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Lindsay Holland and Julia Beale prepare for 'My Fair Lady' dress rehearsal

Actresses Lindsay Holland, rear, and Julia Beale prepare themselves for a dress rehearsal on Tuesday. It was to be the cast's last dress rehearsal before performing for the League of Women Voters Columbia-Boone County, on Wednesday. The show is scheduled to open for the public Thursday night.

Singing and dancing during a 'My Fair Lady' dress rehearsal

From left, actors Marcus Miller, Larry Bernard and Matt Davis sing and dance during a dress rehearsal of "My Fair Lady" at the Columbia Entertainment Company. The show is set to open Thursday and is expected to run for several weekends.

Making beads from magazines

Aubreyanna Wenzl, left, and Michael Castleman make beads out of magazines at the 25th annual Missouri Scholars Academy. The academy is a three-week camp for 330 students from across Missouri.

How to make wearable art

Columbia teacher Brian Stuhlman demonstrates how to make wearable art at the 25th Missouri Scholars Academy. The academy is expected to lose the majority of its funding starting in 2010.

Warming up before an acting class

Ed Grooms, center, leads Missouri Scholars Academy students through warm-up exercises during an acting for non-actors class on Tuesday. The academy is held at MU and has been operating for 25 years.

Heather Adair warms up for acting class

Heather Adair, center, who will enter her junior year of high school in the fall, goes through warm-up exercises with her fellow members of the acting for non-actors class, one of many courses offered by the Missouri Scholars Academy.

Don Asbee discusses the new mid-Missouri chapter of SNAP

Don Asbee discusses his experience as an abuse survivor and his goals for the new mid-Missouri chapter of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests at a news conference on Tuesday. Asbee is one of the group's two founders.

Bert Schulte

Bert Schulte

Jamie Jeffries reviews West Broadway extension plans

Jamie Jeffries, left, looks over plans for the proposed West Broadway extension with City of Columbia representative David Nichol, who helped spearhead the project. A meeting to discuss the final plans for the extension was held Tuesday at the Activity and Recreation Center.

Roger Gadbois and Nancy Harter listen to community feedback on West Broadway plans

Columbia residents Roger Gadbois, left, and Nancy Harter listen to remarks from other community members during a meeting held Tuesday at the Activity and Recreation Center to discuss final plans for the proposed West Broadway extension between West Boulevard and Garth Street. Harter spoke on behalf of residents living on Broadway feeder streets, while Gadbois argued for the addition to two more lanes on the road.

Discussing West Broadway extension plans

Columbia residents Roger Gadbois, left, John Riddick and Karen Miller participate in a discussion about the final plans for the proposed West Broadway extension between West Boulevard and Garth Street. The meeting, held Tuesday at the Activity and Recreation Center, was intended as a venue for gathering opinions and feedback from the different stakeholders in the proposal.

P-20 conference

MU Professor Michael Podgursky, speaks with a participant of the P-20 Conference in Columbia on Tuesday. Podgursky and other Missouri educators gathered to discuss the newest challenges in education like pay increases based on teacher performance.

William Obermeyer prepares supplement pills

William Obermeyer of ConsumerLab.com prepares supplement pills to be sent to labs for testing in Pasadena, Md, on April 21. One quarter of supplements tested by the company over the last decade have had some sort of problem, including contents that don't match the label and unsafe amounts.

Sorting pills

These supplement pills are being sorted for testing by William Obermeyer of ConsumerLab.com. A surprising number of supplements tested don't match what the label says.

Former Missouri pitchers Aaron Crow

Aaron Crow throws for Missouri in Big 12 Conference competition in 2008. Crow was selected by the Washington Nationals with the ninth pick in the 2008 draft but contract negotiations stalled and he pitched in the independent American Association, with the Fort Worth Cats.

Pitching coach Tony Vitello

Tony Vitello

Tony Vitello at the May 5 MU men's baseball game against the University of Kansas.

Art you can wear

Columbia teacher Brian Stuhlman demonstrates how to make wearable art.

From magazines to beads

Michael Castle and Aubreyanna Wenzl make beads out of magazines. The Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week camp for 330 students across Missouri.

Do it this way

Ed Grooms leads Missouri Scholars Academy students through warm-up exercises during an Acting for Non-Actors class on Tuesday. The Academy is held at MU and is in its 25th year.
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