Getting ready for districts

Rock Bridge coach Jim Scanlon talks to his players during practice Tuesday. The Bruins start the postseason against Holt on Wednesday.

Experienced player

Kansas State's Darren Kent will likely start for the 26th time this season when the Wildcats face Missouri on Wednesday.

Curtain call practice for 'Moonlight'

Rachel Ellersieck, the director of “Moonlight and Valentino,” gives the cast directions on how to perform the curtain call at the end of the play during a rehearsal on Monday.

Director Rachel Ellersieck talks lighting on the set of 'Moonlight'

Director Rachel Ellersieck, left, discusses lighting with lighting designer Juliana Jones on Monday during a rehearsal for “Moonlight and Valentino“ at Stephens College's Warehouse Theatre.

'Moonlight and Valentino' rehearsal at Warehouse Theatre

At left, Stephanie Nieman plays Lucy during a rehearsal for "Moonlight and Valentino" at Stephens College's Warehouse Theatre on Monday. In this scene, Nieman's character stands, at an uncomfortable loss for words, as Sarah Pinzl's character, Rebecca, breaks down after the loss of her husband.

English shows his eloquence

MU guard Kim English, right, writes poetry and gave a reading Thursday night on campus.

Anderson to cheer on Longhorns

MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson will be rooting against the Tigers on Tuesday and for his daughter, a former Hickman Kewpies star who now plays for the Texas Longhorns.

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first-round draft pick in 2006 from Missouri, was so impressive that the Diamondbacks named him to their starting rotation over the winter.

Yvonne Anderson

Yvonne Anderson (12) played high school basketball at Hickman. She will return to Columbia on Tuesday as a member of the No. 16 Texas Longhorns.

Gordon Lamb at work

Gordon Lamb, UM system executive vice president, does paperwork at his desk in University Hall in 2007. Lamb was selected as interim president of the UM system in April 2007.

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house

The premises of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on South Providence in Columbia.

Workers install sprinklers at fraternity house

Marty Harper, left, and James Rodgers discuss the ongoing construction work on the premises of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on South Providence on Monday.

Sprinklers installed at PKA house

Brad Ortmeyer installs fire sprinklers on the premises of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on South Providence on Monday. The house is being renovated to make it more energy efficient and meet fire safety codes.

Chester the owl

Chester the blind barred owl has been found dead after missing since Feb. 15.

True/False Film Festival poster

The 2009 True/False Film Festival poster.

Building the boats

David Friesen uses a small brush and black ink to draw multiple boat illustrations for the True/False Film Festival. With the brush, “you just get such a better line” than using any felt-tip or ballpoint pens, Friesen said.

Drawing at home

David Friesen applies ink to pencil sketches of boats at his Columbia home. Friesen works from home during the day before going to one of his jobs during the afternoon and evening.

Fraternity fire

Firefighters respond to a structural fire at the Sigma Chi fraternity on Sunday night. At appoximately 8:41 p.m. a fire broke out in a third floor room. The Columbia Fire Department was able to contain the fire to the room. No residents were injured.

Hickman swimmer takes fifth place

Nathalia Mello competes in the 200 yard Individual Medley Championship Final on Feb. 21 at the St. Peters Rec Plex.  Mello placed 5th in this event. 

Newspaper Photographer of the Year chosen

Morenatti was awarded "Newspaper Photographer of the Year" at the Pictures of the Year International competition. Morenatti's portfolio was chosen from over 80 entered worldwide. In this photo, a Pakistani lawyer runs away from tear gas fired by police officers outside the residence of the country's deposed chief justice Iftikhar Mahmood Chaudhry during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 9, 2008.