January 24, 2008
Greg Bowers is the Missourian's Sports section editor.
Darrin N. Stokes
Colorado guard Richard Roby, right, dunks over Kansas State forward Bill Walker during the first half of a game in Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday.
Jonas Likos, 4, waits with his mom, Holly Likos, at U.S. Grant Elementary school on Thursday to pick up his older brother, Ben Likos, 6. The Likos family lives close to the school. "If Jonas can handle it (the weather) then we walk," Holly Likos said.
Shaquille Thompson, 16, and Quinton Sanders, 14, race to the basketball hoop at the court outside of The Intersection, an after-school program for youth. "It's freezing! I can't feel my hands or my arms," Thompson said as they went back inside because of the cold.
Sam Kepoo, a construction worker for Vaughan Pools, writes down measurements while working on a pool at the Hampton Inn construction site off Stadium and Rock Quarry on Thursday. Columbia's temperature hovered around 17 degrees midday.
Texas women's head basketball coach Gail Goestenkors, left, talks to forward Ashley Lindsey, right, during a team workout Jan. 7. After 15 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Goestenkors is learning what it takes to win in another league.
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House Speaker Rod Jetton
Thomas Jones, a Columbia crossing guard for the past seven years, says that he has found many ways to stay warm when the temperature drops, including ditching his long johns, which actually make him colder. "The kids all know him, the parents all know him, he really is a fixture at the school," said Grant third-grade teacher Ken Greimann.
Thomas Jones, a Columbia crossing guard for the past seven years, waits at the intersection of Broadway and Garth Ave. before children are let out from Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School on Thursday.
Workers from Columbia's Water and Light Department brave the cold to repair a leak in a water main on Providence Road on Thursday. After working the site all morning, the crew had adjusted to the low temperature.
President Bush, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, tells reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington Thursday that he and leaders of the Democratic-led Congress have agreed to work together on an economic stimulus package to boost the sagging U.S. economy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senior John Worley, left, of Rock Bridge fights his way to the basket against sophomore Lyle Harris, right, of Hickman. Rock Bridge won 65-47 on Thursday.
Rock Bridge sophomore Ricky Kreklow, shoots a layup at Hickman High School on Thursday.
Second graders Ashwata Elangoran, left, Naimisa Balaji and Shreyas Sainivasan sing in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thursday night at the Cherry Street Artisan on Ninth Street. Local youth read essays and performed music with the theme of "The Garden of Humanity" for the Youth Speak event.
January 23, 2008
Michelle Trupiano, a lobbyist for Columbia’s Planned Parenthood Center, stands at the corner of Providence Road and Broadway Avenue on Tuesday. Trupiano, along with several other volunteers, took to the streets to publicly acknowledge the 35th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case.