August 13, 2008
Customers line up for all-you-can-eat chicken wings at the Wing Ding chicken wing competition on Tuesday night.
August 12, 2008
Equipment lines the walls at Columbia Scuba Inc. The shop provides classes and puts together trips for its customers.
After five years in Oregon, Kevin Kivlahan returned to Columbia Scuba Inc. "We're all kind of like family here," he said.
Jim Ritter served more than 30 years with Columbia Public Schools before he retired as superintendent in 2003.
Customers pack the Columbia Executive Center for the Wing Ding chicken wing competition Tuesday night.
John Savio, general manager for Truman's Bar and Grill, serves up some chicken wings.
Kerry Boyles, 7, enjoys some chicken wings at the Easter Seals Wing Ding competition Tuesday night at the Columbia Executive Center at the Holiday Inn Select.
De'Vion Moore (26), a red-shirt freshman from St. Louis, carries the ball up the field as senior Evander Hood (94) attempts to stop him during a practice scrimmage Tuesday morning on Faurot Field at MU.
August 11, 2008
The Tigers gather before practice on Aug. 4.
Kate Basi is a resident in the Vanderveen subdivision and upset about the trail that will be built in the area. Although the trail is not scheduled to go behind Basi's house at this time, it was previously planned to start 20 feet off of her property. "It wouldn't be so bad if we had known before we moved in so we could have chosen whether or not to buy," Basi said. She and her neighbors found out about the trail in mid-April when they received a notice on their doorknob.
Elli Eckhoff stands in her backyard in the Vanderveen Subdivision. Eckhoff opposes the building of a trail in the area. When Eckhoff and her family moved into their home, they were told that there would be no developing behind their house, but have since been informed that a shared-use trail will follow close to the edge of their property. “I feel strongly against it. This part of town has enough crime, and now we’re going to give them a wooded area to lurk in where our kids play,” Eckhoff said. “With all the green space Columbia has, why do they have to build a trail in people’s backyard?”
The owners of environmentally friendly Factory Green, entrepreneurs and MU pre-med seniors Jack Short, left, and Daniel Lyons.
An adult male Florida panther growls as he leaves his shipping container to enter his new home at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. Parts of the Endangered Species Act may soon be extinct. The Bush administration wants federal agencies to decide for themselves whether construction projects such as highways, dams and mines might harm endangered animals and plants. The new regulations, which don't require the approval of Congress, would reduce the mandatory, independent reviews government scientists have been performing for 35 years, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press.
It's a good bet that Gina Bartholmey will need a lot less shampoo. Bartholmey shaved her head Sunday to benefit the central Missouri chapter of Dream Factory.
August 10, 2008
Molly, left, and Madison Gotz, of Lee's Summit get autographs from MU Golden Girls. Fans came from across Missouri to the MU Tiger Fan Appreciation Day.
Danario Alexander signs the shirt of 4-year-old fan Braden Dennis. He was one of many fans Sunday at the MU football Fan Appreciation Day.