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Columbia College fans cheer at NAIA semifinals

Columbia College fans cheer during the first half of the Cougars' game against the Mid-American Nazarene Pioneers at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

Victory dance

Columbia College coach Bob Burchard, center, imitates a surfer in the locker room — to the amusement of his players surrounding him — following the Cougars' win over MidAmerica Nazarere in the NAIA tournament semifinals. Burchard told his players "to keep riding the wave" they were on in the tournament.

School board montage

Top row, left to right: Marc Bledsoe, Jeannine Craig, Greg Flippin, Dan Holt
Bottom row, left to right: Christine King, Sam Phillips, Michelle Pruitt, Adam Sorg
Not pictured: Bill Merideth

Brazilian music students

Jairo Wilkens, a clarinetist, and his wife Clenice Ortigara, a pianist, are both from Brazil and part of the Partners of the Americas exchange program.

King goes running

Christine King, a candidate for the school board, runs with her trainer, Chris Hayday from Wilson’s Fitness Center on the Katy Trail near Forum Boulevard.

Christine King

Christine King is a candidate for the upcoming Board of Education elections on April 7.

Dan Holt

Dan Holt is a candidate for the upcoming Board of Education elections on April 7.

Holt and his daughter

Dan Holt and his daughter Emily sell MSHSAA programs as a fundraiser for Rock Bridge High School Booster Club at Mizzou Arena. Holt is one of the candidates running for the school board.

Signing paperwork during the resettlement process

Assisted by Annie Zellhoefer, an intern at Refugee and Immigration Services, Bienvenido and Adelaida Velasco sign paperwork relating to their resettlement in Columbia from Cuba. The couple were two of 11 Cuban refugees who came to Columbia in 2008.

Cuban passports

Bienvenido and Adelaida Velasco's passports lie amongst paperwork they were required to fill out during the process of their resettlement in Columbia from Cuba.

Arriving at the airport

Bienvenido Velasco, second from left, and Adelaida Velasco, second from right, arrive from Cuba at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Oct. 17, 2008. They are greeted by their sons, Luis Quintana, right, and Yordanky Velasco, left; daughter-in-law, Medina Velasco, center; and granddaughter, Violeta Quintana. All are immigrants from Cuba who have entered into the United States as political refugees.

Taylor drives to basket

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor drives past Marquette's Dominic James in the first half of the Tigers' second-round NCAA Tournament game. In a team huddle during the final minutes of the game, Taylor inspired teammates by saying they had been in similar situations before.

English scores a career-high 17 points

Missouri freshman guard Kim English cuts along the baseline in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. English finished the game with a career-high 17 points in only 12 minutes of play.

Tiller defends Burke

J.T. Tiller defends against Marquette's Dwight Burke as Lazar Hayward and Leo Lyons look on.

Tiller gets fouled

J.T. Tiller puts up a shot over Marquette's Jerel McNeal, center, and Lazar Hayward with 5.5 seconds left in the game. Tiller was fouled and injured his wrist upon landing.

Tiller pounds the court

J.T. Tiller pounds the court after being fouled in the final seconds of the game. The foul resulted in an injured wrist, and Tiller being substituted by Kim English.

Teammates celebrate win

Mike Anderson Jr., left, celebrates the Tigers' 83-79 victory with teammate J.T. Tiller.

Carroll blocks final shot

With 2.5 seconds remaining, Marquette guard Maurice Acker attempts a long shot, but Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll blocks it.

English makes clutch free throws

Freshman Kim English sinks a clutch free throw with 5.5 seconds left in the game. English replaced J.T. Tiller after Tiller injured his wrist. English finished the game with a career-high 17 points.

Tiller attempts to shoot

Marquette's Dominic James jumps to block J.T. Tiller underneath the basket. Tiller finished the game with 10 points, three assists and three steals.
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