August 11, 2008
The Tigers gather before practice on Aug. 4.
Kate Basi is a resident in the Vanderveen subdivision and upset about the trail that will be built in the area. Although the trail is not scheduled to go behind Basi's house at this time, it was previously planned to start 20 feet off of her property. "It wouldn't be so bad if we had known before we moved in so we could have chosen whether or not to buy," Basi said. She and her neighbors found out about the trail in mid-April when they received a notice on their doorknob.
Elli Eckhoff stands in her backyard in the Vanderveen Subdivision. Eckhoff opposes the building of a trail in the area. When Eckhoff and her family moved into their home, they were told that there would be no developing behind their house, but have since been informed that a shared-use trail will follow close to the edge of their property. “I feel strongly against it. This part of town has enough crime, and now we’re going to give them a wooded area to lurk in where our kids play,” Eckhoff said. “With all the green space Columbia has, why do they have to build a trail in people’s backyard?”
The owners of environmentally friendly Factory Green, entrepreneurs and MU pre-med seniors Jack Short, left, and Daniel Lyons.
An adult male Florida panther growls as he leaves his shipping container to enter his new home at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. Parts of the Endangered Species Act may soon be extinct. The Bush administration wants federal agencies to decide for themselves whether construction projects such as highways, dams and mines might harm endangered animals and plants. The new regulations, which don't require the approval of Congress, would reduce the mandatory, independent reviews government scientists have been performing for 35 years, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press.
It's a good bet that Gina Bartholmey will need a lot less shampoo. Bartholmey shaved her head Sunday to benefit the central Missouri chapter of Dream Factory.
August 10, 2008
Molly, left, and Madison Gotz, of Lee's Summit get autographs from MU Golden Girls. Fans came from across Missouri to the MU Tiger Fan Appreciation Day.
Danario Alexander signs the shirt of 4-year-old fan Braden Dennis. He was one of many fans Sunday at the MU football Fan Appreciation Day.
Mitchell Moon of Tipton holds his grandfather's football, which was signed by Missouri coach Gary Pinkel. Since his grandfather could not come to Fan Apprectiation Day, Moon brought the ball and had the rest of the team sign it.
La'Roderick Thomas, MU's wide receiver, signs Mitchell Moon's shirt at Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday at Faurot Field.
MU's Tommy Saunders autographs a ball for a fan at Fan Appreciation Day on Faurot Field on Sunday.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel signs a poster for 3-year-old Tucker Beech while her mother, Sheryl Tucker, and father, David Beech, stand by her side.
J.D. King creates an abstract painting.
J.D. King poses in front of some of his paintings.
J.D. King touches up one of his paintings in his home.
Gina Bartholmey's hair is cut and shaved at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday. Her hair will be donated to Locks of Love, and money raised for the shaving event will all be donated to the local chapter of the Dream Factory, an organization that grants wishes to critically ill children.