November 16, 2010
Second- and third-graders, from left, Cullen Scott, Jett Wooten and Bobby Smithburg take a look at Jaden Torbet's writing prompt during a Boys Writers Club meeting at Ridgeway Elementary School on Tuesday. Principal Ben Tilly said it is the second year he has run the boys writers club and members meet once a week to work on writing skills.
Principal Ben Tilley watches second- and third-grade boys work on writing a prompt during a Boys Writers Club meeting at Ridgeway Elementary School on Tuesday. "They've got some great ideas," he said. "Getting them down in writing is the difficult part."
Based on the results from both the National Assesment of Educational Progress and the SAT, boys are earning lower scores than girls in sections based on writing skills. Data represented here is based on grade 12 scores.
Columbia College's Jordan Dressler, right, guards teammate Blake Walker during practice. Dressler, a former Rock Bridge standout, transferred to the Cougars from Toledo University after the Rockets went through a coaching change. “I figured if I was going to keep playing, I wanted to come home so my parents could see me play more,” Dressler said.
November 15, 2010
Missouri's Will Ebner tackles Texas Tech's Aaron Crawford. Ebner missed Missouri's win against Kansas State because of a neck strain he suffered against the Red Raiders.
Currently, Missouri has the lowest tax on cigarettes in the U.S., costing residents 17 cents per pack. In comparison New York charges its residents $4.35 per pack. Missouri law requires that a large tax increase be put to public vote, but a marginal increase could be voted on and decided in the state legislature.
MU sophomore Rachel Krause shapes her piece on the potter's wheel during her pottery class at the Craft Studio on Monday, Nov. 15. Krause took beginning pottery last fall.
MU sophomore Rachel Krause sculpts her piece at the MU Craft Studio on Monday, Nov. 15. Krause has been taking pottery classes since last fall.
A view of Scott Ziolko's completed pages at the 5th annual '24-Hour Comic Day'. The concept is to create a 24-page comic in 24 hours
The Mid-Missouri Comics Collective held its 5th annual "24 Hour Comics Day" at the Artlandish art gallery in Columbia. At the event, local comics artists tried to create 24 comics pages in 24 hours straight.
Columbia police released this surveillance photo showing the robbery in progress Monday afternoon at Regions Bank, 2114 Paris Road.
Dr. Paul Davies, of Arizona State University, is one of two scientists that is proposing we send volunteers to Mars and leave them there. Dr. Davies says the mission would mark the beginning of long-term human colonization of Mars, with numerous follow-up trips.
Dr. Paul Davies, of Arizona State University, holds a book on Mars as he stands in the atrium of the Biodesign Institute building on the ASU campus. Davies is one of two scientists that are proposing we send volunteers to Mars and leave them there.
Annette Eigenberger watches shredded cheese come out of a chute at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday in Plymouth, Wis. While the sluggish economy has taken a toll on manufacturing and related industries, one sector has remained a bright spot over the last few years: food production.
Dennis Schaefer tosses some slices of cheese at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday in Plymouth, Wis.
Samantha Hansen inspects slices of cheese at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday in Plymouth, Wis.
November 14, 2010
Carl Edwards gets the checkered flag Saturday after winning the WYPALL 200 in NASCAR's Nationwide Series at Phoenix International Raceway.
Carl Edwards approaches the finish line to win Sunday the at Phoenix International Raceway. Edwards crossed the finish line 4.77 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Newman.
Pole-sitter Carl Edwards squeezed 88 laps out of his last tank of gas to win his first race since 2008 in NASCAR. The victory was Edwards' 17th of his career.
Carl Edwards had plenty of reasons to celebrate after ending his 70-race winless streak in NASCAR with a victory Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.