September 24, 2007
When compared with the largest optical telescope on Earth, the telescope at Morrison Observatory in Fayette City Park might seem tiny. Its lens size of 12 ¼ inches pales in comparison to the 32-foot lens on a telescope in Hawaii. However, the telescope at Morrison Observatory was built in 1875 and was once the seventh largest in the U.S. On Thursday nights during the month of October the observatory will be open to the public.
September 23, 2007
Héctor Calzadillas practices with the dance group at Proctor Park in California, Mo. Nails are pounded into the heels of the boys’ black boots, to make spinning easier.
Yesenia Fuentes pauses for a moment before beginning a dance during a performance of the Hispanic Heritage Dance Group at the Annunciation Church in California, Mo. on July 15. The group performs throughout Missouri.
Myriam Dominguez, the choreographer, speaks to dancers before a performance.
While his mother chats with friends, Xavier Rolley waits on the steps to the basement of St. Paul's AME Church at 501 Park Ave. Xavier and his mother, Veronica Rolley, and little sister, Vonyae, had their family portrait taken at the church's fundraiser.
"I've been coming to this church since 1957," Elbert said. "And not too much has changed. Older people pass on and younger ones join. I do wish we had more young ones."
Washington Elbert has been a member of St. Paul's AME Church for fifty years. Elbert waits to have his portrait taken with his wife for the fundraiser on Sept. 22.
Christopher Hutchen, right, visits with Monica Rolley, who holds her niece Vonyae Rolley, was they wait to have their portraits taken. Hutchen was there to have his portrait taken with his mother, Tamara Hutchen, who was celebrating her 40th birthday.
The Loneliest Road riders, from left, Kevin Sims, Mike Love, Rick St. John, Vander Davis, Alec Oughton and Randy Monroe pose Sept. 9 in Sacramento, Calif.
Jeff Swank, left, and Bernardo Zamora, center, get advice from John Hagler during the Boone County Draft Horse and Mule Sale at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday. Swank bought about 80 Missouri horses for a domestic animal theme park in Costa Rica. “It feels like Noah’s ark,” Zamora said.
Harley and Davidson, two 5-year-old paint horses, are offered for sale by Ken Boyer of Oklahoma City, Okla. “You know, men ride motorcycles nowadays,” Boyer said, “so I named them for Harley Davidson.”
Diana Moxon, left, and Nancy Mebed share a story during the 12th annual Saint Swithun's Day party on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at the O'Connor's home. "Saint Swithun's Day is actually July 15, but we decided it should be a floating holiday so we could celebrate it any day we want," Joane O'Connor said of the party hosted at her home.
Saint Swithun's Day plants sit outside of the O'Connor home. The plants are party favors for the guests of the 12th annual Saint Swithun's Day party, which took place at the O'Connor home.
Portions of Stadium Boulevard and Range Line Street will be widened and reconstructed within the next few years. The Range Line project will be completed through a cooperative agreement between the city of Columbia and the Missouri Department of Transportation and is scheduled to begin 2008.
Listen to Mohamed Gumati share his story.
The Missouri football team improved to 4-0 with a 38-17 win over Illinois State Saturday.
The Hispanic Heritage Dance Group performs Mexican folk dancing at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
September 22, 2007
Todd Drone demonstrates how his grill swings into the back of his tailgate for storage during the long drives to Illinois State road games. Drone made the grill himself and said that he received a lot of advice about patenting the design. "You can't even feel it when it's back there," Drone said.
Kareen Rush, center, scrimmaged with the Missouri men's basketball team Saturday morning at Mizzou Arena during an open practice. Rush left Missouri after his junior year and is currently under contract with the Indiana Pacers of the NBA.
Missouri tailback Tony Temple, left, ran for 101 yards and a touchdown, but five four other running backs contributed to the Tigers' 240 rushing yards against Illinois State.
Ring referee Ron Cook pulls apart Mike Dey and Michael Johnson during the sixth fight at the Battle at The Blue Note III on Friday. The event featured 11 rounds of amateur cage fights.