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A nice day for a bike ride

Tom Schneider took advantage of the nice weather by riding his bike to the MU-KU basketball game.

Walking to the game

People walk to Mizzou Arena to see the MU-KU rivalry basketball game on Saturday.

Angel Food Drive

Volunteer Kaye Sigmund sets up boxed potatoes before the Angel Food Drive distribution begins. Volunteers organize the food at each site before people come in to collect everything on their list, sort of like grocery shopping at the church.

Candle-lighting ceremony

Representatives from MU student organizations hold candles on the steps of Jesse Hall in support of diversity at the unity event Friday. The wind blew out the first candle, requiring the candles to be lit symbolically.

Anti-hate observance

MU junior Alana Young and freshman Sierra Watson join hands during a group prayer at the unity event organized by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday night at Jesse Hall. Attendees were encouraged to wear blue to represent unity.

Cougars' Rachel Oswald

Senior Rachel Oswald looks toward the basket after grabbing an offensive rebound Friday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Halftime cheers

Karen Widaman, mother of senior Whitney Widaman, cheers from the stands as a half-court shot is made during the halftime entertainment. Whitney Widaman and Whitney Davis earned their 100th career wins in Friday night's victory over Williams Baptist.

Cougars' Veronica Smith

Columbia College senior Veronica Smith jumps up for a layup against Williams Baptist on Friday at the Arena of Southwell Complex. The Cougars won 95-63 to advance to the AMC title game.

MU softball's Marla Schweisberger

Junior Marla Schweisberger swings at a pitch against Saint Louis University. Schweisberger hit a three-run home run for the Tigers in the first inning of the game Friday.

MU softball's Chelsea Thomas

Tigers sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas throws against Saint Louis University on March 5 at University Field. Thomas threw her third career no-hitter in the 6-0 victory.

Unity Event poster signing

Tim Eggleston leaves a message during a unity event at Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday, March 5, 2010.

Unity Event

Farouk Aregbe leaves a message during a unity event at Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday, March 5, 2010. The event was organized in connection with last Friday's cotton ball incident to heighten people's awareness of cultural and ethnic diversities on campus.

Earthquake ruins piano

Music teacher Claudia Vergara reacts to her damaged piano after her house was destroyed in Constitucion, Chile on Tuesday. The 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday, Feb. 27 killed hundreds of people and caused widespread damage.

0305 Detective Brown reason to smile

Detective Steve Brown and his wife, Tina Brown, right, receive a celebration card from co-worker Erin Hull after his retirement ceremony at the Columbia Police Department on Friday.

0305 Detective Brown retires

Police Chief Ken Burton, right, congratulates Detective Steve Brown during his retirement ceremony at the Columbia Police Department on Friday.

0305 Lieutenant White retires

Lieutenant John White, right, receives a retirement badge from Police Chief Ken Burton during a retirement ceremony at the Columbia Police Department on Friday.

Taking on Tiller

J.T. Tiller, a guard on the Missouri men’s basketball team, reaches for the ball during 65-56 win over Iowa State on Feb. 10.

No contest

Missouri basketball player J.T. Tiller takes on Missourian reporter Alex Ruppenthal in a defensive scrimmage at Mizzou Arena on Feb. 26. During games, Tiller typically keeps his eyes on his opponent's torso to predict his next move. Tiller's goal was to stop Ruppenthal or steal the ball before he passed half-court.

Checking it out

Cindy Hansen, an amblyopia technician, shows the results of an eye screening to Kristin Eastman and her father, Jim Lambert, as he holds Kristin's children Caroline and Luke Eastman. Ellie Eastman looks on at the Parents as Teachers vision and hearing screening held Thursday. Caroline, Luke, and Ellie are three of a set of quadruplets, all age 2.

Getting tested

Cindy Hansen, an amblyopia technician, conducts a vision screening with 16-month-old Connelly Vaughn as he sits with his mother, Kylie Vaughn, at the Parents as Teachers vision and hearing screening on Thursday. Kylie Vaughn, who is a participant in Parents as Teachers, says, "It's really nice because they give you advice and let you know what (your children) should be doing — what educational level they should be at."
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