July 16, 2010
Middle schoolers, from left, Holly Curtis, 13, Tyme Franklin, 13, and Keonna McCoy, 13, talk during cleanup of their "Cooking with Friends" class at Lange Middle School on Friday. They made up hand symbols to represent a "group of girls that hang out," said McCoy.
Tiffany Hartley-Burton, 12, left, plays a game of Go Fish with Karen Hines, a special education teacher, during a class party on Friday at Lange Middle School. "The last day of summer school is for celebrating the fun," Hines said. "They worked hard to learn."
Jakob Hewett, 12, left, and Chris Pyles, 12, put the finishing touches on a cardboard chair Friday, which was the last day of summer school. The two were enrolled in a class called "Cardboard Engineering" at Lange Middle School.
Middle schoolers, from left, Brian Williams, 12, James Murphy, 13 and Jaylon Freelon, 13, put finishing touches on their cardboard chair while their classmate Jakob Hewett, 12, takes a break from working on the last day of summer school in Columbia. "I'm taking a good break," Hewett said. "I went all out on these pieces."
Truman the Tiger sits with athletes Tina Jones and Kendall Scheidt on Friday afternoon during a sendoff ceremony for central Missouri Special Olympics outside the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. Next week, Jones and Scheidt will compete in the Special Olympics.
Athlete Sarah Byland, 33, dances with MU mascot Truman the Tiger during a send-off ceremony for central Missouri's Special Olympics athletes on Friday afternoon in front of the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. These 19 athletes will compete in next week's Special Olympics national games in Lincoln, Neb. Byland, who lives in Columbia, has been involved with the Special Olympics for 23 years.
Spain team members celebrate with the World Cup trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 11.
Lea Kleinwaechter, 6, watches the train go round at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee at Wabash Station on July 16. The train belongs to Bob McNeill who is a member of the Central Missouri Railroad Association, as well as the Wabash Railroad Historical Society.
Mayor Bob McDavid shakes hands with local historian Bill Clark at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee at Wabash Station on July 16. The official groundbreaking for Wabash Station was on July 27, 1909. The station was one of the busiest for its size, and accommodated up to ten trains each day. In 1982, Columbia began using the station for its buses.
Sean Brown, from the city's Public Communications Department, gestures attendees at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee to the "refreshment car"at Wabash Station on July 16.
George Barisich, president of the United Commercial Fisherman's Association, begins training Saturday to become an oil cleanup worker.
Sound and lights engineer Megan Dittman watches the opening moments of "Othello" while Elisa Bratten, as Desdemona, and Seth Showalter, as Othello, pass time waiting for their cues on Wednesday during one of the final dress rehearsals at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre in Nifong Park. Despite some triple digit temperatures, the cast rehearsed four to five days a week for the last eight weeks.
Joe Pritchard captures video of Jason Cascio as Iago during the dress rehearsal for "Othello" at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre in Nifong Park on Wednesday. As a result of the fire at the barn in April, the sets were made of recycled lumber from the first two shows of the season, and nearly all of the costumes were handmade or pulled from actors' personal collections. The show opens Friday at 8 p.m.
Iago, played by Jason Cascio, rolls out of the line of attack as Roderigo, played by Joshua Johnson, goes in for the kill during the "Othello" dress rehearsal Wednesday at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre in Nifong Park. Desdemona, played by Elisa Bratten, Gratiano, played by Richard Buffington, and Othello, played by Seth Showalter, watch from above. The show opens Friday at 8 p.m.
July 15, 2010
James "Putt" Braud, 53, of Belle Chase, La., said the spill had killed his business. "It's down to zero," he said. "Can't pay my bills."
Kenneth Feinberg discusses BP's $20 billion compensation fund with fishermen affected by the spill in Plaquemines Parish, La.
Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, looks down the sights of her compound bow at the Missouri Bowhunters Association 3D Archery competition in Millersburg on July 10, 2010. "I'm around archery all day, every day. If I'm not shooting in the backyard, I'll be asking one of my friends to come over and shoot with me, or I'll be talking to someone about it, or just be at the store working with people," Brandkamp said.
Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, is competing in both the Show-Me State Games field and 3D archery competitions this year. Brandkamp has been shooting since the age of five and took first in the 2009 Show-Me State Games 3D archery shoot in her class.
Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, watches the target as Devan Wiss, 15, shoots at the Missouri Bowhunters Association 3D Archery competition in Millersburg on July 10, 2010. "When you go to these shoots, you start knowing everybody there and eventually they grow into family," Brandkamp said. "My teammates are my family."
Derek Silvey, left, and Randy Rosson, far right, wait for their bus along with other passengers at Wabash Station on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.