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Zachary T. Wayhart

Hannah dismissed from basketball team

Stefhon Hannah

MU unveils Gaines' portrait

This portrait of Lloyd L. Gaines was unveiled Tuesday at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. Gaines was denied admission to the MU Law School 72 years ago because of his race.

Grammy nominee strives to tell a story

Daughter Katy, 15; husband Berkley Hudson; daughter Elizabeth, 11; Grammy nominee Milbre Burch; and her mother, also Milbre Burch, pose for a photo before attending the Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.

What’s Up With That? Officials update us on the Boone County Courthouse construction

Construction continues at the Boone County Courthouse. It is slated to be finished December 2008.

MU attorneys ask judge to halt O’Neal family subpoena

Aaron O’Neal

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Dan Sitar and John Palmer finish their 18 mile run at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial entrance to the Katy trail on January 26, 2008. Sitar and Palmer are part of the Long Run Lunatics, a group of runners who meet Saturday mornings to hang out and run the streets and trails around Columbia.

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John Palmer gets ready to head home after his 18 mile run on January 26, 2008. The temperature was low enough to freeze the sweat on Palmers' hat, but as the weather policy on their web site states, "There is no such thing as bad weather. If it's cold, bundle up."

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Dan Sitar and John Palmer finish their 18 mile run at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial entrance to the Katy trail on January 26, 2008. Sitar and Palmer are part of the Long Run Lunatics, a group of runners who meet Saturday mornings to hang out and run the streets and trails around Columbia.

Long Run Lunatics push themselves and each other

Dan Sitar and Darrin Young finish their 18 mile run at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial entrance to the Katy trail on January 26, 2008. Sitar and Palmer are part of the Long Run Lunatics, a group of runners who meet Saturday mornings to hang out and run the streets and trails around Columbia.

James shines for Columbia College in new role

Jessica James goes through drills during a practice on February 11. Since entering the starting lineup, she's averaged 8.25 points a game for the Cougars.

MU professor researches ways to fight IEDs

Randy Curry is a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the MU College of Engineering and director of MU’s Center for Physical and Power Electronics. He is slated to receive $3 million in federal funds to help develop technology that will remotely detect and disarm explosive devices. "I want to commend Senator Bond for promoting a program like this," he said.

Columbia wrestlers take first steps toward state titles

Hickman junior Vince Pescaglia, right, tries to take down Blue Spring’s Keenan Hagerty in the 112-pound weight class Saturday.

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Rock Bridge sophomore Will Evans, bottom, tries to free himself against Francis Howell's Nick Baker.

Even in cold weather, disc golf has appeal

Skyler Babcock eyes his putting disc as it heads into the chained basket at Oakland Park's disc golf course on Feb. 1. Disc golf's simple rules dictate that a player throws his disc into a basket in a as few throws as possible.

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Snow or shine, Skyler Babcock, 23, of Columbia, can be found most days enjoying his favorite sport of disc golf at one of Columbia's two public disc golf courses.

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Christina Jacobson and Brandon Ramsey hug in Peace Park in Columbia on Feb. 2. The young couple have been dating since December of 2007.

Wittmeyer collects first win as MU wrestlers send seniors out with a victory

MU Senior Josh Wagner, back, wrestles Oregon State senior Kyle Larson during their 149-pound match on Sunday at the Hearnes Center. Wagner's win helped his team win the meet.

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MU Sophomore Maxwell Askren, right, wrestles Brice Arand dunting their 197-pound match on Sunday evening. Askren earned a technical fall victory.

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Paul and Lisa Smith stand on the snow-covered deck behind their home in southern Columbia on Feb. 1. The Smiths, who met while they were both attending MU, have been married for 24 years.
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