February 25, 2011
Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony answers a question Friday at the Muleskinner City Council Candidate Forum in Stamper Commons at Stephens College. Anthony considers herself the candidate with the planning and zoning experience that she believes is essential to have on the council.
Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony listens to Firth Ward candidate Glen Ehrhardt answer a question Friday at the Muleskinner City Council Candidate Forum in Stamper Commons at Stephens College. First Ward candidate Darrell Foster was the only one not in attendance.
Timekeeper Diane Booth holds up a sign to remind Fifth Ward candidate Glen Ehrhardt that he has 15 seconds left to answer a question. The Muleskinner City Council Candidate Forum was held Friday in Stamper Commons at Stephens College. Ehrhardt has lived in Columbia for 30 years and believes it is important to have a historical perspective in promoting modern change.
A group of protesters stands on the corner of Providence Road and Broadway on Friday promoting their opposition to the conflict in Libya. Groups of protesters gathered on all four corners of the intersection.
Ali Khenissi holds up a 1951 Libyan flag among other protesters on the corner of Providence Road and Broadway on Friday.
Mustafa Sawanis (center), a member of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri, leads protesters in prayer, asking God to protect the people of Libya. Members from the Islamic center marched from the center to the corner of Broadway and Providence Road after Friday prayer. The group repeated part of the route taken Wednesday to include more of the community who couldn't attend the Wednesday demonstration, which was planned on short notice. Osama El-Tayash said the group would meet again next Friday if Moammar Gadhafi is still in power. "If he's still there, we will be here," he said.
MU Campus Facilities worker Christopher Fields works during the removal of graffiti on the fourth floor of the Hitt Street Parking Garage on Friday. Fields said Campus Facilities has noticed an increase in graffiti vandalism across campus during the month of February.
Christopher Fields, of MU Campus Facilities, uses a power washer to remove graffiti from a wall on the fourth floor of the Hitt Street Parking Garage on Friday. Fields said the vandalism was suspected to have taken place on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
Lettering sprayed on the wall of the HItt Street Parking Garage is removed with a chemical applied by Campus Facilities workers Friday. Although the vandalism was believed to occur Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, workers were unable to get to the project until Friday because they had to gain access to equipment.
A snowfall that hit Columbia Thursday afternoon left Columbia Public Schools with an unexpected snow day and Friday out of class.
A snow-covered Stephens Lake Park remains untouched by park goers early Friday morning.
A red barn stands out against a snowy backdrop. A snow storm hit Columbia on Thursday afternoon and it continued until Friday afternoon.
In this Feb. 18, 2011 photo, a fire sprinkler head activates above a burning sofa during a controlled burn demonstration at a house in Cape Girardeau that will be demolished soon to make way for the new Isle of Capri casino. Hundreds of Southeast Missouri firefighters have spent numerous days in February carrying out extensive training exercises on the condemned buildings.
In this Feb. 15, 2011 photo, firefighters in Cape Girardeau practice firefighting techniques using houses that will be demolished soon to make way for the new Isle of Capri casino. So far, more than 20 buildings have been donated as training grounds for the firefighters before demolition begins.
February 24, 2011
Joy Mayer is the director of community outreach at the Missourian.
Stephens College junior Megan Sheffield makes an entry pass against Park University on Thursday at at the Silverthorne Arena. The Stars lost to the Park University Pirates 46-35.
Stephens College Sophomore Danielle McCoy fights off Park University players as she drives during a 46-35 loss to the Park University Pirates on Thursday at Silverthorne Arena.
Police were dispatched to the scene of the two-car accident at 8:10 p.m. Thursday. By 8:45 p.m., the occupants of the vehicles had been transported to University Hospital to treat injuries. The extent of the injuries is unknown. The investigating officer accompanied the victims to the hospital.
Firefighters gather their equipment shortly after removing an unidentified woman from the wreckage of a car collision Thursday night just north of Providence Road and Business Loop 70.
Below American Auto Parts on Business Loop 70 lies the self-described True/False lab, nicknamed after "Pan's Labyrinth." This is where artwork, like this mid-section of a crashed-plane installation, used to decorate the many True/False venues is created and stored.
Sabrina Braden and Josh Anger hoist up the mid-section of a crashed plane installation Thursday at the True/False warehouse below American Auto Parts on Business Loop 70. The completed piece will have three sections, complete with wings and a tail.