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.

Getting warmed up

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 Acting for Non-Actors, one of many courses offered by the Missouri Scholars Academy.

Discussing new challenges in education

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, including pay increases based on teacher performance.


Rock Bridge High School student Erin Greer said she wears flip-flops daily when the weather is warm despite warnings from doctors that the footwear poses health risks because of its lack of support.

Scott Foster briefs Barry Hibdon after his foot surgery

Scott Foster, a podiatrist, briefs patient Barry Hibdon on what to expect during his recovery from foot surgery at his office in Columbia on Wednesday. Hibdon frequently wears flip-flops, though his foot condition is unrelated to his footwear choices.

Erin Greer tests flip-flops and sneakers

Rock Bridge High School student Erin Greer performs an experiment Thursday in which she walks in flip-flops and sneakers to see which requires more steps to cover the same amount of ground.

Early morning fire in northern Boone County

A fire broke out early Tuesday morning in northern Boone County, claiming one person's life and injuring another person. More than 38 firefighters responded to the blaze this morning.

Presenting police concerns over Citizens Police Review Board

Columbia Police Officer Jill Wieneke, left, and Eric Dearmont, executive director of the Columbia Police Officers Association, present police concerns with the Citizens Police Review Board at a special City Council meeting on Monday.

Rex Campbell speaks at meeting on Citizens Police Review Board

Rex Campbell, chairman of the Columbia Police Department's Citizen Oversight Committee, speaks at a special City Council meeting regarding the Citizens Police Review Board on Monday.

Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson

Former Missouri Kyle Gibson signed with the Minnesota Twins less than an hour before the signing deadline.

'I didn't think they were medications'

Vince Palella talks to Dr. Susan Tan during an office visit at Moffitt Cancer Center on May 1, 2008, in Tampa, Fla. When Palella learned the supplements he was taking could interfere with his cancer treatment, he said he felt stupid. "I didn't think they were medications," he said.

Dietician warns patients about 'natural' supplements

Dietitian Kathy Allen holds up some dietary supplements at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Allen says people should keep a healthy skepticism about so-called "natural" products.

The price of rejecting traditional medicine

In this 2008 still image taken from video, Donna Flasch is seen holding a photo of her sister Leslee Flasch during an interview with the Associated Press. Leslee Flasch died of rectal cancer after rejecting surgery and turning to a special diet and supplements.

Kenny Rankin

Kenny Rankin in 2006. The singer-songwriter died of complications related to lung cancer, his record company announced on Monday.

Alex Inneco teaches at Carpe Diem

Alex Inneco teaches the first in a series of music history classes at Carpe Diem on Locust Street on June 1.

Carpe Diem in Columbia

Carpe Diem on Locust Street hosted the first in a series of music history classes on June 1.

Cacao trees in Costa Rica

While at "Finca La Virgen," a cacao farm in Costa Rica, Galve, left, planted a cacao plant next to cacao trees, while Dan Greene, right, watched. Cacao is the fruit which produces the seeds that make chocolate.