Kansas athletics director Lew Perkins [Photo]

Kansas athletics director Lew Perkins watches from the sidelines during Kansas' 6-3 loss to North Dakota State on Saturday in Lawrence. Perkins has retired, a year before he planned to step down.

Timeline: Derrick Washington’s troubles [Graphic]

Derrick Washington, the starting running back for MU’s football team, was permanently suspended in September because of an incident that occurred in June.

Mug shot of Eric Dawon Jamison [Photo]

Eric Dawon Jamison

VIDEO: A 26.2-mile Labor Day tradition [Video]

Monday marked the 51st annual Heart of America Marathon in Columbia. With just over 260 runners, this year was the second largest race in the marathon's history.

Harry Morrison [Photo]

Harry Morrison served as a music professor at MU and Stephens College. Family and friends remember him as an influential teacher.

SLIDESHOW: The 51st Annual Heart of America Marathon [Slideshow]

The Heart of America Marathon's 26.2-mile course began just east of Hearnes Center on Stadium Boulevard and ended at Broadway and Seventh Street. This year the Labor Day tradition had 265 participants.

Dogs take a cool swim [Photo]

Eddie, a pitbull, Lucy, a golden retriever, and Tess, also a golden retriever, chase after a tennis ball at Twin Lakes Park. Their owners, Nolan Marling and John Luetkemeyer, brought their dogs to cool off at the park on Labor Day.

Playing with dogs [Photo]

John Luetkemeyer of Columbia plays with one of his two dogs, Lucy, on Monday at Twin Lakes Recreation Area.

Climbing the jungle gym [Photo]

Aysha Palmero, 6, climbs the pipes of the jungle gym at Twin Lakes Park on Monday. Aysha and her father, Michael, spent Labor Day at the park with Aysha's friend, Eva Brinkerhoff, 5. Both girls attend Paxton Keeley Elementary School.

Matting Schwartz's art work [Photo]

Chief Museum Preparator Greig Thompson mats a piece of Charles Shwartz's art work for an exhibit scheduled for Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. Being a former artist himself, Thompson enjoys being immersed in this line of work.

MAP: Location of Fatal Shooting in Columbia [Graphic]

Police responded to 911 calls shortly after 11 a.m. Monday
morning regarding a shooting at 219 Anita Court. Officials
have confirmed one fatality.

Checking the math [Photo]

Chief Museum Preparator Greig Thompson rechecks his math for a mat frame on Friday Sept. 3, 2010. Thompson's previous job was with the Museum of art and archeology at MU and he described his responsibilities as "caring and feeding" the art work.

Scherzer faces White Sox [Photo]

Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer pitches against the Chicago White Sox in the second inning Monday in Detroit.

Jumping into the lake [Photo]

Caeleb Rutter, 12, coaxes the family dog, Bella, into the water on Labor Day at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. Bella was rescued by the Rutters when she was three months old from the Humane Society as an early Christmas present for Caeleb and his sister, Karmen.

Ready to slide [Photo]

Cayden McCool, 3, prepares to fly down the slide on Monday at Twin Lakes Park. Cayden and his mother, Candice, fished and played on the playground during their time together.

Swinging on Labor Day [Photo]

Eva Brinkerhoff, 5, swings on the jungle gym on Monday at Twin Lakes Park. Eva and her mother, Joy, joined Eva's friend, Aysha Palmero, 6, and Aysha's father, Michael, at the park on Labor Day.

Gill looks to refocus Kansas [Photo]

Turner Gill had a frustrating first game as Kansas' football coach, losing to North Dakota State on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.

Schwartz illustrations for exhibit [Photo]

Joan Stack, Curator of Art Collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri, takes notes as she observes an illustration by Charles Schwartz on Friday, September 3, 2010. Stack is preparing for the Charles Schwartz exhibit, “Missouri’s Audubon: An Artist in Nature,” which will open at a special event at the Columbia Bass Pro Sportsman’s Center on Friday, September 10, 2010. Stack said the idea for the collaboration came when she saw some of Schwartz’s murals in the store.

Schwartz illustrations of beaver [Photo]

Illustrations of a beaver by Charles Schwartz in the State Historical Society of Missouri storeroom Friday, September 3, 2010. More of Schwartz’s work will be on display at the Columbia Bass Pro Sportsman’s Center September 10-12, 2010. The collection will then be moved to the State Historical Society of Missouri where it will be on display through January 2011.

Doing some fishing [Photo]

Garrison Fisher, 6, fishes with his father Jack Fisher on Labor Day at Stephens Lake Park. Fishing has become a recent hobby for the pair, Jack said.