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MU soccer player Alex Charlebois at practice

Missouri freshman Alex Charlebois came to the Tigers from London, Onatario, where she was the 2006 Athlete of the Year at Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School.

Missouri soccer player Alex Charlebois

Missouri freshman Alex Charlebois, center, finishes morning soccer practice by doing stretches with the rest of her team Wednesday on Faurot Field.

Brimmage brings intensity to Mizzou volleyball

Teammates sometimes refer to Missouri junior Brittney Brimmage as “Scar” because people can find her intimidating.

Rock Bridge soccer player Tyler Brittain

Rock Bridge defender Tyler Brittain battles for the ball against Rolla on Tuesday in the Bruins' home opener.

Armendariz brings energy to Mizzou volleyball

Missouri defensive specialist Priscilla Armendariz is frequently found dancing or laughing while she's on the court.

Moore ready to provide leadership

De'Vion Moore, middle, hopes to provide that leadership in the absence of Derrick Washington, who was one of the most vocal leaders on the team..

Lawrence ready to step up

Missouri tailback Kendial Lawrence makes a catch during football practice August 13 at Faurot Field. With Derrick Washington’s permanent suspension, Lawrence is now the starter. Backup tailback De'Vion Moore spoke positively about Lawrence’s speed and ability to catch the ball.

Big Ten announces conference divisions

Ohio State running back Dan Herron scores a touchdown on a 12-yard reception as the Michigan defense chases during the third quarter Nov. 21, 2009. The rivalry will look different next season when the Big Ten's new divisions will take effect.

Pointing out features of mural

Phoenix Program Development Officer Jarin Wood describes the mural displayed in the staircase as an area where people can reflect after a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday at the center. Ashley Drissell and students in her MU ceramics class created and donated the mural to the new Phoenix Program Center. "It's very emotional and touches a lot of people," Wood said.

Close-up of Phoenix Program's mural

Ashley Drissoll and her ceramics class at MU designed, created and donated a mural where clients of Phoenix Program composed tiles with quotes and images. Phoenix Program Development Officer Jarin Wood said the mural was put in the staircase because it is a good place to pause and reflect.

Ribbon cutting of new Phoenix program facility

Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Keri Tipton holds the scissors while Mayor Bob McDavid gives the proclamation speech for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Phoenix program facility.

MU professor lectures on pursuing happiness

Kennon Sheldon, an MU psychological sciences professor, lectures on pursuing happiness in Jesse Auditorium on Wednesday.

"Pursuing Happiness" lecture given at Jesse Auditorium

Following Kennon Sheldon's lecture, "Pursuing Happiness: What Works and Why" on Wednesday, Paulette Hansen, Ted Barlag and Rick Hansen enjoy Tiger Stripe ice cream at Jesse Hall. Sheldon, an MU professor of psychological sciences, studies factors such as genetics and temperament as they pertain to a person's happiness.

Pondering future on parole

James V. Taylor poses for a photo in his home Wednesday in Park Hills. Police found such a small amount of crack cocaine in Taylor's car that investigators described it as unweighable but it was enough for a 15-year prison sentence in Missouri, where the courts make an enormous distinction between crack and powder cocaine. Taylor is now out on parole after serving four years of the sentence.

Making distinctions between drugs

James V. Taylor poses for a photo in his home Wednesday in Park Hills. Police found such a small amount of crack cocaine in Taylor's car that investigators described it as unweighable, but it was enough for a 15-year prison sentence in Missouri, where the courts make an enormous distinction between crack and powder cocaine. Taylor is now out on parole after serving four years of the sentence.

Two-car accident at Broadway and Seventh streets

Trainio Williams, 34, is treated for neck pain following a two-car accident at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh streets. He was transported to University Hospital.

Rain, rain go away

Students with umbrellas scatter the sidewalks outside of the MU School of Journalism as they attempt to stay dry. The heavy rain is expected to continue until Thursday night, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website has issued a hazardous weather outlook throughout Missouri due to a cold front moving through eastern and central counties.

Rock Bridge Volleyball cheering

Rock Bridge teammates Julia Matera (left), Audrey Holt (top) and Emily Holt (middle) cheer on the jr. varsity volleyball team at Rock Bridge High School on Aug. 31, 2010. Audrey said she made the decision to play in the high school division so she could be on the same team as her older sister.

Rock Bridge volleyball players Audrey Holt and Niki Collier

Freshman Audrey Holt warms up for her first high school volleyball game with teammate Niki Collier, senior, at Rock Bridge on Tuesday Aug. 31, 2010. Holt scored the Bruins' first two points of the match, but says she needs to work on her timing on hits and hitting around blocks.

Rock Bridge volleyball player Audrey Holt

Rock Bridge freshman middle hitter Audrey Holt makes a play at the net in the Bruins season-opening victory over Jefferson City on Tuesday at Rock Bridge.
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