November 7, 2008
David Sallee has proposed that five acres of his land in Hallsville be used for a mobile home park for veterans who are disabled or homeless.
Heading toward his 5-acre property, Vietnam veteran David Sallee drives his truck like he is dodging artillery. Sallee hopes to add seven new trailer units to his property to house homeless veterans.
Aiming the pistol at her, "I could see the back of her head exploding," David Sallee said as he recounted an incident in 2001 in which he threatened his ex-wife with a handgun. He shot the ground instead of shooting her, but still served time in prison.
David Sallee stands with a trailer unit on his 5-acre property outside Hallsville. Before he can add new units to create the Sallee Post-Service Sanctuary for homeless veterans, his rezoning proposal must be approved.
David Sallee's property is marked by signs that emphasize its seclusion from society, which he said is important to homeless veterans who are unable to deal with "polite society." Sallee came to terms with his post-traumatic stress disorder deep in the Missouri countryside.
"Once a Marine, always a Marine," Michael Michalek, a homeless veteran said after rolling up his sleeve to reveal a USMC tattoo. Michalek lived with Sallee for a short time before breaking Sallee's rules.
"This ain't over," Sallee said after a meeting with the Boone County commissioners concerning his rejected rezoning proposal. As it stands, a water spigot waits, ready to be hooked up to a trailer unit as soon as his proposal is approved.
David Sallee spent six years building his home without any assistance while he wrestled his demons.
David Sallee sifts through a pile of paperwork related to his proposed development for homeless veterans.
Sallee prepares to pump waste water out of the sewage lagoon at the proposed site for Sallee Post-Service Sanctuary.
Defensive end Brian Coulter stretches at practice. He joined the Tigers this season after overcoming a series of family- and personal-related struggles.
Specific parts of the brain are activated when children try to comprehend sentences. Scans allow researchers to measure that process in a study at the Education and Brain Research Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.
Blair Smith looks at an image of her brain as her mother, Stephanie, fixes her hair. Blair is part of a study to understand the neurological differences among students with varying reading abilities at the Education and Brain Research Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.
Students of Sharyn Hyatt-Wade's art class at Rock Bridge High School work on gradations with watercolors. The students' artwork on political and controversial topics hang on the walls.
The caption for this artwork on abortion reads: "...No matter what an individual's choice is, there is always love between mother and child."
Rock Bridge High School students in Sharyn Hyatt-Wade’s class created mixed-media artwork on poltical topics. Student Bryan Tweeddale’s piece — featuring a blind-folded head painted black with gold leafing — represents his view of the economy.
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In many NFL seasons, a typical Sunday for Tae Cho, left, and Michael Alexander consists of watching football from 12:30 to 9 p.m. Part of that routine consists of checking the stats of their players and coming up with scenarios for how either one could win each week.
SLIDESHOW: Frank Warren, creator of the PostSecret blog and books, came to MU on Thursday to speak about his experience and the most creative, shocking and meaningful secrets that he has received since the beginning of the project. Ordinary people send anonymous postcards to Warren containing their own secrets as pieces of art.