October 15, 2010
Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe spins for extra yardage in the Tigers' victory over Colorado.
None of this season's Tigers have played a game at Texas A&M's Kyle Field, so Missouri coach Gary Pinkel has brought in sound recordings in practice and fine-tuned the Tigers' play calling system.
October 14, 2010
Cuban poet Nancy Morejón presented her work to an overflow crowd at Swallow Hall on Thursday. She is known for her poems on gender, race, history, politics and Afro-Cuban identity.
Hickman's Emily Peel leaps to make a play at the net in Thursday's match against Jefferson City. The Kewpies lost 25-18, 25-23 to fall to 4-15.
Rock Bridge junior Ty Griggs, right, takes the ball past Waynesville defender Zach King in Thursday's 4-0 Bruins victory. Rock Bridge improved to 18-4 with the win.
Brian Douglas puts his arm around his wife, Susan, during the Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service in McMurry Chapel at Missouri United Methodist Church while Nicole Nichols and her mother, Hedy Rackers, walk back to their seat after lighting a ceremonial candle Thursday. While most mothers who spoke at the service had lost their children a year or more ago, the Douglas’ experienced their loss only three weeks ago.
At McMurry Chapel inside Missouri United Methodist Church Nicole Nichols wipes away tears recalling a miscarriage at the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service Thursday, October 14, 2010. Nichols miscarried at 26 weeks during her second pregnancy.
Mothers of Preschoolers co-coordinator Laura Sobieck lights ceremonial candles at the Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service at McMurry Chapel inside Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday, October 14, 2010. The prayer service is held once a year and gives mothers and others affected by miscarriage and infant death a chance to speak openly and frankly about their ordeal.
Workers install a new restroom at the Forum access of the MKT trail in 2008. The restroom was funded by 2007 park sales tax money. The proposed restrooms at the Garth and Grindstone nature areas will be identical to the Forum access structure.
After borrowing different sites for the past 40 years, Special Olympics of Missouri will now have a permanent location off U.S. 63 near Missouri 163. Because the site is so centrally located, roughly two hours from each corner of the state, all athletes will be able to take advantage of the facilities for both training and competing.
Students of Becky Elders' fourth grade class listen to EPA ecologist Roberta Vogel-Leutung talk about watershed environments at West Boulevard Elementary. The station was the second of two outdoor activities as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement.
Grace Brinkmann, 9, checks to see if she has netted bugs as AaRaya Scott, 10, waits to hear the results of a bug-catching activity.
Kristian Weimer asks an instructor to inspect his net after he pulled it out of the stream at West Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. The students learned how scientists scrape the creeks with nets to pick out various organisms.
Vials of beetles, leeches and other insects that inhabit watershed environments sit on display outside at West Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. The display was part of a special learning activity after the the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement.
Meredith Donaldson, an outdoor classroom consultant for West Boulevard Elementary, points out insects that students Grace Brinkmann, 9, Blessing Oliver, 9, and AaRaya Scott, 10, might find while bug catching at the school. The Environmental Protection Agency was at the school on Thursday to announce that Missouri River Communities received grant money for upgrading or building outdoor classrooms at four local schools, including West Boulevard.
Police aren’t the only ones using Tasers in Columbia. The general public has the opportunity to buy both Tasers and stun guns at several Columbia locations, including Target Masters and Bass Pro. Other devices may be ordered online through Midway USA, headquartered in Columbia. Below are two devices that consumers can purchase at shops in Columbia.
If the park sales tax is renewed, some of the money would pay for a new trail along Grindstone Creek that will cross Old 63 and U.S. 63. Voters decide on Nov. 2 whether to continue the tax.
Jennifer Banner, right, holds her daughter Taija Shelton, 11, after their apartment building on Demaret Drive burned on Thursday. In the fire, Banner's mother's flame point Siamese cat was killed. She had adopted the cat after her mom died in March. No one was home at the time of the fire, and fire officials said the apartment and its contents were destroyed.
October 13, 2010
Robert McGugan runs to pick up a kicking tee during Saturday's game against Colorado.
Temple Grandin explains the different sensory problems that children and adults with autism struggle with. Grandin is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University and was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people this year. While talking about growing up with autism and establishing a career, Grandin said she realized "you have to sell your work, not yourself."