January 9, 2011
Flags fly at half-staff on the Mall in Washington on Sunday, the day after a shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., in which six people were killed and Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among several others seriously wounded. President Obama ordered flags at public facilities to remain at half-staff until sunset Friday.
Attorney and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Helen Anthony has decided to run for the Fifth Ward City Council seat being vacated by Laura Nauser.
Tyrell Coley, 21, holds his iPhone, displaying his Twitter account in the Queens borough of New York City on Jan. 5. As mobile technology puts computers in our pockets, Latinos and blacks are more likely than the general population to access the Web by cellular phones, and they use their phones more often to do more things. But now some see a new "digital divide" emerging — with Latinos and blacks being challenged by more, not less, access to technology.
Ritmo Records owner Miguel Amador works in one of his stores in Camden, N.J. on Dec. 22. Amador said Facebook and Internet access are what most ofhis customers want when they enter his two locations in Latino neighborhoods. Five years ago, the majority of his revenue came from music CDs. Now his mobile device sales are up 50 percent from last year.
Ritmo Records owner Miguel Amador meets with customer on Dec. 22.
Tyrell Coley displays his iPhone on Jan. 5.
January 8, 2011
Missouri senior forward Shakara Jones puts up a layup against Texas on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Texas junior guard Yvonne Anderson, the daughter of MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson, drives against Missouri junior forward Christine Flores on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Flores had four blocks in the game. Yvonne Anderson was held to nine points.
Missouri senior guard RaeShara Brown shoots over the Texas defense Saturday in the Tigers' upset victory at Mizzou Arena.
Colorado guard Alec Burks shoots over Missouri guard Phil Pressey in the Buffaloes' 89-76 victory Saturday over the Tigers.
In this Jan. 5 photo, House Speaker John Boehner re-enacts the swearing in of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional officials say Giffords has been shot in her district.
January 7, 2011
Robert Harting, left, and Bob Simmons document damage sustained by home on Jan. 6, during a recent tornado in Robertsville. The documentation process will enable aid to be directed to the areas that were hardest hit and most in need of assistance.
Brightly colored notices proclaim the findings of damage assessments on Jan. 6, 2011, in Robertsville, Mo. Some homes remained habitable, though damaged. Other homes collapsed completely.
LoRaine Fisher stands in the driveway of what used to be her home on Jan. 6, 2011, in Robertsville, Mo. "I heard it coming, and I told my two friends who were with me to run," she said. Fischer escaped just as the tornado lifted back of her home from the ground, and was herself thrown into the air by the intense wind.
January 6, 2011
With associate head coach Melvin Watkins at his side, MU men's basketball head coach Mike Anderson cranes his neck around a referee to see a play more clearly during a game against Northern Illinois University on Monday, December 27, 2010, at Mizzou Arena. The game marked Anderson's 100th win as Missouri's head coach.
Kadeem Green had played only 15 games of his senior season at United Faith Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C., when he completely tore his Achilles’ tendon in his left leg at a team practice in January of 2010. As a new member of this season's MU men's basketball team, he hasn't played yet either and is likely to redshirt.
An RCA HD antenna receives the signal transmitted from KOMU over the air. The units, costing anywhere from $15 to $80, are easy to install and work on any TV with a digital tuner.
January 5, 2011
Missouri junior forward Laurence Bowers scores against North Alabama on Wednesday night Mizzou Arena. Bowers, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds, was one of seven Tigers players to score double figures.
Missouri junior guard Kim English puts up a shot against North Alabama on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena. English led the Tigers with 20 points including six 3 pointers. English was Missouri's leading scorer as a sophomore but entered the game fifth in scoring this season.