December 19, 2007
The Magic Tree, located on 303 Hickam Drive, has 76,035 lights this season. On the tree, there are 17,850, or 23 percent, LED Christmas lights that are rated to use 80 percent - 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent Christmas lights.
The Magic Tree is located at the home of Randy Fletcher on 303 Hickam Drive. While traditional incandescent lights may cost a few dollars per strand, the energy efficient light-emitting diodes cost $20 per strand.
Gary Forsee, former CEO of Sprint Nextel, will be named as the next president of the UM system in a press conference Thursday afternoon, according to Associated Press reports.
Former New York mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani addresses Columbia residents at the Holiday Inn Select on Wednesday. Supporters 106th District Representative Steven Tilley, left, Senator Kevin Engler, 24th District Representative Ed Robb, 21st District Representative Steve Hobbs, 117 District Representative Kenneth Jones and U.S. Senator Kit Bond listen in.
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards of Columbia questions Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani about his stance on biotechnology and stem cell research at the Holiday Inn in Columbia on Wednesday.
Matt Lawrence, a St. Louis native, will play in his third Braggin’ Rights game Saturday. He is the only player on the team from Missouri.
December 18, 2007
Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll led the Tigers with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Retired engineer Karl Evans surveys the biogas energy conversion machinery at the Biogas Energy Plant at the landfill on Tuesday.
Claire Garden and Hoyt DeVane explore the Biogas Energy Plant during the dedication and ribbon-cutting on Tuesday.
Elsuan Hutchison, 6, left, Vicki Hobbs, center, and Nia Parker, 8, help display the First Ward Digital Storyteller's photographs at Ragtag Cinemacafé on Tuesday. Children of the First Ward exhibited still photographs along with audio slideshows to the Columbia community. Vicki Hobbs attended the event to help her daughter, Holly Hobbs, the co-director of New Media Network, a program that brings technology to the Columbia's First Ward district to further creative expression.
Lorenzo Lawson, right, from Youth Empowerment Zone, talks about his involvement in the community during the community action meeting on Tuesday with Dr. Phyllis Chase of Columbia Public Schools.
Members of the community get responses to their questions regarding lowering the crime rate in Columbia from a panel during a community action meeting on Tuesday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
December 17, 2007
Missouri’s Leo Lyons said the break from class should help the Tigers focus on basketball, rest and take care of injuries.
Missouri’s Michael Keck was redshirted this season to repair a strained shoulder. When he returns next season he’ll be playing at the position he played in high school, defensive end.
Pascha Boyd makes calls from her office at the Boone County Jail where she is the psychiatric nurse. Boyd has been providing mental healthcare to the inmates since September 2001.
Pascha Boyd gets clearance to exit the hallways at the Boone County jail. "This to me is my favorite patient population to work with. I fell able to meet people with a level of compassion," Boyd said of the inmates.
December 16, 2007
Ashton Hall sings a karaoke cover of a Hannah Montana song at her seventh birthday party at Goldilocks Salon. Her friends, including Kaila Perry, 6, right, joined her on stage for singing and dancing.
Goldilocks Salon owner Crystal Taylor applies gold sparkle eye shadow to Ashton Hall’s eyes at her Rock Star Diva-themed seventh birthday party on Nov. 25.
From left to right: Lauren Hall, 5, Noelle Hall, 4, Ashton Hall, 7, Kaila Perry, 6, and Cora Mitchell, 6, pose for their portrait on the karaoke stage at Goldilocks Salon, where the girls celebrated Ashton's seventh birthday with a Rock Star Diva theme party.