October 11, 2010
Rows of empty blood donation bags lie on a table before being handed out to donors on Monday at the Hearnes Center for the 25th annual Mizzou Homecoming Blood Drive. The donated blood will be separated into plasma, platelets and whole blood.
MU freshman Rachel Taylor waits nervously to donate blood for the first time for her sorority Alpha Chi Omega on Monday at the Hearnes Center for the 25th annual Mizzou Homecoming Blood Drive. "It's really scary, so I brought Green Gill," Taylor said of the stuffed animal she's had since first grade. "It seems juvenile, but you gotta do what you gotta do."
Columbia Fire Chief William Markgraf told City Manager Bill Watkins Monday morning that he plans to retire from the Columbia Fire Department on Jan. 5, 2011. Markgraf has served as the department chief for the past 22 years.
One of the American Wagyu cows stands near the vineyard at Terry Neuner's farm on the morning of Sept. 12 in Westphalia. Neuner provides local restaurants such as Broadway Brewery with his Kobe beef.
October 10, 2010
Two cyclists from New York are heading across the country in search of good music. They recently stopped in Columbia — their halfway point.
Pro-democracy protesters display a poster featuring a picture of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and the words "Release Liu Xiaobo" as they march to China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong on Sunday. The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the imprisoned Liu sparked praise from Western governments, brought condemnation from Beijing and exposed the difficulties fitting a powerful, authoritarian China into the international order.
Seventh-grade students Roger White, left, and Julian Jensen maintain a garden they installed at Lange Middle School as part of the Lange Leadership Academy for Young Men. One of the founders of the program, Arnulfo Peat, right, says the program is designed to prepare students who may not be motivated yet for high school and college.
Lange Leadership Academy for Young Men members Julian Jensen, left, and Roger White, right, stand with their mentor, Arnulfo Peat at Lange Middle School in early October. Students of the academy learn to tie a tie, give a firm handshake and do community service. "I work with some of the best group of guys," Peat said.
Dori J. Maynard's columns are published by the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and can be read at mije.org.
October 9, 2010
Kip Edwards, No. 1, runs down field with Jarrell Harrison, No. 11, in the second half of Saturday's game against Colorado.
James Franklin, No. 1, pushes through Colorado's defense on Saturday.
Tailgaters abandon their tent before kickoff of the MU vs. Colorado game on Saturday.
Kendial Lawrence, No. 4, carries the ball down the field on Saturday, avoiding a tackle by Colorado's Nick Kasa, No. 44.
De'Vion Moore, No. 26, evades a tackle in the second half of MU's game against Colorado on Saturday. MU left Colorado scoreless.
MU football players shake hands with fans after their 26-0 defeat of Colorado.
Michael Egnew, No. 82, leaps and catches the final touchdown of MU's game against Colorado on Saturday. MU won 26-0.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin rushes during the fourth quarter of the Tigers' game last October against Colorado. Franklin played for the entire fourth quarter and completed a touchdown pass.
Terrell Resonno, No. 93, blocks the field goal attempt of Colorado kicker Justin Castor, No. 40, on Saturday.
Blaine Gabbert passes.
Missouri linebacker Zaviar Gooden swats away Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen's pass during the first half of Saturday's game.