September 16, 2010
Rock Bridge and Hickman softball players lineup to congratulate each other after the Bruins' 3-0 victory Thursday night at MU's University Field.
Frank Graham, right, puts his arm around his wife, Olive Graham, while giving a speech during an event honoring his life and service on Thursday at the Boone County Extension Office. Graham, a lifelong supporter of 4-H and MU Extension, donated the land where the office was built in 1984.
Customers wait for the grand opening of the Goodwill store Thursday morning at 1405 Grindstone Pkwy in Columbia.
Missouri women's soccer player Alysha Bonnick tries to get the ball past Dave Menne, a member of the MU men's soccer club, in a women's practice on Thursday.
Miles Lough, 7, a student at the Stephens College Children's School stares at a table of cake during the 85th anniversary celebration for the school on Thursday. The school ordered three cakes for the end of the day celebration with the students. "How can a school eat cake?" asked Lough.
September 15, 2010
Vesna Trivunovic was born in Serbia and has lived in the United States for three years. She came to Columbia College after playing for two seasons at Lake Land Community College in Mattoon, Ill.
Robert Randolph, center, plays the pedal steel guitar during a concert at The Blue Note on Wednesday. Robert Randolph and the Family Band was the headliner for the final night of the 9th Street Summerfest this year. Organizers moved the concert indoors because of inclement weather, but fans still packed the house.
A group of men auction off farming equipment at the Boone County Draft Horse and Mule Sale on Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Farmers traveled from around Missouri and even other states to bid on and sell used horse equipment and machinery.
These are the 12 drives that qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Drivers in the top row (from left to right) are Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon. Drivers in the bottom row are Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer.
Gov. Jay Nixon speaks during a ceremony honoring the late Gov. Warren Hearnes on Wednesday morning. Later, House lawmakers tried but failed to override Nixon's veto of a bill directing how stimulus funds can be spent.
Gov. Jay Nixon, left, and House Speaker Ron Richard, R-Joplin, applaud former first lady and state Rep. Betty Hearnes of Charleston during a ceremony to induct her husband, the late Gov. Warren Hearnes, in to the Hall of Famous Missourians on Wednesday morning in the House Chamber in Jefferson City.
In this Dec. 10, 2005, file photo, Reggie Bush of the University of Southern California smiles while posing for photos after a news conference in New York. Bush said Tuesday that he is forfeiting his Heisman Trophy.
September 14, 2010
Stephens Ashton Mixer sets the ball for teammate Alexis Wood against Hannibal-LaGrange Tuesday at Silverthorne Arena.
Maya Quick, 8, has a hands-on learning experience with the violin from teacher Tammy Takaishi, 26, during the Missouri String Project open house on Tuesday. Maya went home with a half-sized violin and will have 11 lessons throughout the semester.
Missouri linebacker Zaviar Gooden said he tried to refine the simple things in practice this summer by working on fundamentals. "I feel like I have a lot of room to grow, but if I work really hard I'm going to get there," he said.
So far this season, Missouri tight end Michael Egnew hasn't had much luck breaking tackles after the catch. “I try to use a stiff arm pretty often, but a lot of guys go for my ankles,” Egnew said.
Cyclists begin the Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride Saturday morning at the starting line. Riders biked for MS both Saturday and Sunday to raise funds for research and could pick from three routes with varying distances—the 40-mile, 75-mile or 100-mile century route.
Charlie Ries waves to and encourages MS bike riders Saturday at the starting line. This was Ries' 25th year volunteering for the MS bike ride, "Thank the volunteers at the rest stop(s). They'll give you food."
Cyclists pass the pirate themed rest stop at the Little Dixie Fire Protection District Station Sunday. Riders could choose among three different routes, which had rest stops roughly every ten miles.
Charlie Ries gives riders a pep talk Saturday morning before the MS bike ride. He led cyclists in his well-known "Hip, hip...hooray!" cheer to get them excited. The number "281" on his shirt corresponds to his bid number when he first volunteered 25 years ago. He has kept that bid number every year afterward.