January 14, 2010
Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman presents the Columbia Values Diversity Awards at the annual celebration to the 2010 winners, Centro Latino, represented by director Eduardo Crespi, and Bill and Dolores Clark.
Attendees at the 2010 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration enjoy breakfast set to the music of the Swampweed Cajun Trio on Thursday morning. The event is part of a series of events surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Kathleen Alexander interprets a song performed by Evann Jones during the 2010 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration on Thursday morning.
Injured people are attended to outside the Villa Creole Hotel the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.
Homes affected by an earthquake are seen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Wednesday. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.
People sit at a park a day after the destructive earthquake in downtown Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods.
People search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods.
January 13, 2010
Missouri's Zaire Taylor, left, drives past Texas Tech's Brad Reese in the Tigers' 94-89 overtime victory Wednesday night in Lubbock, Texas.
Missouri's Christine Flores watches the court during Wednesday's 65-50 loss against Kansas State.
Missouri's Marissa Scott, left, and RaeShara Brown defend against Taelor Karr of Kansas State during the Tigers' 65-50 loss to the Wildcats on Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena.
Lt. Keith Dothage of the Columbia Fire Department zips up a Mustang Survival suit before entering the water as part of an ice rescue training exercise on Wednesday afternoon. The suit not only provides insulation from frigid waters, but also gives the firefighter neutral buoyancy in the water.
Columbia firefighters Lester Shewmake, left, and Jim Pasley, right are pulled out of the water by fellow firefighters during an ice rescue training exercise outside of Bass Pro Shops on Wednesday afternoon. The firefighters took turns acting as both the victim and the rescuer during the exercise.
Lt. Klifton Bullard, center, of the Columbia Fire Department instructs other firefighters on the techniques they will use during an ice rescue training exercise outside of Bass Pro Shop on Wednesday afternoon. The warmer temperatures that followed the bitter cold last week afforded the firefighters perfect conditions to conduct ice rescue training for the first time in more than two years.
Director Angela Howard gives the cast of "Window Pains" notes on how not to turn their body profiles to the audience during the intermission of a technical rehearsal on Monday evening.
Stephen, played by Jacob Huskey, 15, tunes out his sister, Stacy, played by Emily Parks, 16, during a technical rehearsal of "Window Pains" put on by Performing Arts in Children's Education. The play, written by Columbia playwright Hartley Wright, addresses the effects of autism on families.
Built in the colonial revival style, the John and Elizabeth Taylor House already is listed individually on the National Historic Register. John Taylor, who built the house around 1909, owned a music shop, a garage and a car dealership downtown.
January 12, 2010
The Universal Forensics Extraction Device, or UFED, is manufactured by CelleBrite, a leading company in the transfer and backup of mobile content. The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force will use the device to copy cell phone data that might be useful in its investigations.
Pam Pearn checks in a carrier of dogs brought in to the Central Missouri Humane Society by the Animal Health Division of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The animals were rescued from a dog hoarder, a pet lover who got out of hand, from north of Columbia.
Humane Society employee Julie Aber, center, holds a yellow lab mix for check-in as Carmen Skelly, right, an animal cruelty task force investigator for the Humane Society, carries in another mixed breed during a drop-off of 28 dogs from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The dogs were rescued from a dog hoarder north of Columbia.
The Central Missouri Humane Society received a drop-off of 28 dogs on Monday, rescued by the Animal Health Division of the Missouri Department of Agriculture from a dog hoarder, a pet lover who got out of hand. Intakes of dogs from the Department of Agriculture doubled in 2009 compared to years past because of the state's initiative to crack down on irresponsible dog breeders and owners.