February 3, 2008
Ihsan Yasar, 61, looks out from the window of Shear Locks hair salon, the business he established in 1976 in Columbia.
Ihsan Yasar and Gulden Yasar watch Turkish television drama "Elveda Derken" (Saying Goodbye). After Lily, their "third daughter," a five-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, welcomes them home, they relax by drinking Turkish coffee and watching Turkish TV stations over sattelite.
Gulden Yasar (foreground left) laughs as she chats with Lesa Gibbons and Marcie Perry, both of whom work part time at Shear Locks. Yasar didn't speak a word of English when she first came to the United States in 1980.
February 2, 2008
Matthew R. Smith, from Columbia, puts together Ron Paul yard signs on Friday at the Parkade Center. The yard signs will be handed out to supporters prior to the primaries.
Amy Bremer, presinct leader for the Ron Paul campain in Columbia, discusses pre-primary planning at their meeting Friday at the Parkade Center. Bremer and fellow supporters have been actively campaigning for Paul all over Columbia. "We are trying to get every venue out there," she said. "When you've got people like this, good things will happen."
Ron Paul supporters stamp info cards with their address at their local headquarters at the Parkade Centeron Friday. The info cards will be distributed door to door across Columbia before the primaries.
Leo Lyons, right, returned to action in Saturday's game against Kansas State while senior Darryl Butterfield, center, remained suspended.
Members of the "Pirate Plungers" team, Christa Snoddy, left, Paige Davis, Phoebe Widel, Kendra Tweater and Brittany Marshal, get out of Stephens Lake. They are students at Booneville High School, participating in central Missouri's first Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Sergeant Tim Moriarity performs CPR on a stuffed polar bear he had taken into to the lake hidden under his jacket. Sergeant Moriarity wore his official uniform unlike the rest of the participants, who wore costumes. The Special Olympics fundraiser was hosted by Columbia Police Department.
Firefighters Danny Spry and Walt Goodman, in their mustang suits, deliniate the area of Stephens Lake where the participants ran into during the first Polar Bear Plunge. The participants raised money for the Special Olympics. Columbia Fire Department had cleaned the ice off the lake to ensure the safety of the participants.
María Len-Ríos, assistant professor of strategic communication at the journalism at MU, talks with Cardinal John Foley as the audience gathers in Fisher Auditorium at Gannet hall on Thursday, Jan. 31.
Cardinal John Foley built a good rapport with his mostly young audience at a master class he taught at MU.
MU on Thursday, Jan. 31.
Mollie Winter, a Catholic school alumna, introduces herself to Cardinal John Foley after his master class at
J.T. Tiller shoots a lay up with 2:05 remaining to give the Tigers their first lead of the game.
Tigers players try to rebound the ball during the second half of the game.
Missouri defenders surround Kansas State forward Bill Walker during the first half of the game.
Missouri head coach Mike Anderson coaches from the side lines after the team's final time out, with six seconds to go in the half.
Missouri Tigers softball team's Amanda Renth makes a throw during the Black and Gold intrasquad game at the Dan Devine Pavilion on Saturday afternoon.
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the crowd on Saturday at the MU Recreation Complex.
Fans of Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, from left, Bonnie Selting, Speer Morgan, Kris Somerville and Casey Bruce, hold signs and wave to passing cars outside of MU's Recreation Complex to show their support before a speech by Former President Bill Clinton.