February 27, 2008
February 26, 2008
Firefighter Mike Schultz sprays foam onto fuel on the highway after a tanker truck crashed into the rock wall in Nov. 27, 2007, in Jefferson City. On impact, the truck burst into flames and the load of ethanol fuel ran down the highway and through a drainage ditch, causing several fires. The nation's drive toward alternative fuels carries a danger many communities have been to slow to recognize: Ethanol fires are harder to put out than gasoline ones and require a special type of firefighting foam.
A firefighter sprays foam onto a burning truck Nov. 27, 2007, in Jefferson City. Fire departments are finding it increasingly difficult to fight these types of fires with the materials on hand. The foam needed to extinguish is more expensive than the standard foam and some smaller departments can't afford to keep it on hand.
Firefighter Mike Schultz talks at a station in Jefferson City on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. A tanker truck carrying several thousand gallons of ethanol and gasoline recently crashed on a highway near the state Capitol. Schultz helped apply a special alcohol-resistant foam to smother the fire. Some fire departments do not stock the special foam because it costs about 30 percent more.
Laura Idle and Jon Westhoff sit in the new Uprise Bakery on Hitt Street cutting up tickets and making a calendar for the night's shows at the Ragtag Theater on Tuesday. Uprise Bakery moved into the new building with the Ragtag over last weekend and is open for business as usual.
Pipes are used by meth cooks in efforts to produce the drug. However, blue rust, like the rust found on this confiscated pipe, indicates to law enforcement that the pipe was used in producing meth. This photo was taken at the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
Syringes and a spoon encrusted with meth are the remnants of a bust made by the Boone County Sheriff's Department. After being confiscated, the evidence is kept at the Sheriff's Office.
Although the finished product of meth, front, is fairly small, it takes many ingredients (in the background) to concoct the final product.
Ingredients in the meth-making process lie scattered around the finished product. All of these substances were confiscated from busts conducted by the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
Ephedrine, an illegal drug, is one of the key components in making meth. Without ephedrine, meth-making would not be possible. Packets of the drug have been confiscated by the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
February 25, 2008
From left, Dianne Filbert, Marilyn Hoecker and Leslie Utterback work out together at Wilson's Total Fitness.
From left, Karen Calhoun, Zoey Calhoun, Karen Edison and Jason Calhoun work out together at Pilates for Everybody. Edison works with Karen and Jason Calhoun and accompanies the family on Thursday nights.
As workout partners, Cindi Heese, left, and Linda LaFontaine run six mornings a week at Stankowski Field.
Steve Baumgartner, Jimmy Goodnight, and Jamie Conrow, seen here on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, are all linemen at Boone Electric Cooperative. They recently came back from Sudan, where they provided electricity to a small town called Yei. The group was there for three weeks.
Steve Baumgartner poses with residents of Yei, Sudan.
From left to right, Jamie Conrow, a Boone County lineman, hangs from an electric pole in Yei, Sudan, with a local electrician.