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Student covers head during tornado drill

Students take cover during a severe weather drill at 1:30 pm, Thursday, March 2011 at Lee Elementary. The National Weather Service and the State Emergency Management Agency declared March 7-11 as Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri.

Professor Cornelius Eady discusses music lyrics with dinner guests

"I love hearing your opinions on music; I think it's really cool," Professor Cornelius Eady said Tuesday to a table of dinner guests discussing poetry at his home. Eady is the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing of the English department. From left: sophomore Kiara Lanier, Eady's mother-in-law Carolyn Micklem, Eady and Alex Holloway-Melise talk about music lyrics.

MU English professor Cornelius Eady hosts poetry discussion

MU English Professor Cornelius Eady, left, hosts a dinner and poetry discussion for his students in his home on Tuesday. Alex Holloway-Melise, center, and junior Jessica Brown, right, look at a poetry book from Eady. "The important thing is just to write," Eady said. Eady is the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing of the English department.

Doug Crews

Doug Crews is executive director of the Missouri Press Association in Columbia.

Texas Tech pressures Missouri

Missouri's Kim English and Texas Tech's David Tairu scramble from the ball in the second half of Wednesday's game in Kansas City.

Safford steps up

Missouri senior Justin Safford moves toward the basket during the second half of the Tigers' Big 12 tournament opening game. Safford finished with 10 points, his best game since Feb. 12.

Dixon drives past Texas Tech

Missouri guard Michael Dixon jumps past Texas Tech guard John Roberson during Wednesday's game at Sprint Center in Kansas City. Dixon finished with 17 points.

Safford defends in Big 12 Tournament

Missouri forward Justin Safford defends Texas Tech's Mike Singletary in the first half of Wednesday's game in the Big 12 Tournament. Safford saw more playing time because Laurence Bowers was on the bench because of foul trouble.

Gregoris holds opponent

Missouri redshirt sophomore Nick Gregoris holds Iowa State's Trent Weatherman during a match Feb. 13 at Hearnes Center.

Fleming approaches home

Missouri's Ashley Fleming (30) approaches home plate as her teammates wait to celebrate her three-run home run in the first inning on Wednesday at University Field. Fleming finished with two hits and five RBIs.

Taylor slides into third base

Missouri outfielder Rhea Taylor slides into third base on Wednesday at University Field. Taylor was called safe after advancing on a fly ball.

Prayers recited at Ash Wednesday Mass

Mass attendees extend their hands as they say the Lord's Prayer on Ash Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Youth prepares for Ash Wednesday tradition

Mason Justice Davis waits his turn to have ashes placed on his head at the 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday service at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In the Catholic tradition people 14 and older abstain from meat, and people ages 18 to 59 fast in observance of Ash Wednesday.

Plackis gets tagged out

Missouri's Andreas Plackis gets tagged out at first base on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. "I thought we were ready to play today, but we just didn't who up at the plate," coach Tim Jamison said.

Ashes administered as Lent begins

Lay Minister Bob Edwards marks Linda McLeod's forehead with ashes at the 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday service at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, the liturgical season that begins 40 days before Easter, not including Sundays, and involves prayer and fasting.

Brown gets ready to bat

Missouri sophomore Blake Brown warms his hand while getting ready to bat Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. Temperatures dropped below 40 degrees to make for a chilly game.

Thomas faces Arkansas

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas pitches against Arkansas on Wednesday at University Field. Thomas struck out 10 of the 15 batters she faced.

Rallying cry in the rotunda of the state Capitol

Gary Stevens and Ashley Stribling shout in a rallying cry calling on Missouri lawmakers to improve the rights for people with disabilities on during the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day on Wednesday in the rotunda at the state Capitol in Jefferson City. The rally included talks from members of the Missouri legislature and other advocates for better rights for those with disabilities.

Cheering at the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day

Shelly Connell and Steve Vaughn cheer during a speech from Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley, not pictured, at the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day on Wednesday in the rotunda at the state Capitol in Jefferson City. The rally included talks from Tilley as well as from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

Mark Hulsey reminds people that those with disabilities vote too

Mark Hulsey wears a pin that urges people to take into consideration issues that are important to people with disabilities during the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day on Wednesday in the rotunda at the state Capitol in Jefferson City. Hulsey would like to see improved access to taxis because he said ADA-eligible transportation services — such as Call-A-Ride — can be more expensive.
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