August 4, 2007
Taylor Zakrewski (left) and Alex Ross (center) and Nick Rodriguez (right) perform for other teens at a Teen Speak event held at the Columbia Public Library on June 27,2007.
Marcus Miller mixes beats and writes raps in his home studio.
Aurielle Sisson-White writes poetry and acts in a group that educates teens about issues such as safe sex.
Participants look over material passed out at a Teen Speak event held at the Columbia Public Library on June 27,2007.
Tim Douglas writes about issues such as race and identity.
Tim Douglas sits for a portrait in Peace park on July 23, 2007. Peace park is a place where Douglas hangs out with friends and plays frisbee.
Jade Li blogs and and plays the pipa, a Chinese instrument.
Children at a Young Pioneers school in Zhengzhou practice kung fu. The school is one of a growing number teaching Confucianism, a philosophy the Communist Party once sought to destroy.
Kelli Smith, 39, sits near the Atlantic Ocean on Long Beach Island, N.J. She went into a residential treatment center for anorexia at age 31. Now, she is doing better and trying to keep healthy. Health professionals and psychiatrists say there is a growing number of older women seeking treatment for eating disorders.
A girl studies classical writings at the Young Pioneers Confucian school in Zhengzhou.
Tom Warhover is the Columbia Missourian's executive editor for innovation.
August 3, 2007
Traffic engineers consulting for the City Council have suggested a roundabout to help traffic flow smoothly at this intersection of West Broadway and Clinkscales Road. Neighbors are concerned about what the plan’s proposals would do to traffic on the side streets. City Manager Bill Watkins says the city plans to hold public forums on the proposal in September.
Rush hour traffic backs up at the West Boulevard and West Broadway intersection. A St. Louis traffic engineering firm has proposed changes to handle traffic through the year 2030.
Mike Kindelspire bought Whizz Records in May, along with about 375 boxes of vinyls. After renaming the store to Happy Time Media, he is slowly sorting through the records. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s the best job I’ve ever had,” he says.
Kindelspire changes a record in his new store. Happy Time Media lets customers suggest what plays in the store.
Stacks of records line the shelves at Happy Time Media, formerly Whizz Records in downtown Columbia.
Participants and observers enter the Life Sciences Center to view the work of students who have been participating in undergraduate research this summer.