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MU softball's Hainey

Senior pitcher Jana Hainey throws during Missouri's softball game against Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Pulping uniforms

Artist and Iraq war veteran Drew Cameron, 28, explains the pulping process to an audience Friday night at the Orr Street Studios. The cloth from one military uniform can make up to 350 sheets of 8-by-11-inch paper.

Lynne Finnerty

Lynne Finnerty is the editor of FBNews, the official newspaper of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Easter egg hunt moved indoors because of rain

Arianna Del Rosario, 2, looks to her mom at the arts and crafts table at the first annual Easter egg hunt at the Missouri Children's Museum on Friday, April 2, 2010. Participants of the Easter egg hunt were forced indoors due to the rain on Friday.

MU baseball player Brett Nicholas

Brett Nicholas, a junior utility player for Missouri, played as a freshman at Gonzaga where he was put in left field with little hope of trying different positions. So he left the Bulldogs to seek a better experience and played a year of junior college ball before coming to MU.

Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith, a 20-year-old Columbia College student, was found dead in a house in Troy. Law enforcement officials say she most likely was a victim of a murder-suicide.

Working the fire

Boone County Fire Protection District firefighters Colt Doman, left, and Lt. Ashton Lake battled a house fire on 1001 Old Plank Road on Thursday.

Roof heavily damaged

Firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department battled a house fire on Old Plank Road on Thursday. The residents were not home at the time of the fire.

Battling a fire

Twenty-five firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District and Columbia Fire Department battled a house fire on Old Plank Road on Thursday. The cause of the fire is unknown, but there was an estimated $200,000 damage to the house.

A gentle handoff

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology associate curator of ancient art Benton Kidd hands up one of several ancient transport amphoras to George Szabo on Thursday. The museum is trying to use every possible bit of space to fit its permanent collection on display.

Unwrapping an amphorae

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibit preparator Barbara Smith directs, from left, Jeff Wilcos, Benton Kidd and Kenyon Reed on Thursday as they prepare to lift one of several transport amphoras that will be on exhibit at the museum. The transport amphoras had been in storage.

Making it safely in place

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibit preparator Barbara Smith fastens one of several transport amphoras to the wall on Thursday.

Easy does it

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibit preparator Barbara Smith unwraps one of several transport amphoras on Thursday. The transport amphoras carried a variety of products such as oil, fruit and honey and were shipped throughout the ancient Mediterranean region.

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton has moved the department toward geographic policing to make officers more visible to the public and has switched the department to a 12-hour shift schedule.

One-year mark as police chief

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton presents Matt Hibler with an award on Aug. 3, 2009, for heroic service at a fire in May 2009. Burton has been police chief for a year and has initiated a number of changes in that time.

David Wallace

David Wallace is director of the National Center for DWI Courts in Alexandria, Va.

Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith, 20, was set to graduate in May at Columbia College.

Missouri baseball player Jesse Santo vs. Purdue

Missouri's Jesse Santo puts the tag on Purdue's Cameron Perkins at third base. Santo had an RBI double Wednesday.

Whitt in his element

James Whitt, middle, huddles up with young men trying out for cPhase basketball league at the Midwest Sports Academy on March 20. Whitt is the executive director of cPhase and is running for a seat on the Columbia School Board in the April 6 elections.

Missouri softball pitcher Kristin Nottleman vs. Saint Louis

Sophomore Kristin Nottleman let up two hits and struck out six in a five-inning 8-0 victory in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader sweep of visiting Saint Louis.
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