March 11, 2008
Matt Smittgens works high in the branches of the bur oak tree in McBaine on Tuesday. While Smittgens was cutting limbs, other workers were taking soil samples and conducting other tests from below.
Missouri's Toy Richbow, bottom left, Alyssa Hollins (12), Jasmyn Otote, center, and Marissa Scott (32) celebrate their 70-64 overtime victory over Oklahoma Tuesday, March 11, 2008 in Kansas City, Mo.
David White, executive director of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, gives members of the Mid-Missouri Tourism Council a preview of the renovations.
Tree specialists talk about the magnificence of the bur oak, what is happening to it, and its place in history.
March 10, 2008
First Ward City Council candidate Paul Sturtz
First Ward City Council incumbent Almeta Crayton
First Ward City Council candidate Karen Baxter
First Ward City Council candidate John Clark
Ryan Goold, bottom left, propels his rocket-powered egg launcher at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Egg Catapult, part of MU’s Engineers’ Week, on Monday. Six groups competed to hit a frying pan 60 feet away with an egg.
Ryan Goold, Brian Doerhoff and Travis Cardoza work to attach a fresh motor to their launcher. The trio spent 15 hours building and testing the device.
The original bannister on the mezzanine level of the Missouri Theatre will be raised about 4 inches to meet the current safety standards. The theater, built in 1928, is currently undergoing extended renovation and is expected to be reopened during the second half of this year.
At the mezzanine level, the Cherry Street Artisan will have a concession stand at which they will sell their products.
The grand dome on the ceiling of the main room of the Missouri Theatre is encircled by exquisite gold crown molding that is anchored by ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst jewel-toned ovals.
The center of the main dome was painted in a ruby jewel tone and will cast light in the same way a genuine gem stone would when projectors light projectors point at it.
New molding work is painted in silver and gold to stay true to the original feel at the mezzanine level of the Missouri Theatre.
Ornaments painted in gold and silver on the walls and balconies of the theater are seen through the scaffolding used by the renovation workers .
A crown molding is placed on the lobby ceiling of the theater.
The original bannister on the stairs leading to the mezzanine level of the theater. The banister will be raised about four inches to meet the current safety standards.
The original mural in the lobby of the Missouri Theatre will be replaced by a giant mirror while a digital copy of it will be featured along with three of the theater's old red sits in an area that will showcase the theater's history. T