June 5, 2008
Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday afternoon at the Capitol in Jefferson City to watch the unveiling of a Lewis and Clark memorial, which features five bronze statues. The memorial sits on the east side of the Capitol grounds and connects the Katy Trail with Jefferson City’s trail system.
June 4, 2008
Army Pfc. LaVena Lynn Johnson is seen in a November 2004 photo taken at basic training. Johnson was found dead July 19, 2005, in a small contractor's tent in Balad, Iraq. Her death was ruled a suicide but her father, John Johnson, wants Congress to force the Army to reopen its investigation into her death.
John Johnson talks about the circumstances surrounding the death of his daughter, Army Pfc. LaVena Lynn Johnson, Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in St. Louis. Private Johnson was found dead July 19, 2005, in a small contractor's tent in Balad, Iraq. Army investigators and coroners ruled she had shot herself in the mouth with an M-16 rifle. Her father wants Congress to force the Army to reopen its investigation into her death.
Parkade Elementary Principal Betsy Baker says goodbyes after school let out for the summer on Tuesday. After 12 years as principal at Parkade, Baker is retiring. "Today has been a lot harder than I thought," Baker said.
Deb Barksdale stands amid a flurry of cards from her students that she received on her birthday in September. Barksdale is retiring this year from Benton Elementary School.
Nyle Klinginsmith is retiring as principal at Jefferson Junior High School.
Linda Klopfenstein is retiring as principal at Midway Heights Elementary School.
Tarry Parish is retiring as assistant principal at Lange Middle School.
Daniel Roe, 54, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with a stabbing Tuesday night, Columbia police said.
Parker Naylor walks around his property on I-70 Drive N.E., in Columbia, Mo., Wednesday, June 4, 2008. He envisions his property to be a commercially developed area in a decade. A little north of his property is a site for a new high school. Before the area is developed and more people to come around, he wants to make sure all parts of his property are in good shape. He has been watching a healthy red hawk died suddenly, a stumbling deer, and a lot of mosquitoes around the area where a thousand of 3-decade-old tires have been dumped.
Illegally dumped tires sit in storage space at Drew Anderson's Cosmo Self Storage in Columbia in May, 2008. Missouri Department of Natural Resources inspector Jacob Cross estimates that there are more than 900 tires present.