August 22, 2010
From left, MU seniors Cyreia Sandlin, Camila Gumati and Kelsey Mirando greet incoming freshmen as they head through the Columns on Sunday as part of the annual Tiger Walk. While the first students ran across the quadrangle, the back of the large crowd could only manage to walk through.
Incoming freshmen run across the Francis Quadrangle as part of the annual Tiger Walk ceremony on Sunday. Tradition has new freshmen walk - and run - through the Columns toward Jesse Hall to signify the start of their careers at MU.
In this July 22 photo, Ted White Jr. looks around at the dozens of his supporters at City Hall in Lee's Summit, near Kansas City. White spent five years in prison on child sexual abuse charges before being acquitted in 2005. He was awarded $16 million in 2008 after a federal jury determined a Lee's Summit police detective lied and manipulated evidence in the case because he was the secret lover of White's estranged wife. However, the city of Lee's Summit hasn't paid the judgment, as it originally agreed to.
August 21, 2010
Stan Kroenke of Columbia is a real estate developer and the owner or part-owner of several sports teams, including the NFL's St. Louis Rams, the NBA's Denver Nuggets, the NHL's Colorado Avalanche and the English Premier League soccer club Arsenal.
Jared Culver, third from the left in the back row, poses for a group shot with the Downers Grove South High School cheerleading squad.
Missouri's Jared Culver says he never thought of cheerleading as a sport until he got involved as a sophomore in high school. "What they do is very hard," Culver said. "You’ve got to run around and scream, pick people up, do flips and everything else ... It was pretty tough.”
A chicken hangs upside down from a rope after being slaughtered during first "From Yard to Skillet" workshop at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture on Saturday. The chickens were hung up on the rope after they had already been culled.
A processed chicken gets a quick rinse to clean it before going into a cooler during the first "Farm to Skillet" workshop at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture on Saturday. The chicken were stripped of feathers and cleaned by participants of the workshop after slaughtering them as humanely as possible.
Jordan Dawdy demonstrates how to process the chicken once the feathers have been removed to participants of the first "Yard to Skillet" workshop at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture on Saturday. Dawdy, who is a Ph.D. candidate in rural sociology at MU, led the workshop that morning.
Attendees of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's first "Yard to Skillet" workshop survey the chickens before beginning the workshop on the Center's property on Saturday. The chickens that were culled during the workshop had been raised by the Center's urban farmers.
Right after opening their envelopes, a crowd of new sorority members run to their respective sororities to celebrate on Saturday on Francis Quadrangle at MU.
Two MU freshmen face the column with envelopes in hand on bid day Saturday on Francis Quadrangle on campus. The potential new members were required to keep the envelopes, which contained the name of the sorority that gave them a bid, behind their back until all of new members opened the envelopes simultaneously before rushing to their respective houses.
Members of the Delta Delta Delta sorority hold up their letters and a banner as they chant during bid day Saturday on Francis Quadrangle on campus.
Daniel Beerman decorates his bike with streamers on Saturday at Shiloh Bar & Grill before departing on the Boone Dawdle bike ride to Les Bourgeois winery in Rocheport. The bike ride was part of the first annual Boone Dawdle, which was sponsored by True/False and Off the Track Events as a fundraiser for the True/False Film Festival. Once at the winery, ticket holders for the event had a list of activities including a picnic style dinner, a concert, and a movie showing. True/False also provided shuttles back to Columbia throughout the evening.
In this Aug. 19, 2010, file photo, pedestrians stop to argue with Abu Rahman, right, Matt Sky, second from right, and Julia Lundy, third from right, as they stand in front of the site of a proposed mosque near ground zero in New York. As rancor swirls around the issue of whether a mosque and Islamic cultural center should be built two blocks from the New York site where the destroyed Twin Towers stood, Americans are being forced to examine just how tolerant they are — or are not.
Tom Brinker, right, helps Daniel Leeman assess what problems his bike was having and how to fix them before Leeman began his bike ride on Saturday at Shiloh Bar & Grill, the starting point for The Boone Dawdle. The bike ride from Shiloh's in Columbia to Les Bourgeois winery in Rocheport was part of the first annual Boone Dawdle, a ride sponsored by True/False and Off the Track Events as a fundraiser for the True/False Film Festival.
August 20, 2010
Furnishings from an RV litter the side of Interstate 70 after a multi-vehicle pileup on Aug. 20.
Joan Baer holds her children, Charlotte and Will, after being involved in the multiple car pileup on Interstate 70 Friday evening.
MU students form a line to pass rocks from a truck in order to fill in empty spaces in the M before it is painted on Aug. 20 at Faurot Field.