August 13, 2009
Dennis Payne voices his concerns for cyclists during a meeting at the Activity and Recreation Center on Wednesday. The crowd reacted to Payne's opinion when he issued the challenge of cyclists being restricted to using the Katy Trail for recreational riding.
Janet Godon, center, refutes the idea that cyclists can't hear what's coming up behind them while riding next to Columbia traffic at the public forum on bike/motorist law. "In fact, I feel even more conscious," said Godon, who is an avid bike rider.
Attorney Skip Walther listens to a resident of the neighborhood surrounding West Broadway and West Boulevard explain that parking for any new developments in the area should be in the rear of buildings.
The owner of Great Hang-ups, Mark Nichols, is planning to replace the current structure at the corner of West Broadway and West Boulevard. Neighbors voiced concerns about Nichols' plan for rezoning and possible demolition of the building and adjoining properties.
Nicole Mello trains with her father, Cesar Mello, early Wednesday morning. Nicole Mello, who will be a freshman at Hickman High School this fall, would like to run cross country at the high school level and has been recognized for her past track and field achievements.
Nicole Mello stretches before her Wednesday morning workout, which consisted of a rebuilding phase where Mello focused on agility, plyometrics and injury-preventing exercises.
August 12, 2009
Khris Norman, in gold, breaks away past the green team's Brian Harmon.
Keith Lane, who tended net for the red team, wipes sweat from his brow in between games. With temperatures in the nineties Sunday evening, the goalies may have suffered a bit more than the other players because of all the protective gear they wear.
Goalie Jordy Timbrook has been playing hockey for nearly three years in Hallsville.
A view from the press box at Whitney Briggs Memorial Hockey Arena in Hallsville. The only hockey league in mid-Missouri, the Twister Hockey League, held its playoffs and championship tournament Sunday evening.
Christi Brown puts on her protective padding. She was one of two women playing hockey Sunday evening in Hallsville.
Dustin Duran stretches before his team's first game Sunday afternoon. Later, the gold team would come from 3 goals down late in the second period to defeat the green team.
Morgan Poteet spends time in the penalty box near the end of the first hockey game of the Twister Hockey League playoffs Sunday evening in Hallsville.
Traffic was slow on Interstate 70 eastbound following a fatal crash on Wednesday morning.
A rollover accident on Interstate 70 eastbound killed one person and sent several others to a hospital Wednesday morning. The accident occurred near the Stadium Boulevard exit on I-70 around 7 a.m.
Richard Vickers checks for signs of weapons or drug use inside of an abandoned property as he patrols his Old Oaks neighborhood Aug. 4 in Columbus, Ohio. Like the members of this well-oiled block watch group in central Ohio, neighbors across the country are using Twitter, blogs, e-mail and street patrols to help ward off crime.
August 11, 2009
Lesser prairie chickens fight during a mating ritual in New Mexico in the spring of 2007. Should the lesser prairie chicken become listed as threatened or endangered — and it's close now — there would be significant restrictions on companies hoping to plant towering turbines across a five-state region believed to have some of the nation's best wind energy potential.
Pedestrians walk towards the Houston House in Newburg. The historic building, which used to house railroad workers, is being restored by a local group. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with improvement suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.
Richard Ingram, of Edgar Springs signals a mud run driver has stopped moving forward in Newburg. Saturday was the fifth fundraiser mud run held at the former railroad yard where a local group plans to build a park. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.
Timber Adams, of Steelville, left, breaks away from the pack to eventually win the nine and under foot race during a break in the vehicle mud run Saturday, Aug. 8, in Newburg. Saturday was the fifth fundraiser mud run held at the former railroad yard where a local group plans to build a park. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.