August 4, 2008
Linebackers coach Dave Steckel gives instructions during the MU football team's first practice of the season Monday afternoon.
Freshman place kicker Trey Barrow, center, and freshman wide receiver Terry Dennis, left, break for water during MU's first football practice of the season Monday afternoon. Monday's temperatures reached as high as 95 degrees, with a heat index of 114.
Newly voted MU football captain Chase Daniel helps lead the team in stretching at the first practice of the season on Monday. Daniel, along with Ziggy Hood, William Moore and Tommy Saunders, were voted the team captains for the 2008 season.
Freshman linebacker Jared Culver makes a catch during MU's first football practice of the season Monday afternoon.
Chase Daniel (10), one of the four captains for the 2008 season, runs the field with the MU football team during the first practice of the season on Monday.
The MU football team does stretching exercises during the first practice of the 2008 season on Monday.
A serigraph is the print created when ink is pushed through a stencil attached to a screen. Lawrence Rugolo's "Gemini" (1983), part of a current show at Bingham Gallery honoring three MU art professors, was originally done in black and white; color was added in the silkscreening process. The stencil in this case was made from a photograph.
Lampo Leong: Molten Magma I, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 34×51 inches, 2008
Lampo Leong: Magnificence (ink on rice paper)
Ben Van Pelt, right, and Wes Schmer of the Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department put out a hay fire in an agriculture field near Paxton, Neb., July 15, 2008. They and other Ogallala firefighters responded to the fire because the closest volunteer department couldn't.
Skip Caray, far right, shown in in this May 13, 1991 file photo, died Sunday at his home. He was 68. His father, Hall of Fame Cubs announcer Harry Caray, and his son, fellow Atlanta Braves broadcaster Chip Caray, prepare to broadcast a game between the Cubs and Braves in this file photo.
August 3, 2008
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 500 auto race in Long Pond, Pa., on Sunday.
Columbia native Carl Edwards does his trademark backflip off his car after winning NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Sunday at Pocono Raceway. It was Edwards fourth victory of the season, and it lifted him from fifth into third place in the point standings.
Larry Monroe, left, and Deacon Lonnie Ratliff, right, pray over the $1,681.51 offering Sunday night at a fundraiser for the Warren Funeral Chapel.
Kathy Johnson protests the Warren Funeral Chapel fundraiser given by Mary Ratliff of the NAACP on Sunday. Johnson and her family have been searching for the whereabouts of their mothers burial plot, which are unknown by Warren.
Mary Ratliff addresses the crowd at the fundraiser held for Warren Funeral Chapel, thanking them for their support and attendance. The fundraiser was held Sunday evening at the Second Missionary Baptist Church.
The Evangelical Free Church of Craiova (Biserica Evanghelica Libera din Craiova) is finally being built. 17 years ago, the E-Free Church of Columbia started a church in Craiova, Romania. It is slated to be complete this year.