August 3, 2009
Sales of hot dogs are best when the weather isn't too hot, said hot-dog vendor Trey Aldridge. "Usually if it's really hot, (customers) prefer not to get a hot dog; they just want to get a drink," Aldridge said. His afternoon shift outside the post office offers a quick lunch for passers-by.
A fresh-off-the-grill bratwurst is prepared by Trey Aldridge for a waiting customer. Aldridge says grilling is what sets the hot dogs he sells apart from other competitors who boil their hot dogs.
Rohit Rao, 12, of Columbia, returns a ball to Vaughn Mueller, 12, during the USTA Junior Tournament on Sunday. Mueller won the set (6-3, 6-4) to take the championship.
Vaughn Mueller, 12, of Rocheport, returns a ball to Rohit Rao, 12, of Columbia, during the USTA Junior Tournament on Sunday. Mueller won the set (6-3, 6-4) to take the championship.
August 2, 2009
A frame extracted from a video shot by Jessica Giles on Saturday night outside of Cafe Berlin after an incident where her brother Alan Giles was Tasered and pepper sprayed by Columbia police officers.
Crews stand with the cars of Tony Stewart, left, and Jimmie Johnson on pit row in a light rain Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. The NASCAR Pennsylvania 500 auto race was postponed until Monday by rain.
Brian Wallstin, a Missourian columnist, is a Columbia resident and a former city editor for the Missourian.
Jordan Paul is the MU student body president.
Amanda and Jimmy Heiner inspect their newly purchased 2006 Chevy Silverado at Bob McCosh Chevrolet in Columbia on Saturday. The Heiners brought in their 1993 Subaru Legacy, bottom left, hoping it could be traded in as part of the federal "cash for clunkers" program, but the car was deemed too gas-efficient to qualify. The Heiners decided to purchase the truck regardless.
Gary Ball hands the title to his old pickup truck to sales associate Brad Kennon of Bob McCosh Chevrolet in Columbia. Ball is participating in the federal "cash for clunkers" program and will receive a credit of up to $4,500 toward a new car by bringing in the old vehicle.
From left, Calvin Rolark, restaurant consultant for Hemingway's Wine and Bistro, and Greg Brockmeier, Hemingway's sous-chef, serve corn and black bean risotto with chipotle beef and dark chocolate sauce at the Taste of the Market. It took the chefs at Hemingway's 12 man-hours to prepare the food and many more in planning for this event.
Aaron Pugh, a cook for Hemingway's Wine and Bistro, mixes cheese into the corn and black bean risotto in preparation for the Taste of the Market. For the event, Hemingway's made enough food to serve 500 people.
Peachtree Catering and Banquet serves a sampling of their food at the Taste of the Market. People packed the tents after paying their $5 entry fee to sample food made by various local restaurants and ingredients provided by Columbia Farmers' Market vendors.
Vaughn Mueller, 12, of Rocheport, takes a break after winning the first set (6-3) against Rohit Rao, 12, of Columbia, during the USTA Junior Tournament on Sunday. Mueller went on to win the second set (6-4) and take the championship.
August 1, 2009
MU occupational therapy instructor Jacque Sample chats with her son, Zackary, 5, left, as her son, Charlie, 3, shows his stuffed animal to MU occupational therapy students Kelly Watkins, Lauren Chronister and Brittany Hanson. The Samples attended the "sensory sensitive" screening of "G-Force" on Saturday at Hollywood Stadium 14 Theater.
Jesse McInvale throws a ball at opponent Charlie Thayer of the Red Roosters. The MACatrons had little success throwing the ball and resorted to avoidance tactics.
Eli Sherman, left, Kyle Leftwich, Stephen Lockett and Jessie McInvale receive medals for team MACatrons' victory in the junior high division of the Show-Me State Game's dodgeball competition.
Kyle Leftwich, playing for the MACatrons, races for the ball during the title game of the Show-Me State Games junior high dodgeball competition. The MACatrons won 2-of-3 games to capture the gold medal.
The Horn family, from left, Layla, 6, Travis, Dane, 3, and Sarah, attended a special screening of the movie "G-Force" on Saturday at Hollywood Stadium 14 Theater. The showing was designed especially for children with autism spectrum disorders, for whom an average theater visit can be overwhelming.
MU seniors and occupational therapy students Brittany Hanson, left, Lauren Chronister, middle, and Kelly Watkins, create a thank-you poster on Saturday for Hollywood Stadium 14 Theater manager Joe McKie following a successful "sensory sensitive" showing of the film "G-Force."