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Student checks out textbooks instead of buying

Brittany Wolfe, a UCLA Applied Mathematics 2010 graduate, checks old textbooks at the UCLA Powell Library Building in Los Angeles. Wolfe had to play an infuriating game of checking out books on reserve to avoid having to buy them herself. Now she is working as an orientation counselor for new students and part of that is giving advice on textbooks.

Parents buy online to save money on kids' clothes

Kelly Trella, left, has her son Jake, 2, try on a winter coat she just received from thredUP at their home in Meriden, Conn., on Monday.

Putting on the finishing touches

Chef Craig Cyr of Wine Cellar and Bistro puts the finishing touches on his homemade soft tacos right before the judging begins at the 2010 Taste of the Market event at the Columbia Farmers' Market on Saturday. Cyr was one of the three chefs who competed in the Iron Chef competition. He made soft tacos with rainbow trout and vegetables, wrapped with a homemade tortilla and topped with peach salsa.

Rock climber Darryl Rhodes' gear

Darryl Rhodes' bag of climbing gear is a colorful assortment of equipment. Rhodes says safety trumps everything else in rock climbing, and knowing how to use equipment is important. "You have to assume your gear will fail," he said. "That's why you have to secure yourself in at least three places."

Rock climber Darryl Rhodes looks down

Rock climber Darryl Rhodes looks over the edge of a bluff Thursday at Capen Park. "Once you go out once, you're hooked," Rhodes said of the sport. "It's the exploring spirit. It's so engaging and fun, like an engaging chess game, but not as slow."

Rock climber Darryl Rhodes keeps an eye on his ropes

Darryl Rhodes says he likes teaching as much as he does actual climbing, noting that it is sometimes hard for novices to find an expert to take them under their wing. "Eighty percent of climbing is in your feet," Rhodes said. "That's the hardest thing to get across to a novice."

Rock climber Darryl Rhodes at Capen Park

Darryl Rhodes rapels down a cliff Thursday at Capen Park. Rhodes, 49, has been rock climbing since he was 17 years old. Over the years, he has climbed rock and ice in 20 states and Canada. The boulders he climbs shaped his outlook on life. In return, Rhodes gives back, teaching safe and responsible climbing to anyone who wants to learn.

Keeping his eye on the ball

Center Michael Brennan (No. 54) snaps the ball to Jimmy Costello (No. 12) Saturday morning on the third day of MU football practice.

MU senior tailback Derrick Washington at preseason practice

Missouri senior tailback Derrick Washington at a preseason practice this summer.

Money stolen was to be used for school supplies

Autumn Kempker, 7, stands with her mother's pink purse in the Golden Corral parking lot on Saturday. A wallet containing about $230 cash was stolen out of the purse while her mother went to get dessert at the restaurant. The family had planned on going school-supply shopping after eating.

Another year together

Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts gathered for a bike show hosted by Harley-Davidson at the 33rd Annual National Bikers Roundup on Saturday. Clarence Thornton, a member of the Little Rock, Ark., chapter of the Faithful Riders described the event as an anniversary. "It's our anniversary to see the new and better things that the roundup can do for us and that we can do for the roundup," Thornton said.

Some family time

James Jones, left, talks to brother Miles Jones while their mother Lisa Jones, right, points out a motorcycle to grandmother Georgia Porter, back center, at the National Bikers Roundup on Saturday. Lisa said her husband is responsible for nearly everyone in their family now owning a motorcycle.

Showing some style

The bike show at the National Bikers Roundup on Saturday allowed people to test drive some of Harley-Davidson's bikes. The most crowded area of the show, however, was the section where riders were allowed to put their own bikes on display to show off custom detailing. One biker had a helmet customized by a student at the Art Institute of Illinois for $25 with a skull and his biker name, "Knuck," on it.

Posing on his Harley

Shawn "Bones" Black, 35, poses with his 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. The bike is detailed with $100 bills covering its entirety, work that Black says cost him $25,000.

Figure-eight drivers prepare for race

From left, Brandon Rice and Cory Basinger prepare for the figure-eight race at the Boone County Fair on July 28. Basinger won first place the year in 2009.

Friends attend vigil for Daniel Schatz in Sullivan

Friends and family of Daniel Schatz, 19, fill the football stadium at Sullivan High School in Sullivan on Friday to honor his life and passing. Schatz was killed during Thursday's school bus accident on Interstate 44. Daniel was the driver of the pickup that was crushed between the truck and one of two school buses involved in the accident.

Friends honor former Missouri quarterback at vigil

Kyle Johns, 19, prays during the candlelight vigil for Daniel Schatz on Friday night. Friends and family of Schatz, 19, filled the football stadium at Sullivan High School in Sullivan on Friday to honor his life and passing. Schatz was killed during Thursday's school bus accident on Interstate 44. Daniel was the driver of the pickup truck that was crushed between the truck and one of two school buses involved in the accident.

Visiting D&D Animal Sanctuary

Olivia LaMonda tours the grounds of D&D Animal Sanctuary with her new friend Bubba, a potbellied pig, on Sunday during an open house event. When asked what noise Bubba made, Olivia pointed and proudly said "Woof!"

Stricker eyes the end zone

Kerwin Stricker, 9, catches the ball on the second day of MU football practice on Friday morning.

Get excited!

Terrell Resonno, 93, and Ashton Glaser, 16, get pumped before their second MU football practice Friday morning.
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