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Whitney Myers competes at Missouri Grand Prix

Whitney Myers swims the backstroke portion of the women's 200-meter IM preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix in Columbia on Sunday. She qualified for finals.

Kathleen Hersey competes at Missouri Grand Prix

Kathleen Hersey competes in the women's 200-meter IM preliminary race at the Missouri Grand Prix on Sunday. Hersey won the heat and qualified for finals on Sunday night.

Bakers adjust to overnight hours

Gary Stewart, left, laughs with Karl Frank while they work on a batch of dough in the early hours on a recent morning at Uprise Bakery.* Despite working shifts from midnight until 8 a.m., Stewart manages to have a regular life outside of work, he said.

Rock Bridge wrestler Samuel Crane at state finals

Rock Bridge High School freshman Samuel Crane wrestles against Park Hill High School senior Bricker Dixon in state finals of the 125-pound weight class at the MSHSAA Class 4 Wrestling Championship in Mizzou Arena on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Crane lost to Dixon, receiving second place in the state. Crane's record for the season is 46-3.

Hickman wrestler J'den Cox at state finals

Hickman High School sophomore J'Den Cox mentally prepares for his match against Lee’s Summit West’s Benjamin Poeschl* at the MSHSAA Class 4 Championships in the 215-pound weight class in Mizzou Arena on Saturday. Cox won the match and his second consecutive state title. His record for the season is 38-0.

Rock Bridge boys basketball player Karon Hayes playing at practice

Rock Bridge senior forward Karon Hayes, center, reaches for the ball during a practice on Thursday, February 16, 2011.

Rock Bridge boys basketball player Karon Hayes

Rock Bridge senior forward Karon Hayes watches his teammates run drills during a Thursday, February 16, 2011 practice.

Craig Franklin plunges into Stephens Lake for charity

Craig Franklin topples into Stephens Lake, leading the rest of his team who are dressed as mice on Saturday. It was Franklin's first time participating in the Columbia Polar Plunge.

Craig Franklin cleans up after the Polar Plunge

Craig Franklin cleans up after swimming in Stephens Lake for the Polar Plunge. Franklin's team, a group from the Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, raised almost $1,500 for charity.

Students race into Stephens Lake for the Polar Plunge

A team of students races to jump into the frigid water of Stephens Lake for the Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 19, 2011.

Cynthia Ricciotto plays in citywide youth chess tournament

Cynthia Ricciotto moves her king out of check during round three of the chess tournament held at Lange Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Benny Greer won this round.

Ray Foster plots his next move at citywide chess tournament

Ray Foster thinks about his next move against Fletcher Orr in the K-3rd grade round three of the chess tournament held at Lange Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Orr won this round.

MU men's basketbal player Marcus Denmon vs. Iowa State

Missouri's Marcus Denmon shoots against Iowa State in the first half of the Tigers' victory Saturday in Ames, Iowa. Denmon scored 17 first-half points and finished the game with 25.

Protesters surround the Wisconsin Capitol building

Almost 70,000 protesters surround the Capitol in Madison, Wis., to challenge or support Rep. Gov. Scott Walker's bill that would require government workers to contribute more to their health care and pension costs and largely eliminate their collective bargaining rights.

Opponents, supporters of Wisconsin governor's bill march on the Capitol

On Saturday, opponents to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for state workers march around the Capitol Square in Madison, Wis. A few dozen police officers stood between supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the muddy east lawn of the Capitol and the much larger group of pro-labor demonstrators who surrounded them. The protest was peaceful as both sides exchanged chants of "Pass the bill! Pass the bill!" and "Kill the bill! Kill the bill!"

Anne Christnovich

Anne Christnovich is a senior at MU and currently reports for the Missourian's public safety beat.

Swimmer Oussama Mellouli competes at Missouri Grand Prix

Swimmer Oussama Mellouli competes in the men's 400 meter backstroke at the Missouri Grand Prix on Friday. Mellouli won with a time of 4:13.38.

Swimmer Madeline Rusch competes at Missouri Grand Prix

Swimmer Madeline Rusch competes in the women's 100 meter butterfly finals at the Missouri Grand Prix on Friday. Rusch won with a time of 1:03.94.

Olympic swimmer Richard Berens competes at Missouri Grand Prix

U.S. Olympic swimmer Richard Berens prepares to race the men's 100 meter butterfly finals at the Missouri Grand Prix on Friday. Berens placed sixth with a time of 55.52 seconds.

University of Missouri swimmer Amanda Masters

MU swimmer Amanda Masters competes in the finals for the women's 100 meter breaststroke at the Missouri Grand Prix on Friday. Masters placed eighth with a time of 1:13:55.
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