May 29, 2008
MU pitcher Kyle Gibson hurls a pitch during the Tigers' game against Baylor on March 23. Gibson and the Tigers open play at the NCAA Regional on Friday against Ole Miss.
MU baseball coach Tim Jamieson addresses the Tigers during practice Tuesday afternoon at Taylor Stadium.
May 28, 2008
A Columbia Police Detective examines a bag containing cash that was found after a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon at First National Bank on Garth Ave. near Broadway in Columbia. A hat with hair attached and a gun were also found nearby.
Columbia Police Officers and Detectives work the scene of a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon at First National Bank on Garth Ave. near Broadway in Columbia. Officers recovered a bag containing money, a hat with hair attached and a gun and arrested a suspect nearby about 45 minutes after the robbery took place.
A Columbia Police Detective examines a hat with attached hair that was found after a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon at First National Bank on Garth Ave. near Broadway in Columbia. A bag containing money and a gun were also found nearby.
Howard Marshall, left, plays the fiddle during Doc Howard's Fiddle Band's midday performance at the Cherry Street Artisan on Wednesday in Columbia. Marshall, along with Ron Ray and Kathy Gordon, has regularly played at the Artisan since it opened five years ago. The group plays other engagements in mid-Missouri, including the upcoming Art in the Park.
Howard Marshall, left, and Kathy Gordon, center, watch Ron Ray start off a song during a midday performance at the Cherry Street Artisan, while Tim Walker, a Missouri graduate student, studies. Marshall grew up around fiddle music and enjoys the social element of playing. "Some music is hard to approach; it keeps its arms crossed," Howard said. "Old-time fiddle music has its arms wide open, saying 'Come on and play.'" The group, called Doc Howard's Fiddle Band, plays frequently at the Artisan, along with other engagements in mid-Missouri, including the upcoming Art in the Park.
Debbie McMurray of Hazelwood shares time with her service dog, Priss. McMurray is among a growing number of people with psychological disorders who have found solace and assistance through specially trained service dogs.
Police were quick to respond to First National Bank on Wednesday afternoon after receiving a report of an armed robbery. After a brief foot chase, police arrested Johnny Miller, 40, of Pinellas, Fla., on suspicion of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.
This summer a new trail is open at Rockbridge Memorial State Park, connecting the popular Spring Brook and Sinkhole Trails near the Devil's Ice Box cave. Previously unseen areas of the park are now open along the new connecting path.
May 27, 2008
Bill Wickersham of Columbia is an adjunct professor in peace studies at MU and a member of Veterans for Peace and a member of the national steering committee of Global Action to Prevent War.
Connie McClellan, poses with a photograph of her son Tuesday. McClellan is the author of "My Miracle Marine: The Story of Three-Time Purple Heart Recipient Lcpl. John McClellan." McClellan's book is a compilation of e-mails sent between her and her son from June 2005, when he was shot for the first time, to May 2007. Connie McClellan said, "The book focuses on what God was doing for him and what God was doing for us."
Kimberly Yagel-Burks and her boyfriend, Ben Garzan, play with the family dogs, Cocoa and Jack. Both are one-and-a-half-year-old Australian Shepherd littermates. Yagel-Burks, who lives on the 900 block of Maupin Street, has received six citations from Columbia Animal Control about the dogs’ barking.
Ken McRae gestures out his front window toward the home of Kimberly Yagel-Burks, who lives on the 900 block of Maupin Street. McRae has called Columbia Animal Control three times this year to complain about the barking of Yagel-Burks’ dogs.