January 12, 2009
With his left hand placed on the Holy Bible, Jay Nixon raises his right as he is sworn in as governor of Missouri on Monday in Jefferson City.
Robin Carnahan is sworn into office of the steps of the capitol building in Jefferson City on Monday as Missouri's Secretary of State.
Programs lie on the chairs in front of the South Steps of the State Capitol minutes before Jay Nixon's inauguration as Missouri Governor, on Monday in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon and his wife Georganne greet people gathered in downtown Jefferson City during the Inaugural Parade on Monday.
People formed a line outside the Governor's Mansion waiting to meet the new Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, on Monday in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon signs autographs at the Potluck Dinner at Capital Plaza hotel, on Monday in Jefferson City.
A sign outside Capital Plaza hotel welcomes Missouri's new governor on Monday in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon and his wife Georganne, left, stand on the South Steps of the Missouri Capitol as former Governor Matt Blunt and his wife Melanie walk away, during the Inaugural ceremony on Monday in Jefferson City.
Denise McMillen from Jefferson City takes pictures of the marching bands during the Inaugural Parade on Monday in Jefferson City. McMillen's daughter is a member of the Jefferson City High School marching band.
From right, Governor Jay Nixon, his wife Georganne Nixon, and his sons Jeremiah and Will attend the Inauguration Ceremony on the South Steps of the Missouri Capitol on Monday in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon gives a speech at Capitol Plaza Hotel during the inaugural potluck dinner, on Monday in Jefferson City.
Missourians gathered in front of the South Steps of the State Capitol in Jefferson City to attend the inauguration of Jay Nixon as the new Governor of the State of Missouri, on Monday.
The Hazelwood West High School marching band participated in the inauguration day parade in Jefferson City. The parade began at 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Todd and Cande Iveson, both of Columbia, attended the inauguration of Gov. Jay Nixon. Nixon kept his speech short on a crisp, blustery day in the capital.
Governor Jay Nixon and his wife, Georganne, wave to the crowd on the South Steps of the State Capitol. Nixon pledged to work toward "a new day for Missouri" in his inaugural speech.
Green ink is used to print more than 1,000 passages of the Green Bible that show how "God is green," according to the Green Bible Web site.
The Green Bible, made with recycled paper, soy-based ink and a linen cover, is a part of a Christian movement to take care of the Earth.
Although the new governor had said he would walk in the parade, he and his wife, Georgeanne, rode in Monday's inauguration parade in Jefferson City. Rain in the forecast prompted the decision, although no rain actually fell during the parade.
January 11, 2009
Aaron Kroeger, an employee with Straight Line Construction, helps disassemble Shake's Frozen Custard on Nifong Boulevard. "I'm usually the guy people hate to see," said Tim Lewis, owner of Straight Line Construction.
Nathan Stephens is a guest columnist.