August 5, 2007
TJ Reiter, 15, gets some air during his first run in the begginer division of the Show Me State Games Skateboarding Contest at Cosmo Park on Saturday.
Michael Breshears outpaces the pack during the first loop of the Show Me State Cross Country race at Cosmo Bethel Park on Saturday morning. Breshears finished second with at time of 15:37.25.
Quarterback Chase Daniel (10) and teammates go through running drills Saturday during their first football practice.
Chase Daniel watches practice from the sidelines saturday August 4,2007.
August 4, 2007
Nick Rodriguez dances, raps and plays guitar for the garage band Disruptive Perceptionz.
Rodriguez break-danced at the Twilight Festival in June with the group Poetry in Motion.
Nick Rodriguez (left) and Marcus Miller (center)and Alex Ross (right) prepare to perform for other teens at a Teen Speak event held at the Columbia Public Library on June 27,2007. Miller produces and mixes "beats" and Rodriguez raps and sings. Rodriguez and Ross also breakdanced for the audience.
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.