Buying school supplies [Photo]

Scott O'Connell picks up school supplies for the upcoming year from Martha Stolp at Ann's Teachers Store on Wednesday. O'Connell teaches third grade at New Franklin Elementary.

Gary and Linda Haas [Photo]

This photo provided by the family shows Gary and Linda Haas. Authorities have linked Arizona prison escappes and their accomplice to the couple's murder on a remote ranch near Santa Rosa, NM.

Desert to Dome dinner [Photo]

Renate and Greg Crawford share a laugh during a dinner held for them by the University of Notre Dame alumni association at the Les Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro on Aug. 13. The Crawfords are riding from Arizona to Notre Dame to raise awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C, a deadly neurodegenerative disease that primarily affects children.

Desert to Dome bike ride [Photo]

The official Notre Dame Science van that is accompanying Dean Greg Crawford and his wife Renate on their Desert to Dome bike ride has been signed by supporters at many stops along their route from Arizona to Notre Dame. The image of the three grandchildren of Ara Parseghian, the namesake of the research organization for which the Crawfords are riding and a former Notre Dame coach, who lost their lives to Niemann-Pick Type C adorns the side of the van.

Affordable school supplies: Dollar Tree vs Walmart [Graphic]

After examining the list of school supplies needed for Rock Bridge Elementary’s second-graders, two Missourian reporters set out to the Dollar Tree and Walmart located on Grindstone Parkway to find the most affordable supplies. Columbia Public Schools start Thursday. Visit the Columbia Public School’s website to view each schools’ supply list.

Kitchen fire damages home [Photo]

Columbia Firefighters emerge from 504 Rogers St. on Saturday. They were called to the scene because of a small kitchen fire. Damage is estimated at $5,000. There were no injuries.

Hickman High School football players begin first practice of season [Photo]

Hickman High School football coach Jason Wright speaks to his players at the beginning of the team's first practice on Monday at the school's football stadium. Wright gave an outline of what practice would consist of and emphasized the importance of the team's energy.

The Week in Pictures: Aug. 7-13 [Slideshow]

This week's pictures include high school football practices, wildfires in Moscow and miners in China and Chile.

Michael York sorts recycling at fairgrounds [Photo]

Michael York stands in front of a portion of the recyclable goods he has collected by hand on the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday. York, who is 15, is completing the long-term recycling in part as a Boy Scout project.

Scout sorts recycling [Photo]

Michael York separates aluminum from cardboard in the large pile of recycling he's amassed on the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday. York has collected three tons of recycling.

Meteor shower visible from Columbia early Friday morning [Photo]

A cropped photo of Perseid as seen from Columbia made just after midnight Friday morning. The constellation at left is Cygnus, part of the Milky Way seen that night.

Kezer ruling [Document]

Former Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan's ruling exonerating Joshua Kezer.

Barn design, option B [Document]

In this design, the barn is moved northwest of its original location and the overhang covers the entire stage.

Barn design, option A [Document]

In this design, the barn maintains its original location and the overhang partially covers the stage.

Daniel Schatz [Photo]

This Aug. 3, 2010, photo provided by the Sullivan Journal shows Daniel Schatz, 19, in Sullivan, Mo. Schatz was killed Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, when the pickup he was driving was involved in an accident involving several other vehicles near Gray Summit. One other person was killed in the accident.

Missouri receiver T.J. Moe [Photo]

Freshman receiver L'Damian Washington, left, looks on as sophomore T.J. Moe, right, prepares to haul in a pass during practice last Friday. Moe is taking over for first-stringer Jerrell Jackson, who broke a bone in his left wrist Wednesday.

Women's football player Jacki Ray [Photo]

Jacki Ray works to get around a blocker at a Columbia Enforcers practice last Sunday. Ray, who is from Jefferson City, used to have to travel to St. Louis or Kansas City to play football. But joining the Enforcers has made her trips much shorter.

Food banks help reduce child hunger in Boone County [Graphic]

Feeding America, a network of food banks, ranked Missouri fifth worst in terms of child hunger, which measures how many households with children worry about where the next meal is going to come from. Boone County has fewer households (19.1 percent) with children who are hungry than the state (23.4 percent) average. The national average is 18.9 percent.

According to the 2010 Missouri Hunger Atlas, food banks annually distributed more than 5 million pounds to hungry Boone County residents. This is one of the reasons Boone County has lower levels of child hunger than the state average. Programs like Buddy Packs, provided by the Central and Northeast Food Bank, help feed children in particular.

Horticulture specialist discusses plant types [Photo]

Rebecca Spicer, left, watches as Catherine Bohnert, horticulture specialist at Jefferson Farm and Gardens, talks about examples of each plant in the rain gardens and plants native to the area on Thursday.

Jefferson Farm and Gardens offers walking tour [Photo]

Participants in a walking tour climb aboard a hay wagon that took them to various parts of Jefferson Farm and Gardens on Thursday. The tour stopped at various locations for a speaker to talk about aspects of the farm and why it was constructed as it is.