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Playing the bass

Rufus Reid plays his upright bass for students after teaching them some of the finer points of Jazz theory.

Boone Life: A loving embrace

Elizabeth Mendez holds her 2-year-old son, Erik Uribe-Mendez, in the living room of their home Saturday. Elizabeth, who is originally from Toluca, Mexico, has lived in Columbia for almost eight years, and is unable to speak English.

Sid Sullivan answers questions from mid-Missouri Labor Club members

Local union members listen to mayor candidate Sid Sullivan answer questions at the mid-Missouri Labor Club's forum held at their monthly meeting on Monday.

Using a clicker in a classroom

A student uses a clicker to answer a question in the physics class of Professor Michael Dubson at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., on Feb. 26.

Speaking with the candidates

Mayor candidate Jerry Wade answers questions from members of the mid-Missouri Labor Club at their monthly meeting on Monday evening. The forum provided a chance for the local labor union members to speak with the candidates about campaign concerns and issues one at a time.

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Overtime and hourly wages

Local 773 member Stan Turner asks Jerry Wade a question relating to Wade's council vote on an overtime and hourly wages issue at the Mid-Mo Labor Club's monthly meeting on Monday evening. The club opened the floor up to each candidate individually for approximately 25-30 minutes to answer member questions.

Johnny Wright

Undated mug shot of Johnny Wright, charged in the the 1976 death of 23-year-old Rebecca A. Doisy in Columbia. He was arrested after he requested a background check from Lawrenceville Police in Gwinnett County, Ga. for a job application.

MU men's basketball player Steve Moore changes eyewear

Missouri center Steve Moore, left, has been wearing goggles to replace his contacts, which were often knocked out while playing, causing annoying delays.

Fued between drivers

LEFT: Carl Edwards goes airborne after colliding with Brad Keselowski on the final lap of a race at Talladega Superspeedway last year. RIGHT: Edwards was 156 laps off the lead Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he apparently decided it was time to settle a score with Keselowski, who went airborne after Edwards made contact with him.

Simmons roams the outfield

Lisa Simmons roams the outfield during Sunday's game. Simmons had one hit, scored one run and walked twice.

Hainey pitches in tournament

Missouri's Jana Hainey pitches during Sunday's game against UMKC. The Tigers will advance in the Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament.

Missouri seniors play final game

Texas Tech guard Monique Smalls drives through Missouri seniors Jessra Johnson, left, and Amanda Hanneman. Missouri's defense helped secure an overtime win.

Martin gets contract extension

Kansas State coach Frank Martin, right, talks with guard Jacob Pullen during Saturday's game against Iowa State in Manhattan, Kan.

Edwards flips Keselowski

Brad Keselowski (12) flips after being nudged by Carl Edwards, top, during the Kobalt Tools 500 on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga.

Brown drives to basket

Missouri junior RaeShara Brown goes to the net against Texas Tech's Kierra Mallard, right, and Christine Hyde. Brown finished with nine points and 10 rebounds.

Stein argues call

Missouri women's basketball coach Cindy Stein, left, argues a call Sunday with basketball official Michol Murray at Mizzou Arena. The ever intense Stein is stepping down at season's end but showed she isn't letting it hold her back from coaching.

Young boy practicing bow and arrow shooting

Garrison Fisher, 6, carries his bow and arrow after practicing his shooting Sunday at the Missouri Deer Classic held at Boone County Fairgrounds. Fisher's dad, Jack, who also shoots, took his son to the event.

Buck heads on display at Missouri Deer Classic

Buck heads that were a part of the buck contest on display at the Missouri Deer Classic held this weekend at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Two types of classes were in the contest, current and historical with current having deer harvested in the last five years and historical having deer harvested six years ago or more.

Enjoying the weekend weather

Michael Byrne pushes his son Griffin Byrne on a swing at Stephens Lake Park on Friday. With temperatures in the 50s and 60s over the weekend, Columbia residents ventured outside on the first warm days of spring.
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