Antonio Lopez, a deck hand for Illinois Marine Towing, watches as a barge loaded with components for gasoline passes by on October 20, 2010 on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lemont, Ill. Lopez, who is in his sixth year in the industry, has already earned his steerage license and plans to make a career on the canal.
George Hincapie, center, prepares himself for the race ahead at the starting line of the first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Sept. 7, 2009 in St. Louis, Mo. Hincapie’s teammate, Mark Cavendish (not pictured), took first place.
Danielle Linneman, a junior on the Rock Bridge High School varsity softball team, heads off to bat on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 at University Field in Columbia, Mo. The Rock Bridge Bruins defeated the Hickman Kewpies 4-0.
Fifty per cent of divorces in the United States end in a divorce. The process itself can be frustrating, confusing, and emotional.
Brown and green trash and recycling bins gather under the protection of a tree, paying their respects to the natural world that they are charged to keep clear of society’s litter on April 30, 2010 in Columbia, Mo.
A John Wayne American flag hangs on the back wall at Lucy’s Beverages and Burgers restaurant on Sept. 24, 2009 in McBaine, Mo.
Betsy Shirey, the house manager for the Stephens College production of “Dixie Swim Club” at the Warehouse Theatre, walks on stage before the start of the tech rehearsal on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 in Columbia, Mo.
Suqin “Jackie” Lin stands in front of her painting “Mr. and Mrs. Green Card” and “Untitled” at the Orr Street Studios on Oct. 26, 2009 in Columbia, Mo. Lin, an MFA student at the University of Missouri, said that her work is about international conflicts within personal relationships.
Marcia Robinson, center, reads Gertrude Chandler Warner’s “The Boxcar Children” aloud to (left to right) Price, eight, Kylie, nine months, Elijah, five, Renee, seven, and Rachel, two, at their home on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 in Columbia, Mo.
A young woman sets her sandals down to make a picture looking out the window in the tower of the Currituck Beach Light Station on May 22, 2010 in Corolla, N.C. The lighthouse is one of five that mark the Outer Banks for ocean-going ships.
Heather Calkins, left, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds back the electro-shocking boat as Brett Witte, center, prepares to turn the wheel to let it roll towards their truck, while Andy Plauck, right, looks on at the Sleep Inn parking lot on October 7, 2010 in Tinley Park, Ill.
A Silver carp netted from the Missouri River on September 29, 2010 in Columbia, Mo.