March 14, 2014
A visitor talking with a representative of a halal food producer from Saudi Arabia during a halal food exhibition in February in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The global halal food and lifestyle industry is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars and is multiplying in size as Muslim populations around the world grow. Producers outside the Muslim world from Brazil to the U.S. and Australia are eager to tap into that market.
Peter Stiepleman talks during a public forum at the Neil C. Aslin District Administration Building on Tuesday. The Columbia School Board has selected Peter Stiepleman to be the district's superintendent effective July 1.
Brothers Adam and Justin McMillen stand over a sign for Logboat Brewing Company in Columbia on Feb. 16. Adam has made a number of signs around Columbia for businesses such as Broadway Brewery and Mojo's.
Justin McMillen works on a marble in his workshop that he shares with his brother, Adam McMillen, on Feb. 16. Justin McMillen sells his glasswork on Etsy and also works as a carpenter.
Adam McMillen leans against his worktable at his shared workshop Feb. 16. Adam shares the workshop with his brother, Justin McMillen, a glass blower.
Adam McMillen's name stencils rest on his worktable at the workshop he shares with his brother, Justin McMillen. Adam McMillen uses the stencils to credit himself on his work, which includes signs for businesses.
Tools for glassblowing sit on Justin McMillen's worktable Feb. 16. Justin shares a workshop with his brother Adam McMillen in what is called a "maker space," or a communal workshop with shared tools. The brothers hope that Columbia will have a public maker space for everyone to use in the near future.
A toolbox sits open at the workshop that Justin and Adam McMillen share. Each brother has a side of the shop, with a communal work area, or "maker space," in the center.
Adam and Justin McMillen have perfected the art of working together as brothers. At their business, McMillen Industries, they have perfected the art of a "maker space," where they share tools and ideas.
March 13, 2014
The Battle High School girls basketball team practices Thursday for its upcoming game in the state tournament. The Spartans are the only remaining team in Missouri with a winning percentage under .500.
Angie Roberds, Battle High School girls basketball coach talks to her team during practice Thursday. The girls team is the only team in Missouri left in the state tournament with a winning percentage under .500 in the regular season.
The Battle High School girls basketball team runs drills during practice Thursday. Battle is the only team in Missouri still left in the state tournament with a winning percentage under .500 in the regular season.
Ellie Johnson takes a shot during a Battle High School girls basketball practice Thursday. Battle is the only team in Missouri left in the state tournament with a winning percentage under .500 in the regular season.
Veterans read excerpts from "Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors" on Thursday.
Freshman pitcher Casey Stangel works on her hitting during practicing on Jan. 22 at the Devine Athletic Pavillion.
Missouri pitcher Keaton Steele winds up before throwing a pitch to a Southern Mississippi batter on Saturday.
LSU guard Anthony Hickey shoots over Alabama guard Trevor Releford during the second half of of their game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday in Atlanta.
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South Carolina forward Michael Carrera goes for a layup during the second half of a game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament in Atlanta on Thursday.
Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, left, reacts after his team committed a foul during the second half of the game against Seton Hall in the second round of the Big East Conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday. Seton Hall defeated Villanova 64-63.