday. Blount has been running the Open Door Ministry in Columbia through the Missouri United Methodist Church for 10 years and was awarded for his efforts in the community at the Columbia Values Diversity Awards celebration.

'Yellow Boat' quilt

The quilt was created by 30 MU Children's Hospital patients after being told the story of "The Yellow Boat." Each child created a small quilt square depicting things they love and what makes them happy.

Michele Cropp browses inventory

Michele Cropp browses her inventory at The Villager on Wednesday. Cropp and her daughter own the wedding dress shop, which is closing after around 20 years in business.
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