August 4, 2007
Listen to Aurielle read an original poem.
Jade Li has been playing the Pipa, a Chinese lute, since she was a child. Jade says, “playing Pipa expresses my own nationality and tells people who I really am.” Watch Jade play an old Chinese song about a man forced into an arranged marriage on the Pipa at Teen Speak and explain what this song means to her.
Tim Douglas can’t remember a time when he wasn’t singing. He is the lead singer and bass player for Thunderclap Douglas and the 8-Track Groove. Watch Tim sing a song by his band a capella and explain what music means to him.
Nick Rodriguez is a performer at heart; he writes rap lyrics, plays the guitar and sprays graffiti art. Watch Nick use his body to express himself in the form of break dancing.
August 3, 2007
Traffic engineers consulting for the City Council have suggested a roundabout to help traffic flow smoothly at this intersection of West Broadway and Clinkscales Road. Neighbors are concerned about what the plan’s proposals would do to traffic on the side streets. City Manager Bill Watkins says the city plans to hold public forums on the proposal in September.
Rush hour traffic backs up at the West Boulevard and West Broadway intersection. A St. Louis traffic engineering firm has proposed changes to handle traffic through the year 2030.
Mike Kindelspire bought Whizz Records in May, along with about 375 boxes of vinyls. After renaming the store to Happy Time Media, he is slowly sorting through the records. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s the best job I’ve ever had,” he says.
Kindelspire changes a record in his new store. Happy Time Media lets customers suggest what plays in the store.
Stacks of records line the shelves at Happy Time Media, formerly Whizz Records in downtown Columbia.
Participants and observers enter the Life Sciences Center to view the work of students who have been participating in undergraduate research this summer.
Tammy Rold (left) asks April Allen questions about her poster. Allen is from the University of Alabama A&M University, the title of her poster is Childhood Obesity and the Socioeconomics Status of Blacks, Hispanics and Whites.
Curtis Bourgeois and Drew Lemberger, both of Rocheport, return to the river after making a rest stop in last week’s Missouri River 340 race.
Kansas City’s Ty Law is returning to full form at the Chiefs’ camp.
with certain names already finding their way into the mix.
Buddy Bell, right, resigned from his post as Royals manager this week, effective at the end of the season. It now falls on K.C. general manager Dayton Moore to find Bell’s successor.
August 2, 2007
Heather Windham, the Rainbow House Shelter clinical coordinator, sits in front of toys and games that are used for play therapy. Windham is trying to raise awareness about the needs of homeless teens and gain community support for extended transitional housing.
Missouri Sen. Chris Koster, of Harrisonville, announced Wednesday that he is switching from the Republican to the Democratic Party. He is expected to run for attorney general.