July 27, 2007
Denis Yates makes a fish tail scroll which will be used to make a hanging wall decoration. The metal has to be heated and reshaped many times to make each piece. Yates says blacksmithing teaches you patience.
Tavian Rowles, 2, builds up enough courage to pet a camel in Hedricks’s petting zoo on Thursday at the Boone County Fair. He had more trouble finding the courage to pet the giraffe. His mother, Sandra Smith, said this was their fourth time to visit the tent.
Jack Steele gets a kiss from Gabriel, one of the camels in Hedrick’s petting zoo.
A zebra waits to be pet at Hedrick's Petting Zoo.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Republican strategist Tara Wall speak during a panel discussion.
Jacqueline and Trent Rash are directing a 37-member cast for “Cats.” The husband-and-wife directing team is working on its third show together. Both agree their diverse personalities help them reach more of the children.
A 37-member cast of young thespians prepares for a production of “Cats” put on by Performing Arts in Children’s Education.
Directors Trent and Jacqueline Rash go over notes with the cast on Wednesday.
Sam Russell was paralyzed from the waist down when he struck a tree head-first.
Participants in the second annual Missouri River 340, the country’s longest nonstop river race, paddle their canoes to Checkpoint 5 at Cooper’s Landing.
John Young planned to transfer this rare specimen from a tank at Tombstone Tackle to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, where it would have spent the rest of its natural life. However, the fish didn't survive.
Firefighters had to extricate Robert and Katherine Rodenbaugh after a collision that rolled their SUV onto its roof near Clark Lane and the U.S. 63 connector. According to University Hospital, all involved in the collision were in fair condition as of 4:30 p.m. Friday.
July 26, 2007
Business owners have joined with the city to fight grafitti, shown here in the alley near Harpo’s, between Ninth and Tenth streets. This stretch is one of the most “decorated.”
A graffitied girl muses about love amid the alley trash bins near 111 Ninth St. Resident Tracy Greever-Rice asks if the alley is any uglier with the grafitti, but police point out it’s a crime.
A participant in the Active Shooter Training program walks through a smoky hallway at Lange Middle School.
Jeff Heidenreich of the Boone County Fire Protection District looks over Lange’s floor plans before the exercise.
Officers in a training exercise prepare to enter the scene of a staged shooting in Lange Middle School. The Columbia schools collaborated with multiple law enforcement agencies to develop this training program.
Harlan Hatton of the Columbia Police Department gives a training group a mock debriefing of a school shooting scenario. The training exercises were held in Lange Junior High School and participants included Columbia police officers, Centralia police officers, and Boone County Sheriff Deputies.
Announcer “Porkbarrelannie” opens the gates, and Piggy Hilton takes the early lead at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday.
More than 40 construction workers are helping to renovate the Sigma Phi Epsilon house on Kentucky Boulevard near Providence Road.