September 13, 2010
MU students Peter Kissinger (belaying), Breslin Wilson (climbing) and Brian Openlander climb at Capen Park on Monday. Wilson, a climber of 10 years, decided to climb at Capen because it is "freaking awesome," he said.
MU senior Alex Tungesvik climbs the rock face at Capen Park on Monday while junior Breslin Wilson belays. Tungesvik, who has climbed once in the last year, was joined by Wilson who has been climbing for 10 years.
MU students Peter Kissinger (belaying), Breslin Wilson (climbing) and Brian Openlander climb at Capen Park on Monday. Openlander came to Capen to climb because "climbing outdoors is exponentially better," he said.
Rebecca Schedler reacts at a meeting at Cafe Berlin promoting Proposition B, the Missouri Dog Breeding Regulation Initiative. It will be on the ballot statewide in November.
Mary Haas of Dixon, Mo., protests outside a pro-Proposition B event at Cafe Berlin on Monday. Haas thinks Proposition B would be a good idea if it didn't apply only to breeders.
Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, speaks to a crowd at Cafe Berlin in support of Proposition B, which would regulate dog breeding in Missouri.
Missouri backup quarterback James Franklin carries the football down the field in the second half of Missouri's rout of McNeese State on Saturday.
The Providing Resources, Officers and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008 requires that the Department of Justice submit a report to Congress every two years on the fight against child exploitation. This first-ever study ranked the Missouri task force that works to prevent Internet crimes against children among the most prolific and well trained in the nation.
The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force Statistics include breakdown of arrests by offenses.
A rubber duck floats in a syrup-filled container as part of the game "Tar the Goldfish" at the CarnivOIL event Monday on Lowry Mall at MU. The traveling event was on the last week of a four-week tour of the Midwest and East Coast.
MU sophomore Joe Rexwinkle pauses after striking the lever on the strongman game at the CarnivOIL event Monday on Lowry Mall at MU. The event used midway-style games to suggest the oil industry has a negative impact on government and the environment.
Cyclists leave the gates for the Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride on Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Cyclists line up for the Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride on Saturday morning at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The ride was a two-day event with 40-, 75- and 100-mile routes. Money raised will go to multiple sclerosis research and awareness programs.
Jose Lindner hugs his then-wife, Barbara, after accepting the Citizen of the Year Award in June 2007 at a Columbia Chamber of Commerce banquet.
Less than two weeks before his arraignment for felony charges, former MU tailback Derrick Washington was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.
September 12, 2010
Thousand cankers disease is caused by a fungus that is carried by walnut twig beetles. The fungus spreads and blocks nutrients to the tree, eventually causing the tree to die. The disease has not been discovered in Missouri, but the state has a large native population of Eastern Black Walnut Trees.
The fungal infection thousand cankers disease reached its eastern most state in July, hitting Tennessee. Although the disease has not been detected in Missouri yet, the state has a large native eastern black walnut tree population. If the disease were to infect Missouri trees, it could cost the state more than $850 million over a 20-year period, according to Missouri Department of Agriculture estimates.