June 11, 2009
A butterfly rests on a flower in Thomas and Anne Smith's shade garden. The garden surrounds the Smiths' home and will be part of the Tiger Pilot Club garden tour, scheduled for Saturday.
A bicycle plant holder, part of Thomas and Anne Smith's shade garden decor, was chosen by one of the couple's two garden designers.
Thomas and Anne Smith's macaw, Ruby, spends the afternoon outside her cage in the couple's shade garden on Wednesday.
Garden hands Ben Reid, left, and Adam Horine help prepare Thomas and Anne Smith's 6.5 acre shade garden for the Tiger Pilot Club's garden tour to be held Saturday. "It's a work in progress" Anne Smith said.
A spray painted goatee was left by vandals on May 30 on the Churchill statue outside of the Churchill Memorial at Westminster College in Fulton.
R&G Restoration LLC from Jefferson City has been removing graffiti from three locations on the St. Mary Church at Westminster College throughout the week. Ed Newland and Will Camden were working Wednesday on the South end. "We will probably do this fifty or sixty times before this comes off," said Camden, referring to the scrubbing and rinsing process.
Vandals left their mark in blue graffiti (bottom left).; One of the suspects; Victor Calderon of Fulton wrote 'Who are we?'
John Miles, semiretired MU professor of engineering, speaks as a school board candidate at an applicant forum held in the Elm Street Ballroom.
Phil Peters, executive director of nonprofit organization First Chance for Children, speaks at a school board applicant forum held in the Elm Street Ballroom.
Sam Phillips, Columbia parent and legal practitioner, speaks as a school board candidate at an applicant forum hosted by Columbia Locally Owned Retail and Services (COLORS).
K-9 Officer Todd Alber and Lt. Carl Young discuss an armed robbery at the Hobby Lobby neat W. Worley Street on Wednesday in Columbia. At approximately 7 p.m., an assistant manager inside the store was robbed at gunpoint but escaped injury. The perpetrator fled the scene with an unknown amount of money and has not been apprehended.
James Whitt, director of nonprofit organization cPhase Sports Association, speaks as a school board candidate at an applicant forum.
Robin Hubbard, Columbia parent and former member of the Head Start advisory council, speaks as a candidate for the school board at an applicant forum held June 10 at the Elm Street Ballroom.
Martha Tomlin-McCrary, candidate for the Columbia School Board and former director of the Back-to-School, Stay-in-School Tutoring program, speaks at an applicant forum held June 10 at the Elm Street Ballroom.
Jonathan Sessions, co-owner of consulting firm Tech 2 and teacher at the Columbia Area Career Center, speaks as a school board candidate at forum on June 10 in the Elm Street Ballroom.
A panoramic created from photos of Hiroshima, Japan, after the nuclear bomb strike on August 6, 1945.
Steven Starr is an expert on nuclear weaponry. He has been trying to eliminate high-alert weapons for more than 30 years. The complexity of the scientific research regarding the issue is difficult to understand for outsiders, however. "The essence of my work is to make technical information understandable to people who are not scientists," Starr said about his work. Starr has spoken to the U.S. Senate, the United Nations in New York and Geneva and various universities.
Derby Ridge residents met at the Tiger Shrine Club Wednesday to discuss crime in the Derby Ridge neighborhood. Tensions were high; however, as the meeting commenced two residents say they now feel empowered.
June 10, 2009
Columbia Police officer Keisha Edwards speaks with Missouri basketball players Tyler Stone, right, and Keith Ramsey on Wednesday during the first night of Moonlight Hoops at Douglas Park. The Columbia Police Department will be on site for the summer-league games. "It's community policing at its best," Edwards said. "It's an opportunity to interact with the community, giving them an opportunity to interact with us, building relationships."
DeMarre Carroll's agent confirmed that the former Missouri forward was diagnosed with a liver ailment "a couple years ago."