September 23, 2010
Residents of Boone County are buckling their seatbelts more than they have in the past five years. Though seatbelt use has dropped statewide, local usage increased 2.3 percentage points to 89.9 percent from 87.5 percent.
September 22, 2010
Columbia College forward Yudai Yamaguchi, back, defends against Lindenwood's Aos Senad Cavka in the Cougars' victory Wednesday in Columbia.
Columbia College defender Ryan Goldkamp leaps for a header in the Cougars overtime victory over Lindenwood on Wednesday in Columbia.
Columbia College's Edgar Reyna, right marking Lindenwood's Simon Harrsen, scored his first goal as a Cougars player with the game-winner in overtime Wednesday night in Columbia.
Ross Swofford takes a break in front of the Habitat for Humanity house he is helping to build for Chris Ruff, a war veteran. Swofford is a member of the "Day Crew," a group of 17 men who regularly volunteer for Habitat and have built the majority of Habitat homes in Columbia.
Jackson County Republican Committeeman Marcus Bowen addresses community members at an Americans for Forfeiture Reform movie and panel discussion at The Blue Note on Wednesday. Bowen was joined by Missouri Rep. Chris Kelly, attorney Dan Viets and Show-Me Institute scholar John Payne to discuss and answer questions about forfeiture law.
From left, Missouri Rep. Chris Kelly, attorney Dan Viets and Jackson County Republican Committeeman Marcus Bowen sit as panelists during an Americans for Forfeiture Reform event at The Blue Note on Wednesday. Viets answers a question from an audience member about the current forfeiture laws in place.
Roots ‘N’ Blues ‘N’ BBQ Festival artist T.J. Wheeler taught the third-graders at West Boulevard Elementary School about music as a part of the Blues in the Schools Program. Wheeler spent Wednesday afternoon singing with the children and educating them about the origin of blues music.
Missouri volleyball players Molly Kreklow, left, and Catie Wilson leap for a block Wednesday night against Texas.
Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker addresses the crowd at Westminster College’s John Findley Green Foundation Lecture on Wednesday.
Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker speaks at Westminster College’s John Findley Green Foundation Lecture on Wednesday. In his hour-long address, titled “The Case for Pragmatic Idealism," Baker discussed ways to successfully implement foreign policy.
Melissa McMillin and Jeremy Gebhardt of Columbia are the winning couple for the “Today” show wedding contest. Each week, viewers vote on different aspects of the wedding, including rings, reception location and wedding dress. Click the timeline below to see what has already been chosen and what’s in store for the couple before their big day.
Since 1991, a close-knit group of retirees have built about 75 percent of the Habitat for Humanity homes in Columbia. They don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
Jacob Ahlfield makes a phone call while his car is loaded onto a tow truck after wrecking it at the intersection of 10th Street and Elm Street on Wednesday. Ahlfield was delivering sandwiches for Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, but one of his co-workers picked up the sandwiches to finish the delivery.
In this Wednesday photo, Louisa Solano of Cambridge, Mass., hugs a dog while she and her dog Macedo, left, visit a dog park in Cambridge. Boston artist Matthew Mazzotta devised the "Park Spark," which powers a connected gas light with the methane gas given off by droppings collected at the park.
Students duck under umbrellas to keep themselves dry as they walk to and from class at MU on Sept. 22. The rain is expected to continue until the evening, and then pick up again tomorrow evening.
September 21, 2010
The Boston Celtics' 1980-81 NBA Championship team photo. Wayne Kreklow (No. 20) is second on the left in the back row.
Miami of Ohio defensive back Dayonne Nunley dives on a fumble by Florida's Mike Gillislee in the Redhawks' loss on Sept. 4 in Gainesville, Fla. Last week, the Redhawks forced four turnovers in its win over Colorado State, while its offense gave up none. Missouri, however, threw two interceptions and lost a fumble Saturday.