June 24, 2010
Brian C. Young
Ragtag Cinema, located on Hitt Street, is broadcasting every match of the FIFA World Cup live. These showings are free and are almost always packed. The U.S. vs. Algeria game took place Wednesday and marked the first win for the U.S. in the tournament.
Two banks robberies in the last week, one in Jefferson City and one in Columbia, may have been committed by the same individual. The photo on the left shows the suspect in the Friday robbery of Landmark Bank in Columbia. The photo on the right shows the suspect in Wednesday's robbery at River Region Credit Union in Jefferson City.
June 23, 2010
Wet riding cloths dangle off clotheslines strung between rows of grapes Wednesday at Les Bourgeois Vineyard in Rocheport after cyclists completed their third day of the 10th annual Katy Trail Ride.
Tausha Fields listens to the testimony of Gregory Morton during the Fields' murder trial Wednesday at the Boone County Courthouse.
Judge Gary Oxenhandler speaks with defense and prosecuting attorneys about an objection during the Fields' murder trial on Wednesday at the Boone County Courthouse.
Centro Latino plans to create a diner at 609 Garth Ave, where they recently received a construction permit. Centro Latino, which assists immigrants adjusting to life in Mid-Missouri, also plans to move their office to this site from their current location on Austin Ave, a few blocks away. In the past three weeks, the organization has hosted a farmers market on Tuesday evenings on the building's parking lot at the corner of Garth Ave and Lynn St.
Gary Miller, an attendee of the berry growing and marketing workshop sponsored by the Beginning Farmer Program, displays two Japanese beetles munching away at a Foch grape leaf on Tuesday at Jefferson Farm and Gardens. Although the beetles had not been a major problem in the past, according to Jefferson Farm's horticulture specialist Catherine Bohnert, they have been slowly showing up more this year.
Almost-ripe arapaho blackberries glisten in the hot sun at Jefferson Farm and Gardens. The Beginning Farmer Program sponsored a workshop on berry growing and marketing. Attendees of the workshop came from all corners of Missouri and even Illinois, as Dale Getty traveled from Chester, Ill., about 60 miles south of St. Louis. "I'm trying to find a way to maximize my return," Getty said about adding berries to his 200 acre farm.
Margaret Scott, left, inspects another berry bush at the Jefferson Farm and Gardens while Lonnie Overby tastes some of the Cara's Choice blueberries growing on Tuesday as part of a workshop on berry growing and marketing for new farmers sponsored by the Beginning Farmer Program. Overby has not grown berries on her farm before, but traveled from Oldfield, Mo., to attend the workshop. "So far, this is my favorite," she said about the Cara's Choice blueberries, "but I liked the Patriot, too."
Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist for the University of Missouri Extension, explains to participants in the berry growing and marketing workshop sponsored by the Beginning Farmers Program the difference between the way various kinds of blueberries grow. He focused specifically on the ratio of leaves to flowers - and eventually fruit - in order to balance yield with retention of the plant for the next season.
Patrons wait outside the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts for the doors to open for its Grand Opening Gala, which featured singer Tony Bennett, on May 21, 2008.
Participants in a berry growing and marketing workshop sponsored by the Beginning Farmer Program listen to Jefferson Farm's horticulture specialist Catherine Bohnert give a brief lecture about growing blueberries on Tuesday at the Jefferson Farm and Gardens in Columbia. Bohnert explained that the bushes on display at the farm are of varying sizes because of the plant's age at original planting, as well as some that needed to be replaced in the last year. "Some plants heaved out of the ground in the winter and dried up," she said, "so we had to replant." The new bushes are notably smaller than the older, more hearty ones.
Eric Staley has been the CEO of the Missouri Theatre since September. "I love the arts and doing things on behalf of the arts and the not-for-profit community in general. When you have a place as beautiful as this, it's hard not to be inspired," Staley said.
Fans of the U.S. national soccer team display their pride while watching a U.S. versus Algeria match at Bengal's Bar and Grill on Wednesday. The U.S. defeated Algeria by a score of 1-0 with a goal in the 89th minute of the game.
Tyler Bishop, center, and friends celebrate at Bengal's Bar and Grill after the U.S. soccer team scored a goal against Algeria in a World Cup match on Wednesday.
Gregory Morton gets emotional during his testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Tausha Fields on June 23 at the Boone County Courthouse.
Gregory Morton examines a photograph during his testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Tausha Fields on June 23 at the Boone County Courthouse. Morton, Fields' ex-husband, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2009 in the death of Fields' previous husband, Mitchell Kemp.
June 22, 2010
With the heat advisory Tuesday for Boone County, dog owners were extra careful about caring for the easily dehydrated animals. The heat index was expected to reach 105 degrees, and the weather service advised both people and animals stay indoors.