January 12, 2008
The Vote Smart bus is stationed in front of Jefferson City Community Center on Saturday. J.J. Clemens, the legislative research director, sits outside the bus to answer visitors’ questions.
Frank Rycyk, left, and W.T. Edmonson, both members of the Jefferson City Community Center, hear about specific candidates stance on important issues inside the Vote Smart bus on Sunday in Jefferson City. Rycyk says they invited Vote Smart not only to inform voters, but also to bring people to the Community Center.
Teacher Lori Rosburg writes her message on the inflated ball that will travel around the nation until it reaches Washington D.C., where Vote Smart hopes to hold a press conference to gain recognition of their mission to inform voters.
January 11, 2008
Amanda Hanneman battles for the ball against Colorado.
Bekah Mills, center, observes the action with coach Allison Guth, left, and Tracy Benne.
Zaire Taylor, center, must sit out this year because of NCAA transfer rules.
Keon Lawrence, left, met teammate Zaire Taylor when the two were in high school.
Dakota Blue Richards, left, stars as Lyra Belacqua and Ben Walker stars as Roger in Chris Weitz’s “The Golden Compass.” In the month since the release of the film, church leaders have condemned it as a damaging influence on young audiences.
The film's depiction of the church as a power-hungry authority has stirred the most criticism of "The Golden Compass."
The stage fills with lights, cords and microphones as the trucks are being unloaded and workers begin to hang backdrops for the Nov. 4 performance of 'The Producers.'
Unloading the three semi trucks for the Broadway show 'The Producers' at Jesse Auditorium begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 4. The workers are from the auditorium, Klance Staging in St. Louis, Labor Ready in Columbia or part of the traveling crew.
Brad Thompson, a worker for Klancey Staging in St. Louis for the past two years, takes a breath during the stage clean up at 10:20 p.m. on Nov. 4. The crew did not finish packing up the semi trucks for another three to four hours.
Outside the stage doors of Jesse Hall, cases of wigs sit waiting in the parking lot for cast members to wear. Jesse Auditorium does not have enough room to hold all the costumes and wigs at the same time, so the parking lot is often used for additional space.
Terry Stiles, from Klance Staging in St. Louis, falls asleep in Jesse Auditorium while the stage is being put together. He only had a few hours of sleep the previous night after another job.
One of three semi trucks waits out back of Jesse Auditorium for the crew to load when the show is over.
January 10, 2008
Sturgeon species worldwide are in decline, largely because of the same set of manmade challenges. Only one species, the shovel nose sturgeon, has survived relatively unscathed. The pallid sturgeon's fate is tied to the management of the Missouri River.
Missouri’s Amanda Hanneman is pressured by Colorado’s Brittany Spears.
Jason Horton scored 11 points against UMKC on Tuesday.
Cindy Mustard and the Volunteer Action Center staff coordinated the Christmas baskets program held at Trinity Presbyterian Church held in early December. Mustard, who sometimes went without her big, orange name tag, also helped carry gifts out to the cars of the people she was helping.
Sheila Shaffer, the caregiver for Torryana Williams, hugs Cindy Mustard after Torryana received a teddy bear from Mustard as part of the Voluntary Action Center’s Christmas basket program held at Trinity Presbyterian Church last month.