Tired travelers

Robert and Sheila Bailey arrive in Brielle, Netherlands after 16 days riding across Germany.

In Germany

Robert and Sheila Bailey at a German Bed & Breakfast.

U.S. trip

Sheila and Robert Bailey show off their shirts recognizing their trip across the U.S.

A bicycle built for two

Sheila and Robert Bailey have 13 years of stories to tell about how long-distance cycling has changed their relationship.

Fair queen

Boone County Fair queen Amy Wilsdorf poses for a portrait in her Columbia apartment. Wilsdorf won runner-up in the Missouri State Fair pageant in Sedalia.

MU football player L’Damian Washington at practice

Missouri redshirt freshman L'Damian Washington claimed the top X-receiver spot on Monday's updated depth chart.


Bill Easley and Lily Tinker-Fortel hold up signs encouraging a taser-free Columbia during a protest at City Hall on Monday. The demonstration occurred ahead of a scheduled city council vote to ban tasers from the city that evening.

Kilpatrick Obit

In this April 1, 1965 black-and-white file photo, then-Richmond News Leader editor James J. Kilpatrick, testified on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kilpatrick's wife said the widely syndicated political columnist has died at age 89.

Colombia Plane Crash

A police officer stands by a crashed plane sitting on the runaway at the airport on San Andres island in Colombia, on Aug. 16. The Boeing 737 operated by the airline Aires crashed on landing after departing from Bogota around midnight local time with 131 passengers. According to an Air Force official, at least one passenger died.

Carah Hart

Carah Hart is a summer intern for the Missouri Farm Bureau.

The cast of 'Camelot' at Maplewood Barn

Members of the cast of 'Camelot,' including Leslie Durrant, second from left, practice a number on Friday at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre stage.

Practicing a swordfight for 'Camelot' at Maplewood Barn

Casey Palmisano, center, who plays Lancelot, defends himself from three guards — played, from left, by Russell Becker, Brad Buchanan and Benjamin Hedrick — during a practice for "Camelot" on Friday at the Maplewood Barn Theater stage.

Fairgoers enjoy ride through the air

Soaring high above the ground 2010 Missouri State Fair attendees felt the breeze of "The Fighter." This year marks the 108th anniversary of the fair which runs until Aug. 22.

Missouri State Fair queen chats with meat vendor

Roger Alewel, state fair director from 1989 to 1993, jokes with 2010 Missouri State Fair Queen Megan Westhoff of Memphis, Mo. as he passed her a package of beef jerky at the Alewel's Country Meats stand at the Missouri State Fair on Sunday. Westhoff was crowned the fair's queen on Friday where Miss Boone County Amy Wilsdorf was named first runner-up. Westhoff said she and Wilsdorf realized backstage that they had known each other in 4-H when they were younger.

Clown gives out stickers at Missouri State Fair

Buttons the clown, also known as Newt Lundquist of La Moille, Ill., hands a sticker to 5-year-old Jordyn Marcille of Kansas City during the Missouri State Fair on Sunday. Lundquist drove the miniature car around the fairgrounds.

Fairgoer attempts climbing wall

A fairgoer made his way up a climbing wall. This year marks the 108th anniversary of the Missouri State Fair, which features performances by Colbie Caillat and Sheryl Crow.

Riders carry mats at Missouri State Fair

Mats in hand, riders run up the staircase to slide down the Drag Race at the 2010 Missouri State Fair on Sunday. The fair opened Thursday and goes until Aug. 22.

Boy sleeps on father's shoulders at Missouri State Fair

Shielded from the sun, Santiago Calle, 5, of Columbia slept on his father's shoulders during a Military Appreciation Ceremony, which was part of the Missouri State Fair's Homegrown Heroes Day on Sunday. Pfc. Juan Calle, originally of Colombia, South America, joined the National Guard earlier this year.

Parents juggle responsibilities, keeping family life private

Sara Hinkle and her husband, Travis Hinkle, use laptop computers to blog from their apartment in Bloomington, Ind. Hinkle is a 24-yr-old expecting mom and writes about her experiences. Keeping family life private at a time when 500 million people are on Facebook is a challenge made tougher for young, tell-all early adopters of the 6-year-old social networking site who are now juggling the responsibilities of marriage and children.

Skateboarder Lance Rothenberger in the Summer Shredfest

Lance Rothenberger jumps over the bar in the Ollie competition at Summer Shredfest on Saturday at Cosmopolitan Park’s skate park. Rothenberger won the competition, clearing a height of 33 inches to earn a case of Monster energy drink.