June 26, 2009
SLIDESHOW: As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Joseph Snow believes that after his death he is going to be resurrected into a cleansed earth. “I have no desire to go to heaven. I don’t know what I would do if I went to heaven,” he says. “This is where I belong – on the earth. I don’t belong in heaven.” Snow says he has work left to do here, and hospice volunteers are making sure he can comfortably continue working in his garden.
June 25, 2009
Mikayla Logan, 12, chats with friends on the sidelines of the Hickman High School track. She was there Wednesday evening to run with the Blue Thunder Track Club.
Mikayla Logan, 12, third from left, practices with the Blue Thunder Track Club at Hickman High School on Wednesday.
Mikayla Logan, 12, rests while her coaches, Camren Cross,center, and Karen Funkenbusch, right, talk about training exercises. The Blue Thunder Track Club practiced at Hickman High School on Wednesday.
Karen Funkenbusch, left, Mikayla Logan, 12, back, Kayla Cheadle, 13, and Chayla Cheadle, 13, walk the track at Hickman High School Wednesday evening during the Blue Thunder Track Club practice.
Justin Schuenemeyer, Charles Ludeke, Rosa Sow and Jessi Stafford dance to a mix of Michael Jackson's pop music hits outside of the MU School of Journalism on Eighth Street in Columbia on Thursday. The dancers were playing the music from Ludeke's car stereo. Jackson, also known as the King of Pop, died at age 50 Thursday afternoon.
Bridge 12 on the MKT Trail is one of the bridges set to be replaced by the Parks and Recreation Department. Columbia resident Jan Fukasawa said she hopes the old railroad parts will remain.
Michael Jackson announces March 5 that he is set to play 10 live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July.
Singer Michael Jackson, at age 13, the youngest member of the singing group the Jackson 5, sings in his home in Encino, Calif., in 1972.
MU tour guide Victoria Launder leads prospective freshmen Molly Totten and Rachel Sachs and their parents across campus as temperatures neared 90 degrees on Wednesday.
Program participants from Columbia Builds Youth paint over graffiti Wednesday morning at the Columbia Housing Authority overpass on Providence. The program helps young people who have dropped out of high school receive their GEDs while gaining vocational experience in housing construction and other projects.
Dan Cullimore, right, a Columbia Builds Youth construction instructor, works alongside program participants Chris Hurt, 20, and Henry Dogan, 24, Wednesday morning as they paint over graffiti at the N. Providence overpass. Cullimore, who has worked both in remodeling and counseling in education, said working as a program instructor "kind of combines all my interests, skills and knowledge. I just love it."
Carlos Muniz, 16, who has been with the Columbia Builds Youth program for several months, helps paint over graffiti at the Columbia Housing Authority overpass on N. Providence. Stephen Stockdall, 23, background, went through training with Muniz and calls him the "last baby" of the group.
Dan Eiken is owner of the Jefferson City office furniture retailer Samco Business Products. While he recognizes the positive, rehabilitative aspects of MVE, his business is hurt by provisions that require the state to purchase goods through the prison program. Eiken stands by samples for panel systems, one product line that has been hurt the most from competition by MVE and section 217.575 0f Missouri's Revised Statues.
The sales floor at MVE headquarters in Jefferson City holds a variety of merchandise manufactured at various locations throughout Missouri, including paintings done by inmates at Jefferson City Correctional Center, wooden office furniture, clothing for state workers, state seals and panel systems.
Robert L. Bush holds up a sample of his department's work. He works as a printing press operator in MVE's graphic arts department.
Robert L. Bush holds up samples of his department's work: various decals and vehicle inspection stickers. Bush works as a printing press operator in MVE's graphic arts department, and is one of roughly 350 offenders who take part in MVE, an inmate labor program.