April 2, 2009
The silver Infiniti i30 passenger car sits Thursday near the intersection of Bearfield Road and S. Old 63 after it was pulled out from under a City of Columbia Transit bus.
Fire Department rescue teams work Thursday evening to stabilize the driver of a silver Infiniti i30 passenger car involved in an accident with a City of Columbia Transit bus.
Columbia Fire Department rescue teams work to free the driver of a silver Infiniti i30 passenger car involved in an accident with a City of Columbia Transit bus. The 28-year-old man was found conscious at the scene but sent to University Hospital with injuries. The accident happened Thursday evening at the intersection of Bearfield Road and S. Old 63. It took rescue crews about 45 minutes to extricate the driver from his car, which was pinned underneath the bus and against a telephone pole. Two heavy-duty tow trucks were needed to lift the bus off of the car before rescue crews could remove its occupant. None of the 14 passengers on the bus at the time was injured.
Charlene Purvis thinks about her husband, Harlan, and son Corey, who both died of cancer within the past six months. In addition to her grief, she must deal with a decaying trailer, increasing financial difficulties, medical bills and funeral costs.
Eva Szekely, a member of the Esterhazy Quartet and professor for violin and chamber music at the MU School of Music, practices a piece written by Samuel Adler. The quartet will celebrate its 40th anniversary this month.
From left, Eva Szekely, Susan Jensen, Leslie Perna and Darry Dolezal of the Esterhazy Quartet practice in the Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building at MU on March 20. The quartet, a university faculty string ensemble, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in April of this year.
Rod Robison, left, and Barbara Hoppe are running for the Sixth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. The election is April 7.
Barbara Hoppe, who is running as a candidate for the Sixth Ward in the upcoming Columbia City Council election April 7, goes door to door to campaign on March 21.
Barbara Hoppe, left, who is running as a Sixth Ward City Council candidate, talks to Debby Riley as she goes door to door to campaign March 21.
Barbara Hoppe is running for re-election to a second term as the Sixth Ward repredsentative on the Columbia City Council.
Kim Hickey, left, and Rod Robison walk down Bucks Run while campaigning in the Sixth Ward on March 22. Robison is running for the Sixth Ward City Council seat.
Chuck Hamm, left, talks with Rod Robison outside Hamm's house in the Sixth Ward on March 22. Robison and a group of his supporters were campaigning door to door.
Sixth Ward City Council candidate Rod Robison.
MU tour guide Dave Thiessen explains the benefits of the Student Success Center to Cmdr. Dale Green, who will be captain of the USS Missouri, during a campus tour for the crew members of the submarine Wednesday. The crew was on campus to foster a relationship with their submarine's namesake state.
Lt. Michael Keating listens to facts about Tiger Plaza during a tour of campus on Wednesday. Keating, who works as a naval science instructor at MU, was accompanying three officers of the USS Missouri on their tour of the school.
Marlboro Milds, priced at $4.55 per pack with the new federal tax and $4.89 total, wait behind the counter to be purchased by smokers at Hitt Mini Mart on Wednesday. The price of cigarettes increased recently as the federal tax on them was raised from .39 cents to $1.01, the highest increase in tobacco taxes thus far.
Tom Newell buys a pack of cigarettes at Hitt Mini Mart on Wednesday. "Cigarette purchases are slowing down," said owner Sunny Patel. "But we're doing all right."
Catcher Trevor Coleman throws out a player at first.
Austin Holt, Andrew Thigpen and Rex Meyr look out onto Busch Stadium on April 1, 2009.
MU baseball player Ryan Lollis, center, gets congratulated by teammates.