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Waiting for the results

From left, Michele Love, Rynda Nichols, Lily Williams and Amy Wilsdorf await the announcement of the 2010 Boone County Fair Queen Runners-Up. Six young women competed in the event Wednesday night.

Law professor gives presentation on racial profiling

David Harris, a professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, gives a presentation on racial profiling in police departments on Wednesday at the Activity and Recreation Center. The panelists behind Harris took part in a question-and-answer session at the conclusion of Harris' talk to encourage community discussion on the subject.

Owner tends stalls at petting zoo

From left, Jonnie Small waits for visitors to start coming in at Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo while Joe Hedrick, the owner, tends the stalls Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Centralia boy comes face to face with a camel at petting zoo

Austin Dawson from Centralia gets face to face with a camel at Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo on Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. It was the first time he was visiting the Boone County Fair with his family.

Children pet zebra at Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo

From left, Abagail Smith, 9, and Joseph Smith, 6, take turns petting the zebra as their father, Davie Smith, watches Wednesday at the Petting Zoo at the Boone County Fair.

As it was in 1969

This Missourian file photo shows the Missouri Theatre as it was in October 1969.

As it was in 1956

This Missourian file photo shows the Missouri Theatre in 1956.

The theater's movie days

In this Missourian file photo, dated Jan. 8, 1988, Columbia residents were attending the final night of movie showings at the Missouri Theatre.

After the gala

Patrons cross Ninth Street outside of the Missouri Theatre after its Grand Opening Gala, which featured singer Tony Bennett, on May 21, 2008.

Patrons mingle at opening

Patrons mingle outside the auditorium before the start of the Tony Bennett concert on May 21, 2008, at the newly reopened Missouri Theatre.

Evening car crash; medics treat child

Medics treat one of three children injured in a three-car accident at the intersection of College and Locust as police investigate the scene on Wednesday. The accident occurred after a red Ford Focus T-boned a green Honda Civic at approximately 6:22 p.m.

Williamson greets guests at Muleskinners meeting

Ilene Ford speaks with John Sam Williamson at the Muleskinners weekly meeting Friday, July 9, at noon located in Stamper Commons at Stephens College. Williamson is one of two Democratic candidates running for Boone County Presiding Commissioner.

Williamson answers questions at Muleskinners meeting

Sean Spence, Muleskinners vice president, warns John Sam Williamson that he has 15 seconds remaining during the Muleskinners weekly meeting Friday, July 9, at Stamper Commons at Stephens College. Williamson and his fellow Democratic candidate, Scott Christianson, are running for Boone County Presiding Commissioner. Both answered questions from the Muleskinners as they lunched. Among questions asked were: Why are you running as a Democrat? "I'm running because I love Boone County," answered Williamson.

Williamson identifies tight budget as county's biggest issue

Boone County residents listen to John Sam Williamson, candidate for Boone County's presiding commissioner, during a League of Women Voters panel discussion Wednesday, July 14, at the Columbia Public Library. Williamson identified the budget as the biggest problem facing Boone County. "The budget is really tight, and it will continue to be tight for the next couple of years."

Williamson gave up farming to run for presiding comissioner

John Sam Williamson and his wife, Susan, discuss political engagements during the final weeks before the election for presiding commissioner for Boone County. John Williamson has been a farmer for 35 years, but recently gave that up in hopes of moving from a private citizen to government official at the age of 61.

William Edward Jones III

William Edward Jones III

A sticky wicket

Saqib Choudhry and Muhammad Hesan work to secure their wickets before a cricket match Sunday night at MU's Stankowski Field.

Cricket a game for all ages

From left, Saqib Choudhry, 20, Tariq Khan, 55, Asad Khan, 34, and Nazif Ullah, 27, play cricket Sunday night at MU's Stankowski Field. Family and friends of all ages gather to play the sport whenever they can.

At bat in cricket

Muhammad Hesan, an MU sophomore takes his turn at bat during a cricket match Sunday night at MU's Stankowski Field. Most members of the group Hesan plays with are of Indian or Pakistani descent, and many of them say the games have helped ease the transition to life in America.

Judging ham at the Boone County Fair

Stan Lynn of the Ham Committee holds a piece of ham to place on the award stand at the Boone County Fair Ham Show on Tuesday afternoon at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The hams were judged based on criteria such as firmness, meatiness and aroma.
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