December 14, 2007
Ashish Sharma Pawan, 28, a priest in Haridwar, northern India, records in a 144-year-old book the genealogies of families visiting the ancient city to pay homage to their dead.
Bob and Mary Lu Parks retired to Columbia frm Brmingham, AL fourteen years ago. They decided to move to Columbia so they could be closer to family.
Alice Montagino looks out her kitchen window at the snow while her husband, Frank, reads the newspaper. The couple moved to Columbia after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home in New Orleans.
Kathy Freeman is currently training for her second-degree black belt.
December 13, 2007
Scott Williams, right, jokes with Douglass players Mikhail Williams, left, and Keondre Carthron during Wednesday’s practice.
Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe proposes lowering Columbia's unposted speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph, including the neighborhood on Falcon Drive where this sign is posted.
Jenean Thompson, right, discusses possible sentences with Vanessa Bennett, at the Boone County Jail on Thursday. "Everyone has a constitutional right to adequate legal representation," Thompson said about the rising caseloads of public defenders. "But 'adequate' just isn't good enough for me."
Jenean Thompson comforts Philandra Robinson, the girlfriend of one of her clients who faces years in jail on a series of state and federal charges. "When I talked to him on the phone, you could tell he was one of those fathers who really cared about his kids, " says Thompson. "When he gets out, I hope they hang in there and have a good life."
The scene of an arson is one of the many stops Jenean Thompson, a Columbia public defender, made Thursday. Thompson stopped to consider the location of witness's window before returning to the office for an afternoon in court.
Jenean Thompson, a public defender, approaches the Boone County Courthouse for an afternoon of arraignment hearings. Public defenders, like other governmental employees, get time off on federal holidays but says that "even on those Mondays we have off, you'll see public defenders in the office and visiting their clients in jail."
Jenean Thompson, a Columbia public defender, carries case documents on her way to court on Thursday. According to Thompson, an experienced public defender can handle up to 150 cases a year, though the public defenders in Columbia may face many more next year because of staff transfers and medical leave.
Claire Schaeperkoetter has been an All-District selection her first three seasons with the Bruins.
Stefhon Hannah has fouled out once, and picked up four fouls in two other games this season.
Point guard Eric Franklin joined the Hickman varsity as a sophomore
December 12, 2007
Zach Young stretches while in a rehearsal with the Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Young also teaches hip-hop classes at Columbia Performing Arts Centre.
Zach Young rehearses with the Missouri Contemporary Ballet on Oct. 19.
"Maudelle," circa 1937-38, was sculpted by African-American artist Beulah Ecton Woodard. The subject, Maudelle Bass Weston, served as a subject for many artists, but Woodard's piece is the only known sculpture.
Neilson Rudd, a 22-year-old MU student and officer candidate for the Missouri National Guard, was killed while trying to help motorists along U.S. 63 near Jefferson City on Sunday.