May 20, 2007
Covered in mud, Katie Handera considers the teams second loss of the day at Ruggerrfest in St Louis. The Mizzou women’s rugby team went on to forfeit its third game later that day after four injuries in the first 10 minutes.
Anastasia Potter, left, and Cady Clasby, center, line up at the scrum machine. Both women are former cheerleaders, something that helps them with the athleticism and grace required of rugby.
Members of the Mizzou women’s rugby team throw Becky Rich into the sky while they practice a line out before heir final game against the St. Louis Bombers, that won 26-17.
Freshman Katie Jackson gets tackled by Kansas State.
After two hours of training, freshhman Liz Pettit sprawls out on Epple Field. The twice-weekly practicces, led by Irish-born coach Nick Power, involve running, drills and practicing the individual parts of the rugby game.
Players dig in during a scrum at a practice on MU’s Epple Field.
Law student Becky Rich works out in the pump room of the Mizzou Rec Center. After years as a cheerleader, Rich focuses on powerlifting and rugby.
Law student Becky Rich’s prize pink rugby ball, which she bought at the national rugby tournament Nash Bash, held in Nashville, Tenn., during the first weekend of spring break.
The forwards of Mizzou women’s rugby team prepare to begin the second half of their game in the snow against Kansas State on March 3.
Robby Albarado holds up his finger as he comes back down the track ridding Curlin after winning the 132nd Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
Curlin and jockey Rrobby Albarado, left, surge past Sstreet Ssense and jockey Calvin Bborel in the final stretch of the 132nd running of the Preakness Sstakes on Ssaturday in Bbaltimore. Curlin’s winning time 1:53.46 equaled the race record.
May 19, 2007
Students wait for their parents to pick them up at the end of the day outside Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Columbia. According to a study, more than 5.2 million children attend parochial elementary and secondary schools.
Melvin Gibson watches the street from his front porch along North Garth Avenue. Gibson, who has lived in the neighborhood for 15 years, says the condition of area has changed. “The horns are honkin’, and the babies are hollerin’, people are cussin’ all night long. And if you call the police, they’ll come by when it’s all over with.”
Robert and Jane Smarr walk down the front steps of their home on South Garth Avenue. Robert’s father built the home — one of the first along Garth Avenue — in 1930. “I don’t know. Things sure have changed,” Robert Smarr said. “There’s more crime now. It’s scary.”
Aaron Dahm, left, leaves his house for baseball practice as next-door neighbor Alan Rees examines a plastic dinosaur during the Dahms’ moving sale on April 21. The Dahms moved back into their parents’ home in 2001 and are now in the process of moving to South Carolina. Aaron’s mother, Mary Dahm, recalls the difficulty of being the only dark-skinned child growing up on South Garth Avenue. “It was hard growing up in this neighborhood,” she said. “People would say, ‘You should be across Broadway.’?”
From left, Mary Beth Schillinger, Evan Ratermann and Lucas Rooney rake leaves outside Schillinger’s home on South Garth Avenue in November 2006.
From left, Charles Warren, “Lil Dee Bas,” and Dentavis Saunders, all of Hallsville, dance in a parking lot near the intersection of Garth Avenue and Business Loop 70. “We’re walkin’ it out,” they said as they jumped up and down and sang along with the scratchy speakers of their car stereo. This section of Garth Avenue serves as a meeting place for young people from out of town.
Tameka Williams brushes her daughter’s hair inside their apartment near Business Loop 70 in Columbia. Williams moved away from her house at the intersection of Garth Avenue and Worley Street because she felt the neighborhood was too “busy.” She received assistance from the Columbia Housing Authority through Section 8, which provides help with rent to low-income families. Recognizing her determination to get her life on track, Williams’ case worker told her “That street is not meant for you.”
Carl Harvey takes a break from the action as his friends play basketball at The Intersection, 7 E. Sexton St. The Intersection is a community center that tries to offer young adolescents an alternative to being on the streets.