April 2, 2009
Rachel Puidk counts cash to pay Hitt Mini Mart owner Sunny Patel for her pack of Camel No. 9s on Wednesday April 1. As a result of the tax hike on cigarettes, "Some people have cut down — they used to buy two packs a day, and now only buy one," said Patel.
MU baseball players' hats, gloves and bags litter the St. Louis Cardinals dugout.
Michael Liberto hustles home to score a run for the Tigers.
Phil McCormick holds his hat over his heart during the national anthem.
Shortstop Michael Liberto throws the ball to first after making a tag at second.
Tigers outfielder Ryan Lollis stretches before the game against SLU at Busch Stadium on April 1, 2009.
April 1, 2009
From left to right, Austin Holt, Andrew Thigpen and Rex Meyr watch from behind the batting cage, as the Arch and Busch Stadium loom in the background during the Tigers' batting practice session before Wednesday's game against Saint Louis University.
John Coffman is general counsel of the Consumers Council of Missouri. This piece was submitted as a guest column to the Missourian.
Major K. Kendall Mathews is the regional coordinator for The Salvation Army.
The area around the intersection of Clark Lane and Lambeth Drive where Columbia Police say Officer Alan Mitchell hit Columbia resident Jeremy Setzer on Saturday. Setzer, who was lying on the road at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Greg Folgia stands in the St. Louis Cardinals dugout during MU's game against SLU on April 1, 2009.
March 31, 2009
From left in front, Ana Boettcher, Cyrille Goldstein and Brenna Blazis of the Rock Bridge High School Democrats listen while school board candidate Dan Holt answers questions on Tuesday's forum.
CORRECTED CAPTION: School board candidate Michelle Pruitt, center, listens to Jeannine H. Craig, left, answer a question proposed by an audience member. Rock Bridge High School students hosted the forum for the candidates in the upcoming election on April 7. An earlier version of this caption misspelled one of the candidates' names.
From left, medical students Molly Keegan and Lincoln Sheets talk with patient Darryl Lumley about his symptoms at the MedZou clinic on March 19. The student-run clinic was the brainchild of David Atashroo, who noticed that other medical schools had similar clinics. "This is a national trend but it's not widespread yet. We're kind of the pioneers," Sheets said.
Medical student Molly Keegan, left, discusses her plan of treatment for a patient with faculty adviser Erik Lindbloom at the MedZou clinic on March 19. The clinic fills a need in the community and also gives the medical students a chance to put their knowledge into practice. "We hope that people are coming here who have no place to go other than the ER when it's not an emergency," said medical student Lincoln Sheets.
Medical students Molly Keegan, left, and Lincoln Sheets, right, examine Darryl Lumley at the MedZou clinc on Thursday. "I'm getting better care here than I did at the clinic that made money off of it," Lumley said. "They're more attentive."
Jason Thornhill, left, and Allan Sharrock are running for the Second Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. The election is April 7.
From left, Leslie, Kenley, Cooper and Jason Thornhill plant flowers in their front yard on March 22. Jason Thornhill is running for the Second Ward seat on the City Council on a platform of crime reduction, job creation and improvement of the city's infrastructure.
Allan Sharrock, a candidate for the Second Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, grills a Brazilian-style tri-tip steak in his backyard on Monday. Sharrock is a sixth grade teacher at Lange Middle School and hopes to bring a "fresh perspective to the council," he said. "As a teacher, public service is kind of in my blood."