P-20 conference

MU Professor Michael Podgursky, speaks with a participant of the P-20 Conference in Columbia on Tuesday. Podgursky and other Missouri educators gathered to discuss the newest challenges in education like pay increases based on teacher performance.

William Obermeyer prepares supplement pills

William Obermeyer of prepares supplement pills to be sent to labs for testing in Pasadena, Md, on April 21. One quarter of supplements tested by the company over the last decade have had some sort of problem, including contents that don't match the label and unsafe amounts.

Sorting pills

These supplement pills are being sorted for testing by William Obermeyer of A surprising number of supplements tested don't match what the label says.

Former Missouri pitchers Aaron Crow

Aaron Crow throws for Missouri in Big 12 Conference competition in 2008. Crow was selected by the Washington Nationals with the ninth pick in the 2008 draft but contract negotiations stalled and he pitched in the independent American Association, with the Fort Worth Cats.

Pitching coach Tony Vitello

Tony Vitello

Tony Vitello at the May 5 MU men's baseball game against the University of Kansas.

Art you can wear

Columbia teacher Brian Stuhlman demonstrates how to make wearable art.

From magazines to beads

Michael Castle and Aubreyanna Wenzl make beads out of magazines. The Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week camp for 330 students across Missouri.

Do it this way

Ed Grooms leads Missouri Scholars Academy students through warm-up exercises during an Acting for Non-Actors class on Tuesday. The Academy is held at MU and is in its 25th year.

Getting warmed up

Heather Adair, center, who will enter her junior year of high school in the fall, goes through warm-up exercises with her fellow members of Acting for Non-Actors, one of many courses offered by the Missouri Scholars Academy.

Discussing new challenges in education

MU professor Michael Podgursky speaks with a participant of the P-20 Conference in Columbia on Tuesday. Podgursky and other Missouri educators gathered to discuss the newest challenges in education, including pay increases based on teacher performance.


Rock Bridge High School student Erin Greer said she wears flip-flops daily when the weather is warm despite warnings from doctors that the footwear poses health risks because of its lack of support.

Scott Foster briefs Barry Hibdon after his foot surgery

Scott Foster, a podiatrist, briefs patient Barry Hibdon on what to expect during his recovery from foot surgery at his office in Columbia on Wednesday. Hibdon frequently wears flip-flops, though his foot condition is unrelated to his footwear choices.

Erin Greer tests flip-flops and sneakers

Rock Bridge High School student Erin Greer performs an experiment Thursday in which she walks in flip-flops and sneakers to see which requires more steps to cover the same amount of ground.

Early morning fire in northern Boone County

A fire broke out early Tuesday morning in northern Boone County, claiming one person's life and injuring another person. More than 38 firefighters responded to the blaze this morning.

Presenting police concerns over Citizens Police Review Board

Columbia Police Officer Jill Wieneke, left, and Eric Dearmont, executive director of the Columbia Police Officers Association, present police concerns with the Citizens Police Review Board at a special City Council meeting on Monday.

Rex Campbell speaks at meeting on Citizens Police Review Board

Rex Campbell, chairman of the Columbia Police Department's Citizen Oversight Committee, speaks at a special City Council meeting regarding the Citizens Police Review Board on Monday.

Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson

Former Missouri Kyle Gibson signed with the Minnesota Twins less than an hour before the signing deadline.

'I didn't think they were medications'

Vince Palella talks to Dr. Susan Tan during an office visit at Moffitt Cancer Center on May 1, 2008, in Tampa, Fla. When Palella learned the supplements he was taking could interfere with his cancer treatment, he said he felt stupid. "I didn't think they were medications," he said.

Dietician warns patients about 'natural' supplements

Dietitian Kathy Allen holds up some dietary supplements at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Allen says people should keep a healthy skepticism about so-called "natural" products.