September 5, 2008
The new Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU is set for dedication during the MU School of Journalism Centennial and Dedication. The 50,000-square-foot facilities will offer lab space, meeting rooms, library and other resources for students, faculty and visitors.
MU tight end Chase Coffman drags Illinois defensive back Nate Bussey during the first half of the Tigers' game against the Illini in St. Louis.
Missouri wide receiver Jared Perry runs for a large gain during the second quarter of the Tigers game against Illinois at the Edward Jones Dome.
Prints representing women from the 1830s to the present are viewed through bars supporting a staircase in the Davis Art Gallery at Stephens College.
Illinois defensive back Dere Hicks tries to tackle Missouri's Derrick Washington as he scores a touchdown in the first half of Missouri's 52-42 victory against the Illini.
Derrick Washington, center, laughs with his teammates as coach Brian Jones sings and dances during practice Tuesday.
MU running back Derrick Washington is grabbed by his facemask by Illinois defensive back Nate Bussey in the first quarter of the Tigers' game against the Illini in St. Louis.
Student Athletic Trainer Travis McCann, left, works on Kewpies Spenser Washington's ankle at Hickman High School on Wednesday. Washington hopes to play in Friday's game at Vashon High School.
Bluegrass and folk songs resonated across the Missouri River on Wednesday evening as Mark Risch jams at Cooper's Landing. On Saturday, the third annual EcoArtFest will be held at Cooper's Landing with art vendors and musical acts.
"Naked Dave" Bandy passionately sings during one song of a jam session while accompanied by D.L. "Dyno" Penny and other musicians at Cooper's Landing on Wednesday. The men were practicing for this Saturday's third annual EcoArtFest on the Missouri River at Cooper's Landing.
Bluegrass and folk songs resonated across the Missouri River on Wednesday evening as Pat Farrar, left, and Mark Risch jam at Cooper's Landing, protected from the rain by the porch's awning. On Saturday, the third annual EcoArtFest will be held at Cooper's Landing with art vendors and musical acts.
Groups at the Vision Showcase in the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts set up booths to inform the citizens of Columbia about their goals for the city's future Thursday. The groups associated with the "Columbia Visioning" are trying to stay connected through shared ideas as they try to improve the city.
Simon Wanyonyi, 9, looks at Columbia police Sgt. Lloyd Simons' badge as he makes his way around the Vision Showcase on Thursday. The groups present at the showcase shared their goals for the future development of Columbia.
Hickman sophomore Spenser Washington lined up at seven different positions in the Kewpies' season opening loss to Liberty.
Boone Tavern employees and friends watch John McCain at the Republican National Convention during his acceptance speech on his party's presidential nomination.
James Gray, a manager at Boone Tavern, watches John McCain during his presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, shown at a watch party in Columbia. "I'm neutral. I love everybody, " Gray said of his campaign following.
September 4, 2008
The Tomato Festival began about four years ago when festival superintendent Tim Reinbott said he and other growers had a discussion about what was missing in the Columbia horticulture community. Each year, the festival provides an opportunity for growers to bring their own varieties of peppers and salsas for taste tests and a friendly competition.
The Tomato Festival at Bradford Farm allowed visitors to sample varieties of tomatoes and peppers and rate them to select their favorites.
The Sun Gold and Sun Sugar cherry tomatoes won the awards for best tomatoes at this year's Tomato Fest. It was the second year in a row where the Sun Sugar variety had taken the crown.