December 3, 2009
David and Lysa Holmes close their eyes during the final prayer at the candlelight vigil held for the Kahler family Thursday outside the Activity and Recreation Center. Karen Kahler, who was killed Saturday along with her two daughters, was a personal trainer at the ARC.
A poem, "Karen's Farewell," was read at the vigil at the ARC on Thursday.
Horace Johnson, sits in court Thursday morning next to his attorney, Stephen Wyse. Johnson was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday in the death of his 2-year-old son, Cortez.
Mandy Sutherland leads a chant, "Forsee lacks foresight," during a protest against University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee's stance on cap and trade legislation. Forsee sent a letter earlier this week in opposition to federal climate change legislation. Protesters demonstrated on Thursday outside of University Hall.
This house was designed by William Bernoudy, who studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright. It's unique because it is on a fairly flat plot of land, whereas many Bernoudy houses are on hills or more uneven surfaces. It is two stories high with the bedrooms on the second floor and an indoor balcony facing the large glass windows overlooking a large front yard filled with trees.
Missouri guard Zaire Taylor, left, fights for a loose ball with Vanderbilt forward Steve Tchiengang in Wednesday night's loss in Nashville, Tenn.
Sachiyo Ito, center, leads her Japanese dance class in a walking exercise at the Historic Senior Recital Hall at Stephens College. The students will be giving a free performance at the school on Friday.
Sachiyo Ito demonstrates movements with a dance fan for her Japanese dance class at Stephens College.
William Bernoudy was a St. Louis native who studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright. A few of his houses were built right here in the Columbia area, and they're still standing today amid trees and atop picturesque bluffs. Here's a look at the outsides and insides of just a few of his works.
Hickman varsity girls basketball players Ashley Davis, Shaunece Ballenger and Paige Nelson laugh with each other during practice Wednesday.
December 2, 2009
Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane looks at pictures of evidence before Boone County Prosecutor Dan Knight presents it to the jury during the murder trial of Horace Johnson on Wednesday. Johnson is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old son that took place on June 25, 2008.
Douglas Miller, specializes in neuropathology, testifies at the Johnson trial on Wednesday. Miller examined Cortez Johnson's brain after his death. Miller explained the cause of death was pressure and swelling of the child's brain.
Amanda Pirtle, left, and Terri Hilt sew buttons onto a quilt celebrating the 40th anniversary of Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises, a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities. Pirtle has been working at the workshop for two years where Hilt has been a staff member for 10 years.
Ricky Orndorff and Tammy Harvey share a laugh as they assemble small parts to be used in electronic equipment at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises workshop on Tuesday. The CMSE, a sheltered workshop that employs people with mental disabilities, has been suffering from recent state funding and contracting cuts and consequently has had to cut the afternoon shift for employees.
The quilt celebrating the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises' 40 years in business includes drawings and photographs by and of participants over the years.
Ricky Orndorff and Tammy Harvey share a laugh as they assemble small parts to be used in electronic equipment at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises workshop on Tuesday. The CMSE, a sheltered workshop that employs people with disabilities, has been suffering from recent state funding and contracting cuts and consequently has had to cut the afternoon shift for employees.
Dr. Henry Liu displays a brick he created by compressing fly-ash from coal fired power plants. The bricks earned one of 10 2007 Invention Awards from Popular Science and was named one of the best environmental inventions of 2007 by Time Magazine. Liu died in the one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon off the Lake of the Woods Exit on Interstate 70.
Columbia firefighters work at the scene of a fatal crash Tuesday afternoon off the Lake of the Woods Exit on Interstate 70. Former MU professor Henry Liu died in the one-vehicle accident.