June 18, 2007
From left, Kathryn Ketenbach, Hannah Hsu and Jen Hamel, three volunteers from MU’s Raptor Rehabilitation Project carry a release box containing L’aiglon, a male bald eagle. The eagle was brought to MU in November suffering from a broken left wing. The volunteers nursed the eagle back to health over the last eight months.
L’aiglon -- “eaglet” -- bolts from his release box moments after the door is opened on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River near Easley on Sunday. The location was chosen because of the abundance of fish, which make up about 60 percent of an eagle’s diet.
Residents of Prairie Hills subdivision off Creasy Springs Road, just north of Columbia city limits, are petitioning to be annexed by the city.
Cory Haynes, foreground, holds the hand of his mother, Brenda Haynes, during a singing and dancing exercise with Valerie Bryant, back left, Annie Robinson, back center, and Nancy Robinson, back right, at “Kindermusik with Brenda” in Columbia.
Brenda Haynes teaches Owen Walls to play the keyboard at Kindermusik, which promotes the belief that children mature faster with the aid of music.
Mattie Robinson (front) awaits instruction from Kindermusik teacher Brenda Haynes while his sister, Annie Robinson (back left), dances with their mother, Nancy Robinson (back right), at Kindermusik with Brenda in Columbia on June 14, 2007.
Brenda Haynes reads a story to 2-year-old Kaya MacLeod, left, and Cory Haynes at “Kindermusik with Brenda.” Haynes divides her classes by age, with sections for 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds and 4- to 6-year-olds.
With his victory at the Citizens Bank 400, Carl Edwards moved to sixth in the Nextel Cup standings, 487 points behind leader Jeff Gordon. Edwards leads Tony Stewart by only two points.
After his victory, Columbia native Carl Edwards was a barber for his crew member and childhood friend Tom Giacchi, right, who vowed in late 2005 not to shave until Edwards won again. Edwards took scissors and clipped a clump of the beard.
Chris Dominguez (17) celebrates his second homer of the game with his Louisville teammates in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 12-4 elimination of Mississippi State at the CWS in Omaha.
Louisville's Chris Dominguez, right, celebrates with teammate Jeff Arnold (28), after his home run against Mississippi State in the second inning of a College World Series baseball elimination game, in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 17, 2007.
The creek running between Prairie Lane and West Prairie Lane once marked the boundary between an island of Boone County known as the Prairie Hills subdivision, and the encroaching housing developments of the City of Columbia. This geographical barrier may disappear in the future when the two roads are joined, now that most of the Prairie Hills subdivision has agreed to voluntary annexation by the City of Columbia.
Pete Jordan fields answers to dishwasher trivia questions from participants at the Ragtag Cinema on Sunday. Trivia questions included "How many dishwashers are legally employed in the United States?" and "How many times does the word 'dishwasher' appear in his book?" Pete gave dishwasher t-shirts to winners.
Pete Jordan, left, author of "Dishwasher," points out a passage in his book to Leigh Lockhart, owner of Main Squeeze Natural Foods Cafe, and dishwasher Leo Jallypalli. Jordan had washed dishes at Main Squeeze during his quest to work as a dishwasher in all 50 states.
Brenda Haynes began offering Kindermusik classes several years ago when she learned none existed in Columbia. Kindermusik began in West Germany in the 1980s and is based on the theory that children gain more self-control when exposed to music at early ages.
June 17, 2007
Anthony Hille tries out the slide at Douglass pool during the rededication celebration Saturday. Renovations include a new climbing wall and slide. Douglass Park also was the site for the Juneteenth celebration.
Janel Twehous helped Lazareanna Jordan, 6, during the Douglass Park and Pool Dedication on Saturday. From left, Steve Saitta, Dawyone Brown, Chris Dixon and Joshawn Nickens look on.
Byron Knight, left, and Doug Kammeyer get ready to enter the Missouri River with their canoe. On Saturday, many canoeists and kayakers floated down the river known as Big Muddy.
A pile of oars leans against a kayak in Rocheport.
Kelsey Black stirs the paint she’s using to decorate her turtle, “Todd.” He ran in Saturday’s 12th Annual Hallsville Heritage Days Festival. This was Black’s and Todd’s first year of turtle trotting.