BP oil spill affects local businesses

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."

BP official briefs fishermen about compensation

Kenneth Feinberg discusses BP's $20 billion compensation fund with fishermen affected by the spill in Plaquemines Parish, La.

Kelsey Brandkamp archery

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

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.

Brandkamp archery

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."

Passengers wait for buses inside Wabash Station

Derek Silvey, left, and Randy Rosson, far right, wait for their bus along with other passengers at Wabash Station on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.

Riders wait for Columbia Transit buses

Buses wait at Wabash Station for riders on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008.

Paulsell Wheelchair

Sharon Paulsell attaches one of her wheel chair seat covers onto a wheel chair in her office on Thursday, July 15. "It [the seat covers] initiates conversation," said Paulsell.

Veteran's Air Show

Sharon Paulsell wheelchair seat covers sit on a few chairs at the Veteran's Air Show on May 28. Paulsell and her Husband donated over 70 seat covers for the Honor Flights program. No one in Paulsell's family uses a wheelchair. She said, "If it wasn't for Honor Flights I wouldn't have thought about it," said Paulsell.

Wheelchair Personalitites

Sharon Paulsell makes wheelchair back covers that let people with disabilities express themselves with a cover of their choice, or they can design a cover themselves on the website. "I found things to go around the wheels and arms, but I didn’t find anything for the person in the wheelchair to express themselves, and that's why it's the name for our business, Wheel Chair Personalities." Paulsell said.

Passengers drive to Wabash station

This postcard depicts cars outside Wabash station.

Train leaves Wabash Railroad Depot

A train leaves the Wabash Railroad Depot in this sepia-toned, screened photo postcard, postmarked and dated 1915.

1955 drawing of Columbia Wabash Depot

Duane Lyon of Fulton produced this Feb. 18, 1955, drawing of Columbia Wabash Depot.

Passengers wait for buses at Wabash station

Passengers wait to board the buses at Wabash station on July 13, 1986.

Passengers board at Wabash Railroad Station

Passengers board at the Wabash Railroad Station in Columbia in this undated photo.

Wabash Railroad in 1958

The Wabash Railroad in 1958.

Father, daughter wait for bus at Wabash station

Vernon Soles and his daughter, Jennifer Kay Soles, wait for the bus at the Wabash station on Oct. 31, 1993. "Are we going to the mall?" asked Jennifer. "No, not today, we're just going home," said Soles.

Negro League Baseball commemorative stamps

Negro League Baseball commemorative stamps are displayed following a ceremony at the Negro League Museum on Thursday in Kansas City.

Statue of pitcher Satchel Paige

A statue of famed pitcher Satchel Paige stands in the middle of a ceremony at the Negro League Museum on Thursday in Kansas City. Negro League Baseball commemorative stamps were dedicated during the ceremony.

Keeping cool

Around the world, people are looking for ways to beat the heat. Here, 3-year-old Branden Turner gets cool water poured on his face by his aunt, Jennifer Connor, at Kids Space in Huntsville, Ala., on Wednesday.