August 19, 2008
Mesaba Airlines, a Northwest Airlines partner, began operating commercial flights out of Columbia Regional Airport on Tuesday. The airline will offer Columbia nonstop service to Memphis and onward connections to domestic and international destinations through Northwest Airlines.
Potential members of sororities travel across the intersection of Kentucky Boulevard and Richmond Avenue on Monday, the first day of rush week. They will visit the 14 chapter houses between Monday and Tuesday. Each chapter will accept about 70 of the incoming students, but there are more people interested in joining the sororities than there are spaces for them.
Women of Alpha Chi Omega, left, introduce themselves to potential members on Monday, the first day of rush week. "We're a really big Greek community," said Audrey Danner, a facilitator for rush week. The final decisions on chapter placement will be made on Saturday.
August 18, 2008
Performing Arts in Children’s Education members staged “Aladdin Jr.” in the renovated Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.
Brian Coulter, a junior defensive end from Baker, La., who is currently sidelined with a bad ankle sprain, watches a drill during Monday morning's football practice on Faurot Field at MU.
Columbia native Carl Edwards celebrates winning the NASCAR 3M Performance 400 auto race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Edwards also won Saturday in the Nationwide Series race in Michigan
August 17, 2008
Grant Elementary's Eco Schoolhouse, shown here on Saturday, has walls and a ceiling that keep the temperature of the classroom steady, leaving little need for outside energy. The schoolhouse's building crew is working double time to finish in time for school.
Corinne Mann holds her pet bunny Goldilock at a pet blessing ceremony. Several members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia took their beloved pets to a blessing ceremony on Sunday.
Fran Reynolds introduces her two dogs, Maggie on the left and Toby on the right, during a pets blessing ceremony at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia. Members of the Church brought their pets to be blessed on Sunday.
Lay Service Leader, Marianne Erickson, leads a Unitarian animal blessing service.
Phyllis Chase visits with Alex Geyer, right, and Andrea Morales at Mill Creek Elementary School during her time spent as Columbia Public Schools' superintendent. Chase announced her retirement Aug. 5 and sat down for an interview with the Missourian Aug. 7.
Steve Schaefer shows Avery Danziger samples of the tile he is preparing to install in the Eco Schoolhouse. Schaefer said that the tiles, which are made of corn, are likely the first of their kind to be installed in the area.
Avery Danziger films Steve Schaefer (front) and his brother Mike, both of Steve Schaefer Flooring, while they prepare the floor of the Eco Schoolhouse for tiles. The tiles being installed are made of corn.
Ken Leija films architect Nicholas Peckham and contractor Scott Powell outside of the Eco Schoolhouse. Leija and others are making a documentary about the building of the schoolhouse. According to Powell, all of the labor and much of the building supplies have been donated. "It's a $250,000 building on a $30,000 budget. That doesn't happen everyday," he said.
August 16, 2008
Missouri's Chase Daniel was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy after the Tigers' 2007 season.
It costs at least $1,825 to keep a horse per year, according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners. That’s not including hoof care, veterinary and health care bills. The total cost of keeping a horse can easily amount to $5,000 yearly.