April 26, 2009
Carl Edwards's car leaves a trail of debris after it went airborne and hit the catch fencing.
Carl Edwards flips into the catch fence.
Ryan Newman (39) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. drive by Carl Edwards on the final lap. "Talladega is short for 'We're going to crash, we just don't know when,'" said Newman, the third-place finisher. "We saw (an airborne car) two times this weekend, so maybe we need to look at things that keep the car down on the ground."
Of the crash, Edwards said, "I'm glad the car didn't go up in the grandstands. I saw some fencing at one point and that made me a little bit nervous. I don't know if I could live with myself if I ended up in the grandstands."
Carl Edwards (99) goes airborne after crashing with Ryan Newman, rear, and Brad Keselowski on the final lap.
Mitch Tucker, left, examines asparagus growth with instructor Bobby Johnson during the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's open house Sunday. The Center assists with a demonstration garden, cultivated and monitored by Johnson's students from his class, "Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia."
"Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia" course instructor Bobby Johnson surveys the garden's development with dog, Rocky, during the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's open house Sunday.
Bobby Johnson holds one of the demonstration garden's newly grown asparagus plants. Joshson says the plants can be picked but it is important to leave the top shoots behind to spur further growth.
As part of the annual Adventures in Graduate Education event at MU on Saturday, about 80 graduate students put their individual departments on display. Graduate students created booths and exhibits tailored to teaching children about different opportunities in graduate education.
Emergency medical personnel carry a woman in the grandstand who was injured by flying debris when Carl Edwards' car hit the safety fence on the final lap of the Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Carl Edwards, right, flips into the catch fence as Ryan Newman (39) slides along the wall on the final lap of Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Missouri's Andee Allen hits a ball down the line toward Oklahoma third baseman Dani Dobbs.
Missouri's Kristin Nottelmann, left, Jana Hainey, center, and Marla Schweisberger react to their 4-2 loss to Oklahoma on Sunday.
Ben Askren punches Mitchell Harris during his second fight in a Mixed Martial Arts fight Saturday at the Holiday Inn Expo Center.
Former MU wrestler Ben Askren,left, defeated Mitchell Harris at Holiday Inn Expo Center on Saturday, April 25, 2009. It was Askren's second mixed-martial arts fight and he has knocked out both of his opponents in the first round.
Supervised by Pam Sisson, Grant Elementary All-Star Choir and Drum Ensemble performs for Earth Day 2009 at Peace Park on Sunday.
Tyson Schallon shops for plants at the Heart of Missouri Master Gardeners booth set up for Earth Day 2009. Master Gardeners involve people in improving the quality of life, and enhancing the economy and environment through horticultural education, applied research and the resources of the University of Missouri and Lincoln University.
Ryan O'Connor, 8, enjoys free barbecue in the Twin Lakes Recreation Area with Scott Spasnick after participating in Cleanup Columbia on Saturday. O'Connor and Spasnick participated in the cleanup with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia group.
Myron Bennett, center, jokes with (from left) Caitlin Cunningham, Rylie Miller, 5, and Kristi Miller as he and Hugh Roach serve them beans and coleslaw at Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Saturday. The free food was a thank-you for participants in Saturday's Cleanup Columbia project.
Children from the Fun City Youth Academy line up and wait to get on the bus to go to the free picnic for Cleanup Columbia participants near Douglass Park on Saturday. The children picked up trash in and around Douglass High School and the park.