August 31, 2007
Erich Petzall unloads a clip from his Bushmaster AR-15 5.56mm at one of Finger Lake State Park's free outdoor shooting ranges. "There is no better way to spend a perfect day like this than firing guns at a place like this, it's a beautiful place," Petzall said.
Jan Kornatz is visiting the United States from Germany. He has been traveling through the Midwest and is spending a few weeks in Columbia with his friend Erich Petzall. There are no shooting ranges in Germany, but Kornatz hit the head area on the target five times using a handgun even though this is only his second time shooting — the first being last week. "I like being here, I am having a lot of fun in Columbia and the Midwest because I am really getting a chance to see what the real America is like," Kornatz said.
August 30, 2007
Columbia Missouri Parks and Recreation workers John Fountain, 45, and Zach Weitkemper, 30, construct concrete forms for the future site of the spraygrounds play area at Stephens Lake Park on Wednesday. A north portion of the trail is currently out of use while construction of a waterfall and bridge begins.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, discusses agricultural policy with Jeff Windett, left, executive vice president of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association; state Sen. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, front; Dave Gust, owner of Circle A Feeders of Huntsville; Merrel Breyer of Cedar Ridge Ranch; and Don Wyatt, right, of Wyatt Farms in Kaseyville on Thursday at Circle A Feeders in Huntsville. It was McCaskill's third day of a four-day Missouri-wide tour discussing the 2007 Farm Bill.
Sen. Claire McCaskill greets Thomas Payne, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at MU on a stop during her tour of Missouri discussing the 2007 Farm Bill at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Sen. Claire McCaskill addresses local farmers and community members
Former standout MU quarterback Brad Smith had his breakout game playing against Illinois in 2002 in St. Louis.
The Rams' Marques Hagans is tackled in the end zone by Kansas City Chiefs' Tyron Brackenridge for a touchdown.
August 29, 2007
Larry Young's "Marathoners" sculptures are shown on display in Flat Branch Park on Tuesday, August 28, 2007. The timely installation of the 'Marathoners' allows for their debut for the opening of the park for the Roots 'n' Blues Festival.
Latoya Minnis, a senior at Rock Bridge High School, reacts to a friend's comment in her African American Experiences class on Friday. Minnis says she doesn't think there are too many students at Rock Bridge, but she does concede that the "hallways are really crowded."
The members of the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars show off their costumes.
Columbia police officers search a stolen vehicle Wednesday night at the Phillips 66 convenience store, 126 S. Providence Road. Five individuals who were in the vehicle were taken into custody, and the incident is still under investigation.
David Boyko does a back flip as Nathan Zabel films the move in the park adjacent to the Boone County Courthouse. Zabel and Boyko catapult, vault, hurl, swerve and somersault as they “free run” through an urban landscape. Zabel and his friends will star in a short film clip between features at next year’s True/False Film Festival.
Nathan Zabel hovers in mid-air after vaulting over a high railing outside the Boone County Courthouse. His first exposure to the sport was a scene in the movie “Casino Royale.”
MU receiver Will Franklin says he came to MU after Cornell Ford stayed in touch even when others weren't calling.
Nathan Zabel, left, and David Boyko, two of Columbia’s parkour enthusiasts, take a minute to warm up in the park outside of the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday. Zabel and Boyko are planning to start a local parkour club.
August 28, 2007
Sue Schuermann snapped this photo of Tuesday morning’s lunar eclipse from her northeast Columbia subdivision around 4:50 a.m.
The smoke tower of the Columbia Municipal Power Plant rises above the roof of the plant on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 in Columbia.