April 21, 2008
The afternoon class at La Petite Ecole is led in a discussion about the letter "F" by the school's director Joelle Quoirin on February 12. Quoirin and her students speak French exclusively because she feels that immersing the children in the language will help them learn it faster.
Madeline Moser, front, James Hebert, middle, and Ford Stanton, back, listen and sing along at the beginning of their afternoon class session at La Petite Ecole on February 12.
The 63 Diner, located at 5801 N. Missouri 763, opened in Columbia in 1989. Because of a default on a loan, the restaurant is scheduled to be auctioned Wednesday.
A bicyclist keeps pace with a group of motorcyclists, all going south on Ninth Street during the lunch-hour rush Monday.
Cyclists have to deal with the danger of cars when they bike at dangerous intersections. The goal of GetAbout Columbia is to encourage bike and pedestrian safety and to get Columbians to go cycling and walking more often.
Adrianne Perry prepares to practice her routine on the bars. She's the only MU gymnast participating in the NCAA National Championships.
Ken Lay's portrait hangs on the wall in Lowry Hall at MU. Lay, whose family moved here while he was in high school, holds a master's degree in economics from MU. In 1999, Lay gave $1.1 million to endow the Kenneth Lay Chair in Economics.
April 20, 2008
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel lines up a receiver in Saturday's Black and Gold Spring Game.
Freshman wide receiver Brandon Gerau fights off defensive back Munir Prince during the annual Black and Gold spring football game Saturday afternoon at Faurot Field.
Missouri's Jeremy Maclin signs autographs for fans following the Black and Gold spring football game.
Freshman Alexander Popp plays cymbals with Marching Mizzou during the Black and Gold spring football game.
Fans fill Memorial Stadium during the annual black and gold spring football game..
Defensive lineman Ziggy Hood trys to make a tackle during the game.
A woman sporting a mask and parasol fashioned from plants stands on Elm Street, dubbed Eco Avenue for the Earth Day Festival on Sunday.
Pam Fuller, right, discusses buying a pin from Women's International League for Peace and Freedom with Therese Folsom at the Earth Day festival on Sunday. Fuller said she works with community gardens in Columbia and is a long-time environmentalist.
Elizabeth Allemann, a family physician who is running for state Senate, stands under her tent at the Earth Day Festival on Sunday. Allemann, an advocate for women's and children's health, said that the recent municipal elections proved to her that progressive candidates can do well against seasoned incumbents.
Jeremy Saurage of Deep Mud Farm in Callaway County sells organic nursery plants under a tent on Elm Street during the Earth Day Festival on Sunday.
Dick Parker, left, wears a suit covered in plastic water bottles during the Earth Day Festival in an effort to educate people about the pollution caused by bottled water production. Parker, a retired professor and entrepreneur, was working in conjunction with the League of Women Voters to present information from a study completed by MU student Kevin Parrish.
Farrah Littlepage, center, and fellow members of the BoCoMo Drumheads Medicine Show and Social Club perform a dance during the Earth Day Festival on Elm Street on Sunday.