August 29, 2009
Rock Bridge senior Trey Millard walks away after sacking Lee's Summit North quarterback Caleb Cole on Friday night in Lee's Summit, Mo.
Rock Bridge players celebrate junior Shawn Rush Jr.'s touchdown in the fourth quarter over Lee's Summit North on Friday night. The Bruins won 22-13.
August 28, 2009
In order to prevent tooth decay, dental sealants, which keep out bacteria and food, are applied to fissures and pits, where cavities form. Molars are the most likely to receive sealants, which should be applied shortly after molars appear but before they have a chance to decay.
Jesse Reynolds of Slate Towing and Recovery of Columbia places the bumper of Louis and Billie Tritsehlers' 2003 Dodge minivan inside the vehicle after an accident on St. Charles Road on Friday. The Tritsehlers' vehicle collided with a 1995 Jeep Cherokee driven by Thomas Weeks of Fulton.
Erin and Kiffer Slate of Slate Towing and Recovery load the 1995 Jeep Cherokee belonging to Thomas Weeks of Fulton onto their tow truck after colliding with the 2003 Dodge minivan belonging to Louis and Billie Tritsehler of Columbia on Friday. The Tritsehlers were taken from the scene via ambulance for treatment of lacerations and a possible broken arm.
Gahn McGaffie, No. 3, MU's wide receiver, during practice on Aug. 11.
Freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton was dismissed from the team on Friday after being arrested. He was reinstated to the MU football team in June, after an earlier arrest.
Musicians Kyle Pudenz and Brad Cunningham rehearse a new song on Wednesday at Shakespeare's Pizza. Pudenz and Cunningham will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Cooper's Landing.
Left to right, freshman Starsha Harris, senior Andrew Kelly, freshman Jacobi Ward and freshman Kielen Wilkins throw out some moves during the Legion of Black Collegians' barbecue Thursday evening at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. The annual barbecue, hosted by MU's black student government, featured food, dance and music.
August 27, 2009
Rock Bridge senior defensive end Chase Rome has committed to play for Oklahoma State next season and will enroll there in December after graduating early from high school.
Sophomore starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert completed 11 of 14 passes for 84 yards during the Tigers' final scrimmage of the fall on Thursday.
Mike Martin sits in front of a computer screen displaying his blog, The Columbia Heartbeat, in his home in June. Martin is going to begin investigating the 2005 unsolved murder of MU professor Jeong Im, inspired by a story he read about a blogger helping to solve a murder.
Victoria Babin of Laurie complains to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill about proposed health care legislation at a town hall meeting at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Jefferson City. Victoria and her husband, Robert, said they were addressing their grievances not with reform but with this specific bill.
Tim Haarnann of Jefferson City asks a question about the constitutionality of health care reform at a town hall meeting at Lewis and Clark Middle School on Wednesday. Organizers had to turn away some standing in line after the cafeteria was filled.
Many participants in a town hall meeting on Wednesday at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Jefferson City carried signs either for or against heath care reform. The majority of the audience at the meeting raised its hands when U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill asked who was opposed to current legislation.
Chuck Berry calls to the crowd at the 9th Street Summerfest Festival outside of The Blue Note on Wednesday. The concert, which was free to all, kicked off with local musical group the Chump Change Band and finished with Berry.
The Chump Change Band vocalist Emery Lovett, center, performs with fellow bandmates, guitarist/vocalist "Big" Babe Martin and saxophonist Kenneth Brantley during the 9th Street Summerfest concert outside of The Blue Note on Wednesday. The Chump Change Band opened for Chuck Berry at the venue and had the crowd swaying and dancing.
The crowd cheers while waiting for Chuck Berry to take the stage at the 9th Street Summerfest Festival outside of The Blue Note on Wednesday. Some audience members had seen Berry in their youth in the 60s.
Lois Bennett sways to the music of the Chump Change Band, who played before Chuck Berry during the 9th Street Summerfest Festival outside of The Blue Note on Wednesday. Bennett is part of a hula-hooping group called Hulagans, which performs at various musical festivals in the area.
Columbia Public Schools’ students averaged higher scores on Advanced Placement exams compared with Missouri and global students. Exams are scored on a scale from 1 to 5. Many colleges and universities require a score of 3, 4 or 5 for college credit.