May 14, 2008
Kip Kendrick, 26, talks with Mary Still, a candidate for state representative in the 25th District, who stopped by to talk to residents at the Benton-Stephens Neighborhood Coffee Shop meeting on March 1.
Permanent substitute teacher Rhonda Kaissi explains how to create a business letter while subbing for a language arts class on May 8 at Oakland Junior High School.
Clark Frost is a permanent substitute teacher who is filling in for John Stroehmann, an industrial arts teacher at Jefferson Junior High School who recently died. Frost will be teaching industrial arts, woodworking and space and aeronautics at Jefferson for the remainder of the year.
Rhonda Kaissi points to the example on the overhead projector of what a business letter should look like on May 8 at Oakland Junior High School. Many students wrote thank you letters for the opportunity to job shadow at various businesses later in the semester.
Allen Hahn, an active member of the Woodridge Neighborhood Association, stands in the heavily wooded area near Woodridge Park on Sunday.
DeAnna Walkenbach, left, and Terry Baker, right, stand across the street from the West Broadway Wal-Mart. The pair were part of a neighborhood group that fought the building of the store.
On Monday, Julie Youmans watches a digger being loaded on a truck. She lives on Rock Quarry Road, which has protection as scenic roadway, but the landscape is slowly being chipped away by residential developments.
Rhonda Kaissi has been a permanent substitute teacher for Columbia Public Schools since the beginning of the program in 2004. Her Syrian accent gains students’ attention, but Kaissi feels content every time that they understand what she teaches.
May 13, 2008
Hickman junior Alex Turner returns a serve during doubles play Monday at the district meet at Rock Bridge High School.
State Representative Judy Baker, D-Columbia, talks with another representative during the legislative session on May 6 at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City.
Missouri Senator Maida Coleman, far right, talks with other senators during the legislative session on May 6 at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City.
State Representative Rachel Bringer waits on the House floor during a legislative session on May 6.
May 12, 2008
Missing Minority Campaign organizers Anthony Martin and Winston Tracy worked hard to fight against the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative legislation that will not appear on the November ballot.
Ward Connerly, chairman of the American Civil Rights Initiativ,e gave a speeh at Truman State to promote the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative. He led and helped pass similar citizen-driven propositions in California, Washington and Michigan.
Tim Asher, executive director of the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative, debated with Roger Worthington about the plan. The proposed initiative sought to ban statewide and local affirmative action programs granting preferential treatment based upon race, gender, ethnicity or origin in public education, employment and contracting.
Ward Connerly, chairman of the American Civil Rights Initiative gave a speech at Truman State to promote the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative. He led and helped pass similar citizen-driven propositions in California, Washington and Michigan.
Robin Wootten shows off a specially designed mannequin on Monday at the MU School of Medicine's new $26.5 million Clinical Support and Education Building. The seven-story building houses the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center, a state-of-the-art facility for students learning how to perform medical procedures.
Specially designed mannequins Hal, left, and Russman wait to be examined in the simulation room at the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center, which opened Monday in the University's Clinical Support and Education Building. The mannequins allow students to practice various medical procedures while simulating physical processes and responses such as breathing and reacting to light.