May 3, 2008
Artists showcased their commissioned entries for ArtCycle in Flat Branch Park. The ArtCycles will be featured around the city until Sunday, June 8, when the competition will conclude, and the winner will receive a $1,000 prize.
Critical Mass for Free Tibet riders leave from the Ragtag Cinema on Hitt Street and head toward Broadway.
Flags hang from Sri Shrestha's bike. Shrestha organized the Critical Mass demonstration to raise awareness of the Tibet/China conflict.
Cyclists from the Critical Mass demonstration ride down South Providence toward Elm street.
Lauren Meyer, 7, left, and Ava Tonnies, 8, examine an ArtCycle, one of 10 specially decorated bikes commissioned for this summer's Art in the Park Festival, during the kickoff ceremony for Bike, Walk and Wheel Week at Flat Branch Park on May 3. Bike, Walk and Wheel Week is organized by GetAbout Columbia and encourages Columbia residents to bike and walk instead of driving a car.
A collection of ArtCycles, specially-decorated bicycles commissioned for this summer's Art in the Park Festival, sit during the Bike, Walk and Wheel Week kickoff ceremony.
Artist Dennis Murphy sits next to his piece, Cat Cycle, one of 10 specially decorated bikes commissioned for this summer's Art in the Park Festival. Murphy says his bike, which features light-up eyes and rear turn signals, is a comment on the United States' "automobile-centric" nature.
Assistant coach Mindy Bullard watches Michelle Wright, an MU sophomore, practice her swing during Saturday's training.
Missouri second baseman Greg Folgia tags out Kansas State's Rob Vaughn when he attempts to steal second base.
Rock Bridge junior Eemun Latifi returns the ball to Blue Valley North's David Skelton during a match. Latifi, third ranked on the Rock Bridge team, easily won the match.
May 2, 2008
Spectators and participants of Buscando America, hosted April 29 by MU's AIESEC, an organization founded to help provide a better international understanding, viewed posters, ate food, watched traditional dance and gained knowledge about the two featured countries: Brazil and Colombia.
Ted DiBiase, also known as "The Million Dollar Man," preaches to the crowd during a wrestling event at Blair Oaks High School in Wardsville on April 11. DiBiase was at the event, sponsored by Michael Burris Ministries, to talk to the crowd about Jesus Christ's influence in his life.
Ms. Natural, a wrestler with the Harley Race Wrestling Academy in Eldon, interacts with the crowd before her match April 11.
World League Wrestling wrestler Steve Anthony waits to be tagged into the ring during the main event on April 11. Other WLW wrestlers were featured in the event, which was part of Michael Burris Ministries' Driving Hope campaign.
Workers with Westar Energy repair a power line today. Meanwhile, a crew from the company that manages a mobile home trailer court in north Lawrence, Kan., clean up around a home that was damaged by a falling tree after a storm this morning. A large tree landed across the bedroom end of the mobile home. The occupants were watching television in the living room and where not injured.
Residents of Choice Mobile Home Park in Siloam Springs, Ark., cover a mobile home damaged by a falling tree during a thunder storm early today. According to Siloam Springs city officials, the tree fell sometime between 3:30 and 4 a.m., and one resident of the mobile home was killed in the incident.
Homes damaged by severe thunderstorms are viewed from the air over Gladstone, Mo., today. Two small tornadoes from an overnight line of thunderstorms left hundreds of Kansas City-area homes and businesses damaged, destroying some.
This aerial view shows a damaged pawn shop, at center, in Gladstone, Mo., today.
President Bush speaks about the economy today at the World Wide Technology, Inc. Facility Warehouse in Maryland Heights.