February 18, 2011
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.
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.
Women's 100-meter breaststroke gold medalist Rebecca Soni, middle, waves to the crowd at the Missouri Grand Prix on Friday. Silver medalist Jessica Hardy stands to her right and bronze medalist Ann Chandler to her left.
Rock Bridge freshman Sam Crane wrestles against Joe Shell of Hazelwood Central in the first round of the 125 pound bracket at the Class 4 state tournament on Thursday. Crane won on Friday, too, advancing to the finals on Saturday.
Torrie Baker, 17, poses for a photo Feb. 3 in Bloomfield. Baker has overcome a severe hearing impairment and as a Bloomfield High School junior, is a member of the cheerleading squad and dance team.
S.R. Claridge poses for a picture Friday at Broadway Brewery where she was promoting her novels "No Easy Way" and "Tetterbaum's Truth." Claridge is a MU grad and currently lives in Broomfield, Colo.
Work has begun on a 6,500-square-foot office building, Leawood Plaza, which is being constructed at the Southwest corner of Stadium Boulevard and West Broadway.
Workers demolish a residence Monday in to clear the ground for construction of Leawood Plaza. The new 6,500-square-foot office building will have offices for attorneys, architects and engineers and be located at the corner of Broadway and Stadium Boulevard.
Construction workers tear down residences and surrounding trees on Monday at the corner of Broadway and Stadium Boulevard to make way for a new office building.
Protesters gather outside of the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., to voice their opposition to a bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.
Zach Miller, bottom left, a university staff employee, protests Thursday at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., against a bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.
Protesters of a bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers yell at the entrance to the governor's office at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., on Thursday.
February 17, 2011
Columbia College senior Kandace Cross catches a pass from a teammate during Thursday's game against Missouri Baptist.
Columbia College's Wendell Crowder and Henrique Medeiros embrace after Medeiros scored during Thursday's game. The Cougars defeated Missouri Baptist 78-57.
Columbia College's Taylor Evans looks to pass to a teammate against the Missouri Baptist Spartans on Thursday. Evans scored 15 points during the game.
Columbia College's Greg Stegeman defends against the Missouri Baptist Spartans during Thursday's game. Stegeman contributed 10 points in the Cougars' 78-57 win over the Spartans.
Columbia College's Janita Session drives down the court during the game against the Missouri Baptist on Thursday. Session scored 13 points, aiding the Cougars in their 13th consecutive victory.
Rock Bridge senior Josh Gaskins works for position against Hazelwood Central senior DuShawn Fraiser during the first round of the Missouri High School State wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena. Fraiser beat Gaskins, improving his undefeated record to 36-0.
Rock Bridge senior Josh Braselton tries to maintain control of Pattonville senior Jesse Farmer during the first round of the Missouri High School State wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena.
Hickman senior Keith Kimbrough fights to break the hold of Park Hill senior Preston Crouse on Thursday during the first round of the Missouri High School State wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena. Crouse pinned Kimbrough three minutes and one second into the match.