April 8, 2008
Katy Koontz, an MU softball player, throws a ball to dunk MU professor Dr. William Horner on Tuesday. Horner said he thought he had been dunked about seven or eight times in the hour and a half he spent out in Lowry Mall. The dunk tank was a way for the American Cancer Society to raise money for the Relay for Life on Stankowski Field from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. the following day.
Newly-elected First Ward City Councilman Paul Sturtz thanks supporters during a speech Tuesday night at the Pasta Factory in Columbia.
Sutu Forté, center, and other supporters of newly-elected city councilman Paul Sturtz, listen as Sturtz delivers a speech after election results were announced Tuesday night at the Pasta Factory in Columbia.
Columbia voters talk about why they came out to vote today.
Despite the rain, voters turned out to make selections for the School Board. Voters discuss their feelings on the state of Columbia Public Schools.
This year's Brickwall film competition attracted five groups of filmmakers all assigned to create a music video based on a local band. Take a look at one group of Columbia College students vying for first place.
April 7, 2008
Columbia native Carl Edwards celebrates after winning NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The victory moved Edwards four spots into 10th in the point standings.
Austin Robb, 10, plays in the first round of the Guitar Hero Tournament on March 15 at the Blue Note. “I’m really good at hammer-ons and pull-offs,” Robb said.
Austin Robb got his sides cut and used styling gel to keep his hair spiked.
Austin Robb displays his marker-tattooed knuckles inspired by Ozzy Osborne.
Jeanne Mason comforts her grandson, Austin Robb, after he lost in the second round of the Guitar Hero Tournament. Robb has been playing Guitar Hero for about four years, his dad said.
Kathy Love and her border collie, Dulce, take a break for a picture at Stephens Lake Park on Friday. The Parks and Recreation Department use Dulce for "nonlethal management" of the geese at Stephens Lake Park and Twin Lakes Recreation Area. "Dolce takes her job seriously," Love says.
Kathy Love's border collie, Dulce), chases geese at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Friday. The Parks and Recreation Department uses Dulce for "non-lethal management" of wild geese.
Ejhlon Kashif Marks
Sunday night’s graffiti at the entrance to Martinshire Drive is greeted by stiff resistance from the Public Works Department’s Street Division on Monday. From left, James Brown, DeJaun Jordan, Kevin Rice and Ron Sollenberger remove spray paint from the neighborhood wall. Sollenberger said three people stopped to thank the crew for their efforts.
Kevin Rice scrubs diligently with a citrus solution to break through the first layer of graffiti on a Martinshire Drive wall.
Trevor Collins, a freshman at MU, skates Monday at Cosmopolitan Recreation Skate Park. “I come out here a lot when I’m not working out or doing other sports,” Collins said. Collins was one of about 10 people who took advantage of the spring weather and temperature near 65 degrees.
MU golf player Peter Malnati hits the ball during the first day of the Mizzou Intercollegiate tournament on Monday afternoon at The Old Hawthorne Golf Club.
When Kathy Love and Dulce go for walks in Columbia parks, it's not just about getting some exercise, it's also about protecting the parks from wild geese. To read about Love and Dulce, and their wild goose chases, click
April 6, 2008
Stephanie Hilbert, a home-schooled junior from Jefferson City, and her mother, Michelle Hilbert, discuss academic programs with Ryan Green, an admissions representative from College of the Ozarks, at a college fair for home-schooled students held at Woodcrest Chapel on March 14. The number of home-schooled students in Missouri increased from 2,253 in 1998 to 5,409 in 2007, and schools like Columbia College and MU are doing more to actively recruit these students.