February 10, 2011
This fourth metatarsal from Australopithecus afarensis is a key piece of evidence for the early evolution of the uniquely human way of walking. Carol Ward, an MU researcher in the department of pathology and anatomical sciences at the MU School of Medicine, and colleagues from Arizona State University are studying the 3.2 million-year-old foot bone discovered in Hadar, Ethiopia.
Christine Flores says blocking shots can come down to your attitude. "You have to have the warrior-like mentality," Flores said. "You have to want it. If somebody is in that lane, it’s yours."
February 9, 2011
Tina Meier speaks at Rock Bridge High School on Wednesday evening about the dangers of cyberbullying. Meier's daughter committed suicide at 13 after being bullied on the social networking site MySpace. Meier wears a black-and-white, polka dot scarf whenever she speaks in memory of her daughter, who also loved to wear them.
Allison and Megan Marshall are twins who play for the Rock Bridge girls' basketball team, which will be celebrating senior night Thursday. They are two of four seniors and have played basketball together since 5th grade.
Missouri senior 141-pounder Todd Schavrien has a good chance of winning an NCAA title, but he might need more freestyle wrestling experience to reach the Olympics.
Missouri's Dom Bradley won his division at the 2009 Junior World Freestyle Championships in Turkey, making him the top junior heavyweight wrestler in the world.
Leonard Robinson, of Wanynesville, Mo., talks on the phone with his insurance company as he looks at the damage to his car after a car accident Wednesday on Stadium Boulevard near the Hollywood Theater. Robinson said he was cleaning his windshield on the side of the road. He ran away just in time before a minivan hit the back of his car.
A SUV drives across a pothole on Broadway near Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Missouri Department of Corrections Director George Lombardi reads a statement issued by Gov. Jay Nixon after convicted murderer Martin Link was pronounced dead after execution by lethal injection early Wednesday morning at the Bonne Terre Correctional Center. Link was executed for the 1991 rape and murder of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun.
John Flanigan, left, and his wife, Sue, recite a Bible verse during a vigil protesting the execution of convicted murderer Martin Link just before midnight on Tuesday outside the Bonne Terre Correctional Center.
Pam Braun, mother of Elissa Self-Braun, holds up a photo of her daughter while giving a statement after the execution of Martin Link just after midnight on Wednesday morning at the Bonne Terre Correctional Center. "We have been truly blessed the justice system has worked for Elissa, whereas there are still many victims and homicide survivors still waiting for justice," Braun said.
Capital punishment opponents conduct a vigil just before midnight on Tuesday outside the Bonne Terre Correctional Center where convicted murderer Martin Link was to be executed by lethal injection. As many as 15 protesters came to contest the execution and the death penalty.
Allie Blair holds a scarf to her face as she walks in the snow in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday. The second winter storm in just more than a week dropped up to 16 inches of snow on parts of northeastern Oklahoma.
Hickman High School senior Marcus Whitt makes his way towards the basket at Jefferson City High School on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.
Hickman High School junior Ernest "L" Dorema drives to the basket against Jefferson City High School's Billy Brehe on Tuesday night, Feb. 8, 2011 at Jefferson City High School.
February 8, 2011
KU fans pack Allen Fieldhouse on Monday. The historic arena is named after legendary KU coach Forrest "Phog" Allen, and the court itself, James Naismith Court, honors basketball inventor and former KU coach James Naismith.
Martin Link was executed early Wednesday morning at the prison in Bonne Terre. Link was convicted in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun in St. Louis in 1991.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks on during his meeting with an Emirates foreign minister, not pictured, at the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday. The meeting is the first show for Mubarak in front of international media following the country's Jan. 28 protests.
An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protester reads a newspaper inside a plastic tent at Tahrir square in Cairo on Sunday. Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said it would begin talks Sunday with the government to try to end the country's political crisis but made clear it would insist on the immediate ouster of longtime authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak.
Anti-government protesters are seen through plastic sheeting Tuesday as they read anti-Mubarak slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector.