September 30, 2009
Gov. Jay Nixon, left, and Mark Templeton, director of the Department of Natural Resources, talk to reporters about a new water quality enforcement effort for the Lake of the Ozarks near Osage Beach. Nixon's plan involves inspections of facilities with wastewater permits, stepped up enforcement against those violating clean water policies, tough reviews of applications for new permits and a lakewide water quality study.
Becky Doisy disappeared in 1976, and her body was never found.
Columbia Fire Dept. Lt. Bruce Britt surveys the scene at 301 Duncan St. after a fire was extinguished there on Tuesday. Columbia Fire Dept. Capt. Eric Hartman said that most of the damage occurred in the utility room area, and the investigation is ongoing. The two adults and two children who live in the rental house were not present at the time of the fire, which neighbors reported to 911.
September 29, 2009
A 1980 drawing by short-order cook Arthur Koch depicts a scene at Ernie's including a large drawing above the kitchen, except Koch's rendition has Dick Tracy referring to the 1976 disappearance of part-time waitress Becky Doisy. The drawing also features 1976 Ernie's owner, Wayne Gladney, front, and Koch serving customers.
A 1980 drawing by Arthur Koch depicts a scene at Ernie's. A large drawing rested above the kitchen has Dick Tracy referring to the 1976 disappearance of part-time Ernie's waitress Becky Doisy, who is featured on the right side of the frame.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder walks the sidelines during the Wildcats' victory over Tennessee Tech last Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas wide receiver Kerry Meier gets past Southern Mississippi defensive back Michael McGee for a touchdown during the first half of the Jayhawks' victory Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.
Rock Bridge tennis players Sarah Heeter, left, and Kelsey Kinderknecht pause during practice Monday to listen to their coach. The pair are the only members of this season's team who have experience playing in the state tournament.
Keith Widaman, far left, listens to Daniel Sewall, right, president of the Mizzou Student Veterans Association and a teaching assistant for a class called "Learning Transition Strategies for Military Students."
Keith Widaman relaxes at The Heidelberg with fellow veterans after class. Student services personnel say it's valuable for veterans to be able to connect with each other on campus because they might otherwise have a difficult time finding a social group with which they have much in common.
Columbia residents have the highest property tax rate levied by a school board in Boone County. In August, the Columbia School Board voted to increase the rate by $0.0425, which will take effect in December.
Undated mug shot of Johnny Wright.
An Evening of Odissi Dance will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Jesse Wrench Auditorium at MU. Odissi is a classical form of Indian dance. The event will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Indian classical dance group MUDRA, which stands for MU Dance and Recreation Association. This will be the group’s first production since forming in 2008. According to MUDRA's president, Divya Sitaraman, MUDRA hopes to raise awareness about the group, to show the university community what they have learned in the past year and to increase interest in group membership.
Cafe Berlin co-owner Allison Starn and employee Sean Coder secure a cabinet to Coder's bike trailer in preparation for the restaurant's move to Tenth and Ash streets from the now empty building on the corner of Walnut Street and Providence Road on Monday. After a free pancake breakfast courtesy of the cafe, 30 cyclists helped with the eight-block move.
Cafe Berlin co-owner Allison Starn sweeps away the last remnants of the restaurant on the corner of Walnut Street and Providence Road on Monday. Thirty cyclists showed up at 9 a.m. to help make the eight-block move to the new location at the intersection of Tenth and Ash streets. Starn said she hopes to see Cafe Berlin reopen by the second week in October.
Hickam House, located in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, may be torn down if wood sampling performed by the MU forestry department proves the structure was built in the 1960s instead of the cited 1820 to 1830.
UM System President Gary Forsee, far left, delivers a press conference in the Acuff Auditorium in the MU School of Medicine on Monday announcing the Tiger Institue for Health Innovation while the panel of, left to right, CEO and co-founder of the Cerner corporation Neal Patterson, University of Missouri Health System vice chancellor Hal Williamson, MU Health Care CEO Jim Ross and the executive director of the Tiger Institute Sherry Browne, listen. The health initiative is the largest corporate investment in MU history.
CEO and co-founder of Cerner Corporation Neal Patterson, right, and MU System President Gary Forsee answer questions about a major health initiative and partnership with MU during a press conference in the MU School of Medicine on Sept. 28, 2009. "We're going to make a fundamental difference in health care", said Patterson, noting the advances in medical record keeping over the past 20 years.