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.
September 14, 2010
Stephens Ashton Mixer sets the ball for teammate Alexis Wood against Hannibal-LaGrange Tuesday at Silverthorne Arena.
Maya Quick, 8, has a hands-on learning experience with the violin from teacher Tammy Takaishi, 26, during the Missouri String Project open house on Tuesday. Maya went home with a half-sized violin and will have 11 lessons throughout the semester.
Missouri linebacker Zaviar Gooden said he tried to refine the simple things in practice this summer by working on fundamentals. "I feel like I have a lot of room to grow, but if I work really hard I'm going to get there," he said.
So far this season, Missouri tight end Michael Egnew hasn't had much luck breaking tackles after the catch. “I try to use a stiff arm pretty often, but a lot of guys go for my ankles,” Egnew said.
Cyclists begin the Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride Saturday morning at the starting line. Riders biked for MS both Saturday and Sunday to raise funds for research and could pick from three routes with varying distances—the 40-mile, 75-mile or 100-mile century route.
Charlie Ries waves to and encourages MS bike riders Saturday at the starting line. This was Ries' 25th year volunteering for the MS bike ride, "Thank the volunteers at the rest stop(s). They'll give you food."
Cyclists pass the pirate themed rest stop at the Little Dixie Fire Protection District Station Sunday. Riders could choose among three different routes, which had rest stops roughly every ten miles.
Charlie Ries gives riders a pep talk Saturday morning before the MS bike ride. He led cyclists in his well-known "Hip, hip...hooray!" cheer to get them excited. The number "281" on his shirt corresponds to his bid number when he first volunteered 25 years ago. He has kept that bid number every year afterward.
Students watch President Obama's back-to-school speech in the auditorium at Rock Bridge High School. Some teachers opted to have their students watch it on the larger screen while some viewed it on the televisions in their classrooms.
Little remains of MU's Stafford Hall, which was demolished this month. The residence hall was built in 1947 and housed about 230 students. Stafford and neighboring Cramer Hall are being razed to make way for University Hospital's new Patient Care Tower.
From left, Lynne Robertson and two of her sons, Kiffer and Chad, work in the office at A-1 Auto Recyclers. After growing up with the business, Robertson's three sons decided to also work in the salvage yard. "When Chad was little, and they asked him in school what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said, 'I'll just help my mom,'" said Robertson.
Erin Slate takes the tires off a Jeep Cherokee at A-1 Auto Recyclers. Slate is one of three sons who work at the family business and takes on many tasks at the yard. "Everybody does everything," said his mom, Lynne Robertson.
The family bulldog, Chloe, sleeps on a spare chair at A-1 Auto Recyclers on Tuesday. Don Slate takes Chloe with him on his drives to St. Louis when he transfers crushed cars. Slate said whenever Chloe hears the words "St. Louis," she gets excited and is ready to take the trip.