November 27, 2010
MU tailgaters line their tent with tiger stuffed animals before the Border Showdown game Saturday against Kansas.
November 26, 2010
Hundreds of shoppers braved the cold to line up outside of Columbia retail stores early Friday morning, hoping to cash in on the sales being offered on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.
Tom Birkenmeier, one of the board members of the St. Louis Chapter of the Riverkeepers, records where river water samples were taken Friday on a boat trip to test for E.coli bacteria with Capt. Mike Bush, the chapter's founder.
Capt. Mike Bush, left, founder of the St. Louis chapter of the Riverkeepers collects a water sample from his boat on a creek near Grafton Illinois Friday. He will have the sample tested for E.coli bacteria on the river. Riverkeepers is a volunteer non-profit organization devoted to keeping area waterways clean and healthy.
This Nov. 1, 2010 photo shows the historic Huhn-Harrison house at 340 S. Lorimier St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Lynn Hoffman sees the 105-year-old local landmark in Cape Girardeau as a cherished family heirloom. "I think the home will eventually come down," Hoffman said from her Denison, Iowa, home. "And I just hate that. I wish the house could be saved, but I just don't see that happening."
Jennifer Ray, left, of Wellsville, and Cassie Borcherding, of Mexico, seek out the toys from their list of Christmas gifts at Target on Black Friday. The pair had started their bargain hunting at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and had not slept since. Borcherding has been hunting for bargains on Black Friday for ten years.
Shoppers stream into a Best Buy to take advantage of the store's early opening Friday in Dartmouth, Mass.
Quezya Miner and Brandon Deacon wait in below freezing temperatures with hundreds of other Black Friday shoppers of Target, which opened at 4 a.m. on Friday. The couple had been waiting outside the store since 12:30 a.m. Friday in hopes of purchasing a TV offered as a "doorbuster" deal.
November 25, 2010
Lyndsy Moore and Nick Rodriguez plate pumpkin pie in the kitchen of Stamper Commons on Thanksgiving Day. Moore said about volunteering for the first time, "It's fun. I want to take some of this food with me, but it's fun."
Turkeys cook in a deck oven in the kitchen at Stamper Commons. Bill Sullivan, owner of Longhorn Steakhouse, helped to cook the turkeys using the oven that has five rotating paddles. The oven was full with 50 turkeys at a time on Wednesday in preparation for the Everybody Eats! meal on Thanksgiving Day.
A woman looks at a DKNY holiday window display in New York on Tuesday. The holiday season is full of pitfalls that can drain your bank account, and if you're not careful, you can end up taking a year to pay for all the spending, financial advisers say.
From left, Lisa Berry, Dawn Brandon and Debbie Self volunteer for the Salvation Army's Thanksgiving dinner at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken on Thursday. After receiving their dinners, the patrons picked up drinks from The Columbia Falcons semi-pro football team and ate in the dining room of the restaurant.
John Fischer prepares green beans with the help of his daughters, Elizabeth, 10, left, and Abigail, 7. Fischer co-owns Lee's Famous Chicken, where the Salvation Army passed out free Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday.
Pam Reed, general manager of Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken, pulls boxed meals out of warming ovens to be delivered by a Meals on Wheels driver on Thanksgiving Day. Meals on Wheels delivered twice as many meals today as on a normal Thursday because it won't be making deliveries on Friday.
This interactive graphic illustrates Bill Connelly's measures of success for quarterbacks, running backs and defensive players. The players on top are sized according to Connelly's statistics, and the players on the bottom are sized according to traditional football statistics. Click and drag the slider to see how the players performed week to week.