January 12, 2008
The Project Vote Smart bus delivered the nation's first "voter's self-defense system" to Jefferson City on Jan 12 to help educate voters about candidates.
Ruth Gordon, a weather observer for the National Weather Service, shows the rain gauge outside her Waynesville home. Gordon is retiring at month's end and it will be the first time the weather service has moved its rain gauge since 1949. Gordon's father recorded weather data prior to her volunteer career.
The U.S. Army's school for fighting chemical threats unveiled a new name from U.S. Army Chemical School on Friday to reflect a broader focus on weapons of mass destruction.
The Stryker armored vehicle, shown here at the newly renamed Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., is specially adapted for weapons of mass destruction reconnaissance.
Darryl Butterfield, center and No. 35, leads the Missouri bench as they cheer for the players on the court near the end of the Tigers' 97-84 upset of Texas Saturday at the Mizzou Arena. Others in the photo include No. 15 Marshall Brown, left, Assistant Coach Matt Zimmerman, Matt Lawrence, third from left and No. 3 Stefon Hannah.
Tigers forward DeMarre Carroll, left, rebounds the ball and defends it from Texas Longhorns forward Gary Johnson on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Tony Boehm, a bus tour coordinator for Project Vote Smart, provides information to Lori Rosburg, a Jefferson City resident who picked up voting information for herself and her students at Jefferson City Academic Center on Saturday in front of the Jefferson City Community Center.
The Vote Smart bus is stationed in front of Jefferson City Community Center on Saturday. J.J. Clemens, the legislative research director, sits outside the bus to answer visitors’ questions.
Frank Rycyk, left, and W.T. Edmonson, both members of the Jefferson City Community Center, hear about specific candidates stance on important issues inside the Vote Smart bus on Sunday in Jefferson City. Rycyk says they invited Vote Smart not only to inform voters, but also to bring people to the Community Center.
Teacher Lori Rosburg writes her message on the inflated ball that will travel around the nation until it reaches Washington D.C., where Vote Smart hopes to hold a press conference to gain recognition of their mission to inform voters.
January 11, 2008
Amanda Hanneman battles for the ball against Colorado.
Bekah Mills, center, observes the action with coach Allison Guth, left, and Tracy Benne.
Zaire Taylor, center, must sit out this year because of NCAA transfer rules.
Keon Lawrence, left, met teammate Zaire Taylor when the two were in high school.
Dakota Blue Richards, left, stars as Lyra Belacqua and Ben Walker stars as Roger in Chris Weitz’s “The Golden Compass.” In the month since the release of the film, church leaders have condemned it as a damaging influence on young audiences.
The film's depiction of the church as a power-hungry authority has stirred the most criticism of "The Golden Compass."
The stage fills with lights, cords and microphones as the trucks are being unloaded and workers begin to hang backdrops for the Nov. 4 performance of 'The Producers.'
Unloading the three semi trucks for the Broadway show 'The Producers' at Jesse Auditorium begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 4. The workers are from the auditorium, Klance Staging in St. Louis, Labor Ready in Columbia or part of the traveling crew.
Brad Thompson, a worker for Klancey Staging in St. Louis for the past two years, takes a breath during the stage clean up at 10:20 p.m. on Nov. 4. The crew did not finish packing up the semi trucks for another three to four hours.
Outside the stage doors of Jesse Hall, cases of wigs sit waiting in the parking lot for cast members to wear. Jesse Auditorium does not have enough room to hold all the costumes and wigs at the same time, so the parking lot is often used for additional space.
Terry Stiles, from Klance Staging in St. Louis, falls asleep in Jesse Auditorium while the stage is being put together. He only had a few hours of sleep the previous night after another job.