May 19, 2009
Colin Malaker, an activist for the "fair tax," talks to a reporter after presenting his ideas on the consumption tax to a gathering of Democrats at the Upper Crust Boardroom on May 8. The fair tax plan is a comprehensive proposal to replace all federal income and payroll-based taxes, and Democrats have been more hostile than Republicans toward the grass-roots alternative tax scheme.
May 18, 2009
Kyle Ayers, a stand-up comedian and MU student, performs at the Deja Vu comedy club on May 7. Improvising because he'd blown through his material early, Ayers tells the crowd about a conversation he had with a girl outside smoking just before that night's show. In general, Ayers tries out his new material at the As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show at Eastside Tavern in Columbia.
The new Columbia Books location, 1907 Gordon St., was built to be environmentally friendly. It has insulated glass, a dual heat pump, special insulation and pervious concrete. Owner Annette Kolling-Buckley said she is hopeful those features will keep costs low and help the business weather the recession.
May 17, 2009
Jenelle Maland and her daughter, Claire, 11 months, listen to the MU Law School graduation ceremony in the upstairs lobby at Jesse Hall on Sunday. Maland's husband, Brett Maland, received his juris doctorate during the ceremony.
Robert Thompson and his 16-month-old son, Kesler, listen to the closing remarks by Dean R. Lawrence Dessem at the MU School of Law's Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
Robert Thompson bends down to be hooded by Professor John Lande, prompting laughter from the audience, at the MU School of Law's Hooding Ceremony on Sunday.
Jeremy Gogel turns to pose for a photo outside the law school on Sunday, May 17.
Graduates and their loved ones gather outside the Law School, John K. Hulston Hall during a reception after the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
A graduate of the Law School decorated her mortarboard for the hooding ceremony Sunday.
Governor Jay Nixon addresses the graduates at the MU School of Law's Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 17. Nixon graduated from the same program in 1981.
The MU School of Law's hooding ceremony was shown on monitors outside of Jesse Auditorium on Sunday.
Micaela Minner reacts to teammate Rhea Taylor's home run in the sixth inning of the final game of the NCAA Softball Midwest Regional against DePaul on Sunday. The Tigers won 1-0.
Lisa Simmons and Lindsey Ubrun celebrate with pitcher Chelsea Thomas, left, after a strikeout. Thomas had seven strikeouts during the game.
MU softball fans, including Chelsea Thomas' cousin Lynette Gordon and aunt Lynda Teter, shout support for the team from the stands. Thomas got credit for the Tigers' victory, which pushes her record for the season to 15-4.
Shana White celebrates with her teammates after winning the final game of NCAA Softball Midwest Regional on Sunday. The win sends the Tigers into the Super Regionals for the second straight year.
Chelsea Thomas winds up to deliver a pitch to a DePaul batter. Thomas retired 10 out of 11 batters between the second and fifth innings.
Marla Schweisberger gets DePaul's Samantha Morgan out at first during the final game of the NCAA Softball Midwest Regional on Sunday.