December 31, 2007
Arkansas interim coach Reggie Herring speaks to the media Sunday in Dallas.
Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel speaks to the media Sunday in Dallas.
Martin Rucker (82) has watched the Missouri football program mature during his tenure.
Lorenzo Williams, along with Martin Rucker, has been instrumental in the rebirth of the Missouri football program.
Martin Rucker watched the expectations of the Missouri football team grow.
A Missouri cheerleader is tossed into the air during Monday's parade.
Members of the Kilgore Rangerettes perform in the parade.
A dancer from the Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth, Inc. performs during Monday's parade.
Former Dallas Cowboy and New Year's Parade grand marshal Emmitt Smith greets fans at the Parade.
Miss Missouri USA, Candace Crawford, a broadcast journalism student at MU waves to the crowd as a Missouri representative on Monday.
Missouri cheerleaders participate in the parade.
Various bands from high schools around the United States participated in Monday's parade.
Missouri Tiger fans cheer Marching Mizzou in Dallas, Texas on Monday.
The Big Mo drum marched on the streets in downtown Dallas, Texas during the parade.
The Kansas City Museum, called Corinthian Hall, will close Jan. 7 and is not expected to reopen until 2010. The city-owned structure and the carriage house behind it will get new windows and doors and other improvements.
Hanna, 4, Angie, Jacob, 1, and Ben Liess watch Aesop's Fabulous Tales Puppet Show at the Missouri United Methodist Church as part of First Night celebrations on Monday. "It's totally cool," said Hanna of the puppet show. The Leisses participated in arts and crafts activities before attending the puppet show.
Sebastian Miller, front, Nick Rodriguez, Ryan Hanfelder and Atlante Guajardo jam out at the Teen Venue at the Armory Sports Center during First Night celebrations. Teen Venue has been organized for the past nine First Nights in order to provide teens with a safe and entertaining place to hang out and have fun.
Nate Smith, dressed as a Teletubby, Jamie Moreno and Pat Harison wait for the traditional 5k run during the First Night celebration Monday. "We are the race vehicle," said Smith, who dressed as Po, theTeletubby character. Smith and Harison are with the Tryathletics store and volunteered to lead the run, making sure no one got off track.
Columbia Transit offered free bus rides to and from First Night venues on New Year's Eve.
December 30, 2007
This fifth-grade classroom at Grant Elementary School, housed inside a trailer, caught fire during the early Sunday morning. Fire crews put the blaze out around 5:30 a.m. and were able to contain the fire to just this one trailer, which sits next to several others on the grounds of Grant Elementary.