April 3, 2008
AJ Miller of Rock Bridge High School performs a pole vault in the 9th Annual Missouri Relays in Audrey J. Walton Stadium on March 28.
Hammers lay on the ground next to the feet of a competitor on March 28 at the 9th Annual Missouri Relays Men's Elite Hammer Throw.
Kristin Klaus of Sullivan High School performs a long-jump in the 9th Annual Missouri Relays in Audrey J. Walton Stadium on March 28.
Emma Booth of Helias High School performs a long-jump in the 9th Annual Missouri Relays in Audrey J. Walton Stadium on March 28.
Linas Kleiza declared for the NBA draft after his sophomore year at Missouri, and was taken 27th overall, eventually ending up with the Nuggets.
April 2, 2008
JOHN SAM WILLIAMSON
Wendy Liu, an MU senior in Personal Financial Planning and a member of the Taiwanese Student Association, plays a matching game Wednesday during the Taiwanese Night Market on Lowry Mall.
Members of the Taiwanese Student Association clean up after the Taiwan Night Market on Wednesday afternoon. The market offered free Taiwanese food and activities such as Chinese calligraphy.
Mu senior Wendy Liu uses Chinese calligraphy to create a nameplate for an attendee of the Taiwanese Night Market on Wednesday.
Former mafia boss Michael Franzese speaks to a crowd in Conservation Auditorium at MU on Wednesday. Franzese is the founder of the Breaking Out Foundation, dedicated to protecting at-risk youth from gambling addictions.
Missouri's Ryan Lollis slides safely back to first base on a pickoff attempt.
April 1, 2008
Gale "Hap" Hairston talks with Jim Ritter, left, and David Keller, right, about the proposed tax levy at Hairston's campaign kickoff on March 17.
This was only the first of five of the awards to be distributed to other MU professors this year.
Wayne Brekhus, left, an associate professor of sociology at MU, reacts after being awarded one of the 2008 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence and a $10,000 check during one of his classes on Tuesday. Chairman Jim Schatz, right, laughs after Brekus' first comment after receiving the check was, "Well, it is April 1st."
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, from left, Chairman Jim Schatz and Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton walk into Middlebush Hall on Tuesday to surprise Wayne Brekhus, an associate professor of sociology, with one of the 2008 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence and a $10,000 check. This was the first of five awards to be distributed this year.
Great Lakes Aviation, top, Hawaiian Island Air, middle, and Northwest Airlink, bottom, have all bid to take over services at Columbia Regional Airport and have asked for substantial federal help in financing their proposed operations.
March 31, 2008
Tom Rose examines a cat in June 2007. Rose is running for one of three open seats on the Columbia School Board.