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DeMarre Carroll drives to the basket against Memphis

MU forward DeMarre Carroll puts up a shot surrounded by Memphis players Willie Kemp (No. 1), Robert Dozier (No. 2), Wesley Witherspoon No. 11 and Doneal Mack (No. 20). Carroll finished the game with 17 points and six assists.

Missouri fans cheer their team on against Memphis

Missouri fans cheer on their team Thursday night against Memphis in the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament's West regional final in Glendale, Ariz. Missouri rode a strong first half to a 102-91 victory.

Tiller goes in for dunk

J.T. Tiller goes in for a dunk after being fouled against Memphis.

Missouri's Miguel Paul

Missouri's Miguel Paul, left, takes a jump shot as Memphis's Roburt Sallie looks on.

Demetria Stephens helps teens find jobs, fill out applications

Demetria Stephens, left, a youth development specialist, helps Quincy Hines search for shoe stores that are hiring during a workshop at the Youth Empowerment Zone on March 11. The Zone aims to provide resources for at-risk youth to develop skills that will help them transition into adulthood.

Playing a game at the Youth Empowerment Zone

From left, Lenzie Young, Katie Weston, Quincy Hines and Sentora McMillon play a game during a workshop at the Youth Empowerment Zone on March 11.

J.T. Tiller goes in for the lay-up

MU guard J.T. Tiller puts up a shot over Memphis guard Antonio Anderson.

Columbia College's Valerie Teter

Sophomore Valerie Teter of the Columbia College Cougars watches from the dugout as a teammate bats against the Stephens College Stars on March 18.

Boone County National Bank security camera photo

The Columbia Police Department has released these images of the man who robbed Boone County National Bank at 2711 W. Broadway on Wednesday afternoon. The photos were released Thursday.

The D-word: Civilian Conservation Corp

Civilian Conservation Core workers constructing road, 1933. More than 3 million unemployed young men were taken out of the cities and placed into more than 2,600 work camps managed by the CCC.

The D-word: Long lines in New York

In this file photo from the winter of 1932-33, a long line of jobless and homeless men wait outside to get free dinner at New York’s municipal lodging house during the Great Depression.

The D-word: Unemployment today

In this Feb. 11 file photo thousands of people line up at a federal government job fair in downtown Atlanta. This recession could slice deeper into the U.S. economy, and if it lasts into April 2009, will be on record as the longest in postwar history.

The D-word: Working with a job counselor

Dwayne Speller, 22, waits to talk to a counselor at the Nevada Jobconnect Career Center in Las Vegas on March 6. The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 8.1 percent in February, the highest since late 1983, as cost-cutting employers slashed 651,000 jobs amid a deepening recession.

Tigers practice in Arizona

Missouri coach Mike Anderson, far left, watches his team practice on Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz. The Tigers face Memphis in the West regional semifinal, which is scheduled to start at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Columbia College basketball player Jason Ellis

Columbia College's Jason Ellis, a Columbia native, drives down the court during a regular season game. Ellis says he fondly remembers playing basketball at Douglass Park as a child.

Memphis coach John Calipari

John Calipari's Memphis team last loss to a Conference USA opponent came at the hands of Anderson's team at Alabama-Birmingham. Since then, Memphis is 61-0 against teams within the Conference USA.

Missouri coach Mike Anderson

Missouri coach Mike Anderson watches his team practice on March 25 in Glendale, Ariz., where the Tigers fell to Connecticut in the Elite Eight. After speculation that he would be hired by other teams, Anderson signed a seven-year contract with MU.

Blood pressure checkup

Dwight Woods, left, sits quietly as nursing student Meghan Welsh takes his blood pressure at Flotrin's Barber Shop on March 18 in St. Louis. In several cities, health workers are going to barbershops, long a gathering place for black men, to provide medical screenings to those who might not get regular checkups. Nursing students in St. Louis are joining with the nonprofit organization 100 Black Men and a professional nursing sorority, Chi Eta Phi, to measure blood pressure.

Haircuts and a health checkup

Dwight Woods, right, smiles as nursing student Meghan Welsh takes his blood pressure at Flotrin's Barber Shop in St. Louis. Nursing students in St. Louis are focusing on blood pressure checks for African-American men. High blood pressure affects over 40 percent of African-Americans, and the complications can be serious, even deadly, if left untreated. The American Heart Association says compared with whites, black people have a 1.8 times greater rate of fatal stroke, a 1.5 times greater rate of heart disease death and a 4.2 times greater rate of end-stage kidney disease.

Columbia College fans cheer for team

Columbia College junior Whitney Widaman, center, cheers as the team is introduced before the start of the NAIA National Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
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