November 24, 2008
Amanda Stapp and Kathleen Kaumans, both of Columbia, watch as friends take their turns bowling on Sunday. A life-size cardboard mock-up of Stapp's husband, Jason Stapp, a National Guardsman deployed to Kosovo in May, accompanies the group to Town and Country Lanes almost every Sunday. The figure is designed to help loved ones cope with the absence of family members in the military.
From right, recreation specialist and Vice President of Douglass Neighborhood Association Bill Thompson, Parks and Recreation Director Mike Griggs and senior parks planner Michael Snyder discuss renovations to Douglass Park Monday evening in a conference room at the Armory Sports Center in Columbia.
Linda Green of the mid-Missouri chapter of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom spoke Monday morning at the Labor Temple in Columbia. She talked about cases in which she said the Columbia Police Department used questionable judgment in Taser use on citizens.
MU offensive coordinator Dave Christensen
Dick Burhans of Harrisburg is the author of "Crunch! A History of the Great American Potato Chip." The inspiration for his new book came after a shopping trip in Ohio where regional brands of chips are prevalent.
Comic book collectors and dealers gathered to share their enthusiasm for comics at a convention held Saturday at Columbia's Quality Inn.
Trish Vincent is the chief of staff for Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt.
Mike Criner poses with 10 of his German Shepherds at 9371 South Smith Hatchery Road on Nov. 13. Criner is trying to sell the puppies for $100 each; their mother gave birth to the litter eight weeks ago.
The 10 German shepherd puppies being sold play in their pen on Nov. 13. Mike Criner's German shepherd, Lady, gave birth to the litter eight weeks ago.
Mike Criner pets his German shepherd, Lady, while Rusty looks on. Criner said he tried to keep Rusty and Lady separate while she was in heat, but the two dogs had a litter of puppies about eight weeks ago.
A homemade sign advertises puppies for sale. Mike Criner is trying to sell 10 German shepherd puppies for $100 each.
Ten 8-week-old German shepherds scamper about in their pen. Mike Criner is trying to sell the puppies for $100 each.
Mike Criner plays with Lady, the mother of the 10 puppies he is trying to sell.
November 23, 2008
Stan Porter, left, spent the weekend keeping track of seven teams at the Show-Me State 3v3 Soccer Tournament at MU's Stankowski Field.
MU senior Brian Washington sorts food for Alpha Phi Alpha's Thanksgiving food drive. The fraternity collected and distributed meals for 30 families.
Children gather candy thrown out by participants in the 29th annual Jaycees' Holiday Parade held in downtown Columbia on Sunday afternoon. Many of the parade participants dressed in costume, with characters including Winnie the Pooh, a penguin, circus clowns, and Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, among others.
Jaycees' 29th Annual Holiday Parade was held in downtown Columbia on Sunday afternoon. Several marching bands, floats, classic cars, and dance troupes took to Broadway to march in the environment-themed parade, dubbed "We're Dreaming Of A Green Christmas."
Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll dribbles past USC defender Kasey Cunningham in the Tigers' victory Sunday at the Puerto Rico Tip-off Tournament.
This image taken from video, supplied by Magnolia Pictures, shows the Rev. Ted Haggard preaching in the documentary film Jesus Camp. While his exact plans remain unclear, Haggard is unmistakably making himself a public figure again, nine months after his former church said he walked away from an oversight process meant to restore him.
November 22, 2008
Amanda Wright poses for a portrait Wednesday. Wright has been teaching kindergarten for five years and recently won Walmart's Teacher of the Year award. She said a parent nominated her and she didn't know she won until it was announced at an assembly. "It was a complete surprise," Wright said.