September 11, 2010
Andrew Ford speaks with an MU police officer behind his vehicle at the intersection of College Avenue and Ashland Road after a male pedestrian was stuck by the car on Saturday.
The Mid America Harley-Davidson in Columbia organized a ride to the Firefighters Memorial in Kingdom City to honor the firefighters and police killed on 9/11. Participants in the Ride to Remember biked from Columbia to the Firefighters Memorial in Kingdom City where Steve Paulsell, former fire chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District, gave a speech and lead the group in prayer. Participants then rode back along I-70 to the store where they were treated to lunch.
September 10, 2010
Each week homegrown athletes showdown on the grids of area high schools. Missourian photographer Clint Alwahab focused his lens on Hickman coach Jason Wright to give a glimpse behind the action of the Friday night game between the Kewpies and Hazelwood West at LeMone Field in Columbia.
Cougar, Columbia College's mascot, rubbed the top of Ted Krause's head at Friday's soccer game. The mascot mingled before the game hugging little kids and taking pictures with fans.
Columbia College's Nikola Velickovic defends the ball from sophomore Liam Barrett of Illinois Institute of Technology during the second half of Friday's soccer game.
Dan Chaon answers questions about his book during a One Read event at Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus.
Tatum Owens, 11, and her dad, David Owens, talk to author Dan Choan during a book signing at Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus Friday. Owens is the general manager of 89.5FM KPON, which broadcasts the One Read author talks. Owens says he enjoys hearing the authors speak at the events and comes out to support the One Read program.
The 2,977 flags set up on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle represent each person killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Flags set up on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle behind Tiger Plaza commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. As part of the 9/11 Never Forget Project, 2,977 flags are set up representing each person killed in the terrorist attacks.
MU senior Krista Kruse high-fives freshman Dominique Richardson while freshman Danielle Nottingham, left, and sophomore Haley Krentz watch during pregame introductions on Friday.
MU freshman Danielle Nottingham, right, attempts to steal the ball from Arkansas's Jesse Givens during Friday's game at Walton Field.
Hickman's Wesley Leftwich runs for the first touchdown of the game on Friday at LeMone Field.
Mustapha Salau, 2, climbs up the steps dressed in traditional Muslim garb on the playground at Cosmo Park on Friday.
Khdijka Abdi, 4, left, plays keep away with Muzzammil Salau, 5, at the post-Eid prayer picnic at Cosmo Park on Friday. Abdi's family moved to the U.S. from Somalia before she was born, while Salau's family moved from Nigeria just over a year ago.
At the community gathering for the Eid prayer at Cosmo Park, Mahamat Ali replaces his cap, called a "taqiyah," that a friend jokingly took and wore Friday. Ali is currently living in Columbia but is originally from Chad. Many from the Columbia Islamic community gathered after the morning prayer to eat and talk while children played at the playground.
Amina Abdi, Fatima Mohamed, Mujidat Salau and Fawsia Hassin talk at Cosmo Park after the Eid prayer Friday. The Eid prayer celebrates the end of Ramadan and usually concludes with families gathering to eat and talk.
A mass of people congregates during an Eid al-Fitr service on Friday at the Windsor Ballroom at the Holiday Inn. Many people who attended reported that it is a day of celebration and enjoyment.
Abdurrahman Alshiha bows his head in prayer during Eid al-Fitr, the celebration of the end of Ramadan, on Friday at the Windsor Ballroom at the Holiday Inn.
Attendees enjoy Tomato Festival on Thursday, Sept. 9, at the MU Bradford Research and Extension Farm.
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