MU football players Jarrell Harrison and Kenji Jackson

Jarrell Harrison and Kenji Jackson talk with defensive coordinator Dave Steckel during a morning preseason practice this August.

Early Frisbee advertisement

The Empire Plastic Corporation advertises its 1958 "unbreakable" Frisbee, saying it's "the new college campus craze."

Sketch of new Catholic High School

A sketch from Peckham & Wright Architects Inc. show what the Father Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School will look like once completed. The school is expected to open in fall 2011 and will draw students from Columbia's three parishes.

Caitlin Valora

Les Bourgeois expansion

Operations at Les Bourgeois currently are housed in the winery's single building at its location in Rocheport, but a new building is under construction. Cory Bomgaars, Les Bourgeois head winemaker, said he hopes to have some parts of the winemaking process moved to the new facility within the next 30 days.

Les Bourgeois bottling room

The current bottling room at Les Bourgeois, the winery in Rocheport, will soon be moved to the new space in the winery's almost-complete new building. The tasting area will take over the vacated space after the bottling room moves to its new location.

Tour through MU bookstore

MU tour guide Josh Heffernan leads a tour of prospective students and parents through University Bookstore.

Tour guides walking backward

Josh Heffernan, a tour guide at MU, leads a late July tour of prospective students and parents on campus. There was a time when little thought was put into campus tours for prospective students. Today, tour guides at colleges and universities play important roles in the recruitment process. MU requires a written application and group and one-on-one interviews. And everyone is required to submit a project demonstrating their creativity.

Houdini's trap

Gary Mitchell shows off a "Havahart" raccoon trap outside his Columbia home.

Eagerly waiting

Lines of eager fans stretched across Faurot Field despite the heat Sunday at the Missouri football team's fan day. People waited in the hot sun to meet their favorite players and have them autograph memorabilia as a lead-up to the 2010 football season.

A popular souvenir

Footballs were a common object brought to be signed to Fan Day at Faurot Field on Sunday. Other popular items brought by fans included T-shirts, posters and jerseys.

Meeting one of the squad

Safety Matt White signs a t-shirt for young fan Jason Stringer, 6, during the Missouri football team's fan day Sunday on Faurot Field. Many alumni brought their children to the event to meet the 2010 squad.

Getting Gabbert's signature

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert signs a purse made out of a football for a fan during Fan Day at Faurot Field on Sunday. Fans flocked to Faurot Field with a wide array of objects for players to sign, ranging from posters and footballs to purses, t-shirts and statues.

Signing a football

Luke Lambert signs a football for his young fans during Fan Day at Faurot Field on Sunday. Fans waited in long lines to meet the players despite the heat.

Getting some autographs

Carol Clark jokes with tailback Marcus Murphy while Darvin Ruise signs her football purse during Fan Day at Faurot Field. While Clark didn't make the purse herself, she did make sure to get it signed by her favorite players.

Meeting some favorites

Roy Hartline gets a 2010 Missouri football poster signed by football players Jasper Simmons and Terrell Resonno while teammates Kenji Jackson and Wes Kemp talk to fan Joseph Casebolt, 6, of Independence. MU football fans took the day to travel to Columbia and meet their favorite players.

Hometown of a success story

Photo provided by Claire Baker and shot by Lydia Bullock

The Kurdish flag flies above the rooftops in the village where Mohammad Star lives with his family. Star had successful heart surgery through the Preemptive Love Coalition last November and is fully recovered.

The interns

Photo submitted by Claire Baker and shot by Lydia Bullock

Claire Baker, center, with the other summer interns who traveled to Iraq to work with the Preemptive Love Coalition.

Back home, back to school

Photo provided by Claire Baker and shot by Lydia Bullock

Before her surgery, Nivar Mohammed, 9, couldn't walk very far at any given time without turning blue and becoming exhausted. The eight centimeter hole in her heart was repaired at the Anadolu Medical Center in Istanbul, Turkey, in July through the Preemptive Love Coalition. She is now back home in Iraq and plans to be back in school in September.

Students consider alternatives to buying textbooks

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.