October 3, 2008
Drew Gordon stretches his neck and talks with friends during his physical rehab at Rock Bridge on Oct. 4. Gordon was temporarily paralyzed when he bruised his spinal cord during a practice on Sept. 9.
The personality of Hickman junior Josh Williams earned him the nickname “Preacher.” “He has the gift of gab,” Williams’s father Roderick said. “He’s always been very talkative.”
Defensive end Zach Potter says there have been fewer mistakes on defense this season. ". . .guys are still adjusting,” Potter said. “It’s a process.”
Mark Jones (64) celebrates James Wilder’s winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of Missouri's 35-31 victory at Nebraska in 1978.
October 2, 2008
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, and Republican candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shake hands following the only vice presidential debate of the campaign at Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008.
Stephen Kruse and Grant Watkins rehearse a scene for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Thursday.
The cast of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" finishes up a song during rehearsal on Thursday.
MU's Golden Girls perform during a spirit rally on Oct. 2, 2008 held in honor of Saturday's MU-Nebraska game.
Grant Watkins and Alexander Milner rehearse a scene for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." The production will run Oct. 7 to 12 at the Rhynsburger Theatre.
From left, Laurie Spaunhorst, Kathleen Heermann and Lexy Martin show off their autographs from Rucker during a spirit rally at MU on Oct. 2, 2008.
Zach Ruesler and the rest of the cast rehearse a song for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Rhynsburger Theatre on Thursday. Ruesler plays Bud Frump in the musical which is directed by James M. Miller.
Martin Rucker, right, a former MU All-American tight end now with the Cleveland Browns, signs an autograph on the arm of Kathleen Heermann during a spirit rally held for the MU-Nebraska game at Carnahan Quadrangle on October 2, 2008.
Jumpstart, affiliated with MU, hosted "Read for the Record" at the University Bookstore on Thursday afternoon, where the book Corduroy was read to preschool age children by community members.
Tagalong the Clown, Martina Hoyt, with Jumpstart, reads Corduroy to children during Jumpstart's "Read for the Record" event at the University Bookstore on Thursday afternoon. The event was part of a national effort aiming to set a world record of the most preschoolers reading the same book at the same time.
Sound engineer Ben Monroe performs a sound check on Thursday afternoon for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.
Known for his solo albums as well as his role in Alison Kraus and Union Station, Jerry Douglas will close out the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival Saturday night.
Jaylyn Salmons, an art minor at Mizzou, helps set up a window display Wednesday morning at the new Fair Trade store opening in downtown Columbia. The non-profit store, Mustard Seed, is associated with the ministry of Karis Community Church and opened in October.
Easley River Road is dangerous for cars because of its single lane for traffic and its proximity to the unstable river bank.
Frost takes fishing trips almost every week with fellow churchgoers from Broadway Christian Church.
Rick Frost, a recently retired pastor of the Broadway Christian Church, reads over his sermon before officiating the wedding of a friend in September. Frost says he officially retired Sept. 1, but had made special arrangements to perform the ceremony. He has known the bride since she was an infant. In retirement, he plans to pursue photography, fishing and travel to national parks.