Buttoning up for True/False

Promotional materials for the True/False Film Festival pile up on a table at the Cherry Street Artisan Annex on Wednesday.

Looking ahead to True/False

Jonny Pez, left, and Brock Williams of Boxcar Films set up a video camera in the Cherry Street Artisan Annex to film a promotional video for the True/False Film Festival on Wednesday. Patrons lined up around the block to purchase passes to the festival, which begins this weekend.

MU's Ashley Fleming makes contact

Freshman Ashley Fleming swings for the ball during a double header against Saint Louis University on Wednesday.

Leading role

Chris Blackerby plays the role of Frank Charles in the upcoming production of "Flyin' West."


Clyde Ruffin observes a rehearsal of the play "Flyin' West." He is the director.

Sittin' around

Constance Stanley, left, who plays Minnie Dove Charles; Alesha Harmon, who plays Sophie Washington; and CortneyJo Washington, who plays Miss Leah in the MU production of "Flyin' West," sit around the dinner table during a rehearsal of Act I.

In rehearsals

The cast of "Flyin' West," an MU theater department production directed by Clyde Ruffin, rehearses on Feb. 18. The show opens Thursday.

The mediator

Afton Thomas plays the role of Fannie Dove in "Flyin' West" during a rehearsal on Feb. 18 at MU's Rhynsburger Theatre. Fannie Dove is the mild-tempered mediator between the bickering pair of Sophie Washington and Miss Leah.

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On the run

Missouri's RaeShara Brown goes after a loose ball against Texas' Erika Arriaran on Tuesday.

MU's Jones goes for the ball

MU’s Shakara Jones, left, tries to control the ball against Texas’ Ashleigh Fontenette on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

Art for an epidemic

Students, faculty, parents and community members were invited to Rock Bridge High School on Tuesday to attend a student-driven dialogue about the rising global AIDS epidemic, hosted by Matt Cone's Contemporary Issues class. The figure is a part of student Kelsey Saragnese's project.

Rock Bridge student Kelsey Saragnese

Kelsey Saragnese, a student in the Contemporary Issues class at Rock Bridge High School, discusses the rising rate of AIDS in India as part of an informative seminar led by students on Thursday. Saragnese and the other students made works of art to serve as illustrations during their intimate dialogue with listeners.

Rock Bridge students use art to address AIDS epidemic

Rock Bridge High School students in Matt Cone's Contemporary Issues class met Tuesday morning to use artwork they had made about the AIDS virus as a starting point for intimate dialogue about the epidemic to interested students, parents, teachers and other community members. The Contemporary Issues students had a rigorous test last week about AIDS that helped prepare them for this event.

Gary Forsee at Appropriations Committee hearing

UM System President Gary Forsee speaks with Jim Moody after the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Feb. 24, 2009.

Wolfert ready for Big 12 meet

The Big 12 meet will be the end of Jeff Wolfert's college diving career. He will be signing with an agent in hopes of landing an NFL contract.

Up for grabs

MU's Shakara Jones, 44, and RaeShara Brown, right, go for a rebound against Texas on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

Anderson returns to Columbia

Texas' Yvonne Anderson tries to shoot over Missouri's Toy Richbow during the second half Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. Anderson had three points and three rebounds.

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.