May 22, 2010
Joyce Caraker, right, speaks with Dale Cunningham, center, while her daughter, Mary Cunningham, looks on at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Memorial. "This service is wonderful; we make friends and it transcends cancer," Dale said. "Grief and the need to remember are universal regardless of the reason."
A young woman enjoys the spray from a fountain outside the Kremlin in Moscow on May 20. Warm weather, unusual for May days, arrived in Moscow with temperatures rising to 25 C (77 F).
May 21, 2010
MU junior Catherine Lee celebrates with her teammates after her game winning double in the bottom of the 7th. Mizzou beat Creighton 3-2 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA regional event.
MU sophmore Kristin Nottelmann took the field in the bottom of the 5th to pitch for Mizzou on Friday night. Mizzou beat Creighton 3-2.
MU freshman Lindsey Muller prepares to bat near the top of the forth inning on Friday night against Creighton University. Mizzou beat Creighton 3-2 in the bottom of the 7th with a double by junior Catherine Lee.
MU sophomore Conner Mach (28) celebrates his solo home run with teammates Friday night in the Tiger's first game against Texas. His solo homer was one of two Friday night and not enough beat the Longhorns. The Tigers lost to Texas 5-2.
MU sophomore Conner Mach prepares to swing at a pitch from Texas's Taylor Jungmann. Mach and senior Aaron Senne both hit solo home runs that weren't enough to pull ahead of the Longhorns. The Tigers lost, 5-2.
MU sophomore Conner Mach tags out Texas sophomore Brandon Loy in a double play on Friday night. MU lost to Texas 5-2.
Theresa Churchill holds some plants while speaking with Shirley Evans, also known in the community as "Mamma Anne," on Friday during Columbia Housing Authority Planting Day. CHA provides free flowers and herbs to residents to better their community.
Theresa Churchill finishes cleaning out the mulch preparing for CHA's Planting Day on Friday. She moved into Columbia Housing in November. She started pulling the weeds in November.
Theresa Churchill hugs "Mamma Anne" after they finish planting flowers in Churchill's garden on Friday, Planting Day. Churchill said, "When I first came to this neighborhood everyone was like, you've gotta meet 'Mamma Anne,' she's good."
Theresa Churchill plants one of her marigolds in her newly cleaned up garden on Planting Day. There were a few other plants in the flowerbed before she began, and "Momma Anne" said, "Just let' em grow."
Theresa Churchill finishes planting for the day on Friday. She said that she had wanted to start a garden before, and Columbia Housing Authority's Planting Day let Churchill and and many more have that opportunity. Churchill said, "I think it helps people have a little more pride in their community."
From left: Firefighter Jim Kandlik, firefighter Cole White, Yonghua Fu and her daughter Yirui Wei, and firefighter Danny Spry pose for a photo at a reunion between the firefighters and Wei on May 21. Wei nearly drown last June and these firefighters saved her life.
Julia Ames, left, and two of her friends leave City Hall after waiting for the artwork's lights to turn on May 20.
COLT worker Eric Gooding talks on the radio with the conductor during a freight shipment between Centralia and Columbia on Thursday, May 13. Gooding is the newest employee at COLT, a Columbia owned freight line.
A freight car passes through Centralia during a shipment to Columbia on Thursday, May 13.
COLT Railroad employees Shane Riley and Matthew Sabath go through paperwork before heading out for the morning's shipments on Thursday, May 13. COLT employs a small team of 6 full-time and temporary employees to run and maintain the freight rails in Columbia.
A COLT Railroad engine awaits the day's shipments on Thursday, May 13. COLT Railroad is a city owned entity that moves freight in and around Columbia and the surrounding communities.
May 20, 2010
Columbia Chief of Police Kenneth Burton gave a statement to the public and answered questions on Thursday related to SWAT activity earlier this year. The police will invest in eight new helmet cameras costing about $300 each so every future SWAT entry can be reviewed. "We are trying to go above and beyond to make sure this doesn't happen again," Burton said.