March 14, 2008
Columbia students competed at the regional spelling bee this week, which was won by eighth-grader Christian Ackmann and his correct spelling of "cybernetics."
Images from the scene of the East Campus neighborhood explosion and fire, including the aftermath.
welcomed to express themselves. Last Friday night, the Missourian went
to one to see what it was like.
The Holy Road House hosts "Expression Sessions" where anyone is
Neighbors Randy Hill and Margaret Hultsch talk about what they heard and felt after an exlosion leveled a house at 308 McNab Drive. Columbia Fire Battalion Chief Steve Sapp said the cause of the explosion is not yet known. Footage from the scene shows smoke rising above the house and neighborhood.
March 13, 2008
Mike Anderson was an assistant coach on the 2000 Arkansas Razorbacks team that went 16-15, but snuck into the NCAA tournament after winning the SEC Championship.
Columbia Fire Department recruits scramble to put their equipment on during a timed drill Wednesday. The drill was done outside of the old City Hall annex, which is scheduled for demolition. From left are Jeff Hudson, Ryan Russell and Jim Pasley. The Fire Department’s Basic Recruit School has plans for additional training sessions at the annex.
Recruit firefighters, from left, Ryan Russell, Ryan Carrender and Jim Pasley run a search and rescue drill with their visors covered in plastic wrap, simulating the inability to see during an actual fire.
Liz Straatmann, left, and Sarah Shire encouraged one another to fight through injuries during their senior year at Archbishop O’Hara High School. Shire went on to compete at Utah but returned to Missouri to join Straatmann as teammates on the MU gymnastics team this season.
Elizabeth Schutz and Kelly Gebert Jr. at the Empire State Building, where the evangelical King’s College serves 220 undergraduates on a three-floor campus. Moving to the iconic heart of the bluest city in the country was precisely the point for the overseers of King’s.
Columbia firefighters work to plug a fuel leak on one of the saddle tanks on the trailer. From left to right, Chris Sharp, Lt. Bruce Britt and engineer Justin Collins.
MU women's tennis assistant coach Blake Edwards jokes around with Kaitlyn Ritchie before tennis practice. Some of the girls on the team call Edwards "Eddie" for short, because he shares his name with head coach Blake Starkey.
The Missouri Theatre, including its acoustic dome, built in 1928, is currently undergoing extended renovation and is expected to be reopened during the second half of this year.
This is what remains of the annual Egg Catapult contest, part of MU's Engineers' Week that started Monday. Six teams competed to build an egg launcher to hit a frying pan target 60 feet away.
Megabus driver Charles Howard directs passengers to the luggage storage compartment. Megabus fares begin at a rate of $1.
From left, Clark Mechlin, Russ Claytor and Dan Howard wait at Wabash Station for the Megabus to arrive.
Megabus made its first stop in Columbia on Thursday. Passengers handed their luggage to the driver and entered the 78-seat double-decker bus, ready to head to St. Louis and Chicago.