Chuck Erickson

Chuck Erickson in court in 2004 when he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Kent Heitholt . Erickson's testimony helped send his former high-school classmate Ryan Ferguson to prison with a sentence of 40 years for murder. Erickson has recently recanted his original story and now says he acted alone. Pool photo by Don Shrubshell.

Brees celebrates

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees holds his son Baylen after the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts in Miami.

Mizzou controlled by Iowa State

University of Missouri women's basketball forward Shakara Jones, center, fights for possession of the ball against Iowa State players Alison Lacey, left, and Anna Prins, right. The tigers lost the match at Mizzou Arena 39-65 on Sunday.

Cyclones overpower Tigers

University of Missouri forward Amanda Hanneman, left, attempts to pass the defense of Iowa State players Kelsey Bolte, center, and Alison Lace, right during their game on Sunday The tigers lost the game in Mizzou Arena 65-39.

Iowa State pushes back Mizzou

MU junior guard RaeShara Brown attempts to move past Iowa State senior guard Denae Stuckey on Sunday in Mizzou Arena. Iowa state won the game 65-39.

Local artist's work admired by out-of-state visitor

Terry Adamson, a visitor to Columbia from Illinois, peruses an exhibit of Paul Jackson's watercolor paintings at the Boone County Historical Museum on Sunday. Adamson enjoys going to museums and was pleased to see a local artist's work.

Muscled out by Iowa State

Iowa State senior guard Alison Lacey blocks MU junior forward Shakara Jones on Sunday in Mizzou Arena. Iowa State won the game 65-39.

Eagle Scout debuts art show at Scouting celebration

Paul Jackson, Eagle Scout and accomplished watercolor painter, debuted an art show on Sunday as part of the 100 Years of Scouting celebration at the Boone County Historical Museum. Jackson became an Eagle Scout at age 13 and has since continued to be involved with the Scouts.

Pinning the competition

Missouri red shirt freshman Brent Haynes pins Oklahoma University senior Eric Lapotsky in the 197 lbs weight class during MU's Beauty and the Beast dual meet Saturday at the Hearnes Center.

MU loses to Oklahoma State at final home match

Missouri senior Max Askren works for control over Oklahoma State junior Clayton Foster at the team's final home match. Missouri lost the match 24-9.

Beauty and the Beast meet

MU senior Nicholas Marable wrestles OU freshman Tyler Caldwell in the 165 lbs. weight class while MU freshman gymnast Tori Howard performs her floor routine during the Beauty and the Beast dual meet on Saturday in the Hearnes Center.

MU's loses to Oklahoma State at final home match

Missouri senior Max Askren works to pin Clayton Foster, an Oklahoma State junior, at the final home match of the season on Feb. 7 at the Hearnes Center.

Beauty and the Beast

MU senior Danielle Guider performs on the uneven bars while MU senior Mark Ellis wrestles with OU junior Nathan Fernandez in the 185 lbs. weight class during the Beauty and the Beast dual meet on Saturday in the Hearnes Center.

Creative expression tied to healing

Participants of the summer art therapy workshop work on pieces at Georgetown Hospital's Lombardi Cancer Center in this photo provided by Tracys Kids, an art therapy program for children with cancer and their families. Art therapy is being explored in hospitals and art rooms around the country as a means of connecting creative expression and healing.

Driver explains killing

In this undated photo released by the Audrain County Sheriff's Department, Chester "C.J." Harvey Jr. is seen in a booking photo. Harvey, an eastern Missouri truck driver accused of helping to kill a drifter and stow his body in the refrigerated compartment of his rig, said from jail that it was an attack on his family, not drugs, as some have alleged, that led to the death of James McNeely.

Black and Gold softball game

MU junior Shana White hits a pop fly to end the inning during the Black and Gold softball game.

MU softball home run

MU freshman designated hitter Lindsey Muller hit a home run in the top of the fifth inning at the Black and Gold softball game Saturday at Devine Pavilion.

The 2010 Beauty and the Beast meet at Hearnes Center

The fourth annual Beauty and the Beast event Saturday at Hearnes Center featured the Missouri gymnastics and wrestling teams competing at the same venue at the same time.

Hickman swimmer Bianca Mello

Hickman freshman Bianca Mello swims at the Last Chance Qualifer on Saturday at the Hickman pool.

MU men's basketball player Steve Moore vs. Colorado

Missouri's Steve Moore, left, yanks the ball away from Colorado's Levi Knutson (24) and Dwight Thorne in the Tigers' victory Saturday in Boulder, Colo.