December 6, 2010
Biological technician Rebecca Welly, from the U.S. Geological Survey, holds the end of a pole which guides a receiver on the submerged end intended to locate tagged pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River on Oct. 29.
Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, holds a transmitter that is surgically implanted into untagged pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River on Oct. 29.
Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, displays a captive male pallid sturgeon at the Columbia Environmental Research Center on Oct. 29.
attending public meetings. Missouri averaged a 3.6 percentage points higher rate of volunteering than
national levels. The state’s voter turnout in midterm elections is 3.2 percentage points higher than the
The National Conference on Citizenship collected data that show trends in voting, volunteering and
Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, holds a shovelnose sturgeon netted just east of Jefferson City on the Missouri River that he estimates to be 3 or 4 years old Oct. 29. DeLonay and a small team of scientists go out on the river frequently to check on the reproductive condition of a more rare fish, the pallid sturgeon, to see, and in some cases ensure, successful reproduction. Whenever DeLonay and his team catch a pallid sturgeon that they have not caught before, they implant a tracking device that, other than tracking water depth and temperature, can be used to determine if the fish mated.
Intersex has been observed in fish in river basins and waterways across the U.S. and throughout the world.The intersex condition is the presence of female eggs growing in or on the male testes. Scientists are concerned about how this is affecting fish populations.
Missouri senior forward is starting to gain more confidence in new coach Robin Pingeton's system.
Quarterback Dax Crum gets instructions from Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen near the end of their game against Utah on Oct. 16 in Laramie, Wyo. Crum was the backup to starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels.
Here's a copy of a report to the City Council on a grant that would pay for upgrades to the Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad's robot.
Here's a copy of a letter sent to the Columbia City Council asking that it put council stipends on the ballot for voters to decide.
Elena Vega, new owner of the Guitar Mansion, walks through the music room of the house on Thursday. Vega said the music room is one of her favorite rooms in the house.
Elena Vega stands by the front window on the second floor of the Guitar Mansion on Thursday. After she bought the house in the October auction, Vega said her plans are to renovate the house and live in it one day. "It's historic and it's beautiful," she said.
Josh Stearns is the associate program director for Free Press, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the media. This is a guest column for the Missourian.
December 5, 2010
Rock Bridge Coach Jill Nagel, right, rallies her players — from left, senior forward Emily Holt, sophomore forward Hannah Dressler*, freshman guard Chayla Cheadle, senior guard Taylor Payne and junior guard Lindsey Cunningham — during the second half of the Rock Bridge vs. Blue Springs game on Sunday. Rock Bridge fell 48-34.
MU head football coach Gary Pinkel, right, discusses the Insight Bowl bid acceptance with senior associate athletics director for administration Mark Alnutt, left, on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers will play against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Dec. 28 in Tempe, Ariz.
Trying to pass the ball, Rock Bridge freshman Chayla Cheadle attempts to escape sophomore Blue Springs guard Lizzy Wendell. Rock Bridge lost to Blue Springs 48-34.
Dribbling past Blue Springs junior center Azia Washington, left, Rock Bridge freshman guard and forward Bri Porter tries to gain two points for the Bruins. Rock Bridge fell to Blue Springs 48-34.
From left, head athletic trainer Greg Nagel and Coach Jill Nagel prepare Rock Bridge junior guard Carmen Boessen to go back into the game against the Blue Springs Wildcats after her fall during the Norm Stewart Classic on Dec. 5. Rock Bridge lost the game 48-34.
The Missouri Tigers will play the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Insight Bowl Dec. 28. The game will be played at 9 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., home of the Arizona State University Sun Devils. Below are a couple ways to escape the cold and see the Tigers play their final game of 2010.
Missouri freshman Alan Waters underhooks Kent State junior Nic Bedelyon during a dual meet on Sunday at Hearnes Center. Waters won the match 3-1.