May 9, 2011
MU sophomore psychology major Hayley Nolan rests in the grass next to Speakers Circle in between her finals Monday afternoon.
First year graduate student Jamie Lauderdale sits outside of Ellis Library and finishes up a final paper for her Russian novel class Monday afternoon.
Mark A. Reyes, 28, was arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing a concealed firearm and unlawful use of a weapon, both felonies.
Paul J. Everman, 35, was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property and unlawful use of a weapon, both felonies
Robert Morrison is senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.
Mary Ellen Bass works on a quilt at Community United Methodist Church. The women in the quilting group pay close attention to each stitch when they quilt, usually every Tuesday at the church.
Mary Ellen Bass works on a quilt commemorating her family's Civil War story at Community United Methodist Church. Normally there are approximately 15 women working on various quilts every Tuesday at the church.
Melissa Klauda is a reporter and photographer for the Missourian.
Two pickup trucks are surrounded by floodwater outside a garage Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. More Memphis residents were being told Sunday to flee their homes for higher ground as the Mississippi River edged toward the city, threatening to bring more flooding to parts of an area already soaked.
Michael Smallberg is an investigator for the Project On Government Oversight.
May 8, 2011
Marilyn Russell, right, laughs while working on a quilt in the Community United Methodist Church. Russell said the fellowship with the other women is one the best parts of the quilting group which meets every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
From left to right, Laurie Bentley, Marilyn Russell and Nickey Dalzell work on a quilt in the Community United Methodist Church off Broadway. Russell is dedicating a block to her family history with the Civil War.
U.S. Postal Service employee Mike Wood helps Ryan and Nikki Watson prepare their passport application on Tuesday. Wood is retiring in July after working for the post office for more than 26 years.
May 7, 2011
From left, Elizabeth Petersen, age 4, Morgan Petersen, age 9, Kaitlyn Griggs, age 6, and Rod Petersen take shoes out of their bags and line up them up on Stankowski Field for the Columbia Shoeman Water Project on Saturday. Volunteers came to be a part of the Guinness record-breaking event where 416 bags of laced shoes were unpacked and tallied. In total, 12,480 pairs of laced shoes — 24,962 shoes — were collected.
The aftermath of wings and drinks lines the competitive eating table at the end of the 2011 Major League Eating World Boneless Buffalo Wing Championship on Saturday at the Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville.
Karl Johnson hauls bags of laced shoes from one end of Stankowski Field to the other on Saturday. Johnson is in charge of the Shoeman Water Project collection in Columbia and was proud to announce that 24,962 individual shoes were donated. In the end, these shoes will go out to any of 100 developing countries.
Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti raises his oversize check of $2,000 after winning the 2011 Major League Eating World Boneless Buffalo Wing Championship. Bertoletti won with a new world record, eating nine pounds of wings.
This pair of orange Converse shoes represent the Guinness record-breaking number for the amount of laced shoes collected for the Shoeman Water Project in Columbia at Stankowski Field. Shoes have been collected for over six months and volunteers lined a majority of them over Stankowski Field on May 7.
A combination of wing sauce and hot water drip down the face and arm of Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, right, during the 2011 Major League Eating World Boneless Buffalo Wing Championship on Saturday, May 7, 2011.