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Loose ball

Douglass senior Tanner Cassil loses control of the ball while sophomore Justin Myers watches and Russellville junior Rusty Calvin attempts to block.

Douglass' Estes takes a jump shot

Frederick Douglass junior Lorenzo Estes takes a jump shot against Russellville on Friday at Smithton Middle School. The Frederick Douglass Bulldogs beat the Indians 60-59 in a close contest.

Kaussen at the Peace Nook

Valerie Kaussen, an MU French professor, and Archie Blumhorst discuss the economic status of Haiti after Kaussen spoke to an overflowing room about Haiti's poor conditions during a talk at the Peace Nook on Friday.

Kaussen speaks for Haiti

Valerie Kaussen, an MU French professor, spoke to an audience at the Peace Nook on Friday night about the plight in Haiti. After Kaussen finished, $825 was raised for Haiti by passing a hat.

Showcase Showdown

A mix of art mediums was on display Friday at the Showcase Showdown, a gallery exhibit featuring the work of current graduate students in MU's Art Department.

Learning about art

Steve Woods tries to explain one of the exhibits to his 4 year-old daughter, Jane, at the MU art department's graduate student showcase on Friday.

Art display

Jake Johnson looks at the exhibit "It's a Pig Eat Pig World" at a showcase sponsored by the MU art department Friday. Johnson is a graduate student in the department and had work on display at the gallery.

Art showcase

Ian Shelly helps Nancy Brown put the finishing touches on her display, "It's a Pig Eat Pig World," in the few minutes before the annual graduate student showcase for the MU art department opened on Friday.

Book Signing

Writers Warren Dalton (right) and David James (center) discuss their book, "Historic Downtown Columbia," with Marge Berchek, a volunteer for the Missouri Theatre History Committee, and patron George Wilson. Warren is a columnist for the Columbia Daily Tribune, and James is a retired professor who taught courses in hotel management at MU. Their book features photos of buildings in Columbia alongside commentary detailing their history. The books sell for$30 each with half of the proceeds going directly to the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

Hwy 63 accident

From left, Kiffer Slate and Travis Burton of Slate Towing & Performance load Zane Hildreth's Grand Prix onto their tow truck. Hildreth collided with a Ford driven by Gene Cunningham, 82, after Cunningham drove the wrong way onto Hwy 63.

Columbia College's Aleksander Eric

Columbia College's Aleksander Eric looks for a hole in the Missouri Baptist defense.

Cougars men's basketball coach

Columbia College men's basketball coach Bob Buchard argues with an official about an uncalled foul late in the second half of Thursday's game again Missouri Baptist University. The Cougars fell 78-71 to the Spartans.

Baylor's Brittney Griner

Baylor's 6-foot-8 freshman Brittney Griner guards Oklahoma's Danielle Robinson during a women's basketball game Wednesday in Waco, Texas. Baylor comes to Missouri on Saturday to face the Tigers.

Former MU quarterback Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson was part of the 1962 Missouri football team that went 8-1-2 for coach Dan Devine.

Cougars' Kandace Cross

Columbia College's Kandace Cross fights through Missouri Baptist defenders Meagan Price and Monique Melton. The Cougars extended their win streak to 18 with a 103-82 victory in the game.

Bruins basketball

Rock Bridge senior Ricky Kreklow and Sumner senior William Howard fall while fighting for a loose ball that junior Harold Walker chases down at Thursday night's game.

Heroes for Haiti

Lauren Croll, 18, and Heather Eaton, 18, explain their efforts to raise money for Haiti through the Inter-club Council sponsored 'Heroes for Haiti' program to cousins Sophie Miller, 6, and Claire Swindle, 6. The bucket, decorated as a Rock Bridge Bruin, was passed around at Thursday's boys varsity basketball game. All donations will go to Partners in Health, by whom 96 percent of the money will go straight to the cause.

Columbia College's Rachel Oswald

Columbia College's Rachel Oswald drives toward the basket past Missouri Baptist's Megan Payton on Thursday night. Oswald led the Cougars with 25 points in the game.

MU men's basketball assistant coach Mike Anderson Jr.

Mike Anderson Jr., a graduate assistant with the MU men's basketball team, listens as his father, head coach Mike Anderson, talks after the practice Wednesday. Last season, Anderson Jr. was a senior player on the team.

It's in the details

Gov. Jay Nixon explains details of his 2010 Jobs Package. He visited businesses in Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City on Thursday.
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