February 12, 2010
The Columbia Area Career Center flower shop is decked out for Valentine's Day. The shop sells floral arrangements as well as potted plants.
Ous Mellouli, swimming for the Trojan Swim Club of the University of South California, competes in the men's 400m individual medley on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Mellouli, gold medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, finished in 4:28.73, placing first in his heat and the preliminary rounds.
Swimmers dive at the start of the fifth heat of the women's 100m breaststroke on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Haylee Johnson, top far left, a national qualifier swimming for the University of British Columbia Dolphins, finished in 1:11.47, taking first in the heat and third in the preliminary.
Tristin Baxter, 17, swimming for the Clovis Swim Club, competes in the women's 400 individual medley Friday at the Missouri Grand Prix. Baxter finished in 5:01.14, placing first in her heat.
Pineda Gary of Guatemala competes during heat 7 of the men's 200m freestyle at the Missouri Grand Prix Friday inside the Missouri Aquatic Center.
Swimmers plunge into the depths during heat 3 of the men's 100m breaststroke at the Missouri Grand Prix Friday inside the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Swimmers compete in the women's 200m freestyle during the Missouri Grand Prix Friday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Blas Yslas of MU powers through the water during the second heat of the men's 100m breaststroke Friday at the Missouri Grand Prix at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps won't be competing in the Grand Prix competition in Columbia. He and other team members are stuck in the Washington, D.C., area, thanks to heavy snowfall there.
American speed skater Shani Davis trains Thursday at the Richmond Olympic Oval at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. The opening ceremony will take place Friday inside the inside the domed 60,600-seat BC Place, the first time a host nation has put a roof over the extravagant spectacle. More than 2,500 athletes are expected at these Olympics.
MU baseball pitcher Nick Tepesch warms up during a practice Wednesday in Devine Pavillion.
MU center Steve Moore defends MU guard Zaire Taylor at a 2008 practice at Mizzou Arena.
MU gymnast Brooke Boehmer performs on the balance beam during Mizzou's Pink Out meet against Iowa on Jan. 22.
MU redshirt freshman wrestler Brent Haynes works for control over Oklahoma State sophomore Alan Gelogaev during the last home match of the season Feb. 7 at Hearnes Center.
February 11, 2010
Stephens College senior Alexis Wood walks off the basketball court after the Stars' 89-81 overtime loss to Williams Baptist on Thursday.
Stephens College freshman Jessica McConnell drives the ball down the court during the Stars' game against Williams Baptist on Thursday.
Michael Kasten, 23, poses for a portrait at the Salvation Army Family Services Center on Thursday. Kasten, a Senior Soldier with the Salvation Army, is among 10 members of the organization who will be traveling to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to volunteer during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Marci Bentlage, an employee at the UM Conference Center, takes a delivery of meals for employees during the Big Wheels fundraiser Thursday.
During the fundraiser, local businesses can order meals for their staff for $10 per meal. Half of the $10 is donated to the Meals on Wheels organization.