July 30, 2008
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama greets supporters at a town-hall style meeting Wednesday afternoon in Rolla. Obama toured three rural Missouri towns, beginning the day in Springfield and ending with a barbecue in Union.
Harold Warren Sr. served as Columbia's first black city councilman and is the former director of Warren Funeral Chapel, one of the few minority-owned funeral homes in mid-Missouri.
Dan Viets, the lawyer representing the Warren Funeral Home, talks with reporters on Wednesday after a hearing in which Assistant Attorney General Peter Lyskowski announced an agreement between the state and the Warren Funeral Home that would cease all operations for 15 days.
The ball fields are built on 80 acres north of the fairgrounds, and they were scheduled to be finished by April. Because of the rain, they're not yet ready for play.
July 29, 2008
Mike Bradshaw's car shows some wear and tear during the Demolition Derby on the final night of the Boone County Fair.
Charles Shipman, standing center, poses in front of an L-19 airplane with his classmates and aviation instructor during flight training in the mid-1950s.
Charles Shipman, center, stands with a survey party in the jungles of Colombia. The men were working to map out the country using a telerometer, a relatively new technology in the late 1950s.
Charles Shipman sits in the living room of his Columbia home. Shipman was a pilot for over 50 years, flying in uncharted territories, the Vietnam War and for U.S. presidents. He has lived in Columbia since 1977.
Nina Drew assists family members by helping whenever possible. Most recently she helps care for great-granddaughter Abbygale Tillman while granddaughter Kaleena attends college. Drew earned her GED through Columbia Public Schools at age 76.
Nina Drew works part time as a secretary at the Job Point office, located at the Missouri Career Center. She recently earned her GED at age 76.
This image shows the design of the youth transitional home from the north side, excluding adjacent properties. The first floor would have common areas, offices and one ADA accessible apartment unit. The second story would have four apartment units.
This image shows how the design of a transitional youth home would appear with the nearby buildings from Seventh Street. The home would be visible from Hickman High School. The driveway in front could hold five cars. At Monday night's meeting, the possibility of adding a front porch was discussed.
July 28, 2008
A participant in the Show-Me State Games race walk clutches his winning medal on Sunday at Faurot Field.
The swimming spot usually opens at 10 a.m. but remained closed until noon because of the rain. "There was some water on the road when we opened," Idel said.
Cynthia Parker, left, and Georgia Parker look over the flooded road that leads to the Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Monday. S.J. Idel, an aquatic specialist for the city, said the road typically floods when it rains and the water is generally down 30 minutes after it quits. "Today it hasn't gone down as quickly," Idel said.
A Way With Words and Numbers tutor Aaron Dowdall works with Lazareanna Jordan and Tramonte Miller at Parkade Elementary School in Columbia.
A Way With Words and Numbers tutor Aaron Dowdall works with first-grader Alex Shultz while Lazareanna Jordan seeks Dowdall’s attention at Parkade Elementary School. The program provides tutors to schools throughout Columbia.
Stephen Webber, Democratic candidate for the 23rd District, speaks to the crowd at Boone County Democratic Days at the Boone County fairgrounds on July 13.
Adam Ritter dives into the pool at the start of the Men’s 200 LC Meter Freestyle Preliminary of the Missouri Grand Prix.
MU’s Taylor Hay third from left, celebrates the goal she scored in the 88th minute of the game against the Milwaukee Panthers, with her teammates, from left Kari Adam, Michelle Collins and Alysha Bonnick. Mizzou won the game 3-0; all the goals were scored during the second half.