September 17, 2010
Brian Kratzer is director of photography for the Columbia Missourian.
Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith has crafted his body into football's version of the Vitruvian Man — a Leonardo da Vinci drawing showing the human body's ideal proportions. With a 7-foot-2 wingspan, the ability to bench press 350 pounds and the ability to jump 40 inches from a standstill, Smith is an ideal athlete.
Rock Bridge sophomore golfer Mikayla Baker
Rock Bridge freshman golfer Catherine Howser
Rock Bridge junior golfer Anna Howser
Rock Bridge freshman golfer Amanda Baker
September 16, 2010
Rock Bridge senior Caroline Sicht makes contact batting against Hickman on Thursday night at MU's University Field.
Rock Bridge junior Lauren Fuller threw a complete game shutout Thursday against Hickman.
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.