March 13, 2008
MU women's tennis assistant coach Blake Edwards jokes around with Kaitlyn Ritchie before tennis practice. Some of the girls on the team call Edwards "Eddie" for short, because he shares his name with head coach Blake Starkey.
The Missouri Theatre, including its acoustic dome, built in 1928, is currently undergoing extended renovation and is expected to be reopened during the second half of this year.
This is what remains of the annual Egg Catapult contest, part of MU's Engineers' Week that started Monday. Six teams competed to build an egg launcher to hit a frying pan target 60 feet away.
Megabus driver Charles Howard directs passengers to the luggage storage compartment. Megabus fares begin at a rate of $1.
From left, Clark Mechlin, Russ Claytor and Dan Howard wait at Wabash Station for the Megabus to arrive.
March 12, 2008
Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Gary Warren explains what kind of hands-on search and rescue training the new fire recruits will be receiving.
First Ward City Council candidate John Clark responds to a question from an audience member during a public forum at the Salvation Army, 1108 W. Ash, on Saturday. Clark and fellow candidates, from left, Karen Baxter, Almeta Crayton and Paul Sturtz, addressed the concerns of First Ward residents.
Brush growth obscures telephone wires in a First Ward neighbordhood near the Salvation Army, 1108 W. Ash Street. According to Vernon Forbes, a member of the Central Columbia Get Out The Vote Committee, the brush growth, which can limit access for repairs to the lines, has not been properly addressed by the city.
The Pfeffer family.
March 11, 2008
David White, executive director of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, gives members of the Mid-Missouri Tourism Council a preview of the renovations.
Tree specialists talk about the magnificence of the bur oak, what is happening to it, and its place in history.
Lauren McDonald sits in a pile of prom dresses at her house on Feb. 28. Lauren has been collecting since November and, so far, she has 115 dresses that she'll be giving away right before the prom for girls who can't afford full-price dresses.
Mike Sestric is elevated into the Bur Oak Tree in McBaine, known to many simply as the "Big Tree," while Will Branch directs him from below. The men and their co-workers worked on the tree on Tuesday by trimming branches and taking soil samples from around the tree's base.
Matt Smittgens works high in the branches of the bur oak tree in McBaine, also known as the "Big Tree," on Tuesday. While Smittgens was cutting limbs, other workers were taking soil samples and conducting other tests from the ground.
Mike Sestric is elevated into the bur oak Tree in McBaine, known to many simply as the "big tree," while Will Branch directs him from below. The men and their co-workers worked on the tree on Tuesday by trimming branches and taking soil samples around the tree's base.
Matt Smittgens works high in the branches of the bur oak tree in McBaine on Tuesday. While Smittgens was cutting limbs, other workers were taking soil samples and conducting other tests from the ground.