November 2, 2008
Levi, a Pyrenean shepherd, jumps over obstacles during a dog agility trial at the Columbia Canine Sports Center on Sunday morning. The trial was held Saturday and Sunday with 300 entries each day.
Shown is the painting "The Vision of St. Bruno" in Dallas on Oct. 23. The lost painting by Italian master Sebastiano Ricci has turned up in Texas after a 300-year journey that has seen it change hands from a European nobleman playboy to a Missouri fur trader and finally to generations of an American family. Discovered in a Dallas warehouse after the family asked an art expert to take a look at it, Ricci's painting will be offered by Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries.
Lauren Titterington is a columnist for the Missourian.
November 1, 2008
Lei Wang practices setting the ball during pregame warmups before its match against Texas Tech on Saturday. The Tigers won the match 3-1.
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Studs Terkel at his home in Chicago in a May 2007 photo. He died Friday at 96.
Retired Pilot John Clark stands with some of his memorabilia from his 30 years in the service. Clark was a POW for six years in Hanoi Hilton with John McCain during Vietnam after his plane was shot down.
John Clark holds a few of the Prisoner of War Bracelets bearing his name that people wore during his six years as a POW in Hanoi HIlton. Bracelets like these were often worn by people who did not know the POW but still wanted to keep that person in their hearts and minds.
Missouri’s Miguel Paul, far left, and Mike Anderson Jr., left, practice dribbling with Special Olympics during a two-hour clinic held Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Six stations gave participants a chance to learn from Tigers players.
Missouri tight end Chase Coffman catches a pass in the end zone over Baylor defender Trenston Hill for a fourth quarter touchdown in the Tigers' victory Saturday in Waco, Texas.
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin, center, is sacked by Ziggy Hood during the second quarter of the Tigers' win at Baylor in Waco, Texas.
Children were encouraged to ride their bikes on the Activity and Recreation Center track during the second annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel event on Saturday. They were also urged to come in their Halloween costumes. Pedaling their hearts out are, front row, left to right, Haley Kent, 5, and Molly Allen-Thomas, 5; middle row, left to right, Madison Higginbotham, 5, Lucy Allen-Thomas, 2; and back row, left to right, Jenna Withrow, 6 and Grayson Barnes, 5.
October 31, 2008
Rock Bridge running back Stuart Eiken, right, is chased by Blue Springs players Layth Alkateeb, left, and Zach Brady, middle, before getting tackled. The Bruins lost 49-7.
Lauren Tschiggfry and Megan Potthast read in a tent constructed of blankets as part of the Mill Creek Elementary School Read-A-thon on Friday.
From left, Avery Jennings, Stephen Priest and Brady Hayes read in a tent constructed of blankets as part of the Mill Creek Elementary School Read-A-thon on Friday. As part of the festivities, students were allowed to wear comfortable clothing and bring stuffed animals and blankets from home.
In her son Todd Daily's first grade class at Mill Creek Elementary School, Tania Daily answers questions after reading a story, as part of the Mill Creek Read-A-Thon. The Read-A-Thon has replaced previous school fundraisers.
Carol Birdsong, left, Tony Viessman, center, and Staci McNally of "Rednecks for Obama" stand in speaker's circle and hand out bumper stickers on Thursday at MU. The group from Rolla travels to rallies for Barack Obama around the U.S.
Scott Cairns, a poet and MU professor of English, is writing “Young Monks,” profiling a group of spiritual people who have helped him find peace.
After completing eight trips to Mount Athos, a Greek peninsula and pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians, Scott Cairns has gradually learned to assimilate the monk's use of self-denial — a skill monks use to enhance their spiritual lives — into his own life.
Lauren Stewart, left, confronts anti-Obama protesters at Speakers Circle.
Lauren Stewart, right, argues with anti-Obama protesters at Speakers Circle at MU before Obama's speech on Thursday night.