Barbershop chorus performs at Census rally

The Show-Me Showboaters barbershop chorus performs during the Census rally on Monday. The rally featured live performances as well as lawmakers and county officials.

Boone County presiding commissioner makes appearance at Census rally

Boone County Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson laughs with Julie Middleton during the Census rally on Monday. The all-day rally in Jefferson City featured live performances as well as lawmakers and county officials.

Rally held to encourage participation in U.S. Census

Lori Simms, left, and Katina Jones laugh while preparing hot dogs to give out at the Census rally in Jefferson City on Monday. The rally was held to help encourage census participation. Missouri risks losing one of its congressional seats this year.

Performers dance at Jefferson City Census rally

Vicky Banda of the Hispanic Heritage Dance Group performs on the steps of the state Capitol on Monday. The performance was part of the rally to promote the U.S. Census. The rally was held to help encourage census participation. The state could lose one of its seats in Congress this year.

Census rally features live performances

From left, Yelenia Guillen, Alfonso Garcia, Jennifer Martinez and Vicky Banda perform on the steps of the Capitol building Monday. The performance was part of a rally held to promote interest and participation in the 2010 U.S. Census.

Priest abuse protest

Left to right: Cindi (no last name given), Judy Jones, the Midwest associate director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), and Adam (no last name given), pass out leaflets after Mass at the St. Thomas More Newman Center on Sunday to show solidarity with the victims of the recent reports of sexual abuse by priests in Europe. The protest was one of many nationwide hosted by SNAP. Surnames of the protesters weren't given because of SNAP policy to protect the identities of the victims, some who were present at the vigil.

Clemson coach Oliver Purnell

Clemson coach Oliver Purnell watches his team in a 59-57 loss to North Carolina State last Thursday in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. "I guarantee that these guys will be ready to play," Purnell said on Sunday after learning Clemson will play Missouri on Friday in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.

MU basketball team watches selection show

Missouri men's basketball players Steve Moore, left, and John Underwood watch the NCAA Tournament selection show Sunday at the Clinton Club at Mizzou Arena. Missouri earned a No. 10 seed and will play No. 7 seed Clemson on Friday in Buffalo N.Y.

Sneed house explosion, two years later

The house foundation where a gas explosion killed the home's two residents two years ago remains locked behind a chain-link fence on McNab Drive on March 12, 2010. The house has remained in this condition since the explosion because of a lawsuit filed by the deceased's daughters.

Shortshop standing ready

Missouri shortstop Jenna Marston stands ready to field a ball during the game against Illinois State. Marston had one run during the game. Missouri won 3-1.

Out at first base

Missouri first baseman Catherine Lee shows excitement after tagging Illinois State's Kara Nelson out at first base on Sunday at University Field. Missouri won 3-1 against Illinois State.

Missing the tag

Missouri senior first baseman Aaron Senne fails to tag out Xavier senior Drew Schmidt on Sunday at Taylor Stadium. Missouri lost 5-1.

Blunt pitching

Missouri junior left handed pitcher Aaron Blunt pitches in a game against Xavier on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

Anderson pitches

Missouri freshman Eric Anderson pitches while Xavier University senior Bobby Freking leads off at first base at Taylor Stadium on Friday. Missouri’s sophomore relief pitcher stepped in during the ninth inning and pitched the rest of the 13-inning game. Missouri defeated Xavier 7-6.

Nicholas at bat

Missouri junior Brett Nicholas waits for the ball during the game against Xavier University. Missouri defeated Xavier 7-6 at the bottom of the 13th inning.

"Proud and excited" for Mom

Jan Fugit talks with her son Carter Fugit, 11, after she was sworn in as the Boone County Treasurer. Carter said he is "very proud and excited" for his mother.

Treasurer mingles after being sworn in

Jan Fugit talks with Brian Winn after she was sworn in as Boone County Treasurer in the County Commission Chambers. Winn, the director of financial services at Boone Hospital Center, said that he worked with Fugit while she was the financial reporting manager there. "Since the lease of the hospital is with the county, we will have direct relations with them," said Winn.

Treasurer sworn in

Jan Fugit, right, smiles as she is sworn into office as the Boone County treasurer by County Clerk Wendy Noren in the County Commission Chambers on Friday afternoon. "I am looking forward to Monday and to settling in," Fugit said to the press.

Speaker Dan Levitin talks writing at MU

Dan Levitin talks writing while fellow panelist Tim Page looks on during a discussion at the Missouri School of Journalism on Friday. Levitin and Page, both professional journalists, brought their respective books for signing: "This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession and the World in Six Songs" and "Parallel Play: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Asperger's."

Words in Music sparks discussion

Journalists Dan Levitin, left, and Tim Page lead a discussion on music, writing and the mind at the Missouri School of Journalism on Friday. Levitin and Page have both written on music for years.