February 4, 2011
A man stands inside the ruins of the Missouri Capitol, which burned after being struck by lightning the evening of Feb. 5, 1911, in Jefferson City. City firefighters, state penitentiary inmates and fire crews from Sedalia, Mo., who rushed by train to assist from more than 60 miles away, fought the blaze but the building was a total loss.
The Missouri Capitol burns after being struck by lightning the evening of Feb. 5, 1911, in Jefferson City. City firefighters, state penitentiary inmates and fire crews from Sedalia, Mo., who rushed by train to assist from more than 60 miles away, fought the blaze, but the building was a total loss.
In this Feb. 6, 1911, photo provided by the Missouri State Archives, men stand inside the burned-out ruins of the Missouri Capitol, the day after it was struck by lightening the evening of Feb. 5, 1911, in Jefferson City. City firefighters, state penitentiary inmates and fire crews from Sedalia, Mo., who rushed by train to assist from more than 60 miles away, fought the blaze but the building was a total loss. Prisoners and local residents also helped recover important state documents during the fire.
Massive snow piles line the medians of Forum Shopping Center on Friday after Tuesday's storm left Columbia with more than 17 inches of snow. With temperatures a bit higher and the sun out from behind the clouds, snow is slowly starting to melt and in some places is interfering with road pathways resulting in one way streets.
Cars parked in the Schnucks parking lot on Friday afternoon show the size of the massive snow piles present in several lots around town. Because of the snow that hit Columbia, maintenance crews have been working long hours to ensure clear paths for Columbia drivers and pedestrians.
Shay Hoos and Beau Ottofy use their cell phone cameras Friday to take pictures of a snow wall that was created in the Target parking lot after clearing the 17 inches of snow that hit Columbia on Feb. 1. Hoos and Ottofy said that they have been prowling the city checking out the snow piles and that this is by far the largest one they have found.
Students pass through Memorial Union on Friday for their first day back to classes after a three-day break. Due to a storm that left 17 inches of snow, the University of Missouri was forced to remain closed for three days.
Students step off the commuter bus on Friday morning. Friday was the first day back for University of Missouri students who were given three days off from classes due to the massive storm that hit mid-Missouri on Tuesday, leaving Missouri with more than 17 inches of snow.
Alicia Dolbashian makes a snow angel while waiting for the snowball fight to commence Thursday afternoon.
"Snow Brawl" attendees run through the Francis Quadrangle during the snowball fight on Thursday afternoon.
JT Scarpinato, an MU freshman, defends himself from a snowball thrown by Maggie Omastiak during the snowball fight Thursday afternoon.
Casey Carpenter gets hit by a snowball during the snow fight on the Francis Quadrangle on Thursday afternoon.
Cole Karr wards off a snowball thrown by his friend Casey Carpenter during the snow fight on the Francis Quadrangle Thursday afternoon. Karr, an MU freshman who created the Facebook event for the brawl, said that the event turnout was perfect. “We didn’t get the 1,000 people that said would attend on Facebook, but it’s still a lot of fun,” added Karr.
Missouri Tiger Norm Stewart in 1955
The Missouri Tigers play against the Colorado Buffaloes in this 1955 Savitar photo.
Missouri sophomore guard Sydney Crafton sprints with the ball past Tennessee-Martin defender Perica Glenn on Dec. 7 at Mizzou Arena.
Senior Shakara Jones is known as a mother to the young Missouri women's basketball team. “I look up to Shak, she’s a good person,” sophomore Sydney Crafton said. “Her leadership style is to look after the younger girls.”
February 3, 2011
Snow begins to accumulate in the Bearfield Neighborhood in south Columbia on Tuesday morning.
Special Olympics coaches Terri Hilt, Jan Stephens and Rose Scheidt laugh together while waiting for the swim team to collect their belongings after a relay event at Mizzou Aquatic Center on Jan. 22. The swim team practices every week and was invited to compete in relay races before a Mizzou swim meet versus Iowa State.