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Tigers drop the ball

KU's Casey Lytle runs past MU's Austin Holt as he slides and misses Lytle's ground ball during the MU-KU game at Taylor Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers lost the game to the Jayhawks 7-4.

Preparing to bat

Garrison McLagan prepares for his turn at the plate during the MU baseball game at Taylor Stadium on Saturday. McLagan scored one of four runs for the Tigers during the game against KU.

Tigers congratulate each other after a win

Teammates congratulate Missouri junior Greg Folgia after his dive into home plate during the Tigers' game against KU at Taylor Stadium on May 8.

MU swinging at KU

Kansas' Buck Afenir watches Missouri's Garrison McLagan swing during the Kansas-Missouri game May 8 in Columbia. Missouri beat Kansas 8-5.

Leadership Lounge a new hang out

Journalism freshman Hilary Lau hangs out in the Leadership Lounge of the new Student Center in between her classes on Thursday. "It's usually pretty quiet up here," she said.

Pierce speaks to his Scene and Construction class

Andy Pierce, a Ph.D student in theater, goes over items that will be on his Scene and Construction class final exam on Thursday afternoon. Pierce recently won a national award for his dramaturgy on the play "Quindaro" at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C. Dramaturgy is a practice that takes a piece of writing and shapes it into a form that may be acted out.

Pierce wins national dramaturgy award

Theater PhD student Andy Pierce recently won a national award for dramaturgy work on the play "Quindaro." Dramaturgy is a practice that takes a piece of writing and shapes it into a form that may be acted out.

Missouri softball celebrates

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas, center, celebrates with teammates at the end of the the Big 12 softball tournament championship game against Oklahoma in Oklahoma City on Sunday. Thomas pitched a two-hit shutout as Missouri defeated top-seeded Oklahoma 5-0 to win its first Big 12 softball title in 12 years.

Rock Bridge second baseman Nick Little

Rock Bridge second baseman Nick Little snags a pop fly Saturday against Boonville.

Friendship spans decades

Betty Eyestone, left, drove up to Detroit Lakes with her daughter and granddaughter to visit Pat Duerner in the summer of 2008. The women stayed in Pat's childhood home, which she still owns. Betty and Pat lived next door to each other on the lake and spent summers playing with other neighborhood children.

Letters to friends

The envelope from a letter sent from Pat to Betty in 1950.

Childhood memories

Clockwise, Betty's brother Edwin, Pat's cousin Curtis, Betty and Pat in 1934 outside Betty's childhood home in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Women's friendship began 75 years ago

Pat Duerner, left, and Betty Eyestone re-created their 1940 photo in 1997 while on vacation with their husbands in Pella, Iowa. The two make an effort to see each other twice a year.

Beginning of a beautiful friendship

Erica Beshore, left, and Ginger Clower have been friends for five years now. They met while in graduate school together at MU. Clower will be moving to Madison, Wis., soon for her career, but the pair plan to keep in touch.

Friendship started 75 years ago

Betty Eyestone, left, and Pat Duerner pose for a photo in 1940 in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Although the two women have not lived in the same state since high school, they have remained friends for 75 years.

Friendship aging gracefully

Columbia residents Connie Taylor, 54, left, and Moni Lentz, 55, met in 1959 and have been close friends ever since.

Girlfriends

At left, Betty Eyestone, left, and Pat Duerner pose for a photo in 1940 in Detroit Lakes, Minn. At right, Pat Duerner, left, and Betty Eyestone recreated their childhood photo in 1997 while on vacation with their husbands in Pella, Iowa. The two have remained friends for 75 years and make an effort to see each other twice a year.

Rock Bridge shortstop Zach Kurzejeski

Rock Bridge shortstop Zach Kurzejeski take the throw at second base in an attempt to pick off a Boonville runner Saturday in the Bruins' 3-1 victory.

Missouri pitcher Stacy Delaney

Missouri starting pitcher Stacy Delaney delivers against Baylor Saturday in the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference softball tournament in Oklahoma City.

Missouri pitcher Scooter Hicks

Missouri pitcher Scooter Hicks makes his delivery Saturday against Kansas.
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