July 30, 2007
Beau Claridge, an insurance agent from Kansas City, throws the javelin at the Show Me State Games on Sunday, July 29. Claridge asked his clients to help him raise money for the Special Olympics by donating money for each medal he won - at the end of competition Claridge won five gold, four silver and two bronze and raised around $2000 for the special Olympics.
A swimmer receives his medal in the 70-79 age division of the Show Me State Games on Sunday in Columbia.
Cars spew radiator fluid during the Demolition Derby at the Boone County Fairground on Sunday, July 29.
July 29, 2007
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, emulates being sworn in as he answers questions from National Urban League president Marc Morial during Friday’s presidential candidate forum in St. Louis.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks during the National Urban League conference Friday, July 27, 2007, in St. Louis.
“It is time for America to begin a conversation about 1.4 million future workers, entrepreneurs, taxpayers, community leaders and community activists.”
Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., speaks during presidential candidate forum at the National Urban League conference Friday, July 27, 2007, in St. Louis.
“We have big drug companies . . . big banks that control what happens in Washington, D.C., every single day. The interests of regular people are not heard.”
Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, holds up a copy of the The Opportunity Compact as he speaks during a presidential candidate forum at the National Urban League conference Friday, July 27, 2007, in St. Louis. The Opportunity Compact is a set of principles and recommendations outlined by the National Urban League to to help empower everyone to be part of the economic and social mainstream.
“Over a million innocent civilians perished in this war on a doctrine of peace through strength. I’m talking about inverting it.”
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks during a presidential candidate forum at the National Urban League conference Friday, July 27, 2007, in St. Louis.
“When I talk about hope, when I talk about change . . . this is not just the rhetoric of a campaign for me. It’s been the cause of my life.”
David Ballenger stands near a mole mound in his side yard. His front and side yards contain many noticeable mole tunnels.
This unfriendly-looking device is designed to kill moles with a single quick blow as they burrow through the ground.
Green belt Larry Barker from Kirksville practices outside the Rock Bridge gym before his turn in the tae kwon do competition. Last year he took part as a white belt.
Lane Bates, 5, gets help from his dad, Jody, after competing in the 4-5 year old division of Taekwon-Do. Bates is competing for the Kumite Dragons, and said "I can't win without my mohawk." This is his second year competing in the Show-Me State Games.
Todd Hohenstreet gets serious about a putt in the disc golf tournament Saturday at the course at Albert-Oakland Park.
Todd Hohenstreet, left, finishes the 16th hole in Saturday’s disc golf tournament before moving on to the next tee with friend Stuart Howeser. Hohenstreet said he took up disc golf after playing ultimate in college.
Cole McCutchan, 12, removes his arrows after warming up for the target archery competition Saturday at Stephens Lake Park.
Matt McCowan of Auxvasse takes his place on the line and prepares to take his shot in Saturday’s target archery competition.
Katelyn Sterchi serves against Britni Norfolk in the championship match of the junior division singles tournament Saturday at the Green Tennis Center.
Britni Norfolk, left, and Katelyn Sterchi, 15, get ready for their match during the juniors round of Tennis at the Show-Me State Games, Saturday, July 28, 2007.
Katelyn Sterchi, left, and Britni Norfolk walk onto the court to play the championship match of junior singles competition.