June 1, 2008
A racer crosses the finish line at a motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. The event was organized by Motocross Parents, a nonprofit organization.
Competitors wait for their race to begin at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday.
A helicopter takes off with an injured rider during the motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. Brian Summers, part of the medical team, said that although many people think the sport is extremely dangerous, injuries occur just as frequently as they do in football.
The Kobush family relaxes before the races begin at a motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. Jerry Kobush, a former racer, stands over his son Travis and grandson Talon, who was to race later that day. Tammy Kobush sits next to Dalton Matthiesen, a family friend.
Missouri's Jacob Priday, left, slides past Mississippi's Tim Ferguson to steal second base in the top of the eighth inning during a baseball game in the NCAA Coral Gables Regional on Sunday on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
Kyle Busch carries the checkered flag to his car after he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Best Buy 400 auto race Sunday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.
Bob Dynamite uses wood slabs instead of canvas and paints with Wite-Out, acrylics and watercolors. With the exception of the clown painting, which is titled The Toothache, the titles of Dynamite’s paintings are the same as the word that is in the speech bubble. Eight out of the 10 paintings shown at the CARE gallery were sold.
May 31, 2008
By 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, many people had already lined up for the Tiger Treasures rummage sale at Memorial Stadium, and by about 10 a.m., according to coordinator Steve Burdic, 2,500 people had come to the sale, and others were still arriving.
The Missouri Theatre hosted the "Art of it All Carnival" on Saturday. Brother and sister Sam and Rebecca Kurtz explored the rides, games and food offered down Ninth Street. The two, ages 5 and 6, said their favorite ride was the Ferris wheel.
Throngs of people flocked to Memorial Stadium on Saturday morning to hunt for items in the second Tiger Treasures rummage sale. The bits and pieces were donated or left behind by students in MU residences. Proceeds from the sale will go to the United Way agencies.
Erin Roesler, an MU freshman, walks through the Thomas Hart Benton 1930s exhibit on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri at MU.
Benton's lithograph "The Prodigal Son," completed in 1939, is on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri.
The Hickman High School class of 2008 waits to receive their diplomas during commencement at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.
Michael Jeffers, principal of Hickman High School, addresses the class of 2008 at commencement at Mizzou Arena in on Saturday.
The Hickman High School Senior Ensemble sings the Star Spangled Banner prior to commencement for the class of 2008 on Saturday afternoon.
Nanda Kurwadkar, right, helps her son, Siddaharth, 3, as Stephanie Clark helps Kurwadkar’s daughter, Gaya, 2, create crafts during the Vesak festivities.
People create a mandala using colored sand. Rev. Dhammaruchi said the mandala will be destroyed once it is completed to illustrate the impermanence of objects.
Maridee Williams explains the colors of Tibetan prayer flags. Children created flags similar to the Tibetan flags during the event. Each color represents a light that radiated from Buddha.
The meditation area of Vipassana Buddhist Church is set up for Saturday’s Vesak festivities. The statue of Buddha is made of Burmese marble.