July 7, 2010
Coulton Doyle and Bradley Snyder walk through an open prairie at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park while hunting for insects on Wednesday. The diversity of life within the prairie made for a variety of catches, but the larger insects sometimes proved more difficult to snare than their smaller friends. "Everybody catches the butterflies," Snyder said. "But everybody tries to catch the dragonflies."
A welcome home sign adorns the lawn outside 4-year-old Alisa Maier's home in Louisiana, Mo., on Wednesday. Maier was abducted Monday night from the yard of her home and found safe 70 miles away more than 24 hours later.
July 6, 2010
Francis Vangeli spoke on July 2 at his home about his reasoning behind his candidacy in the August 3 democratic primary against big-name candidate Robin Carnahan, Missouri's current Secretary of State, for a seat in the U.S. Senate. "I got tired of all these people who think they're smarter than I am," said Vangeli, "making all these stupid laws that I have to live under for the last 70-something years."
Seven tipi poles point skyward in the yard of Sydney Pursel and Justin Rodier.
Sydney Pursel holds together two ends of a tepee cover that she stitched together on Monday. Pursel is part of the Ioway tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and draws from Native American traditions in her artwork.
Sydney Pursel directs Justin Rodier as he puts up poles for a tepee in their yard. Rodier said the tepee's frame is simply metal poles tied together with nylon rope and duct tape.
Officer Allen Mitchell (from left), Sgt. Chris Kelley and Officer Eric Hughes speak with the Quenton's Bar & Deli doorman around 12:20 a.m. on June 19. Kelley, head of the downtown police force, is using research by a Wisconsin police department to study how drinking habits affect crime rates.
Justin Rodier and Sydney Pursel set up a tepee in their yard on Monday. The couple, both art majors at MU, will be using the tepee as a portable art gallery during their month-long road trip across the western United States starting Tuesday.
Justin Rodier, right, puts up a custom tepee cover made by Sydney Pursel, left, over a frame in front of their house on Monday. Pursel spent a large part of the Fourth of July sewing the cover from a roll of nylon and velcro fasteners.
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Francis Vangeli thumbs through an earmarked book containing details of the Constitutional Amendments on July 2, 2010 at his home.
Columbia resident Francis Vangeli is running as a Democratic candidate in the August 3 primary election for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Missouri Sen. Kit Bond in late 2010. Vangeli faces competition from Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and Richard Charles Tolbert from Kansas City.
This photo provided from the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows 4-year-old eastern Missouri girl Alisa Maier, who was playing with her brother on July 5, 2010, when a car pulled up and took her away.
The FBI Task Force located and arrested Marquez L. Lawhorn for first-degree assault on July 6. Bond is set at $250,000. Investigators from the Columbia Police Department interviewed Lawhorn in Kansas City, Kan.
The adult scarab bettle, popillia japonica, is commonly known as the Japanese Beetle as photographed at the Schulenberg Prairie restoration at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill.
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' prior husband, Mitchell Kemp.
After the Central Missouri Human Society won the Zootoo $1 million makeover contest, plans were put in place to renovate the shelter. Renovations should be complete by the third week of July.
Jacob Crook, 25, can often be found painting on the side of Providence Road north of Columbia. Crook received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting last December from MU.
July 5, 2010
Skateboarder Deron Rehma from St. Louis crouches down to steer his board along a sidewalk Sunday at MU. Rehma has been skating with his friend Jason Zoellers of Columbia for about two and half years.
Jason Zoellers checks his wheels on a skateboarding outing Sunday at MU.
Laura Holloway, left, and Julie Adams of the SEMO Animal Rescue Alliance in Lilbourn help Don Rieser of Antioch, Ill., load puppies bound for new homes on June 28 at the Sikeston Memorial Airport in Sikeston.