May 8, 2008
Swimmers warm up in the diving pool next to the competitive pool at the MU Student Recreational complex during the Missouri Grand Prix on Feb. 16.
Charles Thompson works on his garbage collecting route in northern Columbia on May 2. A city employee for more than four years, Thompson is one of the leaders of a movement to get changes made to the work conditions for the city's solid waste division.
Charles Thompson takes a break from his garbage collecting route in northern Columbia on May 2. A city employee for more than four years, Thompson is one of the leaders of a movement to get changes made to the work conditions for the city's solid waste division.
Eric Lancaster, Jr., 2, dries off after playing at the Stephens Lake Park sprayground on Monday. The sprayground is a new addition to the park and opened to the public on May 1.
Actor Barret Brooks walks off stage after rehearsing a scenefrom Shakespeare's "King Lear" on Tuesday evening at the Maplewood Barn Theater in Columbia. The community theater opens its production of "King Lear" this Friday and will run the show every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 25.
Mikayla Logan, left, practices running 100m sprints at a track practice at Hickman High School. Last year, she finished fourth in the 200m race at the Hershey's Track and Field Meet North American finals.
Bruin Cole Cameron finished his season and likely his tennis career with an 8-1 victory over Fulton's Dylan Enderle.
Missouri freshman Rhea Taylor set a Big 12 record for steals with 52 in her freshman year. She also led the Big 12 in runs, hits and batting average.
MU faculty listen to fellow faculty members as they share their opinions about MU's financial cuts on Thursday.
Stephen Montgomery-Smith was of the five petition drafters who called for and attended the faculty meeting on Thursday.
Michael Porter, a faculty member from the department of communication, participated in the faculty meeting to show his support, on Thursday.
May 7, 2008
Ken McRae, co-owner of alleyCat Yoga on Cherry Street, demonstrates a typical position for Yoga Nidra before leading a session. Practitioners of Yoga Nidra usually use pillows, blankets and eye covers to reduce external stimuli and help induce complete relaxation.
Steve Calloway, Columbia School Board vice president, speaks at a meeting April 3. Calloway sat down recently to answer questions about the voters’ rejection of the levy increase and about life on the new board.
Police surveillance photo of suspect.
May 6, 2008
Sixteen-year-old Berlyn Seitz, far right, fixes 17-year-old Cody Anthony Jr.'s hair while Alyssa Reynolds, 16, relaxes in a tree Monday afternoon at Stephens Lake Park. The three are students at South Callaway High School in Mokane and were in town on a class field trip.
Above from left, Wilcoxson Construction workers Travis Kaiser, Aaron Self, Lester Goins and Mike Boggs, below, work to install the fencing around the new Parks and Recreation baseball field adjacent to the Boone County Fairgrounds on the morning of May 1.
Tire tracks at the Columbia Parks and Recreation baseball field construction site next to the Boone County Fairgrounds are filled with standing water from the saturated ground, which has led to mounting delays in construction.
Garrison McLagan practices pitching at Balls-N-Strikes with his father and brother. Next season, he hopes to play for the University of Missouri.
Wentzville Holt pitcher Tim Melville brought numerous major league scouts with notepads and radar guns out to watch him pitch against Hickman Tuesday.