September 6, 2009
P.J. Hornbeck's newest book, "Chance and Charlie Go Flying," and her previous book, "Life's Rainbow," are displayed in her home. "'Chance and Charlie Go Flying' is about two poodles who actually flew with my husband and me," she says.
September 5, 2009
Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert evades being tackled by Illinois' defensive back Travon Bellamy during the first half of Saturday's game.
The Tigers celebrate on the field after beating the Illinois Fighting Illini 37-9.
Illinois defensive back Bo Flowers tackles Missouri tailback Derrick Washington during the second half of the Arch Rivalry game on Saturday in St. Louis.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams is wrapped up by Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith.
Tigers wide receiver Wes Kemp, No. 8, narrowly misses catching a touchdown pass past Illinois' Tavon Wilson, No. 3, at the start of the second half of the Arch Rivalry game.
Dan Jarvis of Bridgeton cheers for the Tigers during the first quarter of Saturday's Arch Rivalry game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Edward Jones Dome.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams is wrapped up by Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith on Saturday during the Arch Rivalry game in St. Louis.
Illinois defensive back Bo Flowers tackles Missouri tailback Derrick Washington on Saturday. Nearly 65,000 fans attended the Arch Rivalry game in St. Louis.
Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert runs toward the sideline to escape a tackle by Illinois defensive back Travon Bellamy on Saturday during the Arch Rivalry game.
Christopher Runyon, 19, stands outside of his residence in Glouster, Ohio. With more recruits than it can afford to keep, the Guard quietly implemented new recruiting requirements in March to slim down its forces. For starters, recruits must now get a higher score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam. Runyon, who has failed the ASVAB three times, got a 45 on his most recent attempt. A few months ago, that would have been a passing grade.
The numbers of manufacturing, construction and mining and logging jobs have all decreased in Missouri from 2008 to 2009. The chart below shows the number of employees in thousands for the month of July from 1999 to 2009. The information is not seasonally adjusted.
Missouri's Lei Wang-Francisco, right, runs on to the court with teammate Marissa Ferri.
Nicole Jamison, Rock Bridge, sings the National Anthem before her team's games.
The Heart of America Marathon, an annual endurance race held in Columbia since 1960, is a challenge for even the most experienced of runners. More than just physical fitness and the length of the course, marathoners train for difficult weather and terrain, which can make a challenging course that much tougher.
The Tigers football team celebrates on the field with the Arch Rivalry trophy after beating Illinois 37-9 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Saturday.
Simon Norwood, a construction worker who hasn't found work in months, poses in a garage apartment belonging to a friend in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. The official poverty rate for Americans 65 years and older has stood for years at 10 percent, the lowest rate among age groups. But the true rate could be nearly twice that high, according to a revised formula created by the National Academy of Sciences that is gaining favor among public officials, including some in the Obama administration.
After the catch, MU wide receiver Danario Alexander sprints for the endzone during the game's 2nd half, chased by Illinois' No. 32, Supo Sanni.
Six-year-old Liam Hampton of Springfield shouts the "M-I-Z" cheer during a rally in the alumni association area outside the Edward Jones Dome before the Missouri-Illinois game today. Athletics director Mike Alden, Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and Gov. Jay Nixon helped lead the cheers to fire up fans' spirits before the game.
September 4, 2009
Rock Bridge junior quarter back Mark Pickerel avoids a tackle from the Hazelwood Central defense Friday night. Central, the defending 6A High School champs, defeated Rock Bridge 31-14.