April 12, 2008
Peter Byger of the Benton-Stephens neighborhood association crawls under some low-hanging limbs while cleaning up trash in Lions-Stephens Park in Columbia. "I wanna make sure I get all the way back here, it's like people use this place as their personal trash can," Byger said. About 15 volunteers were on hand Saturday morning to help remove trash and trim foliage in the park as part of the city's 12th annual Cleanup Columbia day.
Dave Laney from Topeka, Kan., has owned several corvettes since his racing days in the 70s. He drove his 1965 Corvette Sting Ray convertible to Columbia on Saturday to be judged at the 14th Annual Corvette Cup.
Dave Laney says he's got about 600 horse powers under his 1965 Corvette Convertible Sting Ray and can get up to 180 miles per hour. "It does about four and half miles per gallon," says Laney. "So you're not going to make a lot of long trips unless you stop at every other gas station."
April 11, 2008
Michael LaCoste, second to right, and Alex Trumble, far right, act in an office while Daniel Willis shoots his short film, "Ups and Downs," on March 17. Willis said he plans to submit the film to the Silver Screen Film Festival.
Missouri baseball fans bundled up for the Tiger's game against the Texas Longhorns on Friday. Many spectators even used blankets to stay warm in case their sweatshirts and coats weren't enough.
Missouri quarterback and Heisman finalist Chase Daniel threw out the ceremonial first-pitch of the Tiger's game against the Texas Longhorns on Friday.
Missouri's Jacob Priday is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning of the Tiger's game against the Texas Longhorns on Friday. Priday hit four homers on the night, breaking the Big 12 Conference record, during the Tigers' 31-12 victory.
April 10, 2008
As part of “Cleanup Columbia” on Saturday, Kristen Heitkamp is organizing neighbors to pick up trash at Lions-Stephens Park. Listen as Heitkamp explains what the park has to offer and what needs to be done to beautify the Benton-Stephens area.
Source: BOONE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
Kevin Kersting, left, and Ben Kaplan, right, battle mummies as part of their movie filming on March 9. The main fight scenes for the movie were filmed on the Francis Quadrangle on the MU campus.
The flower of a vinca plant blooms near 9th Street in downtown Columbia on Wednesday.
17-month-old Emma Miller gets some help getting untangled from her kite from her mom, Megan Miller, at Kite Flying Day at Douglass Park in Columbia on Saturday. A lack of wind made getting a kite to stay airborne a little difficult, but it couldn't prevent dozens of children and their parents from enjoying a fun and relaxing day in the sun.
George Wang, 3, runs to try to get his kite airborne at Kite Flying Day at Douglass Park in Columbia on Saturday.
Ben Sharpe, 10, gets a little tangled while trying to get his kite off the ground at Kite Flying Day at Douglass Park on Saturday. "It's going pretty well, I could use a little more wind," Sharpe said.