September 29, 2010
Belayer Caleb Bentsen, left, slowly lowers an Over the Edge participant, *Valerie Metherne, right, during the practice run three stories up at the Tiger Hotel on Wednesday. Participants who raised more than $1,000 dollars for the Special Olympics were able to repel off the building.
September 28, 2010
The Missouri Office of Public Defender will allow three more districts to turn away new cases on Oct. 1. Two of the state's 33 districts area already allowed to turn away cases. The office said a tight budget will prevent some districts from adequately dealing with a large number of cases.
Public defenders have the smallest number of cases per employee since 2002. The total number of public defender cases has dropped annually since 2006. On Oct. 1, three more districts will be able to deny new cases.
Hickman senior Morgan Popejoy tries to swat a spike past Helias Catholic defender Anna Murphy. Popejoy switched from outside hitter to middle hitter for Tuesday's match.
David Currey, director of International Student and Scholar Services, makes a speech during the MU International Day Flag Ceremony on Tuesday. "I think it's beautiful," he said about the display of the flags. He also said the day was a great way to help others learn how to get involved with international programs and students on campus.
Hickman's Kimberly Lake, left, and Emily Peel, right, jump for a block against Helias Catholic's Lisa Bruns. Lake moved to right-side hitter for Tuesday's match.
International students and volunteers carry more than 60 international flags from the Francis Quadrangle to Lowry Mall on Tuesday. The MU International Day Flag Ceremony was started three years ago in an attempt to create more awareness of the International students that attend MU. An international bazaar on Lowry Mall featuring international cuisine and cultural presentations followed the ceremony.
From left to right, Yana Lubahn, parent volunteer for Columbia Independent School, holds out the Turkish flag to show her daughter, Victoria Lubahn, 7, and her classmates, Dina Grafakos, 7, and Matte Lopez, 7, on their field trip to Lowry Mall for MU International Day on Tuesday. "The setup is just beautiful," she said. "Because our school has so much diversity, it is great to come see this."
Hickman senior Emily Peel reaches to make a hit in the Kewpies' match Tuesday against Helias Catholic. A lineup change at Monday's practice couldn't prevent the Kewpies from losing the match 25-11, 27-25.
Sarah Davis has been a member of La Leche League, an international organization that encourages mothers to breast-feed their childen, for seven years.
Sarah Davis breast-feeds her 9-month son, Micah, on Friday at her home in Columbia. Davis has been a member of the La Leche League since the birth of her first child 7 years ago. Her three sons have never had a bottle, Davis said.
A summer of practice with her father and uncle have helped Morgan Reimler become the No. 2 golfer for the Rock Bridge girls golf team this season.
Rehabilitation on a Katy Trail bridge that crosses Moniteau Creek in Rocheport will take place as soon as river waters recede. Funds for the project, totaling $487,340, were awarded from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Michael Sam, a freshman defensive end for Missouri, has blocked a punt, forced a safety, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble in his first four games for the Tigers.
The Boonville Fire Department tore down its outdated facility and is constructing a new fire station. Listen as Fire Chief Tim Carmichael explains their need for expansion.
Justin Garnett holds an atlatl, a wooden weapon that he made in about 30 minutes out of natural resources on Hinkson Field. The atlatl is a primitive weapon that can hurl darts, which range in length from 4 to 13 feet, to hit a target.
Missouri is now one of only two states in the U.S. to legalize the use of the atlatl, a prehistoric weapon, for deer hunting. An atlatl can be used by inserting a dart into the spur, gripping the handle and flinging the atlatl forward, releasing the dart. Below is a description of the parts of an atlatl and dart, which, when assembled, are about the weight and length of a broom.
Justin Garnett makes atlatls and darts to use with the weapon. Garnett says he does survival and primitive crafts because it shows him he would be able to make anything that is necessary for primitive survival.
September 27, 2010
Rock Bridge infielder Kali Hall tags out Helias Catholic's Paige Bange in a play at second base Monday during the Bruins' extra-inning victory.
Rock Bridge volleyball player Ali Kreklow sets the ball Monday against visiting East St. Louis.