March 24, 2010
The Parks and Recreation department recently cut plans for a 17-acre equestrian area near Gans Creek Recreation Area.
Boone County has a few horse trails in and around its vicinity. Contact the respective parks for horse riding season dates and hours.
March 23, 2010
Missouri freshman outfielder Blake Brown hit his first home run for the Tigers in the second-inning Tuesday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Hickman senior goalkeeper Monica Ross faces a shot from Pembroke Hill's Madison Thrane.
Hickman senior Katie LaRue, left, tries to get the ball around Pembroke Hill defender Hannah Lewis, center, and goalkeeper Jackie Robinson.
While Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala may be the one currently attacked in television ads for traveling on taxpayer money, city records show that travel expenses for each council member are allocated into the council budget. Skala exceeded his allocation in several fiscal years, though he wasn’t the only one.
President Barack Obama signs the health care bill Tuesday in the East Room of the White House.
Participants applaud in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday where President Barack Obama, flanked by Macelas Owens of Seattle, left, and Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., right, signs the health care bill. Behind the president, from left are Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Vice President Joe Biden, Vicki Kennedy, widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., Ryan Smith of Turlock, Calif., Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.
Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala passes the microphone to Gary Kespohl, who is running against Skala for the council position, after answering a question on tax-increment financing during the debate hosted by the Columbia Missourian on Monday evening.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden react to cheers as they arrive in the East Room of the White House in Washington this morning where the president was to sign the health care bill.
Oralia Chopin weaves before a crowd in Stamper Commons at Stephens College on Monday evening, during a backstrap loom weaving demonstration. Chopin is the vice president of TRAMA Textiles, a Guatemalan fair trade weaving cooperative that she said was organized to help women provide for themselves in the poor conditions caused by war in the 1980s. This was translated by Lorna McCune, a Spanish instructor and first year Anthropology Ph.D. student at MU.
Amparo de Rubio, the president of TRAMA Textiles, laughs as she holds a piece of fabric in Stamper Commons at Stephens College on Monday evening. She said that the pattern is ceremonial and carries great religious significance in Guatemala. This was translated by Lorna McCune, a Spanish instructor and first year Anthropology Ph.D. student at MU.
Oralia Chopin weaves threads together before a backstrap loom weaving demonstration begins in Stamper Commons at Stephens College on Monday evening. Chopin is vice president of TRAMA Textiles, a Guatemalan fair trade weaving cooperative that offers women employment opportunities. She said that she works at the store or with the other women some days, so she can't weave everyday, but she still enjoys weaving when she can. This was translated by Catherine Withrow, a liberal arts instructor at Stephens College.
Oralia Chopin weaves threads together before a backstrap loom weaving demonstration begins in Stamper Commons at Stephens College on Monday evening. Chopin, 34, has been weaving since she was eight years old. She said that her 3 1/2-year-old daughter, Carla, is already beginning to learn how to weave. This was translated by Catherine Withrow, a liberal arts instructor at Stephens College who volunteered with the women last summer and helped organize their visit from Guatemala to the U.S.
March 22, 2010
From left: Daryl Dudly, Rick Buford, Sarah Read and Tracy Greever-Rice are all vying for the Fourth Ward council seat. Candidate Read answers a question about the balance of power between the city manager and the importance of having council input on hiring and firing practices for the city during the Columbia Missourian's candidate debate Monday evening.
From left: Mayoral candidate Sid Sullivan speaks with John Clark while Khesha Duncan, mayoral candidate Paul Love and Joan Sullivan discuss racial issues in Columbia. The debate, sponsored by the Columbia Missourian, continued with questions for the Fourth Ward candidates Monday evening.
From left: Mayoral candidates Sean O'Day, Bob McDavid, Paul Love, Jerry Wade and Sid Sullivan address questions posed by moderator David Lile of KFRU during the Columbia Missourian's candidate debate on Monday evening. Questions spanned issues including tax increment financing, St. Charles Road improvements, use tax and developments within the city.
Rachel Heaton models sandals made by Sseko Designs in Peace Park on Monday. Liz Forkin founded the company to give jobs to Ugandan girls.