June 19, 2008
Tori Tomson, Christina Prody, Cadan Campbelland Mindy Wiederhoft, from the School of the Osage, listen to Brandon Pope present a rodent’s skull and how to categorize it Thursday afternoon in the Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building. Pope is a MU graduate student in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences.
A collection of animal skulls sits on a table in a lab in MU’s Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building Thursday afternoon. Groups of school children spend part of their half-hour tour talking about ways to categorize the skulls, making note of the various types of teeth.
Casey Chasteen prepares her horse, Rollie, before the short go competition on June 16, 2007, at the Missouri State High School Rodeo.
June 18, 2008
Cia Johnson of the Pinch Hitters Softball Team finishes chaining up her bike after riding to Cosmo Park for a game on Tuesday night. The team likes to use alternate forms of transportation to get around Columbia.
Cia Johnson, left, Jian Qu, Robert Johnson and Ian Thomas chain up their bikes at Cosmo Park before playing in their weekly softball game.
A softball rests on a bike seat as members of the Pinch Hitters prepare for their softball game on Tuesday night.
Mike and Melissa Watson hold their foster baby days before they will pass him over to his adoptive parents. The Watsons have been involved in foster care for a year and a half through Lutheran Family and Children's Services.
Zach Watson, 13, plays with his foster brother on a Saturday afternoon. His father, Mike Watson, said he has brought the baby to Zach's baseball games almost every day for the month that they've had him in their home.
Maddie Watson, 11, cradles her foster brother after feeding him with a bottle. The Watsons say their children enjoy helping take care of the foster children they bring into their home.
Guillermo Hernandez, right, Hailey Wilson, center, and Lanayzia Johnson, left, are ready to get into teams during a sports adventure class at Benton Elementary on Wednesday. The second graders enjoyed their time outside playing with soccer balls and a parachute.
From left, Nidjha Jackmon, Dariana Coleman, Ania Chatman and Vanessa Bell, second graders at Benton Elementary, play with the parachute in their Sports Adventure summer class on Wednesday. The students were thrilled to get underneath and see how the air held the parachute up.
June 17, 2008
Beth Malicki is a news anchor at KCRG in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Cia Johnson of the Pinch Hitters Softball Team finishes chaining up her bike after riding to Cosmopolitan Park for a game on Tuesday night. The team likes to use alternate forms of transportation to get around Columbia.
A softball rests on a bike seat as members of the Pinch Hitters prepare for their upcoming softball game on Tuesday night.
From left, Cia Johnson, Jian Qu, Robert Johnson and Ian Thomas chain up their bikes at Cosmo Park for before playing in their weekly softball game.
Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren said his goal has always been to make the Olympic team after his collegiate career ended.
Officer Brian Grove goes through a sobriety check with Devon Lovato, 13. Grove instructs Lovato to follow his finger with his eyes only. Grove told the kids one way to identify a drunk driver is when they follow his finger with their head instead of their eyes. The DWI Enforcement Unit bus was set up to show the participants of the Columbia Police Department Youth Academy what they would see if they were to come upon a sobriety check point.
John Warner of the Columbia Police Department rides next to Taylor Huston, 14, as she drives through the obstacle course wearing Fatal Vision Goggles in Cosmopolitan Park on Tuesday. The participants of the Columbia Police Department Youth Academy were able to maneuver through the obstacle course first without any goggles and then a second time with impaired vision. "For many of these kids, this is close to the first time they've driven anything," said Sgt. Eric White. The officers told the youths to think of each cone as a small child. When someone asked Kuriston White, 14, how many cones she hit she responded, "Only 13."
Joshua Smith, 14, uses a radar to read how fast Officer Robert Bennett is driving on his motorcycle. The Columbia Police Department hosted the Columbia Police Department Youth Academy on Tuesday. The group met in Cosmo Park and were able to participate in various activities to give the youths an idea of what a police officer encounters throughout his or her career. The youths worked their way through the speed check, a mini obstacle course, a driving area, a crash scene and a drunk driver checkpoint.
Storms and flooding keeps construction workers from working at the new Retina Associates Eye Surgeons Clinic construction site.