August 6, 2009
Betty Flanagan helps quiet down the children at Nora Stewart Nursery where she volunteers five days a week as part of the Foster Grandparent Program.
Textbooks are becoming more readily available in alternative formats to help students cope with book costs. “Exploring Business,” by Karen Collins, is one textbook offered in multiple formats. An open source version is also available free online.
RF Ablation is a treatment for a precancerous condition known as Barrett’s esophagus. The treatment consists of inserting and then inflating a balloon at the end of a scope within the affected area of the esophagus. A rapid (less than one second) burst of energy removes a very thin layer of the diseased esophagus, allowing healthy underlying tissue to surface.
A breakdown of revenue and expenses for KOMU's "Pepper & Friends."
August 5, 2009
Hardeep Bhullar, chairman of the Columbia City Golf Championship, practices his putting Tuesday at the Columbia Country Club. Bhullar has competed in every tournament since the event began in 1975.
St. Louis resident Melanie Hof pushes off from the Cooper's Landing on Wednesday as the leader in the MR340 women's division. Hof has only been paddling since June.
Grumpy Old Men team members Charlie Stewart, left. and Richard Miller, both of Spring, Texas, attract attention from the media as they stop at the Cooper's Landing check point Wednesday during the MR340 paddling race. Veterans of this race, the team has continued to compete despite Miller's severe loss of vision.
Guy Roman, left, and Joshua Schloesser wait as Phil Bowden, from San Marcos, Texas, pulls into Cooper's Landing on Wednesday.
The Aquaholics kayak team from Jefferson City gets encouragement from their supporters Wednesday as they leave the Cooper's Landing check point of the Missouri River 340 race.
Nancy Day sprays sunscreen on Team Inertia racer James Kaufamn as he and his tandem kayak partner Ryan Slebos make a quick rest stop Wednesday at Cooper's Landing.
Team Inertia members Ryan Slebos, left, and James Kaufman, quickly stock up on calories Wednesday during their Missouri River 340 race rest stop at the Cooper's Landing check point south of Columbia.
Eighteen Columbia Neighborhood Watch groups held events Tuesday evening including potluck dinners and cake walks. National Night Out was created in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch in an effort to strengthen community bonds and deter crime on a neighborhood level.
Alexander Garza, a 1996 graduate of the MU School of Medicine, receives the medical school’s Outstanding Young Physician Award in 2008. President Barack Obama has nominated Garza to serve as assistant secretary for health affairs and chief medical officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Adam Burns, who also goes by the moniker Uncle A Dog, waits for the start of the Missouri River 340 race in the mud at the side of his canoe made from recycled barrels and used floor boards, at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kan. on Tuesday.
MR 340 race participants get ingenious with the available space on their boats in order to minimize the time they need to spend at the onshore check points. The racers set set off for St. Charles from Kaw Point Riverbank Park in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday.
Tom Young makes an anxious call in search for a tardy team member as his boat prepares to cast off from the shore at the beginning of the Missouri River 340 race in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday.
Spring, Tx. resident and Missouri River 340 veteran Richard Miller soaks up the pre-race atmosphere an hour before the scheduled start at Kaw Point boat landing in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday. After an hour and a half postponement, the racers set off for St. Charles under overcast, but dry, skies.