December 14, 2008
A damaged corner in Shirley Hargis' bathroom exposes mold behind the walls. Hargis said she also has mold growing under her linoleum floors and carpet that her landlord refuses to fix.
The building across from Shirley Hargis' apartment caught fire more than six months ago, but her landlord has yet to do anything about it. "It is ridiculous to be expected to pay rent, and our landlord just sits on his tail and does nothing about it," Hargis said.
After years of competing at an elite level, MU gymnast Liz Straatmann has grown accustomed to making sacrifices for her sport, but this season she faces a new challenge.
Shirley Hargis says she hopes new legislation will pass that imposes tighter local restrictions on landlords. Hargis, along with several thousand other Columbians, lives in an apartment that to most appears as non-livable, with crumbling walls and moldy floors. Hargis says her landlord refuses to fix the problems in her house but still expects her to pay the bills monthly.
Randy Calvert, 16, and Ian Rich, 13, add to a pile of split wood that will eventually be sold in Harrisburg. Calvert, a sophomore at Harrisburg High School, found out about the job opportunity when his basketball coach asked if anyone wanted to work.
A wood splitter makes it way through a piece of wood while Randy Calvert, 16, supervises.
Netiquette is a social code of conduct for the Web, when normal face-to-face interactions become faceless.
December 13, 2008
The Stephens College basketball team put a sign behind its bench to congratulate coach Dane Pavlovich for earning his master's degree in business administration. The team beat Westminster College 64-59
Murray State's Ivan Aska, left, and Isacc Miles, right, corral Missouri's Leo Lyons during the first half of the Tigers' 75-64 victory over the Racers on Dec. 13 at Mizzou Arena.
The Peaceworks’ Center for Sustainable Living offered children and adults the opportunity to make free gifts for their families and friends, including wreaths, bath salts, wooden tiles, potholders and journals. The workshop will continue on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Peace Nook on Broadway. All materials used are recycled, environmentally friendly or donated.
Mary and Joseph, played by Corie and John Day, wait in the manger for travelers to come visit them along their journey through a live nativity. The annual event is hosted by the Fairview United Methodist Church and is in its 19th year.
As part of a live nativity, Mary, played by Chelsea Chambers, sits in the manger with baby Jesus, Joseph, played by Caleb Siefkas, and the three wise men at the Fairview United Methodist Church. "Its something we do every year, and Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without it," Chambers says.
As part of a live nativity at Fairview United Methodist Church, a wise man, played by Susan Burpo, offers gifts to baby Jesus and his parents, Joseph and Mary — played by Caleb Siefkas and Chelsea Chambers. The nativity is an annual event hosted by the church each year.
Fairview Methodist Church’s “Little Bethlehem” has been around for almost twenty years. Groups of people who attend the event are greeted by shepherds, who take them on an interactive journey through Bethlehem to find the savior. They are led to a stable where Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are found. The event attracts more people each year, including those who make it a part of every Christmas season.
Van Johnson in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York in 1964.
Missouri's RaeShara Brown scored a career-high 11 points Tuesday against Bradley.
December 12, 2008
Greg Wasserman is a reporter for the Missourian.
Steve Winters, 21, throws a Ping Pong ball toward the other end of the table while playing beer pong at Reactor Field before an MU football game. Winters played with his friends while tailgating before the game against Kansas State.