August 5, 2008
VIDEO: After five years of service, Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Phyllis Chase announces her retirement. Her final day is scheduled for Aug. 31.
Missouri Valley College's Amberlee Ebert takes on Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword at the Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ebert squeaked by Sword in the match, their third of five during the season.
Missouri Valley College wrestler Amberlee Ebert is upset after losing her match to Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword at Oklahoma City University. Tanya Miyasaki, Ebert's teammate and roommate, consoles her.
August 4, 2008
Linebacker Van Alexander sprints through running drills on Monday.
Linebackers coach Dave Steckel gives instructions during the MU football team's first practice of the season Monday afternoon.
Freshman place kicker Trey Barrow, center, and freshman wide receiver Terry Dennis, left, break for water during MU's first football practice of the season Monday afternoon. Monday's temperatures reached as high as 95 degrees, with a heat index of 114.
Newly voted MU football captain Chase Daniel helps lead the team in stretching at the first practice of the season on Monday. Daniel, along with Ziggy Hood, William Moore and Tommy Saunders, were voted the team captains for the 2008 season.
Freshman linebacker Jared Culver makes a catch during MU's first football practice of the season Monday afternoon.
Chase Daniel (10), one of the four captains for the 2008 season, runs the field with the MU football team during the first practice of the season on Monday.
The MU football team does stretching exercises during the first practice of the 2008 season on Monday.
A serigraph is the print created when ink is pushed through a stencil attached to a screen. Lawrence Rugolo's "Gemini" (1983), part of a current show at Bingham Gallery honoring three MU art professors, was originally done in black and white; color was added in the silkscreening process. The stencil in this case was made from a photograph.
Lampo Leong: Molten Magma I, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 34×51 inches, 2008
Lampo Leong: Magnificence (ink on rice paper)
Ben Van Pelt, right, and Wes Schmer of the Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department put out a hay fire in an agriculture field near Paxton, Neb., July 15, 2008. They and other Ogallala firefighters responded to the fire because the closest volunteer department couldn't.