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Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks emphatically to her audience

Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks emphatically to her audience at the Missouri Theatre on Wednesday. Evers-Williams expressed her pleasure that in two months, she will be "82 years young."

Hine sets the pace for Missouri tennis

Missouri junior Kelli Hine lobs the ball to the opposing SIUE player during a match on Wednesday at the Mizzou Tennis Complex.

Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks to the news media before lecture

"It's almost like we're coming back to the violent part of the struggle," says Myrlie Evers-Williams to representatives of local media before her lecture at the Missouri Theatre on Wednesday. When she was married to Medgar Evers in 1962, their home in Jackson, Mississippi, was firebombed in reaction to a boycott of white merchants that the Everses helped organize.

Alex Clark returns ball against SIUE

Missouri women's tennis player Alex Clark attempts to return a ball on Wednesday after it was hit by an SIUE opponent.

Myrlie Evers-Williams talks about her experiences

Myrlie Evers-Williams talks about her experiences during the Civil Rights Movement during her lecture Wednesday evening in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Missouri Theatre. At the beginning, she requested that the lights over the audience be brought up so she could see everyone.

Motorcycle club member dries his bike

Sam Buckins washes his 1999 Harley-Davidson 1450cc Road King Classic on Wednesday at Colonial Car Wash on Forum Boulevard. Columbia had a high of 60 degrees Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Buckins is an active member of the Steel Dragons Motorcycle Club. Buckins said the club often participates in community outreach, including taking local kids out for motorcycle rides. The unusually warm weather has allowed him to ride his bike more this month.

Cut copper wire hangs bent on a utility pole

Cut copper wire hangs bent on a utility pole on North Fifth Street on Wednesday. The copper grounding wires on more than 200 utility poles around central and northern Columbia have been cut.

Sunlight hits utility poles

Sunlight hits utility poles at the intersection of North Fifth Street and Hickman Avenue on Wednesday. The pattern of missing copper grounding wire was noticed over the past few weeks, according to Columbia Water and Light spokesperson Connie Kacprowicz.

Michael Bradley splits defenders

U.S. player Michael Bradley, center, controls the ball under pressure from Chile's Marco Medel, left, and Diego Valdes during a soccer match on Wednesday in Rancagua, Chile. The Americans lost 3-2.

Kentucky player blocks shot

Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, center, has his shot blocked by Kentucky's Trey Lyles, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 27, in Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky won 58-50. Kentucky's Marcus Lee helps defend on the play.

Georgia coach Mark Fox pleased with team

Georgia coach Mark Fox celebrates after a basket during a game between Georgia and Vanderbilt on Tuesday, in Athens, Georgia.

South Carolina's bench makes big impact

South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell, left, and A'ja Wilson, right, laugh as they watch the final minutes of a 60-49 victory against Missouri on Jan. 15.

Keystone XL Pipeline protesters rally in front of White House

In this Jan. 10 file photo, demonstrators stand in front of the White House in Washington during a rally in support of President Barack Obama's pledge to veto any legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline.

Police officers guard Ferguson grand jury

In this Aug. 20 file photo, police guard the entrance to the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, where a grand jury later decided not to indict the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown.

Protester holds up Tamir Rice photo

In a Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, file photo, Tomiko Shine holds up a picture of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy fatally shot on Nov. 22 by a rookie police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, during a protest in Washington in response to a grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

High School Student Receives Concussion Exam

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Penn-Trafford High School athletic trainer Larry Cooper, left, puts Roman Orange, a senior on the wrestling team, through concussion evaluation testing at the school in Harrison City, Pennsylvania. Backed by the NFL, every state in the country has passed a law to protect young athletes from concussions. However, fewer than half contain the four key principles, which are considered the “gold standard” for concussion law. (KEITH SRAKOCIC/The Associated Press)

Cunningham is named McDonald's All-American

Junior Sophie Cunningham, who has been named a McDonald's All-American, scored 31 points during the Hickman v. Rock Bridge basketball game on Jan.29, 2014.

NCAA works on academic regulation

In this Aug. 26, 2010, file photo, then-North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp, center, listens as then-UNC athletic director Dick Baddour, right, talks during a news conference with then-UNC head coach Butch Davis, left, about possible academic misconduct regarding the college football program in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jon Duncan, the current head of NCAA enforcement, said academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics, and his department is handling 20 open investigations. North Carolina has been the focus of the NCAA's most high-profile infractions case involving academics.

Madison Keys celebrates victory

Madison Keys of the U.S. celebrates after defeating her compatriot Venus Williams in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia.

Tom Schweich joins Missouri gubernatorial race

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich announces his candidacy for governor Wednesday in St. Louis. The announcement sets up a potential high-profile Republican primary next year against former Missouri House Speaker and U.S. attorney Catherine Hanaway.
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