October 1, 2010
The University of Missouri's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism surveyed storm chasers from five storm chasing tour agencies to study the characteristics of the average recreational storm chaser and their experiences. The results showed the average participant was a white male, 35 or older, with an annual income of at least $50, 000.
Field observers counted the number of pedestrians crossing College Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday and Thursday. The numbers below reflect the average daily pedestrian crossings determined by Crawford, Bunte, Brammeier Traffic and Transportation Engineers in September 2009.
The Rev. George Coleman (center) of Columbia's Second Baptist Church says a prayer Friday for NAACP members and others about to board a bus to Washington, D.C., to take part in The One Nation March. The bus will take participants from Kansas City, Sedalia and St. Louis to the march, too.
Mary Ratliff, president of the Columbia NAACP chapter, speaks to club members and others Friday before boarding a bus to Washington, D.C., to take part in The One Nation March. The NAACP is one of many organizations taking part in the march, which hopes, in part, to help improve jobs and education in the U.S.
These tiny insects have been around for thousands of years. After World War II, the pests were considered eradicated in America. However, outbreaks of bedbugs have turned up all across the nation. The Missourian provides some facts about the pests’ appearance, habitat, extermination and of course, their bites.
Morgan Keenan is a Missouri Safe Schools coordinator.
In this photo taken Wednesday, commuters crowd into a train bound for New York during the morning rush hour in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
In this photo taken Wednesday, John Morgan, center, a financial advisor, boards a train bound for New York in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2010, sex education teacher Shayna Knowles gestures during class at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Lake Worth, Fla. For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government is funding sex education programs that aren't based solely on abstinence.
In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2010, sex education teacher Shayna Knowles, center, talks to students during class at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Lake Worth, Fla. For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government is funding sex education programs that aren't based solely on abstinence.
Up in Smoke barbecue team member William Bryan slices sausage at the team's station before last year's Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival judging, which took place on Sept. 26, 2009. The team, which is from Marshall, has been barbecuing together for about 15 years.
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Workers set up for the 2010 Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Thursday, Sept. 30, while music fans were getting excited for the weekend. The blues festival starts Friday, Oct. 1 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 2.
Richard Wieman leads a train he built out of recycled plastic barrels during the Wabash Station Centennial Celebration on July 16. His other sculptures include a cowboy, a birthday cake and even a metal Elvis.
Tim Reinbott holds prawn that were raised at the Bradford Research and Extension Center, which is one of the Agricultural Experiment Stations owned by MU. The majority of the prawn, which have been growing since June, were harvested this week and sent to Campus Dining Services at the university.
Kevin Rafferty participates in a simulated traffic stop as part of the last evening of classes at the Citizens Police Academy on Thursday.
Sgt. Michael Hestir of the Columbia Police Department runs a gun simulation at the Columbia Police training facility Thursday. Participants had to determine when the use of deadly force is necessary and act or not using a pistol that fires a laser at a video screen.
Derek Roe, assistant public defender in the Columbia public defender's office, looks through files in his office on East Walnut Street on Thursday. Roe said the cleanliness of his desk space is always one of the first things to be sacrificed when he gets busy.
September 30, 2010
The headstock of a guitar decorated as the trophy for the grand champion of the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ barbecue contest sits in the Thumper Entertainment office on Thursday.