June 27, 2010
Ethan and Logan Kilgore examine a scale model of a Rousch Mustang that sits near the engine of its full-size counterpart while at the Mustang and Ford Car Show, held at Parkade Center on Sunday. Rousch is a company that retrofits select Ford vehicles with high-quality replacement parts, and this car competed against other performance vehicles from companies such as Saleen. A total of 71 cars and trucks entered the judged competition, and plaques were given in a variety of classes as determined by the vehicles' model and age.
Clifton Woods, left, and Jim Beckett, both of Columbia, reminisce about the cars they have owned while at a Mustang and Ford Car Show, sponsored by the Central Missouri Mustang and Ford Club, at Parkade Center on Sunday. Beckett has collected cars, such as this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, for 30 years. Woods described Beckett as a "legend" in the auto show circuit. The two first met in 1980, when Woods was 16, and have remained friends ever since.
Volunteers gathered Friday to do a final cleanup for the new home for Staff Sgt. Robert Canine, who lost both of his legs during an explosion in Baghdad. The house was built by Homes for Our Troops, an organization that builds homes for veterans with severe injuries from war.
Volunteers and participants walk from the columns at the Boone County Courthouse to the columns on the Francis Quadrangle at MU for the 17th Annual Salute for Life Walk in support of HIV/AIDS awareness on Sunday. In all, about 25 people participated in the walk.
Six houses, all more than 80 years old, are still standing on Walnut Street but are scheduled to be demolished Monday. Stephens College owns the homes, and administrator Doug Lange said their condition was such that they needed to be torn down. The Historic Preservation Commission tried to intervene, but Stephens said the cost of restoration was too high and demolition is the best option.
The Craftsman style bungalow at 1500 Walnut St. is one of six with peeling paint, leaky roofs and cracked foundations set for demolition on Monday. The houses have been sitting empty without maintenance for more than a decade.
Karen E. Edison is the director of the Center for Health Policy at MU.
Brent Gardner, vice chair of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission, discusses the condition and architecture of six bungalows on Walnut Street, which are scheduled for demolition on Monday, June 28. Stephens College owns the properties and decided that demolition was cheaper than restoration or moving the houses.
June 26, 2010
Phil Garverick has been the head coach of the Columbia Swim Club for 11 of the 14 years he coached for them.
Phil Garverick, head coach of the Columbia Swim Club, instructs his swimmers at practice. "It's very fun working with Coach Phil," assistant coach Lauren Cooper said. "He's a lot of entertainment, and the kids are great."
Ghana fans cheer while U.S. fans groan in agony as the U.S. narrowly misses a goal during the first half of the World Cup game on Saturday at Ragtag Cinema.
Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater opened Saturday with performances from the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre and the Columbia Community Band. "This is the final piece of Stephens Lake Park," Dan Devine, of the Parks and Recreation Commission, said.
Juanita Kwarteng, right, an MU graduate student who was born in Canada and has family roots in Ghana, cheers at the end of Ghana's victory over the United States at the World Cup on Saturday. The Ragtag has been showing World Cup games at its two theaters and Kwarteng came to enjoy Saturday's match with friends, including Adam Bouras, left.
Staff Sgt. Robert Canine enters his newly built house with his 9-year-old son, Sebastian, and wife, Jennifer on Saturday. The house, which is completely handicap accessible, was built and paid for through the efforts of Homes for our Troops.
Sgt. Nicholas Linn stands by as Sgt. Corey Hessler hugs Staff Sgt. Robert Canine upon reuniting at Canine's new house Saturday. At their feet rest the helmet and pack Canine had with him during the explosion in Baghdad, in which he lost his legs. Hessler and Linn recovered the gear from the evacuation site in Baghdad; and, as they returned the pack to Canine, assured him that it contained "all things good," a phrase commonly used among Canine and his comrades.
Lacey Weddle and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chris Weddle hold their 4-month-old baby Zeke on Saturday at the Jefferson City Flight Facility. Chris Weddle is a member of Detachment 40, which was commemorated upon its return from Afghanistan.
Brig. Gen. Larry Kay and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Don Muschler salute as Detachment 40 is dismissed from duty upon returning to Jefferson City Flight Facility on Saturday.
Participants line up to look at the bright orange moon through a pair of binoculars at the Party with the Stars program held on June 25 at the Columbia Public Library. Val Germann from the Central Missouri Astronomical Association said he did not expect the large turnout for Friday evening's event. "The last one (in May) was only seven or eight people," he said. "I thought it wouldn't be many today because of the heat."
Kaya Huffman, 4, looks at the bright moon through a pair of binoculars with the help of her mother Amber on June 25 at the Party with the Stars program at the Columbia Public Library. Amber said this was Kaya's first time seeing the moon through magnification. "Moon!" Kaya said after looking through the glass. "It's really close up."
From left, Diana Suh, 9, her mother Karen Jung and her brother James Suh, 7, watch the night sky as the International Space Station passed by on June 25 at the Party with the Stars event put on by the Daniel Boone Regional Library. The space station moved from right to left across the sky, as bright as a large star, for about five minutes before disappearing behind the Earth's shadow.