August 12, 2009
Morgan Poteet spends time in the penalty box near the end of the first hockey game of the Twister Hockey League playoffs Sunday evening in Hallsville.
Columbia native Theron Denson brought his show "The Black Diamond Experience" back to Missouri on Aug. 6 after touring and performing in Las Vegas. The homecoming show at Boone Tavern marked Denson's first performance in Columbia in four years. Claiming to be the "planet's only" black Neil Diamond impersonator, Denson entertained a crowd of about 100 to Neil Diamond songs.
The Rockin’ Hounds are a rockabilly band based in Fulton that plays around mid-Missouri, including public spaces such as the sidewalk on 9th Street south of Elm Street. The band uses a car battery to power their audio equipment, which enables them to play at non-traditional locations.
Whitney Briggs Memorial Arena is the home of Hallsville's Twisters roller hockey league, an oasis for hockey players all over Missouri. Briggs, who founded the league when she was in middle school, died in 2005. On Aug. 9, the league awarded a trophy bearing her name to the league champion.
A report by the Columbia Police Department’s Professional Standards Unit shows an increase in arrests and a decrease in use of force from the first to the second quarter.
Traffic was slow on Interstate 70 eastbound following a fatal crash on Wednesday morning.
A rollover accident on Interstate 70 eastbound killed one person and sent several others to a hospital Wednesday morning. The accident occurred near the Stadium Boulevard exit on I-70 around 7 a.m.
Richard Vickers checks for signs of weapons or drug use inside of an abandoned property as he patrols his Old Oaks neighborhood Aug. 4 in Columbus, Ohio. Like the members of this well-oiled block watch group in central Ohio, neighbors across the country are using Twitter, blogs, e-mail and street patrols to help ward off crime.
August 11, 2009
Lesser prairie chickens fight during a mating ritual in New Mexico in the spring of 2007. Should the lesser prairie chicken become listed as threatened or endangered — and it's close now — there would be significant restrictions on companies hoping to plant towering turbines across a five-state region believed to have some of the nation's best wind energy potential.
Pedestrians walk towards the Houston House in Newburg. The historic building, which used to house railroad workers, is being restored by a local group. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with improvement suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.
Richard Ingram, of Edgar Springs signals a mud run driver has stopped moving forward in Newburg. Saturday was the fifth fundraiser mud run held at the former railroad yard where a local group plans to build a park. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.
Timber Adams, of Steelville, left, breaks away from the pack to eventually win the nine and under foot race during a break in the vehicle mud run Saturday, Aug. 8, in Newburg. Saturday was the fifth fundraiser mud run held at the former railroad yard where a local group plans to build a park. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.
From left, Ihsan Saleem, 23, of Decatur, Ga., Hud Williams, 29, of Atlanta and Naeem Muwwakkil, 57, of Atlanta listen to Chip Spradley, 65, of Tucker, Ga. share his viewpoints outside the filled to capacity Cole Auditorium at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston on Monday during a town hall meeting on health care reform. The line to get into the meeting snaked around the building and other auditoriums had to be used for overflow. These four men did not get into the meeting or the overflow, after the overflow was too crowded.
Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., right, listens to Katy Abram, left, ask a question as the crowd reacts during a town hall meeting open to the public on Tuesday in Lebanon, Pa.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, shown at Edward Kennedy's annual summer time party at his home in Hyannisport, Mass., on July 30,1983.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver runs past her son Robert in a touch football game in Washington on Sept. 28, 1965.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver walks away from her brother Robert Kennedy's grave after a visit at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 22, 1986.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Illinois lieutenant-Gov. Paul Simon watch as participating members of the International Special Olympics parade at Soldier Field in Chicago on Aug. 13, 1970. Shriver, JFK's sister and Special Olympics founder, has died at age 88.