Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival draws mixed emotions [Photo]

People walk down a tent-lined Eighth Street on Sept. 7, 2007, during the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

Attempting to subdue [Photo]

Timothy Paneck, right, attempts to subdue his opponent, Neil Daniels II, left, as they engage in an exhibition match at the Show-Me State Ultimate Judo competition Saturday in Columbia.

Judo exhibition match [Photo]

Donations for Sharin [Photo]

After paying for his purchases, Mike Dyer donates a little more cash to the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale at the Missouri National Guard center Friday in Columbia. "She used to take care of me. She was a very sweet young girl, very caring," said Dyer, a regular at Gerbes pharmacy where Sharin Muskrat was an intern. Muskrat's fellow pharmacy students, Carrie Psara, left front, and Natalie Lewis helped organize the event.

Offering a helping hand [Photo]

Natalie Lewis, volunteer, arranges items at the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale. Lewis was up before the sun to help out at the sale, which benefits Sharin Muskrat, a 23 year-old UMKC pharmacy school student, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. "People have been very generous and very supportive," Lewis said.

Showing support [Photo]

Nancy Gause, left, and Peg Craig chuckle over a collapsible brush found at the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale held Friday in Columbia. Craig, stepmother of Sharin Muskrat, and Gause chose to show their support for Muskrat as she underwent chemotherapy by shaving their heads.

PedalingPastor [Graphic]

Pastor John Yonker’s four-day trip will carry him 380 miles from Columbia’s New Haven Elementary School parking lot to Indianapolis. The purpose of the ride is to raise funds for the First Christian Church’s mission of racial reconciliation. He has already raised more than $3,000 in gifts and pledges. In an effort to keep him off interstate highways, Yonker’s course will mostly consist of state highways and routes.

Runner sports a boombox [Photo]

A vintage-style boombox tops off a runner's retro attire Saturday at Mojo's. The '80s fun run, which started at Mojo's and ran through downtown Columbia had dozens of costumed participants.

Unconventional competition [Photo]

More than halfway done with the race, Matt Mower, left, and Debi Hanuscin run through the MU quadrangle on Saturday en route to the finish line for the first annual '80s fun run. Unlike most races, participants were competing for the title of 'Best Costume and '80s Attitude.'

Rockin' and runnin' to the sound of the '80s [Photo]

Only moments away from the finish line, Michelle Twitty runs to the sound of '80s music which event organizers had playing at various legs in the '80s fun run held Saturday at Mojo's. Participants were given free ice cream at the end of the race.

Show-Me State pool round connection [Photo]

Brennen Wood of the West Plains Zs connects with a pitch from Eliel Malpica of the North County Indians during the pool round of Show-Me State baseball on July 18 at Hickman Field in Columbia. Despite Wood's efforts, the Indians won 10-1.

Headbands and knee-high socks [Photo]

From right, Carol Lewis, Jill Head, Leslie Head, Ann Harlan, Amy Head and Meredith Fuemmeler chat as they watch other runners walk in before the '80s fun run Saturday at Mojo's. Event organizers describe the run as being more of a social experiment than an athletic event.

Moon landing [Photo]

In this July 20, 1969 file photo, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, descends steps of Lunar Module ladder as he prepares to walk on the moon. He had just egressed the Lunar Module.

Moon footprint [Photo]

In this July 20, 1969 file photo, a footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission shows in the soft, powder surface of the moon.

Building a moonship [Photo]

In this 1969 photo, technicians build the descent stage of a lunar module, the spacecraft that transported astronauts from the orbiting command module to the surface of the moon, at the Northrop Grumman plant in Bethpage, N.Y.

Moonwalk [Photo]

In this July 20, 1969 file photo from NASA, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, is photographed walking near the lunar module during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity.

Horse show lets young riders test their skills [Photo]

Bailey Peters, 13, holds her horse Smokey outside the Youth Fun Horse and Pony Show at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Peters competed in the western pleasure riding and barrel racing events that afternoon.

Making note of judges' remarks [Photo]

Elaine George, co-chair for the Boone County Pork Producers' ham committee, records remarks from a judge during the second portion of the ham show at Boone County Fairgrounds.

Judging aroma [Photo]

Don Naumann, MU emeritus professor of food science, left, and Andrew Clarke, also of MU food science, judge the aroma of the hams during the second event of the Boone County Pork Producer's ham show Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Judging the hams [Photo]

Andrew Clarke of the MU food science department judges part two of the Boone County Pork Producer's ham show Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The judging period consisted of judges poking, smelling and evaluating dozens of country cured hams for characteristics such as "meatiness," smoothness of skin, fitting and aroma. The top 40 hams will be auctioned on Sunday.