April 18, 2010
Mark Twain died in 1910, and for the 100th anniversary of his death, his life is being remembered and honored by a number of organizations in Columbia.
In this undated portrait released by The Mark Twain House & Museum, author Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens is shown with his family at Hartford House in Hartford, Conn.
Columbia Deputy Police Chief Tom Dresner flies west toward the Missouri River on Saturday. As the summer days get longer, he will have more time to travel the evening skies.
An electronic wind meter displays current, maximum and average wind readings for Tom Dresner while he gets ready for takeoff. As the evening temperature goes down, the wind becomes less choppy and more flyable.
Tom Dresner unfolds his parafoil before takeoff, on Saturday in the Missouri River Valley. The parafoil, often confused with a parachute, easily lifts Dresner and the 80-pound motor that propels him.
Tom Dresner uses the riser lines to practice controlling his parafoil before takeoff. When flying, Dresner looks for large, open fields where wind tends to be less choppy.
The company designing the West Broadway expansion, CH2M Hill, presented its plan at the West Broadway Community Advisory Committee meeting on April 8. It is a combination of the three ideas proposed last June.
The layout of each side of the road, totaling 71 feet, has a 5-foot sidewalk, 5-foot tree lawn, 6-foot striped bike lane, 12-foot vehicle lane and a 12-foot landscaped median in the center.
April 17, 2010
Former Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander works out his left knee at the Missouri Athletic Training Complex. Missouri head athletic trainer Rex Sharp says Alexander, who is rehabbing from his fourth injury to the knee in the past three years, knows more about his own body than any athlete Sharp has dealt with.
Junior Marla Schweisberger attempts to hit a pitch in front of a packed crowd against Texas Tech on Saturday at University Field.
Missouri senior Gina Schneider tags out Texas Tech sophomore Ashley Hamada during a play at second base.
Senior Jana Hainey fires a pitch across the plate in Saturday's game. Hainey pitched more than five innings while allowing just one run in her best performance this season.
Freshman Jenna Marston connects with the ball during Saturday's game.
MU defensive back Kip Edwards runs the ball during the Black and Gold spring game on Saturday at Faurot Field.
Former MU quarterback Chase Daniel speaks with Hayden Ekern and Kellen Ekern during the halftime show of the Black and Gold game Saturday.
Missouri coach Tim Jamieson speaks with an umpire as Missouri pitcher Jeff Scardino leaves the field. Scardino was ejected during the game after hitting a batter.
Missouri pitcher Zack Hardoin throws against Oklahoma State on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.
Immigrants take a tour of Columbia Farmers’ Market on Saturday.
The East Campus Neighborhood Association has voted to rename Rockhill Park after former mayor Clyde Wilson, who recently died. Wilson was a long-time resident of East Campus. The association also voted to raise money to purchase an additional two-lot property to expand the park.
Hickman freshman Kate Hulen waits for a pass to move the ball up field against Francis Howell Central.