April 17, 2009
On Thursday, MU students organized a one-mile barefoot walk through MU. TOMS Shoes is a company that pledges to donate one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes sold. MU students Gaylemarie Easton, Megan Pieper, Gwen Daniels and Jessica Smith talk about their experience.
Scott K. Gibson III teaches the one French class student, Taylor Liscum, left, at Columbia Independent School. At 10 a.m. every day for 40 minutes, Taylor learns new vocabulary and verb conjugations from Gibson, who became fluent during his military service.
April 16, 2009
Quincy's Hayley Womack, center, follows the ball downfield against Rock Bridge's Beau Reiske, left, and Rachel Rutter. Womack scored the winning goal Thursday against the host Bruins during the game's second overtime.
Junior running back Derrick Washington played in all 14 of the Tigers' games last season.
Sophomore Andrew Jones hopes to follow in the footsteps of standout Missouri tight ends Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman.
Missouri sports fan Gerry Moore is also a member of the MU Alumni Association, even though he never attended the university.
Vice President Joe Biden is greeted by the crowd at the ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday afternoon. Biden said the workers of the ABB factory are building the new economy. The transformers built at the ABB plant are being used in Missouri's Lost Creek Ridge wind farm, which is expected to generate enough electricity to power 50,000 houses.
Vice President Joe Biden makes his opening remarks at the ABB Transformer Factory after being introduced by ABB employee Charlie Fisher.
Vice President Joe Biden addresses a crowd at the ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday afternoon. Biden's speech focused on renewable energy and the infrastructure behind it. The transformers built at the ABB factory are used in Missouri's Lost Creek Ridge wind farm project.
Friends in the Columbia running community hung a bell and a poem in memory of the late Mark "Kona" Volek, who died April 4 at A.L. Gustin Golf Course at MU. The memorial items were temporarily placed at the entrance to the MKT Trail on Forum Boulevard and will later find a permanent home along the trail. Friends gathered together at the MKT Tail on Thursday for a memorial run in Volek's honor. His death is under investigation as an apparent suicide.
An oak tree at Stephens Park is dedicated to the memory of James Perry, the father of MU gymnast Adrianne Perry. James Perry died last June.
Missouri gymnast Adrianne Perry and her father James Perry.
Dave and Norma Clark of Columbia hold signs protesting increased taxes at the tax day "Tea Party," sponsored by the political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, on the south steps of the Capitol building in Jefferson City on April 15, 2009.
Lisa Rinkemeyer sits with her sons (from left to right) Peter, 10; Paul, 8; and Joe, 13, at the tax day "tea party."
Protesters hold signs referring to the famous Boston Tea Party of 1773 at the tax day "tea party."
A speaker addresses the crowd at the tax day "tea party." After the scheduled speakers made their statements, private citizens took turns at the microphone to air their grievances.
Rhonda Mantle wears tea bags in her sunglasses to show solidarity with the protesters at the tax day "tea party."
Rep. J.C. Kuessner, D-Eminence, speaks to the crowd from the steps of the Capitol building during the tax day "tea party."