September 20, 2009
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., whose proposed bill on health care legislation comes to vote Tuesday, speaks at a press conference on Sept. 16 on Capitol Hill in Washington. His bill has both Democrats and Republicans in arms over its possible effect on the nation's health care system.
Jean Neely sketches with pastels along the entrance to the MKT trail by the MLK Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden during the Au Plein-Air Art Day contest on Saturday. Artists using various mediums worked on pieces outdoors in several locations throughout Columbia. They submitted their art at the end of the day to be judged for the contest. Neely has been working with pastels for a few years and uses a tray made by her husband to hold her colored chalk.
Bonnie Zelenak and Shirley Keller share a laugh as they paint with watercolors under the guidance of professional artist Chris Frederick (not pictured) while overlooking Stephens Lake during the Au Plein-Air Art Day contest on Saturday. Zelenak had always admired watercolor, so when she retired one year ago, she picked up the brush and started taking classes. "It was a real challenge at first, but when you see what Chris can do, it makes you want to try hard."
Shirley Keller mixes pigment with water at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday as part of the Au Plein-Air Art Day contest, where participants sketch and paint outdoors, then submit their day's work for judging. Keller uses liberal amounts of water in her watercolors and paints on slick Yupo synthetic paper that allows her paint to roll around and bleed more than usual, an effect she likes.
Logan Wallace, 4, left, and Braedan Wallace, 2, play checkers with wooden pieces at the Heritage Festival on Saturday. The Heritage Festival offers many activities for children including puppet shows, hayrides, a petting zoo and the opportunity to try walking on stilts.
Linda Coats weaves a shawl at the Heritage Festival at Nifong Park on Saturday. Coats uses alpaca fur to create different types of crafts and sells them at the festival. It only took Coats the afternoon to weave this purple shawl.
From left, Haley Leal and WIlla Lensenmeyer play bluegrass music at the Maplewood Barn Stage at the Heritage Festival on Saturday. Both girls are part of "Pixie Chicks and the Fiddle Stick," a bluegrass group in Columbia. The girls played many songs on stage, one of which was written by a member of the group while sitting on a bucket on Bass St., entitled, "Sitting on a Bucket on Bass St."
Left to right, Roberta Power and Emma O'Connell pose for a vintage photograph after getting dressed up in old-time clothing at the Heritage Festival on Saturday.
Memorial Stadium reduced the seating space allotted for each person in the student general admission section from 18 inches to 14 inches this year. This change allows for 2,655 more seats for students.
September 19, 2009
Missouri's Danario Alexander, 81, hops into the end zone past Furman's Julian Hicks, 31, during the second quarter of Saturday's game.
Missouri's Kerwin Stricker, center, uses his head to knock the ball loose from the Furman Paladins' Tyler Maples in the third quarter Saturday. The Tigers defeated the Paladins 52-12.
Missouri tight end Michael Egnew, 82, is wrapped up by Furman players Rick Furman, 37, and Josh Lynn, 91. The Tigers defeated the Paladins 52-12.
Missouri safety Jasper Simmons recovers a fumble from the Furman Paladins during the third quarter of Saturday's game.
Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence runs downfield despite losing a shoe during the Tigers' game against the Furman Paladins.
Mizzou defensive lineman Jaquies Smith, 3, runs for the end zone after intercepting a pass during the third quarter of Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium.
Missouri wide receivers Jared Perry, left, and Wes Kemp celebrate following one of Perry's two touchdowns in the first quarter of Missouri's 52-12 victory over Furman.
Tiger quarterback Blaine Gabbert rushes for a touchdown during the second quarter of Saturday's victory over Furman.
From left to right: Stephanie Pulver, Neil Gallagher, Kristina Gentile, and Melissa Austin cheer on the Missouri Tigers on their way to 42-0 halftime lead over the Furman Paladins.
Furman running back Jerry Williams tries to evade Missouri linebacker Andrew Gachkar.
Missouri running back Derrick Washington (24) slips by Furman's Shaun Van Rensburg with the help of Missouri offensive lineman Dan Hoch.