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Rock climber Darryl Rhodes looks down [Photo]

Rock climber Darryl Rhodes looks over the edge of a bluff Thursday at Capen Park. "Once you go out once, you're hooked," Rhodes said of the sport. "It's the exploring spirit. It's so engaging and fun, like an engaging chess game, but not as slow."

Rock climber Darryl Rhodes keeps an eye on his ropes [Photo]

Darryl Rhodes says he likes teaching as much as he does actual climbing, noting that it is sometimes hard for novices to find an expert to take them under their wing. "Eighty percent of climbing is in your feet," Rhodes said. "That's the hardest thing to get across to a novice."

Rock climber Darryl Rhodes at Capen Park [Photo]

Darryl Rhodes rapels down a cliff Thursday at Capen Park. Rhodes, 49, has been rock climbing since he was 17 years old. Over the years, he has climbed rock and ice in 20 states and Canada. The boulders he climbs shaped his outlook on life. In return, Rhodes gives back, teaching safe and responsible climbing to anyone who wants to learn.

Keeping his eye on the ball [Photo]

Center Michael Brennan (No. 54) snaps the ball to Jimmy Costello (No. 12) Saturday morning on the third day of MU football practice.

MU senior tailback Derrick Washington at preseason practice [Photo]

Missouri senior tailback Derrick Washington at a preseason practice this summer.

Money stolen was to be used for school supplies [Photo]

Autumn Kempker, 7, stands with her mother's pink purse in the Golden Corral parking lot on Saturday. A wallet containing about $230 cash was stolen out of the purse while her mother went to get dessert at the restaurant. The family had planned on going school-supply shopping after eating.

Another year together [Photo]

Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts gathered for a bike show hosted by Harley-Davidson at the 33rd Annual National Bikers Roundup on Saturday. Clarence Thornton, a member of the Little Rock, Ark., chapter of the Faithful Riders described the event as an anniversary. "It's our anniversary to see the new and better things that the roundup can do for us and that we can do for the roundup," Thornton said.

Some family time [Photo]

James Jones, left, talks to brother Miles Jones while their mother Lisa Jones, right, points out a motorcycle to grandmother Georgia Porter, back center, at the National Bikers Roundup on Saturday. Lisa said her husband is responsible for nearly everyone in their family now owning a motorcycle.

Showing some style [Photo]

The bike show at the National Bikers Roundup on Saturday allowed people to test drive some of Harley-Davidson's bikes. The most crowded area of the show, however, was the section where riders were allowed to put their own bikes on display to show off custom detailing. One biker had a helmet customized by a student at the Art Institute of Illinois for $25 with a skull and his biker name, "Knuck," on it.

Posing on his Harley [Photo]

Shawn "Bones" Black, 35, poses with his 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. The bike is detailed with $100 bills covering its entirety, work that Black says cost him $25,000.

Update: Redrawing College Avenue [Graphic]

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday to add a median on College Avenue as a part of GetAbout Columbia’s Bike Boulevard project. The median is designed to reduce motor vehicle traffic on Ash and Windsor streets.

Figure-eight drivers prepare for race [Photo]

From left, Brandon Rice and Cory Basinger prepare for the figure-eight race at the Boone County Fair on July 28. Basinger won first place the year in 2009.

Friends attend vigil for Daniel Schatz in Sullivan [Photo]

Friends and family of Daniel Schatz, 19, fill the football stadium at Sullivan High School in Sullivan on Friday to honor his life and passing. Schatz was killed during Thursday's school bus accident on Interstate 44. Daniel was the driver of the pickup that was crushed between the truck and one of two school buses involved in the accident.

Friends honor former Missouri quarterback at vigil [Photo]

Kyle Johns, 19, prays during the candlelight vigil for Daniel Schatz on Friday night. Friends and family of Schatz, 19, filled the football stadium at Sullivan High School in Sullivan on Friday to honor his life and passing. Schatz was killed during Thursday's school bus accident on Interstate 44. Daniel was the driver of the pickup truck that was crushed between the truck and one of two school buses involved in the accident.

Figure-8 racer spends time working on cars [Video]

Cory Basinger is a figure-eight racer from Hartsburg who has been racing for 12 years. Last year, he won first place in the figure-eight race at the Boone County Fair.

Visiting D&D Animal Sanctuary [Photo]

Olivia LaMonda tours the grounds of D&D Animal Sanctuary with her new friend Bubba, a potbellied pig, on Sunday during an open house event. When asked what noise Bubba made, Olivia pointed and proudly said "Woof!"

The Week in Pictures: Aug. 1-6 [Slideshow]

The week's photos include fencing, the primary election, the National Bikers Roundup and a crash involving two school buses in Gray Summit.

Stricker eyes the end zone [Photo]

Kerwin Stricker, 9, catches the ball on the second day of MU football practice on Friday morning.

Get excited! [Photo]

Terrell Resonno, 93, and Ashton Glaser, 16, get pumped before their second MU football practice Friday morning.

Tyler Gabbert goes to pass [Photo]

Tyler Gabbert, 7, freshman quarterback, on the second day of MU football practice on Friday morning.
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