November 10, 2009
In this Oct. 22, 2009, photo, Vicki Adriano works at the Lordstown General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Compared with 1982, Americans have more than triple the amount of debt and less than half the savings. Their unemployment spells last 10 weeks longer, on average.
Missouri's Department of Revenue director, Alana Barragán-Scott
George Forsythe, the president of Westminster College, gives his address during the commemoration ceremony on Monday of the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago.
Giant dominoes placed along the former border in front of the Brandenburg Gate fall in a symbolic act in Berlin on Monday during the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov.9, 1989.
Westminster College students trample down their mock Berlin Wall on Monday night outside of the Winston Churchill Museum in Fulton. Westminster is home to the largest section of the Berlin Wall in the U.S.
Maureen Tuthill, right, and her 9 year-old son, John, look for his name on a painted section of the mock Berlin Wall that Westminster college students tore down on Monday. John and his classmates helped paint portions of the wall, and with the help of his mom and dad, he was able to break a piece off to show his friends.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, center, signs autographs for a boy as Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, right, looks on while crossing the Bornholmer Bruecke, Bornholm bridge in Berlin on Monday The Bornholm bridge used to be a border crossing between East and West Berlin in 1989.
Students of Westminster College rummage in what's left of their mock Berlin Wall on Monday outside the Winston Churchill Museum in Fulton. A ceremony was held to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall, and students destroyed a mock wall built of wood and drywall.
Giant domino pieces installed along a stretch of the Berlin Wall's original path are seen at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Monday during celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Westminster college students from left to right, sophomore Lee Goatley, junior Logan Ray and freshman Emma Ray look down at what's left of the mock wall in front of the eight sections of the real Berlin Wall on Monday at Westminster College in Fulton. Students claimed their own painted pieces of the mock wall during a ceremony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Westminster College freshman Emma Ray holds a piece of the mock Berlin Wall after a ceremony on Monday at Westminster College. Students constructed and then tore down the mock wall in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Front row from left, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German President Horst Koehler, Berlin's Mayor Klaus Wowereit and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wave to the crowd in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Monday during the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov.9, 1989.
The rate in Missouri has consistently been higher than the national unemployment rate until the beginning of this year. The unemployment rate represents the number of people unemployed as a percent of the labor force.
November 9, 2009
Hickman girls basketball coach Tonya Mirts talks with members of the Kewpies girls basketball team during the first day of tryouts on Monday.
Hickman senior Adam Baker encourages sophomore Collin Gilmore during a push-up drill Monday during the conditioning portion of the first day of basketball tryouts Monday.
Rock Bridge sophomore Arid Henderson watches the Bruins' basketball team scrimmage while running the scoreboard. "I was a point guard, but I tore my ACL," Henderson said. "Now I'm the manager."
Hickman sophomore Cheyenne Finney lines up her shot during the first day of basketball tryouts Monday. Finney helped Oakland Jr. High finish 19-0 last season.
Columbia College teammates Whitney Davis, left, and Whitney Widaman celebrate a successful play in the Cougars' victory Monday night over Avila in their 2009 women's basketball home opener.
Each rope the teams use for the circuit-style workout is 25-feet long and weighs one pound per foot, making each of the ropes 25 pounds.
Missouri junior Spenser Lauver, left, practices planks as part of the rope training that the men's and women's swimming teams are using.