November 15, 2008
Dick Blount speaks about his experiences supporting gay rights while involved as a retired United Methodist minister. Blount said he hopes they can make the issue personal, rather than political. "These are our children; these are our family; these are our fellow citizens," he said. "We need to know them as people with a face."
From left, Linda Hayes, Clayton Hayes and Claire Garden hold signs and listen to speakers at the protest of the passage of Proposition 8 in California on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Boone County Courthouse. "I believe everyone should be treated fairly and equally," Hayes said, "and that includes my straight daughter and my gay son," Linda Hayes said.
Mark Buhrmester speaks to an audience on Saturday, Nov. 15, at a protest of California's passage of Proposition 8 at Boone County Courthouse. Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California, and the protest was a part of a series of coordinated protests across the nation.
COLUMBIA — Hearnes Center was a sea of bouncing curls and glitzy hair bows when cheerleaders from across Missouri met on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 to compete for the state title.
Illustrator, painter, and designer Bradley Pipkin creates live art during performances Saturday at Fieldhouse during the Bluebird Music and Arts Festival.
Black Ceasar of Rhyme University, an indie hip-hop duo, performs Saturday at Fieldhouse during the Bluebird Music and Arts Festival.
Zombies, cereal mascots and other costumed runners dealt with snow flurries Saturday while taking part in the Cross Country Xtreme run held at Midway Sandbar. The runners also had an obstacle-laden course to contend with, which included men with chain-saws and crawls through the mud while firecrackers bursted nearby.
The Columbia College volleyball team defeated Missouri Baptist University on Saturday to win the American Midwest Conference tournament. The Cougars received an automatic bid into the NAIA national tournament with the victory.
November 14, 2008
Mizzou's guard Toy Richbow, dribbles past South Dakota State players towards the hoop at the teams first game Friday.
Missouri forward Michelle Collins, left, intercepts the ball from Evansville's Kasey Cartwright in the first half on Friday night in Columbia.
Literacy affects our jobs, incomes, health and families. And at all levels of education, it is declining. Adult education and literacy classes might be the solution.
Wendy Libby, President of Stephens College, talks with students at Stephens Children's School after reading them a book on March 2, 2006.
Stephens College president Wendy Libby, right, and board of trustees member Nikki Krawitz take care of final preparations for commencement on May 7, 2008.
Illustration of some of the new varieties of bibles.
Newlyweds Jeff and Helen Porter enjoy a homecooked dinner in their backyard in October. "If I would have known it was this good, I wouldn't have waited so long," Jeffery said of the couple's marriage. The couple strengthens their bond by having dinner together as much as possible.
Food from the Porter's dinner rests on the table in their backyard on the deck the couple built together. In order to keep their marriage strong, the couple does home projects together, such as building shadow boxes or the deck on which they eat dinner each night.