October 14, 2010
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."
The East Area Plan, which was presented to the Columbia City Council on Monday, Oct. 11, must be approved before the Richland Road Project can get the go-ahead. However, the two plans conflict on the topic of commercial development. 90.09 acres of the Richland Road Project is zoned for commercial development, while the East Area Plan aims to have no commercial zoning.
Miner Ariel Ticona Yanez, center, emerges from the capsule that lifted him to the surface after being rescued Wednesday from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile.
Homes in the Old Hawthorne developments along Highway WW could be affected by the new East Area Plan.
Democrat Mary Still, the 25th District candidate, answers a question during the election forum on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at the Daniel Boone Regional Library.
As seen on Tuesday, a concrete pump sits in the Old Hawthorne developments along Highway WW.
Candidates listen to a question during the forum on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at the Daniel Boone Regional Library.
Danario Alexander led the nation with 1,781 yards receiving his senior season at Missouri.
"Beat Texas" shirts are offered for sale Wednesday at the Husker Hounds store in Omaha, Neb., ahead of the game against Texas. Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne is following coach Bo Pelini's lead and urging fans to treat Texas players, coaches and fans with respect at Saturday's game. The game has been built up as a grudge match because of last year's controversial finish to the Big 12 championship game and Nebraska's looming departure from the Big 12 to join the Big Ten.
Missouri kicker Trey Barrow runs past Colorado's Tony Jones on a fake punt. Barrow gained 26 yards and a first down to keep a Tigers touchdown drive alive. “I didn’t know how far I went. I thought that I got the first down because I felt like I was running for a while,” Barrow said.