January 12, 2009
Governor Jay Nixon and his wife, Georganne, wave to the crowd on the South Steps of the State Capitol. Nixon pledged to work toward "a new day for Missouri" in his inaugural speech.
Click here to download a copy of the letter given to the police chief candidates. The letter comes from a coalition of organizations concerned about Taser use by Columbia police officers.
Green ink is used to print more than 1,000 passages of the Green Bible that show how "God is green," according to the Green Bible Web site.
The Green Bible, made with recycled paper, soy-based ink and a linen cover, is a part of a Christian movement to take care of the Earth.
Although the new governor had said he would walk in the parade, he and his wife, Georgeanne, rode in Monday's inauguration parade in Jefferson City. Rain in the forecast prompted the decision, although no rain actually fell during the parade.
January 11, 2009
Aaron Kroeger, an employee with Straight Line Construction, helps disassemble Shake's Frozen Custard on Nifong Boulevard. "I'm usually the guy people hate to see," said Tim Lewis, owner of Straight Line Construction.
Nathan Stephens is a guest columnist.
David Anderson films children tying balloons onto a wooden boat for a True/False Film Festival promotional video.
Eric Mousel looks through the camera as he films children at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday. Mousel works for a company called Pure Marketing and Media that was filming promotional videos for the True/False Film Festival, which runs from Feb. 26 to March 1 in Columbia.
Margot McMillen feeds her farm cats outside her Calloway County barn adorned with a quilt pattern in Hatton, Mo.
January 10, 2009
Missouri sophomore RaeShara Brown calls for support from the crowd during Saturday's loss to No. 3 Texas A&M at Mizzou Arena.
MU guard Bekah Mills attempts to steal the ball away from Texas A&M's La Toya Micheaux in the second half on Saturday. The Tigers made a late charge but fell to the third-ranked Aggies 62-56.
Missouri's DeMarre Carroll dives for a loose ball against Nebraska's Cookie Miller. “Give credit to Nebraska, they were coming from all directions,” Carroll said.
Missouri forward Leo Lyons (5) tries to shoot over Nebraska's Chris Balham on Saturday. Lyons was limited to four minutes in the first half because of foul trouble and didn't score, but he came back to score 12 in the second half.
Harbinder Singh Gill takes a break from fixing the display at this New Delhi shop to enjoy the wedding gowns that sell for up to $10,000. The economic downturn has forced Indians to scale back on opulent weddings.
Tony Watson inserts pieces of metal into wire wraps to be used inside computer products for the manufacturing company 3M at the Central Missouri Subontracting Enterprises on Friday.
Andrea Wemhoff hugs Justin Wright, an employee supervisor at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises, after the two worked together on disassembling pieces of electronics on Friday. Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises is a manufacturing and assembly plant that provides labor-intensive work to people with disabilities.
Robin Cooper assembles covers for a 3M electronic product Friday at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises. Cooper said she has been working for several years at the workshop that offers a low-cost alternative to labor-intensive projects for companies.
At Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises, Doug Siwak places a bolt in a plastic bag for individual parts packaging to be sent to a manufacturing plant. The assembly warehouse employs more than a hundred workers, most of which have severe disabilities, but it also provides them with the chance to work and maintain a normal and satisfying quality of life.