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Infiniti passenger car near intersection after accident involving bus

The silver Infiniti i30 passenger car sits Thursday near the intersection of Bearfield Road and S. Old 63 after it was pulled out from under a City of Columbia Transit bus.

Fire rescue crews work to stabilize car driver after bus accident

Fire Department rescue teams work Thursday evening to stabilize the driver of a silver Infiniti i30 passenger car involved in an accident with a City of Columbia Transit bus.

Fire officials work to free car driver after accident involving bus

Columbia Fire Department rescue teams work to free the driver of a silver Infiniti i30 passenger car involved in an accident with a City of Columbia Transit bus. The 28-year-old man was found conscious at the scene but sent to University Hospital with injuries. The accident happened Thursday evening at the intersection of Bearfield Road and S. Old 63. It took rescue crews about 45 minutes to extricate the driver from his car, which was pinned underneath the bus and against a telephone pole. Two heavy-duty tow trucks were needed to lift the bus off of the car before rescue crews could remove its occupant. None of the 14 passengers on the bus at the time was injured.

Beyond grief

Charlene Purvis thinks about her husband, Harlan, and son Corey, who both died of cancer within the past six months. In addition to her grief, she must deal with a decaying trailer, increasing financial difficulties, medical bills and funeral costs.

Eve Szekely practices on the violin

Eva Szekely, a member of the Esterhazy Quartet and professor for violin and chamber music at the MU School of Music, practices a piece written by Samuel Adler. The quartet will celebrate its 40th anniversary this month.

Esterhazy Quartet practices

From left, Eva Szekely, Susan Jensen, Leslie Perna and Darry Dolezal of the Esterhazy Quartet practice in the Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building at MU on March 20. The quartet, a university faculty string ensemble, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in April of this year.

Photo illustration of Barbara Hoppe and Rod Robison

Rod Robison, left, and Barbara Hoppe are running for the Sixth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. The election is April 7.

Hoppe campaigns door to door

Barbara Hoppe, who is running as a candidate for the Sixth Ward in the upcoming Columbia City Council election April 7, goes door to door to campaign on March 21.

Hoppe talks on a campaign stop

Barbara Hoppe, left, who is running as a Sixth Ward City Council candidate, talks to Debby Riley as she goes door to door to campaign March 21.

Barbara Hoppe runs for re-election

Barbara Hoppe is running for re-election to a second term as the Sixth Ward repredsentative on the Columbia City Council.

Robison campaigns in the Sixth Ward

Kim Hickey, left, and Rod Robison walk down Bucks Run while campaigning in the Sixth Ward on March 22. Robison is running for the Sixth Ward City Council seat.

Robison and Hamm talk across the fence

Chuck Hamm, left, talks with Rod Robison outside Hamm's house in the Sixth Ward on March 22. Robison and a group of his supporters were campaigning door to door.

Rod Robison runs for Sixth Ward council seat

Sixth Ward City Council candidate Rod Robison.

Submarine crew taking in the sights

MU tour guide Dave Thiessen explains the benefits of the Student Success Center to Cmdr. Dale Green, who will be captain of the USS Missouri, during a campus tour for the crew members of the submarine Wednesday. The crew was on campus to foster a relationship with their submarine's namesake state.

Observing Tiger Plaza

Lt. Michael Keating listens to facts about Tiger Plaza during a tour of campus on Wednesday. Keating, who works as a naval science instructor at MU, was accompanying three officers of the USS Missouri on their tour of the school.

Cigarette tax increases by 62 cents

Marlboro Milds, priced at $4.55 per pack with the new federal tax and $4.89 total, wait behind the counter to be purchased by smokers at Hitt Mini Mart on Wednesday. The price of cigarettes increased recently as the federal tax on them was raised from .39 cents to $1.01, the highest increase in tobacco taxes thus far.

Cigarette sales slow for Hitt Mini Mart

Tom Newell buys a pack of cigarettes at Hitt Mini Mart on Wednesday. "Cigarette purchases are slowing down," said owner Sunny Patel. "But we're doing all right."

Coleman throws the runner out at first

Catcher Trevor Coleman throws out a player at first.

Looking out at Busch Stadium

Austin Holt, Andrew Thigpen and Rex Meyr look out onto Busch Stadium on April 1, 2009.

High five from the team

MU baseball player Ryan Lollis, center, gets congratulated by teammates.
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