Entrance to Missouri State Penitentiary [Photo]

The entrance to the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City on Aug. 8. The penitentiary was in service from 1836 until 2004, and was the only maximum security prison in the state until 1989.

Penitentiary residential units [Photo]

The entrance to one of the residential units in the MIssouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City on Aug. 8.

Showing off makeshift weapons [Photo]

Mark Schreiber shows makeshift weapons confiscated from inmates in the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City on Aug. 8. Schreiber was the deputy warden when the penitentiary closed in 2004.

Keys to the prison [Photo]

Ray Miller displays keys for the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City before a tour on Aug. 8.

Variety is the spice of tomato-growing [Photo]

Tim Reinbott has been superintendent of MU's Bradford Research and Extension Center for nine years and likes the different varieties of tomatoes grown at the center. "Some I get because I like the way they look, " Reinbott said.

MU Power Plant needs repairs [Photo]

A large white piece of fabric gets affixed to the south-side smokestack of the MU Power Plant on Tuesday. The sheet will help keep pieces of the tower from falling during the winter.

Sunset prayer [Photo]

On the first day of Ramadan, Kisha Houston prays alone during the sunset hour in a room reserved for women at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri on Saturday. It is Houston's second Ramadan.

Breaking fast [Photo]

The men broke the first day of Ramadan fasting together by eating dates and samosa after sunset. During the month of Ramadan observers fast from sunrise to sunset.

Holy books [Photo]

Several Qurans line a shelf at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri. Fading sunlight shines in from a window signaling sunset and the end of fasting on the first day of Ramadan.

Arnel Monroe gives Hickman team a pep talk [Photo]

Hickman High School assistant Arnel Monroe, right, gives the football team a pep talk before the annual Football Jamboree, a four-team round robin competition, on Friday in Jefferson City. The Kewpies hope to learn from a sub-par year, and have set a goal to win the very important games on their home field.

A.J. Ofodile views plays from the sideline [Photo]

Rock Bridge head football coach A.J. Ofodile views plays from the sideline on Friday at the annual football jamboree in Jefferson City. The Rock Bridge Bruins, who went 1-9 last season, hope to improve on their game. "We're are trying to find ourselves in our program," Ofodile said. "We are pleased with the players' approach to working together and on the field."

Football Jamboree [Video]

Four area high school football teams, including Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools, took to the field for this year's Football Jamboree in Jefferson City. For these teams, the Jamboree is a first opportunity to practice against other teams before the start of the season.

Missouri freshman linebacker shows promise [Photo]

To learn more about how to play outside linebacker at Missouri, freshman Donovan Bonner (No. 8) lived with senior captain Sean Weatherspoon over the summer.

Lei Wang-Francisco helps Missouri kick off 2009 volleyball season at scrimmage [Photo]

Senior setter Lei Wang-Francisco, center, laughs after a play during Friday night's Black and Gold game. The scrimmage kicked off the 2009 volleyball season.

Amanda Hantouli helps Missouri kick off 2009 volleyball season at scrimmage [Photo]

Senior Amanda Hantouli leaps to make a block in front of freshman Lindsey Petrick in Friday night's Black and Gold game at Hearnes Center. The scrimmage kicked off the 2009 season.

Angus W. 'Mac' McDougall [Photo]

Angus W. "Mac" McDougall, former MU photojournalism professor and director of the Pictures of the Year competition, in 1982.

True freshman Jack Meiners [Photo]

True freshman Jack Meiners' desire to learn has helped him impress the Missouri football team's coaching staff, but coaches and teammates also are quick to mention his physical tools. Meiners got to Columbia standing taller than 6 feet, 5 inches and weighing more than 300 pounds.

0821_rezoning [Graphic]

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the rezoning of a tract of land east of the Municipal Power Plant from residential to industrial. The City Council has the final say.

Preparing for another year [Photo]

Mary Korth-Lloyd prepares supplies and decorations for her first-grade classroom. Korth-Lloyd, who was principal of Rock Bridge Elementary School, will return to the classroom to teach for the 2009-2010 school year.

Marking her place [Photo]

A chair and several fuzzy friends decorate Mary Korth-Lloyd's classroom. Korth-Lloyd is excited for the coming year in the classroom. "What other job can you laugh everyday and get hugs?" she said.