May 20, 2011
A surveillance photo provided by the Columbia Police Department shows a man at the Paris Road branch of Boone County National Bank on Friday. Police said the man demanded money and left. No one was injured during the robbery.
Rachel Boss and her daughter, Miranda Boss, 4, help lay down stepping stones for the new rain garden at Park Avenue Preschool on Friday. The garden will be used as an educational resource for the school's science program.
Eggs fry at the breakfast station at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture on Friday morning.
Billy Polansky checks a pot of cooked vegetables at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture on Friday morning. The vegetables were for sandwiches to give to participants of Bike, Walk and Wheel Week.
From left, Dakota Beveridge, Rachel Karson, Daniel Soetaert, Ellen Thomas, Lisa Wells and Steve Kullman eat breakfast Friday at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture as part of Bike, Walk and Wheel Week. The free breakfast at the farm was provided from the farm and Uprise Bakery.
Randy Santel will compete in the Hail Mary Challenge sponsored by Stadium Grill on Saturday. Santel has 49 food challenge victories to his credit.
May 19, 2011
The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture wants to be able to sell produce at its farm.
Missouri softball players rotate through drills Wednesday during practice for this weekend's NCAA regional tournament at University Field. The Tigers open play Friday against Illinois State.
Map of Again Street Park and Shepard Park in Columbia shows where the park renovations .
Map of Philips Park.
Missouri catcher Megan Christopher takes a swing at a ball in the batting cage during softball practice on Wednesday, May 18 at University Field.
Justin Ritter prepares to winch a wrecked car out of a ditch on Interstate 70 near mile marker 118. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Jon Cluver at the scene, the driver of the car attempted to avoid debris that had fallen off a tractor trailer driving ahead of the vehicle, and the driver swerved off the road and rolled.
Missouri softball players gather for base-running drills during practice on Wednesday, May 18 at University Field.
Seth Comara, left, looks ahead while riding the bus to MU on Thursday. Columbia Transit bus transportation was free to everyone for Try Transit Thursday as part of Bike, Walk and Wheel Week.
Sam Pizzigati is the editor for Too Much, the online weekly on excess and inequality published by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Policy Studies.
View a PowerPoint of the 2011-12 Columbia Public Schools budget, which the Columbia School Board is still working on.
View a PowerPoint prepared by Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher showing budget projections over the next five years.
Thomas Hart Benton holds a lithograph of his painting "Flood Disaster" while he looks at the original sketch and the original a copy of his painting on Oct. 14, 1951.
"Flood Disaster," by Thomas Hart Benton, sold at auction Thursday for $1.9 million.
May 18, 2011
Benton Elementary School kitchen manager Melissa Scott works to prepare sandwiches on Friday, May 6. Scott said that lack of work space is the biggest limitation in having such a small area to prepare food for over 200 students.