October 4, 2008
James "Slim" Hand performs on Friday at the 8th and Cherry streets stage downtown at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival. He has played country music for more than 40 years and has appeared at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
Barb Sonderman enjoys the barbecue meal she bought at the Tammy Pryor barbecue stand during the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Friday afternoon.
Besides barbecue, some vendors offer real potato chips — potatoes sliced and fried in front of your eyes.
Shannon Diaz plays her tambourine at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival rehearsal on Friday afternoon. Diaz is a member of the band The Record Collector.
Andrea Kanevsky practices her tunes at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival rehearsal on Friday afternoon. Kanevsky is a member of the band The Record Collector.
MU Engineering Ambassadors helped kids at the Columbia Farmer’s Market fling pumpkins and watermelons on Saturday. Student engineers built a special catapult for the event. Engineering Recruitment Coordinator Laura Forbes also describes the day’s carnage.
Strong safety Quan Hord Bush runs the ball down the field but was unsuccessful in scoring Friday night in Hickman's 41-0 loss to Rockhurst at Robert M. LeMone Field.
October 3, 2008
Rock Bridge's Jason Carmichael goes after Helias's offense in a 45-13 loss Friday at Helias High.
For a $250 ticket, festival goers on Friday evening received unlimited access to food, beer and backstage passes at this weekend’s second annual Roots ‘N Blues N’ BBQ Festival. Entertainment filled downtown Columbia for a musical lineup that included performances by country singer James Hand and the Second Missionary Baptist Church. Attendees ate their fill of local barbecue, served hot out of make-shift tents and mobile restaurants that decorated the streets. Blankets, beer and pink balloons set the scene as people applauded and chattered as the day came to an end. Festivities lasted well into the night, coming to a close around 11 p.m.
Jennifer Enders and Brett Wilbanks pick a bowl of Vidalia onions at the Farmers Market in Columbia. The couple does not own a car and eat locally grown foods almost exclusively.
Paul A. Albert at the Gasconade River near Lebanon when he was about 21 years old.
Paul Albert and his family circa 1962.
Kurt Albert looks over a document concerning the land donation the Alberts made in 1964.
An abandoned tire floats in a pond at Albert-Oakland Park. The pond, in the center of one of the park’s disc golf courses, serves as a water hazard for disc golfers.
Marjorie Simpson and three of her children sit in the City Council chambers on April 19, 2004. Paul A. Albert’s son Paul E. Albert addressed the council on the matter of naming Albert-Oakland Park. From left are Paul E. Albert, Cedar Joan Albert, Simpson, Kurt Albert and his wife, Patrice Albert.
Kurt Albert and his dog Sadie pose at an entrance sign reading C.M. Albert Memorial Park and Albert-Oakland Park. Albert is fighting to keep his family’s name on the park.
Single-stall and unisex bathrooms provide privacy and security for transgender individuals.
Shawn Wallace — who was born a woman, but identifies as a man — must consider how others interpret his gender before choosing to use the men's or women's bathroom. An academic advisor in the MU School of Journalism, Wallace is also a member of Transaction, a group dedicated to working for transgender inclusion.
Scout Merry, who was born a female, said she doesn't fit in the black-and-white dichotomy of gender labels. An advocate and manager at The Shelter, which provides services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Merry sees the either-or options of male and female public bathrooms as the epitome of the struggles faced by transgender people.