September 10, 2009
Jason Hubbart, MU researcher, opens the hatch of one of his water quality monitoring stations on the Hinkson Creek. Hubbart is working on a large scale, long term study of the Hinkson watershed. Stations measure data including erosion, nutrients, water temperature and depth. Hubbart hopes that the collection of data will help with preservation of the creek and a better understanding of water contamination in general.
Eledia Stone holds up her mother's childhood bank and a box of Mark McGwire homerun baseballs from a wheelbarrow of items salvaged from her shed. Behind the barbed wire fence, debris from the flood can still be seen. Her property on Hinkson Creek Road flooded on April 30.
Eledia Stone stands beside a shed on her property where the floodwaters rose. Since the flood, Stone has cleaned up much of her property. A few plants have emerged from her garden that was washed away and covered by debris.
Hubbart's water quality monitoring stations are run by solar power and have equipment to measure weather and environmental conditions.
September 9, 2009
Hickman forward Taylor Cox dribbles the ball in a game against Jefferson City on Tuesday at the Soccer Park in Jefferson City. Cox, who is the captain of the varsity boys soccer team, also tied for first place at the Class 4 state boys golf tournament.
Sophomore wide receiver Wes Kemp runs toward the endzone after catching a pass against Illinois last Saturday in St. Louis.
Sophomore wide receivers Wes Kemp and Jerrell Jackson celebrate after Kemp caught his first touchdown of his collegiate career against Illinois last Saturday in St. Louis. Jackson also scored his first collegiate touchdown during the game.
President Barack Obama delivers a speech on health care to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington.
President Barack Obama delivers a speech on health care to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sit behind the president.
President Barack Obama waves before an address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. He spoke in detail about his proposed health care plan.
Mexican luchadores Blue Demon, Jr., Mil Mascaras, Neutron and Dos Caras pose in a production still for the movie Mil Mascaras Vs. the Aztec Mummy which was filmed in Columbia in 2005. The Columbia premiere will be held at Jesse Hall on Thursday.
Floyd Landis, center, rides down 7th Street in St. Louis in the fifth lap of the 75-mile first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday. Landis, who was stripped of his victory in the 2006 Tour de France due to a failed drug test, finished 62nd in Monday's race.
Hickman's Adam Luektemeyer tries to drive the ball past Jefferson City's James Moesel during the first half of a game on Tuesday at the Soccer Park in Jefferson City. The Jays defeated the Kewpies 1-0, scoring a goal with less than three minutes left in the game.
Columbia College’s Nicole Murphy (11) tries to block a hit from Stephens’ Megan Sheffield.
An alligator found living in a bathtub now spends most of its time in a plastic children's wading pool filled with water, grass and logs at the Central Missouri Humane Society.
The alligator, known at the Central Missouri Humane Society as Allygator, relaxes in a children's wading pool filled with water, grass and logs at the shelter where he has lived for the past two months.
The pen housing the rescued alligator sits in the middle of an open field at the Central Missouri Humane Society. The alligator spends most of its time in a plastic children's pool filled with water, grass and logs.
Columbia City Council voted to rezone the .97 acre tract of land in order to build three condos. Neighbors had expressed concern about stormwater drainage issues and the density of the developments.
Nicole Johnson, Janel Twehous and Matt Johnson talk about the Pooch Plunge event held at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday, Sept. 8. This is the second time that Columbia Parks and Recreation has held the event, which allows dogs to swim in the pool. Twehous, recreation supervisor for the city of Columbia, estimated that more than 50 dogs would show up.