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Weatherspoon off to good start with Falcons

Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (53) stretches with teammates Curtis Lofton (5) and Weston Johnson, rear, last week during a preseason practice in Flowery Branch, Ga.

FFA comes to town

Members of the Future Farmers of America organization gathered in the second floor of Memorial Union for their annual leadership conference on Thursday.

School bus accident

Rescue personnel work at the scene of an accident involving two school buses and a tractor-trailer on Thursday, on eastbound Interstate 44 near Gray Summit. The school buses were carrying high school band students to an amusement park.

Accident involving school buses

Rescue personnel work at the scene of an accident involving two school buses and a tractor-trailer on Thursday, on eastbound Interstate 44 near Gray Summit. The school buses were carrying high school band students to an amusement park.

School bus crash

This image made from video provided by KTVI shows responders at the scene of an accident on Thursday, on eastbound Interstate 44 near Gray Summit. The school buses were carrying children from the St. James School District. Details about the injuries were not immediately known.

California complainant makes speech to review board

Ed Rosenthal gives a speech during the Citizens Police Review Board Meeting on Wednesday. The board meeting discussed Rosenthal's appeal with the review board concerning the Columbia SWAT team raid in February.

California complainant comes to review board meeting

Ed Rosenthal, left, talks with Donnie Warren one of the founders of CoMoCitizens, after the Citizens Police Review Board meeting on Wednesday in front of City Hall. Rosenthal filed an appeal with the review board concerning the Columbia SWAT team raid in February.

Daniel Boone Little League 3

Teammates Cole Evans and Brett Bales joke around during their final baseball practice before the Little League Regional Tournament in Indianapolis. The Daniel Boone Little League All-Star team will start their series on Saturday, August 7, 2010, against Kansas.

Daniel Boone Little League 2

Members of the Daniel Boone Little League American All-Star team gear up at the batting cages on Wednesday night, August 4, 2010, in preparation for their trip to regionals in Indianapolis. Their first game is Saturday, August 7, 2010, against Kansas.

Daniel Boone Little League

Cole Evans, third baseman for the Daniel Boone Little League American All-Star Team, swings at the ball during batting practice on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, in preparation for the Little League Regional Tournament in Indianapolis. The regional tournament winner will advance to the World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., August 20-29th.

Biker checks fuse on motorcycle

Dave Adams of Cleveland checks the fuses on a Harley-Davidson belonging to his friend Al De Freece, of Montclair, N.J., at the National Bikers Roundup at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. The motorcycle would not restart after the pair stopped at the entrance. "A bike breaking down is part of riding," Adams said. With the help of a technician from Harley, they got the bike back up and running.

More bikers arrive on second day of roundup

Riders enter the National Bikers Roundup at the Boone County Fairgrounds as heat radiates off the pavement on Wednesday afternoon.

Bikers peruse vendors at roundup

Participants walk up and down the vendor area of the National Bikers Roundup on Wednesday. More bikers are expected to arrive as the weekend nears.

Friends try to fix bike at roundup

Al De Freece, of Montclair, N.J., tries to figure out why his Harley-Davidson won't start as friend Dave Adams, of Cleveland, looks on at the National Bikers Roundup at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday.

Friends meet to travel to roundup

Al De Freece of Montclair, N.J., and Dave Adams of Cleveland try to determine why De Freece's Harley-Davidson won't start at the National Bikers Roundup at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. De Freece and Adams have been friends for 36 years and meet in Cleveland every year to travel to the roundup.

Some bikers prefer campsite to hotel

RVs and tents are a common sight around the National Bikers Roundup at the Boone County Fairgrounds. "Camping is safer, easier and more convenient," said Sassie, a member of the High Desert Deuces motorcycle club.

Riders leave fairgrounds to go for a ride through county

Riders prepare to leave the fairgrounds to go out for a ride on the roads of Boone County on Wednesday. The National Bikers Roundup runs through Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional

Sheree Red Bornand, right, hugs Aidan Dunn after hearing the decision in the United States District Court proceedings challenging Proposition 8 outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Wednesday. A person close to the case says a federal judge has overturned California's same-sex marriage ban in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made his ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights.

Royalty in Hannibal

Prince Albert II, of Monaco talks with Austin Janes and Salwa Mikhail during a visit to Hannibal Regional Hospital on Monday.

Cindy Lou the alpaca

Alpacas, with their built-in sweaters, have an especially hot situation this time of year.
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