August 2, 2010
Gregory Waid and Melissa Owen were married July 11 at Illinois State Beach Resort in Zion, Ill.
August 1, 2010
Ajanni Clay, 5, longingly watches the Captain Cream ice cream truck parked outside the Black and White Picnic at Douglass Park on Aug. 1. He and four generations of his family spent the day reuniting with old friends. "This is how we have our family reunions," said Clay's grandfather, Eric Monroe, 53. A family member later bought Clay an Old Recipe Ice Cream Bar.
Alexis Bratton, 8, performs "Baby" by Justin Bieber and Ludacris to a packed Douglass Park at the Black and White Picnic talent show on Aug. 1. The picnic wrapped up the three day reunion event.
Patients crowd inside one of the tent wards at the Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti. Some were lucky enough to have a cot to lay on, while many had little more than a mat on the floor.
These tent wards are part of the Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti. The hospital served as a primary local hospital for injured patients stable enough for transport after the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Brad Willis and a hospital translator help a patient to stand on her remaining leg. "We were really try to get people up and mobilize them," Willis said. "The medical risks go up tremendously when you're not moving."
Physical therapist Brad Willis works with patient who lost a limb at Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti.
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.