July 12, 2007
Brittany Haines, 18, was born without a thumb on her right hand. She has competed as a gymnast since she was 2.
Lady Bird Johnson, in 1968, at the White House in Washington, D.C. The former first lady worked tenaciously for conservation.
The Circle Circus converted a school bus into their personal house on wheels. The group of six friends is touring the U.S. performing various forms of art.
From left, Katrin Welch, Emily Hosmer-Dillard, David Brown, Amanda Franz, Katherine Knowles and Jess Feeser practice a performance for their show Friday in Peace Park.
July 11, 2007
From the control room, Brendan Craughwell, right, and CAT Treasurer Stephen Hudnell edit a CAT program live while crew members and guests produce the show.
The new level 3 MU Bio Lab, which is scheduled to be completed in 2008, will be used to study infectious diseases and allergies. If Columbia is chosen for a national level 4 laboratory, it will remain under the watch of the Department of Homeland Security.
John Young was understandably shocked when he pulled a 53-pound albino blue catfish out of the Missouri River on Saturday. Albino catfish, especially those weighing more than 50 pounds, are incredibly rare.
Biologist Joe Deters cuts a frozen carp into smaller pieces at the Columbia Environmental Research Center on Tuesday. After catching the fish, biologists weigh them and then grind the smaller pieces to make carp cakes, using a cold-set process. MU food scientist Andrew Clarke has been experimenting with the recipe.
Pieces of carp are ground up to make the carp cakes that will be used in a trial run to feed zoo animals at the St. Louis Zoo. If the zoo tests go well, the project developers may look into pet food.
Muggles and wizards anxiously await the midnight opening of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" late on Tuesday night at Hollywood-Stadium 14 theater in Columbia. Manager Joe Mckie said 765 tickets were sold for the three midnight viewings of the newest Harry Potter movie.
Kalen Grimes, a senior on the MU basketball team, was suspended indefinitely Monday.
Dawn Gilley and Megan Boccardi, both MU graduate students, work in their plot in Shangri-La Garden, started this year to give Columbia residents more places to grow food, which means more fresh food, such as spinach, above left, for food pantries to distribute to folks who otherwise might not have it. their diet.
Organic spinach grown by two MU graduate students is thriving since the rainy weather. The girls have already given some of their organic produce to the needy, but hope to grow more to share.
July 10, 2007
Chancellor Brady Deaton clarifies details of Compete Missouri at a press conference Monday in Jesse Hall. From left are Deaton, Provost Brian Foster, News Bureau Associate Director Christian Basi and Director of Budget Tim Rooney.
Rob Trivette has been working for the city of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation department for three summers. Trivette and the crew were working on the splash ground and terraced amphitheater at planned to be open in September at Flat Branch Park.
Detail of the bridge crossing at Flat Branch Creek. Daniel Gibbins of the horticulture crew of the city of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department said the project will be finished by Sept. 1.
The phase one area of Flat Branch Creek is shown here before cleanup and construction of the park site.
In preparation for Thursday’s opening, ART~C Project Director Kasey Harlin, center left, and substance abuse counselor Robia Fields place name cards while youths hang artwork at Perlow-Stevens Gallery in Columbia.