June 2, 2007
Gary Bergman of Northern Virginia, holding one dose of the HPV vaccine Gardasil, said his practice “probably breaks even” providing vaccines, which he sees as a mission of pediatrics.
Washington OB-GYN Mark Reiter said he doesn’t buy Gardasil because the rate he is reimbursed by insurance companies “isn’t worth it.”
Masai girls join hundreds of Kenyans during the Anti-Female Genital Mutilation run in Kilgoris, Kenya, on April 21. At least 2 million girls are at risk of undergoing the mutilation practice each year. The process may have lifelong health consequences.
After finally making the MU basketball team, Robert Stewart had to decide how best to follow God.
Robert Stewart, center, talks about sneakers with members of the Barry Christian Church youth group on Stewart’s first day as the groups’s leader, Feb. 25. Stewart, a basketball shoe fanatic, talks to the kids about skateboarding shoes.
Stewart and his grandmother Bertha Prather leave church together after services at St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, where Stewart sings in the choir.
Stewart works on a craft project with the youth group that he leads at Barry Christian Church in Kansas City. Stewart asked the group to illustrate a time in their lives when they felt God’s presence. His example was when he made the MU basketball team after trying out and praying for five years.
Stewart shows a reporter his basketball from his time on the MU basketball team with his framed MU jersey on the wall in the background. Stewart wrote a goodbye letter on the ball to help him move on after finishing his season on the team.
Stewart, left, discusses upcoming assignments with classmates Josh Gooding and Cathryn “Cat” Love during their Christian Environmental Ethics class at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City.
From left, Chris Page, Robert Stewart and Seth Rooks practice in the choir at St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City.
Chris Page, left and Stewart, right, join hands in prayer after choir practice at St. James United Methodist Church. Stewart was elected chaplain for the choir and delivers reflections, a type of mini–sermon that can include stories to tell a moral, usually lasting less than five minutes.
June 1, 2007
Larry Sapp and Carrie Sanders dance during the afternoon music program at the Adult Day Connection at MU on Wednesday.
Larry Sapp plays the fiddle at the Adult Day Connection on Wednesday, while Keith Crown, left, and Lena Flanagan listen.
Jordan Snapp, 19, from Marshall came to Congres this year to help his dad, the state 4H leader for wildlife habitation. He holds the skeet release button for friends during their final afternoon workshop at Cedar Creek Rod and Gun Club. "Its important to let people know that firearms are not a bad thing," he explained. "You can get joy and recreation out of them." Snapp has been shooting since he was 8, and was on the national skeet shooting team last year before outgrowing 4H and heading for college.
During the opening assembly at MU's Natural Resources Auditorium, this year's state council members rally to cheer on incoming participants. Olivia Bleitz and Jenn Williams (right) both 17 from St. Louis have been coming for five years and will help lead the livestock judging clinic at this year's event.
Chip Kemp, MU's collegiate livestock judging coach, gives students a lecture on proper judging technique at MU's Trowbridge Livestock Center. A pair of chester whites is used for example. "Industries swing the same way that fashion swings. Livestock trends change like with cars and clothes," he explained.
Mindi Mills-Scielso, 31, congratulates her father, retired Marine Corps Sgt. Dennis R. Mills, on receiving his Purple Heart on Wednesday.