January 17, 2010
Johnny Langley dumps freshly picked cotton into a cotton module maker on Rick and Cindy Faulkner's cotton farm near New Madrid in November. The farm is in one of the country's top 50 cotton-growing counties. They're all poor, with a per capita income that's at least 30 percent lower than the U.S. average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
A cotton picker maneuvers through a field as the sun sets near New Madrid, Mo. An AP analysis found that government cotton subsidies have helped prop up the economy in cotton farming areas during the recession.
Cindy Faulkner drives a cotton picker through a field during November harvest on the family's farm near New Madrid. The farm is in Missouri's Bootheel which includes four of the country's top 50 cotton-growing counties.
In this panoramic photo illustration, the view of the new City Council chamber from the public seating area.
In this panoramic photo illustration, the view of the new City Council chambers from where the council members will sit.
January 16, 2010
Missouri sophomore Kendra Frazier is one of four players on this season's Tigers roster who are Kansas natives.
Photo Courtesy Parker Funeral Service & Crematory
Missouri forward Justin Safford, left, tries to shoot past the defense of Oklahoma guard Cade Davis on Saturday in the Tiger's 66-61 loss in Norman, Okla.
Oklahoma guard Willie Warren, center, eyes the basket as he drives between Missouri guard Michael Dixon, right, and forward Laurence Bowers in the second half the game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Oklahoma won 66-61.
Oklahoma guard Cade Davis, front, goes up for a basket in front of Missouri forward Justin Safford, back, during the second half of game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Oklahoma defeated Missouri 66-61.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Ballard and members of the Boone County Fire Protection District begin their investigation into the cause of a head-on collision on Highway WW early Saturday afternoon. Both drivers were taken to University Hospital with moderate to severe injuries, Ballard said.
Missouri State Trooper Scott Ballard, left, takes notes for his accident report at the site of a head-on collision on Highway WW east of Rangeline Road early Saturday afternoon. Both drivers, the only occupants of the vehicles, were taken to University Hospital with moderate to severe injuries.
January 15, 2010
Central Missouri Glass employee John Wayne Josey puts final touches of caulking along the door frame of the new City Council Chambers in the Columbia city building addition at 701 E. Broadway.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper waits for a tow truck to get in position to remove a Dodge Omni from the site of a two-car accident at the intersection of Highway WW and Olivet Road on Friday morning. The driver of the Omni was ejected from the car by the force of impact and was taken to University Hospital.
A late model Ford Focus rests among trees along Highway WW near the Olivet Road intersection after the vehicle was involved in a two-car collision Friday morning. The two occupants were taken to University Hospital to receive treatment for injuries that were described as moderate.
Officer Gamal Castile canvasses the park outside Grace Covenant Church at the intersection of Garth Avenue and Sexton Road Friday afternoon for possible evidence in a shooting incident that occurred earlier that day.
A female bluegill fish swims in a spawning tank maintained by the Missouri Aquaculture Association based at Lincoln University's Carver Farm. Male and female fish are separated in the tank while the environment is adjusted to simulate spring, the ideal time of year for bluegill to spawn.
Young bluegill fish brought in from Iowa swim in farming tanks at Lincoln University's Carver Farm. The Missouri Aquaculture Association, based at the farm, imports stock fish from various areas across the country in order to avoid inbreeding.
Russel Gerlach, a lab tech for the Missouri Aquaculture Association based at Lincoln University's Carver Farm, shows off a redear bluegill fish on Tuesday. The program is experimenting with farming bluegill fish as a viable source for food markets.
January 14, 2010
A Chilean UN peacekeeper works in the rubble of the Montana Hotel searching for victims of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince on Thursday.