August 1, 2010
D&D Animal Sanctuary volunteer Donnie Morison watches one of the sanctuary's several tigers as he relates facts about large carnivores to a small crowd gathered around the enclosure. The sanctuary held an open house event Aug. 1, giving members of the public a rare chance to see the many exotic and endangered animals in residence there up-close.
Robert Johnson petted many animals during his day at the D&D Animal Sanctuary open house, but he drew the line at volunteer Tara Tipton's ball python.
Olivia LaMonda tours the grounds of D&D Animal Sanctuary with her new friend Bubba, a potbellied pig, on August 1 during an open house event. When asked what noise Bubba made, Olivia pointed and proudly said "Woof!"
Rosie Koelling gets her face painted by Ryan Vincent during the D&D Animal Sanctuary open house on Aug. 1. "I want to be a turtle," Koelling said to Vincent. "A green snapping turtle!"
Emily Franke, left, and her friend Rachel Cullen pause during the D & D Animal Sanctuary open house to snap some photos of a passing tortoise. Franke's older brothers Mike and Bobby both volunteer at the sanctuary.
Narelle Couper, 27, takes a break at the Missouri state line during her 4,000 mile bike tour to raise awareness for charity: water, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing clean water to developing countries. Couper and her riding partner, Carmen Peterson biked through Columbia on Saturday and will finish in San Francisco.
Carmen Peterson, 34, bikes through Sulphur Springs, Ohio as a part of her 4,000 mile bike tour this summer to raise awareness for charity: water, a nonprofit committed to bringing clean water to developing countries. "I'm thinking of water in a different way," she said. "It's definitely brought another level of awareness. I had never through about water before, not so much like this, not on this level, ever." Peterson and her riding partner, Narelle Couper, rode through Columbia on Saturday and will finish in San Francisco.
Charles Davis, a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, moderated this discussion of the weekly radio program “Global Journalist,” which airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at www.globaljournalist.org. View the live streaming video at 9 a.m. Thursday mornings at www.rjionline.org and then call in or e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Byron Scott, a veteran newspaper and magazine journalist and professor emeritus of journalism, moderated this discussion of the weekly radio program “Global Journalist,” which airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at www.globaljournalist.org. View the live streaming video at 9 a.m. Thursday mornings at www.rjionline.org and then call in or e-mail your questions to email@example.com.
Guests came from as far as Texas, Louisiana and New York to the 18th annual Black & White Ball. The first ball was in 1960, and currently takes the form of a the three-day event, from Friday to Sunday, marked by a formal dinner and dance held at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center on Saturday.
Robert Vaughn, Wayne Bush, David Horrell, Frank Cochran and Audrey Thornton are all smiles while being photographed before the Black & White Ball dance, held at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center on Saturday. The ball, a reunion of Douglass High School alumni of all ages, has been held every three years since 1960.
Live music brought guests to the dance floor at the 18th Black and White Ball. "We come together every year to celebrate those who taught us all to be good to each other," Mason Gordon, a graduate of Douglass who currently lives in New Orleans, said.
George E. Stemmons and Ardella Prawford dance among friends during the 2010 Black and White Ball, a reunion of Douglass High School alumni, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center on Saturday. Many people in attendance, like Prawford, did not graduate from Douglass but retains close ties with friends and coworkers who did attend Douglass. "I came for the rock and roll, and the company," Prawford said.
July 31, 2010
Columbia fencers Patrick Market, left, and John Konzal duel in a match on "Fight Night" on Thursday at a Jazzercise studio in Columbia. When two duelers hit at the same time, the fencer with the more extended arm is usually credited, and the fencer with the bent arm is faulted, as happened in this case.
Doug Ridder drives a Ford F350 named Stroker to a second-place finish in the modified four-wheel-drive class of the tractor pulling competition Saturday at the Boone County Fair.
An independent motorcycle noise study conducted by bikernet.com measured the decibel levels of four different motorcycle models at 2 feet away from the open end of a muffler at 45 degrees. The average decibel level was 107 decibels at the cruising level and 118 decibels fully revved.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association states that noises louder than 80 decibels can be potentially dangerous to one’s hearing, depending on the amount of noise and length of time exposed. Sounds from 60 to 80 decibels are considered very loud, while 90 to 110 decibels is considered extremely loud.
Teonona Campbell, 10, and Nailah Bonaparte push Nathan Bonaparte on the swings at Douglass Park on Saturday. Families came to the park as part of the Black and White Ball, a three-day weekend of events to bring together black alumni of Columbia Public Schools.
A young boy covers his ears as the noisy monster trucks rev their engines in preparation for the second half of the monster truck show Saturday at the Boone County Fair.
Larry Quick of Aledo, Ill., launched his monster truck, Ghost Ryder, over a mud bank during the monster truck show on Saturday at the Boone County Fair. Quick's truck won first place in the freestyle event, measured by the audience cheering for their favorite.
Audience members take a ride on the monster truck "Bone Crusher" during the intermission of the monster truck show on Saturday at the Boone County Fair.