November 22, 2010
Brennan Vanmatre, right, pushes his son Kyler, 1, backwards in a swing at Stephen's Lake Park on Monday morning. Brennan and his son, along with his father and sister, came to the park to enjoy the warm weather.
Kyler Vanmatre (left), 1, and Dimitri Kardakos, 2, play in the sand at Stephen's Lake Park on Monday morning. Their parents brought them to the park to take advantage of the warm weather.
Jefferson Junior High School math teacher Kathy Steinhoff gives her acceptance speech for the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence on Monday, November 22, 2010.
November 21, 2010
Boone County Fire Department Training Officer Josh Creamer surveys the damage of a house fire Sunday evening on Bon Gor Court, north of Columbia. While no residents were injured, the damage from a fire, which started in the kitchen, exceeded $60,000.
Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore watches from the sidelines during Sunday's game in St. Louis.
Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore, left, and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon focus on the St. Louis Rams offense during Sunday's game at the Edward Jones Dome.
Hunter Acton, 11, takes a photograph of his signature, which his father, Victor, points to, on the side of the semi-truck carrying the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Sunday.
Taylor Boyd signs her name on the tarp of the semi-truck carrying the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree which parked at the Holiday Inn on Interstate 70 Drive on Sunday.
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Laurent Robinson is tackled by Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore on Sunday in St. Louis. Moore continues to wear No. 25 to honor his former Missouri teammate Aaron O'Neal.
A 7-year-old girl who participated in the Columbia Jaycees Holiday Parade is rolled into a Boone Hospital Center ambulance after being run over by the float she was walking alongside. The girl's costume got caught in the wheel of the trailer carrying the float, and she was dragged under it. Police on site said the wheel "barely missed her head."
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, right, yells at his players during the third quarter Saturday's game against Texas A&M.
NASCAR legend Richard Petty congratulates driver Carl Edwards in the No. 99 Aflac Ford after Edwards won the Ford 400.
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, center, high fives fans after winning the Ford 400. In addition to his victory backflips, Edwards has started going into the grandstands to celebrate with fans.
Carl Edwards takes the checkered flag to win the Ford 400 on Sunday in Homestead, Fla. Edwards cruised to the victory and joked with crew chief Bob Osborne after the race: "Why didn't you set the cars up like this before, Bob? That was the best performance down the straightaway I've had in a long time."
Carl Edwards' victory Saturday in Homestead, Fla., was close to domination. He led 190 of 267 laps for his second consecutive NASCAR race win.
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards celebrates after winning the Ford 400 on Sunday in Homestead, Fla.
Donald Kaul is a guest columnist.
November 20, 2010
MU punter Matt Grabner gets the first down on a trick play against Iowa State on Saturday.