March 19, 2009
Zootoo.com founder Richard Thompson chats with Central Missouri Humane Society personnel and supporters on Thursday at the shelter on Big Bear Boulevard. Thompson's visit is part of the second phase of the shelter makeover contest.
Kim Stonecipher-Fisher, left, waits for the Zootoo/Central Missouri Humane Society trolley procession with her dog, Coco, and Michele Spry on Thursday. Coco is the second rescue dog that Stonecipher-Fisher has adopted; the first one is memorialized in a locket filled with ashes that Stonecipher-Fisher wears around her neck. She and Spry came with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce ambassadors to show their support. "It is important to show that downtown businesses are behind this," Stonecipher-Fisher said.
From left, Zootoo.com founder Richard Thompson, Amanda Huhman and Mayor Darwin Hindman wave to the crowd during their trolley procession down Broadway on Thursday. The Central Missouri Humane Society won first place in the first round of Zootoo's million-dollar shelter makeover contest.
Jeff Henderson, chef and Food Network personality, speaks to students at Hickman High School on Wednesday. Henderson was at the school to deliver an inspirational speech about his previous jail time and attainment of his lifetime goal to become a chef.
Lisa Johnson, home school coordinator for Moberly Public Schools, takes notes as chef Jeff Henderson delivers his speech in the Hickman High School media center on Wednesday. Johnson and her colleagues brought about a dozen students to Hickman to hear Henderson speak.
The city of Columbia has tentatively agreed to let First Chance for Children occupy the Heibel-March building, located at the corner of Range Line Street and Wilkes Avenue. First Chance plans to raise $250,000 to renovate the building and make it the education organization's main office. Green technology will be used to make the nearly century-old building more energy efficient.
Jerry Friedheim, left, assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, and Paul L. Fisher Jr., director of the Freedom of Information Center at the University, examine part of the 43 volumes of the "Pentagon Papers."
This photo of Paul Fisher was used in the journalism alumni "J" publication.
This Jan. 21, 2003 file photo shows an unidentified death row inmate in his cell in the North Condemned Unit at Pontiac Correctional Institution in Pontiac, Ill. In 2000, then Gov. George Ryan made Illinois the first state with the death penalty to suspend executions, after 13 condemned prisoners were freed for wrongful convictions.
In this May 27, 2008 file photo, a microphone hangs over the gurney in the Texas death house in Huntsville, Texas. In hard economic times, more states say it costs more to execute killers than to imprison them for life.
March 18, 2009
Missouri heavyweight Mark Ellis, right, is the Tigers' highest-seeded wrestler in the NCAA Wrestling Tournament, which begins Thursday in St. Louis. Ellis is the No. 2 seed in the heavyweight division.
Missouri shortstop Abby Vock (10) high-fives a player from Western Illinois after the Tigers' win on Wednesday. The Tigers took both games in the doubleheader, most of which was played under rainy conditions.
Missouri students Danielle Cooper, left, and Jillian Woosley, center, cheer on the Tigers during their game Wednesday against the SIU-Edwardsville. The women said their ex-boyfriends play on the SIUE team, so they went wild every time MU scored. The Tigers went on to win the game 4-1.
Missouri catcher Ryan Ampleman, left, shows the umpire the he held onto the ball after he tagged out SIU-Edwardsville's Josh Street at home.
The third-floor courtroom was revamped as part of the Boone County Courthouse renovation, which began in October 2007. The courtroom was updated with new technologies that could make trials more efficient.
Missouri basketball players get on stage outside of the Mizzou Arena for their sendoff to Boise, Idaho, on Wednesday morning.
Missouri coach Mike Anderson boards the bus outside Mizzou Arena after the basketball team's sendoff to Boise, Idaho.
Missouri basketball players thank their fans for support during their sendoff to Boise, Idaho, outside of Missouri Arena on Wednesday morning.
The Blue Note 7 will perform Thursday night at the Missouri Theatre as part of a 51-city tour honoring the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records, one of jazz's oldest labels. The septet includes, from left: tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (son of John Coltrane), drummer Lewis Nash, pianist and musical director Bill Charlap, guitarist Peter Bernstein, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, bassist Peter Washington and alto saxophonist and flautist Steve Wilson.