March 10, 2010
Missouri freshman guard Michael Dixon Jr. watches from the bench after fouling out with eight minutes left in the game Wednesday against Nebraska in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament. Dixon helped spark the Tigers but picked up three of five fouls in 48 seconds to foul out of the game.
Missouri guard Miguel Paul attempts to shoot the ball but is blocked by Nebraska guard Brandon Richardson during the second half of Wednesday's first-round game of the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Kansas City.
Tia LaFavor, center, talks to teammates on the bench during a Stephens game against Williams Baptist in February. LaFavor is legally deaf, but talking to her is no different than talking to a person who has perfect hearing. She enunciates well and can understand everything someone is saying as long as she can see their lips.
In high school, Missouri freshman Nicole Hudson played outfield and pitcher, but for the Tigers she is learning to play third base.
Wun "The Shot" Versher from the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team takes photos with Kelsey Perez after his ball-handling performance.
Rosa Hoyle, 15, performs her second poem, "The Pow Wow at the End of the World" by Sherman Alexie, at the Poetry Out Loud contest on March 3 at the Etta & Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City. Hoyle won the Central Regional competition Feb. 23.
David Clewell addresses the audience at the Poetry Out Loud contest. Clewell's position as the 2010 Missouri Poet Laureate was announced at the competition in Jefferson City.
Mary Burch Nirmaier is to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.
Gary Kespohl is running for the Third Ward seat in the Columbia City Council.
MU students listen to school board candidate Philip Peters as he answers questions at an open forum with all five school board candidates Tuesday at MU's Townsend Hall. The College of Education hosted the event to allow students the opportunity to learn more about the Columbia Public School District.
James Whitt, one of the candidates for the upcoming school board election, talks with a group of MU students at an open forum hosted by the College of Education on Tuesday. More than 70 students attended the event to share their concerns about both local and national education-related issues with all five candidates.
March 9, 2010
Home-schooler Rosa Hoyle, 15, practices reciting poetry with her mother, Heather Hoyle, at their home in Jefferson City on Feb. 23. A few of the things she practices are the sound and pace of the poem, hand movements, pronunciation and expression, which are all taken into account in the Poetry Out Loud contest that she competed in.
Through the Tigers' first nine games, Missouri shortstop Michael Liberto is hitting .471. Last season, Liberto hit .243.
Missouri baseball players roll back the tarp at Taylor Stadium before their practice Tuesday afternoon.
With Justin Safford out with an injury, Missouri's Keith Ramsey has played an average of 38 minutes in the past three games. He says the morning after those games has been a painful experience.
After a collision at the intersection of College Avenue and Paquin Street, the driver of the first vehicle was transported to University Hospital. He was driving south on College Ave when he was struck by the second vehicle when it turned across College Avenue to turn on to Paquin Street.
Officials begin to clear the scene after two cars collide at the corner of College Avenue and Paquin Street. The driver of the first vehicle was transported to the hospital. The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries. The first vehicle, pictured above, was heading south on College Ave and was struck by the second vehicle, which was crossing College turning on to Paquin Street.
Rufus Reid plays his upright bass for students after teaching them some of the finer points of Jazz theory.
Elizabeth Mendez holds her 2-year-old son, Erik Uribe-Mendez, in the living room of their home Saturday. Elizabeth, who is originally from Toluca, Mexico, has lived in Columbia for almost eight years, and is unable to speak English.
Local union members listen to mayor candidate Sid Sullivan answer questions at the mid-Missouri Labor Club's forum held at their monthly meeting on Monday.