October 13, 2008
Carl Edwards' crew works on his car in the pits during Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Lowes Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. An ignition problem left Edwards down 16 laps in the early going, and he finished 33rd, putting him a distant 168 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson with five races to go.
When his defense is on the field Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy often leaves the edge of the sideline to work on his team's next offensive series.
Columbia's Walking School Bus program is the largest in the country with more than 40 different walking routes at 10 elementary schools in the city. Volunteer coordinator Tyler Koch, 20, said West Boulevard Elementary School's program is unique because it provides three different methods of walking to school. School buses and parents can drop children off at the starting point or students can walk there if it's within one block of their homes. Although it is a way to save gasoline, Koch said the main purpose of the program is to encourage health and fitness among the students.
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel threw three interceptions Oct. 11 in the Tiger's loss to Oklahoma State. He said the team has corrected its mistakes and isn't going to look back on the game anymore. "I want to flush everything that happened last week and move on," he said.
At the Hy-Vee on West Broadway, the chicken is labeled in accordance with a recent law requiring the country-of-origin label on meats and produce. Most of the meats at Hy-Vee are from the United States.
On Sept. 30, Congress passed the law, known as COOL, requiring country of origin labeling for meats, fish and produce as part of the 2002 Farm Bill.
Megan Sinclair, an MU freshman, gave blood for the first time at the MU Homecoming Blood Drive in 2004.
Jodie C. Asel
October 12, 2008
Missouri's Weiwen Wang, left, and Annie Lopez collide casing down the ball in Sunday’s game against Nebraska. The Cornhuskers' coach, John Cook, said when Wang was not setting on the back row, the Tigers’ offense was a bit more predictable.
Flavia Lino, junior volleyball player at Columbia College, bumps the ball back toward the net during the Cougars’ game Friday against Missouri Baptist University. Born in Brazil, Lino transferred from the University of Kansas.
The 17th annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival was held Saturday and Sunday. Commuters from all over Boone County were treated to a sight of giant pumpkins, fresh corn-on-the-cob and many pumpkin-themed decorations. The festival included close to 220 craft and food vendors. The town of Hartsburg saw an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 visitors over the entirety of the festival.
Gage Bowman, 7, steadies his kite against a gust of wind on Sunday morning at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Gage came to the kite-flying festival with his grandpa, Mike Shaw, a multiple prize-winning entrant in the American Kitefliers Association’s Grand National Kite Festival and Competition.