May 5, 2009
Starting races is not the only thing Dave Carlson does. Before races, he explains the rules and regulations of each race to race participants.
Meg Morrissey Wilki and Ben DeMeyer perform the play "Mermaids," written by MU student Jessica Huang, during the Creative Performances and Recognition Ceremony at MU. The 10-minute play is one of the four plays that advanced to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's national competition in Washington, D.C., last month.
Jessica Huang, playwright of "Mermaids." The play is about a couple dealing with breast cancer.
Mauricio Salgado, left, reads stage directions while Susan Lynskey and James Konicek rehearse "Mermaids" in a dressing room at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Jessica Huang, left, discusses her play with Meg Morrissey Wilki and Ben DeMeyer before the staging of "Mermaids" during the Creative Performances and Recognition Ceremony at MU.
May 4, 2009
Wearing the expression of a stranded, hard-luck motorist, Chloe rests her jowls out the window while her owner Darren Crites replaces a length of fuel pump hose he borrowed from his old Ford to get a Jet Ski running at the Warren School Road river access near Easley on Sunday.
Darren Crites explains how many Jet Skis get a hole burned in the piston head due to a lack of oil as he displays one of the culprits.
Darren Crites, left, and Kelley Neal speed off in unusually high Missouri River waters Sunday while testing repairs they had made on their recently purchased Jet Skis. Normally, where they are is the parking lot of the river access point on Warren School Road near Easley.
Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe inspects the Cross Creek Development site. City Manager Bill Watkins and City Council members, Hoppe and Karl Skala, met with Public Works Director John Glascock to discuss the storm-water containment at the development site.
From left, Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala, City Manager Bill Watkins, Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe and Public Works Director John Glascock inspect the Cross Creek Development site. They met to discuss the erosion issues at the development site.
May 3, 2009
Lynn Barnett, assistant superintendant for student support services for Columbia Public Schools, celebrates her retirement with her five daughters at a reception on Friday that was held at the Hickman High School commmons.
Unlike last Sunday's harrowing wreck, Carl Edwards (99) had a little less dramatic incident during Saturday night's race in Alabama. Edwards and Jamie McMurray spun out during the NASCAR Crown Royal 400 Sprint Cup Series but finished the race. Edwards is now ninth in the Sprint Cup standings.
Missouri's Gina Schneider makes contact with a pitch during a game against Nebraska.
Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas helped the Tigers end a four-game losing streak with a solid effort from the mound.
Lynn Barnett, assistant superintendent for Student Support Services for Columbia Public Schools, celebrates her retirement with her five daughters at a reception on Friday at Hickman High School. She worked for the district for over 32 years.
Mayor Darwin Hindman, left, greets fellow paddler Webb Rooney.
Participants in the Alpine Shop's "Canoe and Kayak Day" paddle for charity at Stephens Lake on Sunday in Columbia. The event was a benefit for Rainbow House, an organization that provides emergency assistance for children in need.
Steve Witzig helps daughter Teagan Witzig with her life jacket before they head for the water.
An Airstream trailer on display at the open house.
A renovation scrapbook is open for visitors at the open house.