February 11, 2010
More than 70 percent of the world’s cocoa comes from Africa. Most of that comes from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria, which use child labor in cocoa production, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The department also recommended to include cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria on a list of goods produced with forced labor or indentured child labor.
Equal Exchange is one of the brands of fair trade chocolate available at Mustard Seed in downtown Columbia. The Mustard Seed is a fair trade store located on Ninth Street.
Caroline Pinkston, an MU Law School student, grabs a flier about Divine chocolate at the Mustard Seed. Divine chocolate is a fair trade and farmer-owned company.
February 10, 2010
Laurence Bowers rebounds the ball during the 2nd half of the Tigers game against Iowa State University at Mizzou Arena. Bowers had 12 rebounds and 10 points in the 65-56 win.
Iowa State forward LaRon Dendy attempts to block a drive by Missouri guard Marcus Denmon late during the first half of Wednesday's game.
Iowa State's Craig Brackins grabs an offensive rebound from Missouri's Steve Moore during the first half.
Michele Curry of Marching Mizzou holds a placard for Justin Safford during the Missouri men's basketball game against Iowa State University at Mizzou Arena. Safford had 13 points and 9 rebounds in 32 minutes of play.
Missouri senior guard J.T. Tiller drives toward the hoop as Iowa State senior forward Marquis Gilstrap looks on.
Iowa State's Justin Hamilton, left, competes with Missouri's Laurence Bowers, middle, and Keith Ramsey for a rebound in the first half of Wednesday's game at Mizzou Arena.
Citizens gathered at the Columbia Armory on Wednesday night to voice their thoughts about President Barack Obama’s first year in office. Hear what some of them have to say.
MU freshman Chasidy Allen helps stuff bears for the Student Union Programming Board's Caring, Bearing, and Sharing fundraiser in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. This is the third year the event has raised proceeds to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.
It was the third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event hosted by the Student Union Programming Board in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. According to Big Events chairman Madeline Beyer, the event raised about $1,000 last year. They're hoping this year's sizable turnout will double that amount.
Freshmen Emma Hecht (left) and Tiffany Miller (center) and junior Dan Cook (right) purchase Build-A-Bear Workshop animals to stuff for Valentine's Day gifts on Wednesday in Stotler Lounge. The third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event hosted by the Student Union Programming Board offered students the opportunity to make their own stuffed animals for $5, or to donate five canned foods with all proceeds benefiting the Central Missouri Food Bank.
MU freshmen Jon Blake (left), Bailey Eversole (center) and Dana Aleman (right) stuff their Build-A-Bear Workshop tigers in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. All proceeds from the third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event hosted by the Student Union Programming Board benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.
MU junior Mariah Thomas (left) and MU sophomore Joey Musterman (right) contemplate what to name their Build-A-Bear Workshop tigers at the third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. Hosted by the Student Union Programming Board, event sponsors ordered 300 larger stuffed animals and 200 of the smaller stuffed tigers to raise proceeds to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.
Former Rock Bridge football player Skyler Hinton smiles as he prepares to hike the ball during practice Sept. 8, 2009. Hinton relied on video highlights of his senior season in the recruiting process since he missed most of his junior season because of a broken leg. Wyoming eventually offered Hinton a scholarship, and he enrolled in January.
This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001, by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows smoke and ash engulfing the area around the World Trade Center in New York.
This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001, by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows one of the towers of the World Trade Center in New York as it begins to crumble.
In this videotaped sworn statement taken on Nov. 22 at Potosi Correctional Center, Charles Erickson says that he alone beat and strangled Kent Heitholt. Because of the large file size for this 12-minute video, it may take a while to load in your browser.
The city of Columbia is starting a new initiative aimed at making recycling easier for residents by educating people on how to recycle while also making the sorting process simpler. Waste Minimization Supervisor Layli Terrill describes what items the city will and will not accept and also explains how the new program will make recycling easier.