September 27, 2010
Construction barriers block a pathway that is being laid for a new amphitheater on Monday at Stephens Lake Park.
Texas coach Mack Brown, left, hopes his team will rebound from a disappointing loss to UCLA with a win against Bob Stoops' Oklahoma Sooners this Saturday.
Members of the Tiger Wheelchair Basketball team and guests trying out wheelchairs shoot around the courts on Monday at the MU Student Recreation Complex.
Jerry Hitzhusen, associate professor in MU's department of parks, recreation and tourism, demonstrates adaptive golf techniques to Terry Balthazor after blindfolding him during an open house for Celebrate Ability Week on Monday at the MU Student Recreation Complex. There were three golfing stations at the event where participants could learn adaptive golf techniques.
MU senior Gretchen Maune shoots a basketball from a wheelchair under the guidance of Troy Balthazor, left, and Jerry Hitzhusen during an open house for Celebrate Ability Week on Monday at the MU Student Recreation Complex. Maune said she used to play basketball before going blind four years ago. "It felt really good to make a basket again," Maune said after making several shots from the wheelchair.
Elliott Cely, 2, of Portland, Ore., plays in a pumpkin patch at the Rasmussen Farms Wednesday.
Cooks in New Bremen Ohio stand next to their 20 foot wide, 3,699 pound pumpkin pie. The massive pie took over 13 hours to bake in a special oven, and will be the world's largest once certified by Guinness World Records.
Farmer Rick Ebert stands in his pasture next to a dry culvert with some of his dairy cows on his farm in New Alexandria, Pa on Friday. Rain fell on Ebert's dairy farm last week, but the less than 1/4 inch that dropped didn't do much to help his parched well. Instead, he had 3,000 gallons of water trucked in this week to ensure that his cows stayed hydrated and cool. "We really don't want a thunderstorm where it downpours and runs off," Ebert said. "We really need an all-day, nice rain."
*Data for 2010 is from January - August.
Home foreclosures in Columbia have been rising in recent years. 2010 is on track to have the most foreclosures since 1986.
*Data for 2010 is from January - August.
Home foreclosures in Columbia hit a peak in 2008. 2010 has the potential to surpass that record.
September 26, 2010
Lucy Faerber strikes a pose during a fashion show at the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking fundraiser at the Parkade Center on Sunday. The fundraiser included artwork exhibits, food tasting and a silent auction.
Margaret Howard gives a speech at the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition fundraiser at the Parkade Center on Sunday. This was Howard's first time talking about her personal experiences being trafficked and said she was honored and grateful to speak.
From right, Eloy Montenegro speaks on the panel of immigrants with Mayra Canales and Gabriela Renteria-Poepsel for the first Immigration Summit at Columbia Hope Church on Saturday. During the panel, titled "The Reality of Immigration," immigrants shared their stories on coming to the U.S.
Mid-Missouri Peaceworks held a Sustainable Living Fair at Columbia College on Sunday. The fair included keynote speaker, the Rev. Larry Rice, workshops and booths from about 30 organizations.
Ellie Colborn, 3, and Katy McDonald, one of the owners of the Creative Days Art Studio, play with clay on Sunday at the Mid-Missouri Peaceworks Sustainability Fair. Many of the craft projects made at the art studio are made from recycled materials.
Using convection, a Trombe wall uses the sun to help heat a home. A window at the top of the wall can be opened to allow heat inside the building. Slits at the bottom allow the cooler air to escape and recirculate. During warmer weather, window shades can be used to block the sun’s rays.
September 25, 2010
Sam Hargrove, a two-year member of the Cannon Crew, loads a fired round into an ammo crate. Spent cartridges are marked with an X.
Members of the Mizzou Cannon Crew do pushups at the beginning of the second half for every point scored in the first half of home games. The ROTC members do a pushup for every point after every time Missouri scores.
Missourian sports writer Len Goldman, center, gets a close-up view of the firing of "Little Joe." Although the cannon fires blanks, the noise from the explosion is jolting.
Truman the Tiger stand with members of the Mizzou Cannon Crew on Saturday on Faurot Field. the crew fires the cannon after every Missouri touchdown and field goal during the game. The crew fires the cannon to mark the the opening of the gates and at the beginning of the game.