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Rock Bridge's Sheldon Gerau vs. Helias

Rock Bridge senior Sheldon Gerau reacts after missing a pass during Friday's game.

Serving suds

Terra Stephan serves beer at the Miller tent.

Crowd gathers for Anders Osborne

A crowd fills Locust Street to watch Anders Osborne perform on Friday night.

Pour some beer on it

Sam Bennett and Paul Love marinate some of their food with beer before putting it back on the grill. Bennett and Love cooked for the competition team Lucky’s Bar B Que.

Jimmy Wayne's personal story

Country singer Jimmy Wayne tells a story during his set at the Peace Park stage on Friday. Earlier this year, Wayne hiked form Nashville to Phoenix to raise awareness for homeless youths and drum up support for foster systems. Wayne himself was a foster child. He thanked the family that took him in for inspiring him to get through college.

Break time for volunteers

Volunteers Lilliard Lisa, and Blake Richardson eat barbecue and chips on Friday. Food is a large part of the festival, and on Saturday 16 teams will compete in the festival's barbecue competition.

Baby back ribs at Roots 'N' Blues

Mike Whiteley, owner of Lonnie Ray's BBQ in Harrisburg, tends to baby back ribs in his smoker near Fourth and Cherry streets on Friday. Lonnie Ray's wasn't competing in the barbecue contest but was selling food, including hand-made tamales, pulled pork, bologna and ribs.

MU freshman Alyssa Diggs vs. Oklahoma State

MU freshman Alyssa Diggs slides toward Oklahoma senior Whitney Wernimont during Friday's game.

MU soccer player Kelsey Blincow vs. Oklahoma State

MU junior Kelsey Blincow runs after Oklahoma State junior Colleen Dougherty during Friday's soccer game at Walton Stadium.

Stepping out

Rolando Barry leads the Missouri High Steppers in the Bike Parade for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Friday, Oct. 1.

In the chorus line

Mark Case sets up the Gibson Custom Shop Traveling Exhibit before Friday's performances of the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Oct. 1. Visitors were allowed to plug in and play any of the guitars.

Master of the grill

Sam Bennett removes pork from the grill after several hours of cooking. The pork will later be pulled apart for sandwiches. Bennett is a member of the Lucky A's Bar B Que competition team, which has been participating in Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ since the festival began.

On the edge of their seats

Randy Weaver and Cindy Corley wait for the first performance at the MPIX Stage on Locust Street on Friday, Oct. 1. Weaver said he was most excited to see the Del McCoury Band and Derek Trucks.

For the love of pork

Tom Meyer seasons chicken on the grill with lemon pepper at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Friday, Oct. 1. Besides chicken, Lucky A's Bar B Que also cooks brisket, ribs, pork, beans and green beans.

This Copeland is your land

Shemekia Copeland takes the MPIX stage at the 2010 Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ on Friday, Oct. 1. Copeland and her band were the first to perform at the MPIX stage during the festival.

Praying for safe trip to The One Nation March

The Rev. George Coleman (center) of Columbia's Second Baptist Church says a prayer Friday for NAACP members and others about to board a bus to Washington, D.C., to take part in The One Nation March. The bus will take participants from Kansas City, Sedalia and St. Louis to the march, too.

Rallying support for The One Nation March

Mary Ratliff, president of the Columbia NAACP chapter, speaks to club members and others Friday before boarding a bus to Washington, D.C., to take part in The One Nation March. The NAACP is one of many organizations taking part in the march, which hopes, in part, to help improve jobs and education in the U.S.

Morgan Keenan

Morgan Keenan is a Missouri Safe Schools coordinator.

Commuters travel to New York by train

In this photo taken Wednesday, commuters crowd into a train bound for New York during the morning rush hour in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.

Wealth gap widens between the rich and the poor

In this photo taken Wednesday, John Morgan, center, a financial advisor, boards a train bound for New York in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
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