April 27, 2009
A box of action figures awaits a potential customer next to Jeanie Musc in her front yard off of West Way in southwestern Columbia. Jeanie and her husband, Victor, had a garage sale on Saturday in effort to jump-start some spring cleaning.
On Monday, the Central Missouri Humane Society announced the organization's first-place win in the Zootoo.com makeover contest. The winners are given up to $1 million in goods, services and cash. The campaign began after two 13-year-old students from Columbia Catholic School, Amanda Huhman and Libby Burkes, expressed interest in entering the shelter in the contest. The Humane Society came away from the national contest with first place, despite the fact that it was entered four months into the contest.
Patty Forister, the executive director of the Central Missouri Humane Society, right, congratulates Columbia Catholic School students Libby Burkes, left, and Amanda Huhman, center, for their dedication and enthusiasm in the humane society's campaign for a million-dollar makeover from Zootoo.com. Specific plans for the makeover have not yet begun, but a wish list has been compiled, which includes more space in the shelter for cats and kittens to roam and play.
Firefighters with the Boone County Fire District responded to the accident just before 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Four people were injured in a T-bone accident at the intersection of U.S. 63 and state Highway CC on Saturday afternoon, according to a Boone County Fire Protection District news release.
A red 1993 Chevy pickup truck was struck on its passenger side by a black 2005 Jaguar while crossing U.S. 63 on Highway CC westbound on Saturday afternoon.
April 26, 2009
A toilet serves as a flower pot at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture garden, located at the intersection of Ash Street and St. Joseph Street in Columbia. The garden is nourished by compost collected by members of the Mizzou class "Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia."
Carl Edwards runs to the finish line.
Carl Edwards climbs out of his car after crashing.
Carl Edwards (99) and Brad Keselowski collide on the final lap.
Carl Edwards's car leaves a trail of debris after it went airborne and hit the catch fencing.
Carl Edwards flips into the catch fence.
Ryan Newman (39) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. drive by Carl Edwards on the final lap. "Talladega is short for 'We're going to crash, we just don't know when,'" said Newman, the third-place finisher. "We saw (an airborne car) two times this weekend, so maybe we need to look at things that keep the car down on the ground."
Of the crash, Edwards said, "I'm glad the car didn't go up in the grandstands. I saw some fencing at one point and that made me a little bit nervous. I don't know if I could live with myself if I ended up in the grandstands."
Carl Edwards (99) goes airborne after crashing with Ryan Newman, rear, and Brad Keselowski on the final lap.
Mitch Tucker, left, examines asparagus growth with instructor Bobby Johnson during the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's open house Sunday. The Center assists with a demonstration garden, cultivated and monitored by Johnson's students from his class, "Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia."
"Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia" course instructor Bobby Johnson surveys the garden's development with dog, Rocky, during the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's open house Sunday.
Bobby Johnson holds one of the demonstration garden's newly grown asparagus plants. Joshson says the plants can be picked but it is important to leave the top shoots behind to spur further growth.
Emergency medical personnel carry a woman in the grandstand who was injured by flying debris when Carl Edwards' car hit the safety fence on the final lap of the Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Carl Edwards, right, flips into the catch fence as Ryan Newman (39) slides along the wall on the final lap of Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway.