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Coffee grounds become fuel in MU lab

Postdoctoral researcher Mudahar Abdullah holds coffee grounds that will be converted into biofuel. Abdullah's research has focused on creating a process that allows the grounds to be processed while they are wet, avoiding the slow and expensive step of drying the grounds.

Coffee becomes biodiesel

Postdoctoral researcher Mudahar Abdullah displays test tubes of biofuels that are extracted from coffee grounds at MU's Agricultural Engineering Building. MU is perfecting the extraction process to make it efficient and more practical.

Saying good bye to an old friend

WILLIAM LOUNSBURY/Missourian 314.494.4290 04/19/10
Scott Ratliff (CQ) of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC pauses between cutting branches off the Hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School.

Bringing down a branch

Workers from Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC bring down a branch from the Hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School while Jeff Page, right, watches.

Taking down the hackberry tree, one limb at a time

Michael O'Connor, left, of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC helps lower a branch of the hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School while Jeff Page, right, watches.

Branch cutting

Scott Ratliff of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC cuts into a branch of the hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School on Monday.

The final branch

Scott Ratliff of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC removes the final branch of the hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School on Monday.

Hansen pitches for Hickman

Hickman senior Neil Hansen pitches during Monday's game against Jefferson City. The Kewpies' relievers struggled with their control late in the game.

Sliding into home

Hickman junior Jon Glendening slides into home plate during the first inning of Monday's game against Jefferson City. The Kewpies failed to hold on to their three-run lead.

Hickman soccer player Maggie Pace

Hickman soccer player Maggie Pace, left, battles for the ball against Lindbergh midfielder Lindsey Oettle in competition early this month at Hickman. Paces comes from a soccer background — every member of her large family has played at one point or another. Her father, Kevin Pace, is a coach for Carrera Soccer Club in Columbia.

Drag show benefit raises money for Sydney Timmons' funeral

Friends of Sydney Timmons gather for a group photo at Peppers Night Club in Columbia on Sunday. Timmons' friends performed various songs in honor of their friend to help raise money for Timmons' funeral.

Friends gather to honor Sydney Timmons

Friends gather to support each other at a benefit for Sydney Timmons held at Peppers Night Club in Columbia on Sunday. The drag show benefit helped raise money for Timmons' funeral.

Benefit honors Sydney Timmons

Blythe Anderson, also known by her drag name, Ken Lickit, wears a shirt in honor of Sydney Timmons, who died last Monday. A benefit was held Sunday Night at to raise money for Timmons' funeral.

Playing songs to benefit Sydney Timmons

Steve Meyerhardt performs two instrumental pieces at the benefit to help raise money for Sydney Timmons, who died last Monday. Meyerhardt said he was happy to come play at the benefit and brought some of his cds to sell to help pay for Timmons' funeral.

Singing 'Free Bird'

Kayla Crites performs "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd at a benefit to raise money for Sydney Timmons' funeral. The drag show benefit was held at Peppers Night Club in Columbia.

Tigers drop 2 of 3 against Cowboys

Oklahoma State's Chance Deason pitches while MU's Ryan Gebhart (left) anticipates whether he can make it to second base. The Tigers lost 4-3 against OSU in the third game of the weekend.

Tigers fall short against Oklahoma State

Ryan Gebhart taps into second base during the third game against Oklahoma State on Sunday at Taylor Stadium. The Tigers lost 4-3.

MU softball vs. Texas Tech

Missouri junior Rhea Taylor slides into second as Texas Tech senior Leah Legler tries unsuccessfully to tag her out in the game on Sunday at University Field.

Missouri junior celebrates run

Missouri junior Marla Schweisberger celebrates as she watches her teammate, Nicole Hudson, come home to score a run for the Tigers. Missouri won against Texas Tech 5-2.
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