September 3, 2010
Mervin Beechy stands near the Mexico goat, known as Billy the kid, Billy Goat Gruff and just Billy, on Thursday at the Missouri Livestock Market Center in Mexico. Since capturing the runaway goat, Beechy has kept it at the stockyard during the day and transfers the goat to an undisclosed location at night because he fears for its safety and is worried someone else may try to steal it. Beechy plans to put the goat up for auction Sept. 9 with proceeds benefiting the Audrain Humane Society in Mexico.
"Billy Goat Gruff," a goat that eluded capture while roaming around Mexico, Mo., for the past week, stands in a pen on Thursday at the Missouri Livestock Market Center in Mexico. The goat was lassoed by Mervin Beechy on Tuesday night outside a Dairy Queen. The goat, a 4-year-old Boar/Nubian crossbreed, became well-known throughout Missouri and amassed more than 10,000 "likes" on Facebook.
September 2, 2010
Missouri receiver Danario Alexander sprints past Illinois defender Supo Sanni on a 31-yard pass reception in last season's Arch Rivalry game. Alexander emerged as a standout player in the game, making 10 catches for 132 yards to lead all receivers in a 37-9 Tigers victory.
Missouri running back Joe Moore, a St. Louis native, breaks free of the Illinois defense in a 1969 game at Busch Stadium. That year, the Tigers beat the Illini 37-6.
In last Friday's game against Rock Bridge, Hickman senior Tyler Sprigg had five tackles on defense and seven catches for 66 yards on offense, including a touchdown that put the Kewpies ahead late in the game.
Jackie Putnam plays fetch in the water with her 3-year-old Labrador mix, Bubba, at Stephens Lake Park on Thursday. She adopted Bubba from the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis. Putnam said she is happy that Bubba gets to live in Columbia instead of the city. "Columbia is a really dog-friendly town," she said. "There are a lot of parks, and people are a little more relaxed with their dogs."
As part of an ongoing journey down the Katy Trail a group from Troy, Ill., stops at a bur oak on Route K on Thursday. The group, which includes Ron, Kathy, Sandy and Allen Poletti, Jeff and Annamarie Scharringhause and Dave Bartels are in their fourth year of riding the trail from St. Charles to Clinton, a section at a time. This year they're riding from Hartsburg to Rocheport during the day and staying at bed and breakfasts at night. Ron Poletti described the camaraderie of the trip: "Stop at every bar along the trail, and you'll see us there."
Boats are seen spraying water on an oil and gas platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday. All 13 crew members were rescued.
A scene from the Missouri Alumni Association's pregame event before the 2009 Arch Rivalry game against Illinois.
A woman watches waves churned up by Hurricane Earl break against the pier in Surf City, N.C. on Sept. 2.
A window is boarded up with a message at the Buxton Beach Motel in Buxton, N.C., on Sept. 1 as Hurricane Earl approaches North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Scott Reese, of Asheville, N.C., packs his surfboards up as he prepares to evacuate for Hurricane Earl, as it heads toward the eastern coast, in Atlantic Beach, N.C., on Sept. 2.
A surfer enjoys the large surf as Hurricane Earl heads towards the eastern coast on Sept. 1 in Virginia Beach, Va.
Justin Curcio, a carpenter from Buxton, boards up a doorway at Hatteras Cabanas in Hatteras, N.C., Wednesday as Hurricane Earl approaches North Carolina's Outer Banks.
September 1, 2010
Missouri freshman Alex Charlebois came to the Tigers from London, Onatario, where she was the 2006 Athlete of the Year at Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School.
Missouri freshman Alex Charlebois, center, finishes morning soccer practice by doing stretches with the rest of her team Wednesday on Faurot Field.
Teammates sometimes refer to Missouri junior Brittney Brimmage as “Scar” because people can find her intimidating.
Rock Bridge defender Tyler Brittain battles for the ball against Rolla on Tuesday in the Bruins' home opener.
Missouri defensive specialist Priscilla Armendariz is frequently found dancing or laughing while she's on the court.