October 16, 2008
Lance Pierce writes a message on the back of the flag during a flag removal ceremony on Thursday. According to Pierce, every five hours a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer person will commit suicide, and 20 more will attempt suicide due to homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
Adam Roark pulls a flag out of the ground during a flag removal ceremony on Thursday. The event was held to memorialize the number of suicides that occur each year among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The event was sponsored by Allies in Action.
The MU organization Allies in Action places 1,752 flags on Carnahan Quadrangle on Thursday to represent the number of suicides that occur each year among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Mahogany Thomas, center, plays a game called "Honey, If You Love Me..." with the cast members of the play "Check Under the Bed," which she is directing.
Mahogany Thomas, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at West Junior High School and director of the one-act play, "Check Under the Bed", goes over notes she took during play rehearsal. Thomas told her cast members they had to be able to tune out distractions when performing. The play will be performed Friday and Saturday at Smithton Middle School.
Mahogany Thomas, center-left, plays a game called "Honey, If You Love Me..." with her cast members in preparation for plays, which she directs, Friday and Saturday at Smithton Middle School. Here, René, center, tries to make Briana Grant, far left, smile.
Mahogany Thomas, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at West Junior High School and director of the one-act play "Check Under the Bed," plays a game called "Honey, If You Love Me..." with her sixth- and seventh-grade cast members. In the game, the person in the center of the circle tries to make someone smile by saying, "Honey, if you love me, will you please, please, please smile?" If the chosen individual can successfully stay composed while replying, "Honey, I love you, but I just can't smile," then they remain in the outer circle.
Chaun Nebbitt and Josh Williams fight for the ball during a drill at Hickman football practice Wednesday. Nebbitt and Williams are two of about a dozen Kewpie players who play both offense and defense.
Ed Robb, the Republican candidate for Missouri's 24th House District, talks with Matt McGee at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia during the watch party Tuesday.
Chris Kelly, the Democratic candidate for Missouri’s 24th House District, has been going door-to-door nearly every day since announcing his candidacy for the seat in September 2007.
Republican incumbent Steve Hobbs is running for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Democrat Kelly Schultz is running for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.
October 15, 2008
Weiwen Wang, an Missouri sophomore, hits through the Kansas block Oct. 15 at Hearnes Center. Wang tied a career-high with 16 kills and a .438 hitting percentage in the Tigers' victory.
Car tail lights and headlights streak past the The Atkins Building located at 1123 Wilkes Blvd., which was originally a shoe factory. The Atkins family is remodeling the building into lofts with the help of federal money set aside for historic places.
The Hamilton-Brown Shoe Factory, located at 1123 Wilkes Blvd., operated from 1907 to 1939 as the largest shoe manufacturer in the world at the time. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Missouri head coach Mike Anderson and the MU basketball team welcomed reporters to Mizzou Arena on Wednesday to discuss how roster changes will affect this year's team.
orks with Rock Bridge junior Okoye West on the football field on Oct. 9. West is recovering from an MCL injury and hopes to be back in the lineup Friday night when the Bruins travel to Liberty.
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, holds a news conference about energy independence at a gas station in Indianapolis, Ind.
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters after a tour of the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Plant in Newport, Mich., in August.