November 13, 2008
Charles Willis (left) and Kevin McFillen (right) rehearse a scene from "Pillowman" that involves the interrogation of Zach Brown's (bottom right) character, at Rhynsburger Theatre.
Zach Brown rehearses a scene of "The Pillowman" in which he smothers the character played by Ben Friesen at Rhynsburger Theatre. The play features adult content, strong language and violence which has raised question about the public's response.
November 12, 2008
Michael Sheehen poses for a portrait by the pool at Hickman High School on Tuesday. Sheehen was practicing for the 2008 MSHSAA swimming championships.
As the first coffee shop in downtown Columbia to practice small-batch, in-house coffee roasting, Lakota Coffee brews its coffee within 48 to 72 hours of roasting the beans. Lee Eckel, the coffee roaster at Lakota, has specialized in the roasting process for the shop for eight years.
Lee Eckel, roastmaster for Lakota Coffee, smells a sample of Ethiopia blend as it roasts on Friday. Before coming to Lakota eight years ago, Eckel worked as a roaster for four years in Monterey.
Lakota employee Jessica Lawson measures the last of a fair trade Sumatra organic French roast coffee for a bulk coffee bean sale at the Lakota Coffee shop on Monday.
According to Abby Staysa, this is the bridge leading up to the emperor's palace in Kyoto, Japan. Behind the bridge is a heavily guarded grassy patch since the hill leads up to the palace. The photo was taken last summer in 2008 during Staysa's trip with an exchange program through Columbia Public Schools and Hakusan City.
During Abby Staysa's trip to Japan in the summer of 2008, the group did a tour of local schools including Torigoe Junior High School where this photo was taken of a math class.
John Davis will play a benefit concert for the "Blind" Boone home on Saturday.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks during a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington on Wednesday.
November 11, 2008
Bridget Tobin, 16, shouts her support for Barack Obama for president on the corner of College Avenue and Broadway on election night Nov. 4, 2008. Tobin, a Hickman High School sophomore, joined a group of student campaigners from Rock Bridge High School, Stephens College and Columbia College shortly before polls closed to encourage last-minute voters to choose Obama for president.
Sam Engemann, left, and Brad Thebeau receive instructions on how to fill out their ballots at Memorial Union on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008.
Iowa State quarterback Austen Amaud reacts after running back Alexander Robinson was stopped while trying to carry the ball in for a one-yard touchdown against Colorado in the fourth quarter of Colorado's 28-24 win on Saturday.
Students wait in line at MU's Memorial Union to cast their votes during the 2008 presidential election. About 23 million Americans under age 30 voted Nov. 4, about 3.4 million more than in 2004, according to Tufts University's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.
The photo of Mary (Painter) and Jack Cooper holding Life magazine, as it appeared in a newspaper. To read more about Cooper, go to http://www.columbiamissourian.com/obits/obit/895/.
Mary (Painter) Cooper's family in 1958. The family was featured in Life magazine. To read more about Cooper, go to http://www.columbiamissourian.com/obits/obit/895/.
Some of Mary (Painter) Cooper's family. To read more about Cooper, go to http://www.columbiamissourian.com/obits/obit/895/.
Mary (Painter) and Jack Cooper with the edition of Life magazine in which Mary Cooper's family was featured. To read more about Cooper, go to http://www.columbiamissourian.com/obits/obit/895/.
Columbia Fire Lt. Doug Thoma suffered burns to his right hand while fighting a fire Tuesday morning. He is reported to be doing well after minor grafting procedures Tuesday afternoon at the George Peak Memorial Burn Center, according to a news release from the Columbia Fire Department. Thoma was expected to be released from the burn center Wednesday.