August 29, 2014
Dayne William Hathman
Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk prefers his nickname to his full given name, and he's one of the biggest names on a football-crazed campus.
Columbia Public Schools Board Member Jan Mees, left, talks to Superintendent Peter Stiepleman and board member Christine King following a press conference at Columbia Public Schools Administration Building on Thursday. Stiepleman spoke about recent Missouri Assessment Program test results at the conference.
August 28, 2014
Freshman quarterback Eddie Printz passes the ball during training camp Aug. 5, 2013 at the Tiger Training Complex.
Associate professor Antoinette Landor puts on a tiger-striped bow tie at the MU Student Center on Thursday. Landor posed for a photo with associate professor Chelsea Garneau at the Missouri Student Unions's National Bow Tie Day event.
Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin sports a Doctor Who-themed bow tie for National Bow Tie Day on Thursday. The chancellor posed for portraits with students wearing bow ties at the MU Student Center. Missouri Student Unions provided bow ties, plastic mustaches and other accessories as props for students without bow ties.
A veterans support group hosts MU veterans at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course on Thursday. Despite the hot weather, dozens of veterans and supporters came out to enjoy good company and food.
Don Briggs, right, talks to another veteran at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course on Thursday. Briggs spent 21 years, 6 months, and 11 days in the Army.
Veterans and supporters talk in the shade at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course on Thursday. Despite the hot weather, dozens came out to enjoy good company and food.
Paul "Bugle Boy" Hobbs's leather jacket and key chain sit on a table at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course on Thursday. Biker friends gave him the name "Bugle Boy" from the World War II song, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
Paul "Bugle Boy" Hobbs talks Thursday at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course about the time he served on the USS Thomas Jefferson, a nuclear-powered submarine. Hobbs visited the golf course during a veterans event for MU alumni.
Jay Parks has played the drums for more than 60 years, traveling between Columbia and Jefferson City.
Jay Parks keeps the majority of his belongings in his van, including a small robotic dog. He uses the dog as a fun way to get the attention of pedestrians in hopes of some spare change.
Jay Parks can be found playing the drums out of his truck in the Walmart parking lot in Jefferson City. He also plays in front of the Missouri capitol building. "It reminds me of France, which makes me feel closer to my daughter who died there," said Parks.
Lee's Summit's Drew Lock, left, tries to avoid a tackle by a Blue Springs defender in the Class 6 quarterfinal game Nov. 15 at Blue Springs. The Tigers lost 63-21.
Lee's Summit's Drew Lock, left, passes the ball against Joplin in the district game Nov. 1, 2013, at Lee's Summit High School. The Tigers won 56-24.
Jay Parks lost feeling in three of his fingers from carpal tunnel syndrome, but that has not stopped him from playing almost every day. "I couldn't work any more so all I did was play and play and play, so now I'm healthier than I've ever been," Parks said.
Jay Parks plays his drum set in the back of his '85 Dodge Ram on Eighth Street on Wednesday. Parks started playing the drums in grade school after World War II and found inspiration from the Star Spangled Banner. "I don't know if it was patriotism in my heart but when we won the war and I heard that sound, I wanted to play," Parks said.
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