December 4, 2008
Sean Weatherspoon gets his hair cut by teammate Steve Redmond. "He always does something real good for me,” Weatherspoon says of Redmond.
From left, Lupita Magdaleno, Faith Elsbury and Rosemary Munger enjoy muffins, apples and blueberry smoothies for breakfast at the YouZeum as part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities initiative to combat childhood obesity. The PedNet Coalition, which hosted the event, was recently given a $400,000 grant to promote physical activity and healthy eating in the city.
Columbia police have issued a final report about the fight at Hickman High School on Oct. 15. Click on the icon below to download a PDF of the report.
December 3, 2008
Christine Flores, right, reaches in for the steal against Toledo's Jessica Williams on Dec. 3 at Mizzou Arena. Tigers coach Cindy Stein complimented her defense, which forced 25 turnovers and recorded 17 steals and seven blocks.
Missouri forward Shakara Jones goes up for a shot over Melissa Goodall of Toledo on Dec. 3 at Mizzou Arena.
Texas freshman Tim Liu cheers on the Longhorns against Texas A&M while wearing a sign showing the score of Texas' win over Oklahoma.
Construction worker Neil James move a waste bin inside of the particle board partition that separates the construction area from the lobby of Boone County Courthouse on Wednesday. Construction has caused some courthouse employees to move to temporary workspace while renovations are being completed.
Unit manager Lana Brooks works in her office in Boone County Courthouse on Wednesday surrounded by boxes that are ready to be moved to her temporary workspace; her permanent workspace is being completed. "It has been inconvenient, but it's nothing we can't overcome," Brooks said.
Kansas wide receiver Kerry Meier pulls in a 26-yard touchdown reception over Missouri safety Justin Garrett on Saturday in the fourth quarter of the Tigers' loss to the Jayhawks at Arrowhead Stadium.
Richard Williams, a Tipton farmer, feeds his cattle. Because Williams is a self-employed farmer, he and his family struggle to receive health-insurance coverage.
Student John Rowe practices his electronic music DJ skills as he spends hours in his room broadcasting music online for his friends in La Canada Flintridge, Calif. Rowe, a 19-year-old student, spends six to 12 hours online each day. Researchers are raising the idea that young people who've spent too much time using the Internet and playing video games have wired their brains for technology rather than social skills.
University of California-Los Angeles Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Gary Small holds a human brain model at his office at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in Westwood, Calif. He suggests young people who have spent too much time using the Internet and playing video games have wired their brains for technology rather than social skills.
This information from the Columbia/Boone County Health Department explains symptoms of pertussis, commonly called whooping cough.
Katy Steinmetz, shown here when she was in elementary school, battled obesity when she was a child.
William Randle, criminalist supervisor at the Missouri State Highway Patrol, explains to the jury that the flap on a box of evidence was opened when he received that box, which contained hairs from murder victim Jesse Valencia.
Choreographer Kira Josephson looks on as, from left, Sarah Marshall, Emily Shackelford, Izzie Baldwin, Sydney Turner and Charles Evans rehearse.
“Bug” Dominguez is using her athletic scholarship at Stephens to fill the role of student assistant coach.
“Bug” Dominguez stopped playing for Stephens after suffering her fourth concussion in her basketball career.