January 12, 2009
From right, Governor Jay Nixon, his wife Georganne Nixon, and his sons Jeremiah and Will attend the Inauguration Ceremony on the South Steps of the Missouri Capitol on Monday in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon gives a speech at Capitol Plaza Hotel during the inaugural potluck dinner, on Monday in Jefferson City.
Missourians gathered in front of the South Steps of the State Capitol in Jefferson City to attend the inauguration of Jay Nixon as the new Governor of the State of Missouri, on Monday.
The Hazelwood West High School marching band participated in the inauguration day parade in Jefferson City. The parade began at 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Todd and Cande Iveson, both of Columbia, attended the inauguration of Gov. Jay Nixon. Nixon kept his speech short on a crisp, blustery day in the capital.
Governor Jay Nixon and his wife, Georganne, wave to the crowd on the South Steps of the State Capitol. Nixon pledged to work toward "a new day for Missouri" in his inaugural speech.
Click here to download a copy of the letter given to the police chief candidates. The letter comes from a coalition of organizations concerned about Taser use by Columbia police officers.
Green ink is used to print more than 1,000 passages of the Green Bible that show how "God is green," according to the Green Bible Web site.
The Green Bible, made with recycled paper, soy-based ink and a linen cover, is a part of a Christian movement to take care of the Earth.
Although the new governor had said he would walk in the parade, he and his wife, Georgeanne, rode in Monday's inauguration parade in Jefferson City. Rain in the forecast prompted the decision, although no rain actually fell during the parade.
January 11, 2009
Aaron Kroeger, an employee with Straight Line Construction, helps disassemble Shake's Frozen Custard on Nifong Boulevard. "I'm usually the guy people hate to see," said Tim Lewis, owner of Straight Line Construction.
Nathan Stephens is a guest columnist.
David Anderson films children tying balloons onto a wooden boat for a True/False Film Festival promotional video.
Eric Mousel looks through the camera as he films children at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday. Mousel works for a company called Pure Marketing and Media that was filming promotional videos for the True/False Film Festival, which runs from Feb. 26 to March 1 in Columbia.
Margot McMillen feeds her farm cats outside her Calloway County barn adorned with a quilt pattern in Hatton, Mo.
January 10, 2009
Missouri sophomore RaeShara Brown calls for support from the crowd during Saturday's loss to No. 3 Texas A&M at Mizzou Arena.
MU guard Bekah Mills attempts to steal the ball away from Texas A&M's La Toya Micheaux in the second half on Saturday. The Tigers made a late charge but fell to the third-ranked Aggies 62-56.
Missouri's DeMarre Carroll dives for a loose ball against Nebraska's Cookie Miller. “Give credit to Nebraska, they were coming from all directions,” Carroll said.
Missouri forward Leo Lyons (5) tries to shoot over Nebraska's Chris Balham on Saturday. Lyons was limited to four minutes in the first half because of foul trouble and didn't score, but he came back to score 12 in the second half.