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A somber celebration [Photo]

Irwin Kaye, right, speaks with Rabbi Yossi Feintuch before an observation of the Jewish holiday Tisha B'Av on Wednesday at the Congregation Beth Shalom. The somber event marks the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem, and other events that have taken place on the same day.

Attending a service [Photo]

Rabbi Yossi Feintuch, right, leads a small service on Wednesday to mark Tisha B'Av, the Jewish day of remembrance of the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem. Irwin Kaye, center, and David Wilkerson, left, are members of the Congregation Beth Shalom who attended the service.

Singing at a service [Photo]

Irwin Kaye, right, sings on Wednesday during a remembrance of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish holiday marking the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yossi Feintuch, left, led members of Congregation Beth Shalom in a small service marking the holiday before watching a documentary about the temples.

"Pepper & Friends" budget [Document]

A breakdown of revenue and expenses for KOMU's "Pepper & Friends."

Radiofrequency ablation [Graphic]

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.

Firefighters attend to person in high-speed chase [Photo]

Columbia firefighters transport Daniel Hood to an emergency medical vehicle as Columbia Police Officers Barbara Buck and Bruce Houston survey the scene of a multi-car accident on the corner of McBaine and Ash on August 5. Police were chasing the vehicle of Anthony Jacobs, who is under warrant for absconding on parole, when Hood's truck was caught up the melee.

Officers mark directions of cars involved in high-speed chase [Photo]

Spray-painted pink lines on the intersection of McBaine and Ash streets in Columbia mark the directions in which different cars were traveling before being caught up in a multi-vehicle accident.

High-speed chase ends in accident [Photo]

The smashed car, left, of Anthony Jacobs lies on the curb of McBaine Street. Police were chasing Jacobs, under warrant for absconding on parole, when his car spun out and hit a telephone pole.

Foster grandparents get more government support [Photo]

Betty Flanagan encourages two girls at Nora Stewart Nursery as they struggle with their coloring. "The program allows me to give my time to children that need extra love," said Flanagan.

Foster grandparents help schools [Photo]

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.

Hardeep Bhullar prepares for another city tournament [Photo]

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.

Leaving Cooper's Landing [Photo]

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 come to shore [Photo]

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.

Arriving at Cooper's Landing [Photo]

Guy Roman, left, and Joshua Schloesser wait as Phil Bowden, from San Marcos, Texas, pulls into Cooper's Landing on Wednesday.

Kayak team gets encouragement from supporters [Photo]

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.

Applying sunscreen for the race [Photo]

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.

Stocking up on calories [Photo]

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.

National Night Out 2009 [Video]

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.

Larry Brown photo [Photo]

Larry Brown

Dianne Lynch photo [Photo]

Dianne Lynch
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