January 24, 2008
Jonas Likos, 4, waits with his mom, Holly Likos, at U.S. Grant Elementary school on Thursday to pick up his older brother, Ben Likos, 6. The Likos family lives close to the school. "If Jonas can handle it (the weather) then we walk," Holly Likos said.
Shaquille Thompson, 16, and Quinton Sanders, 14, race to the basketball hoop at the court outside of The Intersection, an after-school program for youth. "It's freezing! I can't feel my hands or my arms," Thompson said as they went back inside because of the cold.
Sam Kepoo, a construction worker for Vaughan Pools, writes down measurements while working on a pool at the Hampton Inn construction site off Stadium and Rock Quarry on Thursday. Columbia's temperature hovered around 17 degrees midday.
Texas women's head basketball coach Gail Goestenkors, left, talks to forward Ashley Lindsey, right, during a team workout Jan. 7. After 15 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Goestenkors is learning what it takes to win in another league.
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House Speaker Rod Jetton
Thomas Jones, a Columbia crossing guard for the past seven years, says that he has found many ways to stay warm when the temperature drops, including ditching his long johns, which actually make him colder. "The kids all know him, the parents all know him, he really is a fixture at the school," said Grant third-grade teacher Ken Greimann.
Thomas Jones, a Columbia crossing guard for the past seven years, waits at the intersection of Broadway and Garth Ave. before children are let out from Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School on Thursday.
Workers from Columbia's Water and Light Department brave the cold to repair a leak in a water main on Providence Road on Thursday. After working the site all morning, the crew had adjusted to the low temperature.
President Bush, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, tells reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington Thursday that he and leaders of the Democratic-led Congress have agreed to work together on an economic stimulus package to boost the sagging U.S. economy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senior John Worley, left, of Rock Bridge fights his way to the basket against sophomore Lyle Harris, right, of Hickman. Rock Bridge won 65-47 on Thursday.
Rock Bridge sophomore Ricky Kreklow, shoots a layup at Hickman High School on Thursday.
Second graders Ashwata Elangoran, left, Naimisa Balaji and Shreyas Sainivasan sing in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thursday night at the Cherry Street Artisan on Ninth Street. Local youth read essays and performed music with the theme of "The Garden of Humanity" for the Youth Speak event.
January 23, 2008
City of Columbia Director of Communications Toni Messina and Assistant City Manager Tony St. Romaine discuss Phase 1 renovations to the Daniel Boone Building and what to expect from Phase 2 and 3.
Michelle Trupiano, a lobbyist for Columbia’s Planned Parenthood Center, stands at the corner of Providence Road and Broadway Avenue on Tuesday. Trupiano, along with several other volunteers, took to the streets to publicly acknowledge the 35th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case.
Ellen Baker, left, and Michelle Trupiano wave to honking drivers.
Gov. Matt Blunt answers reporters' questions during a news conference Wednesday morning in his office in Jefferson City. On Tuesday, Blunt announced he would not be seeking re-election to a second term.
Lana Jacobs, one of Columbia's best-known charitable service workers, has left the St. Francis House amid questions over the possible misuse of $20,000 to $40,000 or "possibly more" of donated money, according to a letter from her husband, Steve Jacobs, who is one of seven community members who run the charity.
A team of contractors from Chicago used a laser scanner Wednesday to gather information on the MU Columns’ exact positions – height, width, distance from other quadrangle landmarks – so the university can monitor any movement over time. Phil Shocklee, director of campus facilities, said the scans were part of a facilities maintenance plan to protect the columns. The measurements will also set reference points for future surveying. The laser scanner used gathers 120,000 reference points per second which can be used to create three dimensional data. The last significant work done to the columns was in 1996 when MU placed metal tops on the columns to prevent water from leaking inside.
Customer service representatives Amanda Renner and Johanna Givens work in the recently renovated Utility Customer Service office in City Hall.