October 9, 2008
A Western fox snake rests on a gravel road after eating its prey at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Mound City.
After DDT was banned in 1972 and eaglets were brought to Missouri from states with large populations, the bald eagle has bounced back.
Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president, talks to Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, left, and Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, after his speech in Jefferson City.
The barn owl has seen an increase in the number of nests reported by citizens and researchers from 11 between 1986 and 1992 to 90 by this year.
A crowd listens to Joe Biden speak in Jefferson City on Thursday night in front of a campaign sign for Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for president.
The audience packed Memorial Park in Jefferson City on Thursday night to listen to Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president.
"In my neighborhood, if you want to say something about me, say it to my face, " Joe Biden said in a rally in Jefferson City on Thursday night. He was criticizing John McCain, Republican candidate for president, and his behavior at a recent presidential debate when he "wouldn't look Obama in the eye."
Crossing guard Ralph Bowers blows out candles during Russell Elementary School's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.
Joe Biden, Democratic vice presidential candidate, talks in front of a full house Thursday night in Jefferson City. The senator from Delaware spoke at the Change We Need rally in Memorial Park.
Former students Becky Jacob, center, and Ken Harl Pestle, right, recall their time at Russell Elementary School. They were looking at pictures with Carolyn Jacob, Becky Jacob's mother, during the school's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.
Chase Daniel congratulates wide receiver Jared Perry after throwing a touchdown pass during Missouri’s 69-17 win against Nevada on Sept 13. The gesture is meant to reflect the TIgers’ “team-first” mentality, players said.
Thomas O'Neal, left, director of bands for the MU School of Music, talks with Robert Shay, the new director of the School of Music in Loeb Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Shay was vice president for academic affairs and dean of the conservatory at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.
The MU center started a pawpaw trial in 1999 with 10 cultivars and 50 trees.
Pawpaws, native to Missouri, are tropical fruit that resemble a pear on the outside but have a custard-like juicy consistency on the inside. The sweet fruit is being cultivated by the MU Center for Agroforestry in hopes of making it easier for family farmers to benefit from the fruit’s potential.
Safety Kyle Asbury ,left, and his wide receiver brother Ryan Asbury are attacking both sides of the ball for the Kewpies this season. Kyle is in his junior year at Hickman and Ryan is a sophomore.
Sarah Becking with her two children Adelaide, 6, and Jack, 3.
KCOU DJs and staff handed out fliers to passersby and the crowd gathered at Speaker's Circle.
Jordan Stockdale, hip-hop/R&B coordinator for KCOU, shows his support for the station at Speaker's Circle on Wednesday. KCOU disc jockeys and staff gathered to support the station. KCOU has been trying to get funds from MSA and needs $30,000 for a new radio tower.
Carolina Escalera is the host for Radio Adelante, which airs every Saturday at 10 a.m. on KOPN/89.5.