October 19, 2008
Caleb Thompson drives his belated birthday gift under the supervision of his dad, Jeff. The Thompsons celebrated Caleb's birthday three months late because Jeff was on the road for his truck driving job.
Caleb Thompson and his parents, Jeff and Cassi, walk their dog in front of their Centralia home. Jeff Thompson works as a truck driver for Swift Transportation Co. Inc., and often finds himself away from his family three weeks to a month at a time due to his job.
Jeff Thompson plays with his son Caleb, 3 in front of Thompson's semi-truck. Thompson's job as a truck driver forces him to be away for extended periods of time: "I like the job. I just don't like being away from him (Caleb)."
Ryan Asbridge graduated from Rock Bridge High School, earned three degrees from MU and has been involved in the Columbia community.
From left, Tracy Edwards (Chief First Ward ambassador), Nathan Stephens (director of the Black Culture Center at MU), and Darrell Foster (First Ward ambassador) link arms at the end of the gathering for the 13th anniversary of the Million Man March Sunday afternoon at Douglass Park. Speakers encouraged positive change, decreasing crime and increasing community and youth involvement in the First Ward.
Stephanie Barber, left, shows Candice Carmichael how to design a strip of film during a handmade film workshop at the Citizen Jane Film Festival on Sunday morning at Stephens College.
Isabel Accurso, left, and Jane Accurso look at film against the light to better the image during a handmade film workshop on Sunday at the Citizen Jane Film Festival.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel walks off the field at halftime of the Tigers' 56-31 loss Saturday at Texas.
Closed files from the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2008, fill several columns of filing cabinets in the Columbia Public Defender’s office storage room. By the end of the fiscal year at least 56 filing cabinet drawers will be packed full of paperwork.
District Defender Kevin O’Brien works on the paperwork covering his desk at Columbia’s Public Defender’s office on Wednesday afternoon. The piles of case work represent only five business days' worth of files.
David Melnick takes customer Mitchell Frechmann's order at Hot Box Cookies. Friday was the grand opening of the cookie store, and Melnick is one of the three MU juniors who started the business. A customer can order pre-made cookies or have custom ones cooked and delivered in pizza boxes.
Adam Hendin prepares a cookie for the oven by combining peanut butter cookie dough and several ingredients at Hot Box Cookies on Friday.
Adam Hendin places cookies in the display during the grand opening of Hot Box Cookies on Friday. Hendin is one of the owners and managers of the shop, which he and two fellow MU students started.
Missouri tight end Chase Coffman hauls in a Chase Daniel pass over Texas cornerback Deon Beasley to set up a touchdown Oct. 18 in Austin, Texas.
Russel Breyfogle and Dick Parker talk with Bob Gibson, an Army veteran, during a vigil outside the Columbia post office Saturday. Today was the 25th anniversary of the Fellowship of Reconciliation's weekly vigils.
Barack Obama ended the day in Kansas City, where he spoke for about a half hour. Other speakers included Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and others.
Obama prepares to address the crowd in Kansas City. Early in the day, he spoke to an estimated 100,000 people, the most people for one of his events in the U.S.
October 18, 2008
A pile of Texas players spill into the end zone on a first half touchdown by Longhorns running back Chris Ogbonnaya on Oct. 18 in Austin, Texas.
Tim Pohlman, left, of Columbia's Water and Light Division talks with Officer Mike Hayes during the Civic Awareness Event on Saturday at the ARC.