March 16, 2008
An attendee of the 1,000 Strong for Peace March holds a war protest sign during a pre-march rally at Courthouse Square on Sunday.
Folk singer Lizzie West performs during the 1,000 Strong for Peace Rally at Courthouse Square on Sunday. West spoke and sang in protest of the war in Iraq and the possibility of war in Iran.
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March 15, 2008
McNab residents Daryl Keller and Trey Moss recount their experience of the explosion of their neighbors' home on Friday morning.
The Shanti Mandir Hindu Temple and Community Center celebrated its second anniversary with dinner and entertainment Friday, March 14. More than 300 people attended the event.
A plastic model of a spine welcomes patients to the check-in desk at the new Spine Center on the fifth floor of Boone Hospital Center.
Matthew Cozad and Emily Gogel escort "St. Patrick" as they exit the 102nd annual knighting ceremony as fellow knights do the traditional grand kow-tow on the shamrock between Lafferre and Switzler Halls at MU on Friday. The knighting ceremony is one of the oldest traditions at MU and of E-week. The grand kow-tow started as a tradition with St. Patrick's first visit to campus in 1905. It is done in reverence and respect for the great patron saint.
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton is knighted by St. Patrick as an honorary knight as he kisses the sacred Blarney Stone at the 102nd annual knighting ceremony on the shamrock between Lafferre and Switzler Halls at MU on Friday.
Amy Conick is knighted by St. Patrick as she kisses the sacred Blarney Stone at the 102nd annual knighting ceremony on the shamrock between Lafferre and Switzler Halls at MU on Friday. The Knighting Ceremony is one of the oldest traditions at MU and of engineering week. The tradition is held as a way to honor the achievements of engineer seniors.
Parveen Manchanda, right, and Varsha Pherwani socialize at the "We Can Make a Difference" banquet celebrating the second anniversary of the Hindu Temple and Community Center at the Courtyard by Marriot Friday.
Mario Manzinni does magic tricks at the "We Can Make a Difference" banquet celebrating the second anniversary of the Hindu Temple and Community Center.
Mario Manzinni does magic tricks to celebrate the second anniversary of the Hindu Temple and Community Center.
Dan Kelly, son-in-law of Carl and Merna Sneed, examines a pair of old gloves found at the scene of the house explosion on McNab Drive. Kelly, from San Francisco, was sifting through the remains of the house with two other family members of the Sneed's.
A bouquet of flowers sits outside the remains of Carl and Merna Sneed's house at 308 McNab Drive on Saturday afternoon.
Harrisburg's Josh Taylor, top, leaps on teammate Mason Hardin after they defeated South Iron, left, in the Class 2 Championship game at the state basketball championships Saturday.
March 14, 2008
Columbia students competed at the regional spelling bee this week, which was won by eighth-grader Christian Ackmann and his correct spelling of "cybernetics."
welcomed to express themselves. Last Friday night, the Missourian went
to one to see what it was like.
The Holy Road House hosts "Expression Sessions" where anyone is
Neighbors Randy Hill and Margaret Hultsch talk about what they heard and felt after an exlosion leveled a house at 308 McNab Drive. Columbia Fire Battalion Chief Steve Sapp said the cause of the explosion is not yet known. Footage from the scene shows smoke rising above the house and neighborhood.
Images from the scene of the East Campus neighborhood explosion and fire, including the aftermath.