September 7, 2009
Eighth-grader Adrian Romo, right, helps test the emergency shower in the Bio-Chem classroom that is part of the new addition to Crossroads College Preparatory School. It's the first K-12 school building in St. Louis to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.
Diane Hunt and her husband, David Hunt, second from left, sit with Robert Miller in front of a projection of the film David and Diane discovered in their house in south St. Joseph. The film, originally in 16-mm, plays like a silent film with title slides, and documents the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. company picnic at Lake Contrary in 1927.
Joan Hay Stone, 68, and George Stewart, 78, enjoy the shade with Stone's golden retriever, Zena, at Stone's home in Waverly, Kan. The couple both attended Latimer School, a one-room school house east of Ottawa on Rock Creek Road. After not seeing each other for about 50 years and sharing nearly a combined 100 years of marriage with their late spouses, they plan to wed in November.
The Tour of Missouri started Monday in St. Louis and ends Sunday in Kansas City. Click on the photo for interactive maps of each stage of this year's race.
September 6, 2009
Columbia College senior Maria Omondi tips the ball over the net while her teammate Paula Ferreira watches during a match Friday against the Savannah College of Art and Design. Omondi, from Kenya, and Ferreira, from Brazil, are two of the players that make up a diverse Cougars team.
Cans of Bud Light spill out of a recycling bag in a parking lot near the Edward Jones Dome after the game against Illinois on Saturday. The cans with team colors have spurred debate as to whether or not they encourage underage drinking.
P.J. Hornbeck holds a copy of her new book. "'Chance and Charlie Go Flying' is about two poodles who actually flew with my husband and me," she says.
P.J. Hornbeck, right, her pilot husband, Gary, and their dog Chance, which was one of the dogs that inspired her new book, "Chance and Charlie Go Flying."
P.J. Hornbeck's newest book, "Chance and Charlie Go Flying," and her previous book, "Life's Rainbow," are displayed in her home. "'Chance and Charlie Go Flying' is about two poodles who actually flew with my husband and me," she says.
September 5, 2009
Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert evades being tackled by Illinois' defensive back Travon Bellamy during the first half of Saturday's game.
The Tigers celebrate on the field after beating the Illinois Fighting Illini 37-9.
Illinois defensive back Bo Flowers tackles Missouri tailback Derrick Washington during the second half of the Arch Rivalry game on Saturday in St. Louis.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams is wrapped up by Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith.
Tigers wide receiver Wes Kemp, No. 8, narrowly misses catching a touchdown pass past Illinois' Tavon Wilson, No. 3, at the start of the second half of the Arch Rivalry game.
Dan Jarvis of Bridgeton cheers for the Tigers during the first quarter of Saturday's Arch Rivalry game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Edward Jones Dome.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams is wrapped up by Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith on Saturday during the Arch Rivalry game in St. Louis.
Illinois defensive back Bo Flowers tackles Missouri tailback Derrick Washington on Saturday. Nearly 65,000 fans attended the Arch Rivalry game in St. Louis.
Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert runs toward the sideline to escape a tackle by Illinois defensive back Travon Bellamy on Saturday during the Arch Rivalry game.
Christopher Runyon, 19, stands outside of his residence in Glouster, Ohio. With more recruits than it can afford to keep, the Guard quietly implemented new recruiting requirements in March to slim down its forces. For starters, recruits must now get a higher score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam. Runyon, who has failed the ASVAB three times, got a 45 on his most recent attempt. A few months ago, that would have been a passing grade.
The numbers of manufacturing, construction and mining and logging jobs have all decreased in Missouri from 2008 to 2009. The chart below shows the number of employees in thousands for the month of July from 1999 to 2009. The information is not seasonally adjusted.