April 21, 2010
Columbia will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday with the annual Earth Day Festival near Peace Park. (The rain date is May 2.) There will be more than 200 booths, including nonprofit organizations, volunteer opportunities, businesses, government agencies, environmental education and food vendors. For more information and event details, go to ColumbiaEarthDay.org
After the MU softball doubleheader, assistant coach Phil Bradley, right, poses with Gloria McCloskey Rogers. Rogers was a member of the 1953 Rockford Peaches, the team featured in the movie “A League of Their Own.” She was honored during the game against Missouri S&T on Wednesday at University Field.
Junior Catherine Lee slides into second base during the Tigers' game against Evansville.
Members of the MU softball team cheer after junior Abby Vock hit a single in the fifth inning against Missouri S&T.
MU softball player Rhea Taylor slides safely into third base during the Tigers' game against Evansville on Wednesday.
Evansville coach Mark Redburn greets MU senior associate athletic director Tim Hickman before the softball game Wednesday. Redburn is a former assistant coach of the MU softball team.
Sophomore Kristin Nottelmann pitches against Missouri S&T on Wednesday at University Field. Nottelmann pitched her first career no-hitter in the Tigers’ win.
Nebraska fans and Memorial Stadium are reflected in the sunglasses of Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne before the annual Red-White spring football game Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Coach Bo Pelini declared after the Holiday bowl that "Nebraska's back and we're here to stay." The 78,000 fans who showed up for Saturday's game surely agree with the Cornhuskers' coach, and so do others around the Big 12.
On Tuesday, MU hosted a presentation by original Saturday Night Live writer Tom Davis about the use of political satire on the show.
Columbia Independent School celebrated its 12th annual Toga Day on Wednesday. More than 100 students paraded from Harpo’s to Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College, where they performed humorous Roman-themed skits.
Michael Diaz reaches for chalk while hanging from the rock at Capen Park. The chalk provides a better grip for climbers.
Inexperienced and seasoned rock climbers participate in the sport of rock climbing. Libby Schleider, Jay Dolph and Michael Diaz talk about their experiences with the sport at Capen Park in Columbia.
Clint Zweifel is the Missouri state treasurer.
Charles Davis is the moderator of the weekly radio program "Global Journalist." It airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at www.globaljournalist.org.
Skip Walther is president of The Missouri Bar.
John Belaka of Columbia looks for trash while walking in the Hinkson Creek near Walnut Street on Oct. 7, 2006. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says there is a lack of aquatic life, indicating pollution. It wants Columbia and Boone County to clean up the waterway by reducing the amount of stormwater that drains into the creek by just over 50 percent.
April 20, 2010
Hickman junior midfielder Emily Darter is congratulated by teammate Grace Grigg after scoring Hickman's first goal Tuesday night against visiting Jefferson City.
Hickman sophomore midfielder Paige Nelson, left, scored the Kewpies' second goal Tuesday night against visiting Jefferson City.
GRAPHIC | The Department of Natural Resources presented a proposal Tuesday that would require Columbia and Boone County to reduce stormwater runoff in Hinkson Creek by more than half. The proposal would address pollution in the creek, which has been on the department’s impaired waterways list since 1998.
A draft proposal by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources catalogs the history of research that has been done to address to pollution of Hinkson Creek. This 69-page long document recommends the city and county cut stormwater runoff by 50.5 percent.