August 26, 2009
Then-Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., smiles with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., during a 2008 rally at American University in Washington, D.C., where Kennedy endorsed Obama for president. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate, has died after battling a brain tumor. He was 77. Kennedy's family announced his death in a brief statement released early Wednesday.
Columbia Police Sgt. Barbara Buck takes down information from cyclist Jeff Wainright, left, and MU student and driver Dan Marston on Tuesday afternoon at Sixth and Walnut streets.
Eric Jaffe, pastor of Journey Church, sends updates and greetings to about a dozen people online during the early portion of Sunday's service in Orange Park, Fla. The congregation at Journey Church were asked to turn off the ringers on their phones, but were encouraged to send text messages, or to send status updates on Twitter and Facebook to encourage friends to join the service online.
Stephanie Waugh, right, watches as her husband Jeremy Waugh text messages a friend, who said he'd meet them at church during Sunday's service at Journey Church in Orange Park, Fla. The congregation at Journey Church were asked to turn off the ringers on their phones, but were encouraged to send text messages, or to send status updates on Twitter and Facebook to encourage friends to join the service online.
August 25, 2009
Missouri linebacker Andrew Gachkar goes through drills at Tuesday's practice. Surgery for a blood clot caused Gachkar to miss spring practice as a sophomore.
Missouri linebacker Andrew Gachkar catches his breath and listens to his coach during a break in drills at Tuesday's practice. Since having surgery for a blood clot in January 2008, Gachkar says his conditioning is almost back to normal.
From left, David Clohessy, Don Asbee, Steve McAllister and Mary McAllister speak before a small crowd during a news conference in front of the St. Thomas More Newman Center on Tuesday. Steve McAllister called for the Catholic Church to cleanse itself and make all church sexual-abuse records public.
From left, Don Manson, Don Asbee, Mary McAllister, Steve McAllister and David Clohessy discuss wanting to put the Rev. Gerald Howard behind bars after a news conference outside the St. Thomas More Newman Center on Tuesday. Steve McAllister confirmed that his son Mark McAllister was abused by Howard in the 1980s.
Jerry Rowden removes the keys from a saxophone during a repair job on July 24. "I always have something disassembled sitting around," he says. "People are kind of fascinated by it."
Jerry Rowden works the keys of a clarinet off the instrument during a repair session on July 14. Rowden specializes in woodwind repair.
Jerry Rowden, owner and sole employee of Jerry's Instrument Repair in Columbia, Mo., begins a repair at his workbench on July 24. Rowden opened the repair shop, which also sells and rents used instruments, in May of 2007.
Jerry Rowden watches as regular customers Lisa Thill Franck and daughter Kristina, 2, "test" a flute on July 18. Franck is a private flute instructor in Columbia and "sends all [her] students to Jerry."
Miranda Brinsa, 19, left, greets her friends after purchasing supplies at the bookstore in the Atkins-Holman Student Commons on the Columbia College campus on Monday. Brinsa and her friends, from left, Jillian Rathert, 20; Keriann Russell, 21; Chris Hawkins, 20; and Jamila Kerr, 21, chose to attend Columbia College because of its smaller size. "The professors know who I am; I'm not just a face in the crowd," Brinsa said.
August 24, 2009
Elliott Cade helps incoming freshman Amanda Meyer find her box of "early bird" textbooks at the MU bookstore on Monday. Students can reserve textbooks online and pick them up in a box at the start of the school year.
A mass of students swarm the entrances to Middlebush, an MU arts and sciences building, as morning classes let out on Monday.
Amanda Chandler, a senior art student, searches the shelves for books on fibers at the MU bookstore on Monday.
Students shuffle up the stairs of the MU bookstore to reach the back of the line to purchase textbooks on Monday, the first day of classes. Two separate lines for students making purchases and returning textbooks snaked through the aisles of MU-branded merchandise.
Redskins quarterback Chase Daniel, right, takes the ball from Redskins center Will Montgomery in Friday's preseason victory over the Steelers. Daniel, a former Missouri standout, threw two touchdowns in the game.
Missouri offensive lineman J.T. Beasley (No. 67) says switching roles on the offensive line hasn't been a problem. "A little more tiring, but other than that, it's the same old, same old," he said.
Scott Southwick walks home with his children Linus right, 5, and Polly, 7, at the end of their first day of school on Monday. While Scott was picking up the kids from Lee Elementary School, his wife had started her first day back to classes as a professor at MU.