August 10, 2009
Baptismal candidates pray at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Ryan Stone, from the Holts Summit congregation, presents an informational session at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Nathan Karr, left, and Chris Upchurch, center, watch as Renee Green is baptized by William Lane at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Ashlie Vincent is baptized by Nathan Karr while William Lane watches at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention in Columbia on August 8.
In the foreground, Nathan Karr, left, greets Ricky McDay while Chris Upchurch baptizes Archie Cable at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Freshman player Nikko Sansone examines the Jayhawk logo on the bowl of a Tiger-themed toilet before adding his signature to the seat of the commode at football fan day on Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday. The toilet will be auctioned off to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Tiger fan Mark Cooley poses for his father, David Cooley, to take a photograph of him with senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon at Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday.
Missouri football supporters file onto Faurot Field for the Tiger's seventh annual fan day to collect autographs and meet the players, coaches and cheerleaders in Columbia on Sunday.
MU sports backers line up on Faurot Field in Columbia to collect autographs and meet Tiger football players, coaches and cheerleaders at the team's fan day on Sunday.
Freshman safety Tavon Bolden kneels down on Faurot Field to sign 9-year-old Carmen Sansone's leg cast at the Tiger football fan day on Sunday. Sansone hurt her leg as a result of a tumble during a soccer game.
GRAPHIC | The Columbia Public School District changed its policy on heat-related dismissals in 2008. Under the new policy, only schools without air-conditioning will be released early.
August 9, 2009
Fans wait for the rain to stop Sunday during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at The Glen in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The race was postponed to Monday.
Brandon Deavers, 14, listens to his piano instructor, Cindy Segafredo, during his lesson at Palen's Music in Columbia on June 29. Segafredo urged Deavers to focus on the sheet music as he played, rather than allow his eyes to linger on the piano keys.
Brandon Deavers, 14, squeezes in some last-minute practice for his piano lesson in the show room of Palen's Music in Columbia on June 29. Deavers has been able to play music from movies and video games by ear since he was young, but he began taking lessons to learn how to read sheet music.
August 8, 2009
Guy Wilson holds a clicker and explains the benefits of its use in a classroom at a seminar in the MU Memorial Union.
Freshman wide receiver L'Damian Washington runs after catching a football at practice on Saturday.
Freshman wide receiver Jerrell Jackson catches a football during practice on Saturday.
Freshman wide receiver Jaleel Clark catches a football during practice on Saturday.
Freshman wide receiver Rolandis Woodland catches a football during practice on Saturday.