May 14, 2008
Rhonda Kaissi points to the example on the overhead projector of what a business letter should look like on May 8 at Oakland Junior High School. Many students wrote thank you letters for the opportunity to job shadow at various businesses later in the semester.
Allen Hahn, an active member of the Woodridge Neighborhood Association, stands in the heavily wooded area near Woodridge Park on Sunday.
DeAnna Walkenbach, left, and Terry Baker, right, stand across the street from the West Broadway Wal-Mart. The pair were part of a neighborhood group that fought the building of the store.
On Monday, Julie Youmans watches a digger being loaded on a truck. She lives on Rock Quarry Road, which has protection as scenic roadway, but the landscape is slowly being chipped away by residential developments.
May 13, 2008
Hickman junior Alex Turner returns a serve during doubles play Monday at the district meet at Rock Bridge High School.
State Representative Judy Baker, D-Columbia, talks with another representative during the legislative session on May 6 at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City.
Missouri Senator Maida Coleman, far right, talks with other senators during the legislative session on May 6 at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City.
State Representative Rachel Bringer waits on the House floor during a legislative session on May 6.
May 12, 2008
Missing Minority Campaign organizers Anthony Martin and Winston Tracy worked hard to fight against the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative legislation that will not appear on the November ballot.
Ward Connerly, chairman of the American Civil Rights Initiativ,e gave a speeh at Truman State to promote the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative. He led and helped pass similar citizen-driven propositions in California, Washington and Michigan.
Tim Asher, executive director of the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative, debated with Roger Worthington about the plan. The proposed initiative sought to ban statewide and local affirmative action programs granting preferential treatment based upon race, gender, ethnicity or origin in public education, employment and contracting.
Ward Connerly, chairman of the American Civil Rights Initiative gave a speech at Truman State to promote the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative. He led and helped pass similar citizen-driven propositions in California, Washington and Michigan.
Robin Wootten shows off a specially designed mannequin on Monday at the MU School of Medicine's new $26.5 million Clinical Support and Education Building. The seven-story building houses the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center, a state-of-the-art facility for students learning how to perform medical procedures.
Specially designed mannequins Hal, left, and Russman wait to be examined in the simulation room at the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center, which opened Monday in the University's Clinical Support and Education Building. The mannequins allow students to practice various medical procedures while simulating physical processes and responses such as breathing and reacting to light.
Michael Hillmann looks for any items he could salvage from his mother's home on Sunday after a tornado on Saturday caused major damage and caused at least 25 deaths in Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama Hillman's mother, Susan Roberts left her car and home and survived, but another woman seeking shelter climbed into Susan's car and was killed.
Text of reasons University of Missouri System Board of Curators object to giving a student member voting privileges.
Columbia Police Chief Randy Boehm will be retiring and has accepted a job as manager of security for MU Health Care.
May 11, 2008
Bobby Turley helps pack up a coworker's belongings from his destroyed home near Racine on Sunday. A series of deadly storms killed at least 21 people in southwest Missouri and northeast Oklahoma on Saturday night.
Andrew Thomas, left, and Jay Gentry play a doubles game of pingpong April 24 at Mojo's Doctor Pong night. The next Doctor Pong night will be May 14.
MU student Maggy Rhein returns a ball during a pingpong game April 24 at Mojo's, a bar in downtown Columbia.