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Jimmy Burge performs a drill

Jimmy Burge, a defensive lineman, performs a drill during the second day of MU football fall practice Friday.

Jaron Baston waits between sets

Jaron Baston, defensive lineman, waits between sets of a drill during the second day of MU football fall practice, Friday morning.

Terrell Resonno performs drill

Terrell Resonno, defensive lineman, performs a drill during the second day of MU football fall practice Friday morning.

Players rest between drills

A group of offensive players rests between drills Friday morning, the second day of MU football fall practice. From left: J.T. Beasley, number 67; Kurtis Gregory, number 78; and Travis Ruth, number 53.

Watching the putt

Cruz Buchanan watches a putt on 17 during the first round of the Kiwanis Golf Championship at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course on Friday.

Preparing for hospital addition

Construction equipment arrives at Pershing Park on July 31, the last day the park will be open to patients and staff of the Truman Veterans Hospital. The park will be the site of new construction for the next few years as the hospital builds its new operating room suite.

Conceptualized renovations

In this artist's rendering of the veterans hospital, the proposed addition can be seen at the bottom right. It will be located where Pershing Park currently stands. Pershing Park will be relocated in the green space at the bottom right of this image.

Sotomayor first Hispanic confirmed to Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice designate Sonia Sotomayor is congratulated at the federal courthouse in New York after being confirmed by the Senate as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

Weatherspoon selected to be one of Missouri's captains

Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was voted to be one of the team captains. He will be joined by wide receiver Danario Alexander, nose tackle Jaron Baston and offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory.

Missouri football practice kicks off

Missouri cornerback Munir Prince, second from right, watches as teammates perform drills during the first practice of the fall season Thursday at the MU training fields.

Columbia College biology professor Peggy Wright

Peggy Wright, a biology professor at Columbia College, talks with Terry Smith, the college's dean of academic affairs, about a new online course in human biology. The class, which is slated to start this fall, will allow students to perform lab assignments at home.

Deaton at Nixon news conference on autism

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton was one of several people attending Gov. Jay Nixon's news conference at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Edtech - online class at Columbia College

Columbia College is developing an online course called Human Biology. Students receive this kit that enables them to do lab assignments at home. Included are a sheep heart, dissection tools and a microscope. The class will be offered this fall.

A somber celebration

Irwin Kaye, right, speaks with Rabbi Yossi Feintuch before an observation of the Jewish holiday Tisha B'Av on Wednesday at the Congregation Beth Shalom. The somber event marks the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem, and other events that have taken place on the same day.

Attending a service

Rabbi Yossi Feintuch, right, leads a small service on Wednesday to mark Tisha B'Av, the Jewish day of remembrance of the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem. Irwin Kaye, center, and David Wilkerson, left, are members of the Congregation Beth Shalom who attended the service.

Singing at a service

Irwin Kaye, right, sings on Wednesday during a remembrance of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish holiday marking the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yossi Feintuch, left, led members of Congregation Beth Shalom in a small service marking the holiday before watching a documentary about the temples.

Firefighters attend to person in high-speed chase

Columbia firefighters transport Daniel Hood to an emergency medical vehicle as Columbia Police Officers Barbara Buck and Bruce Houston survey the scene of a multi-car accident on the corner of McBaine and Ash on August 5. Police were chasing the vehicle of Anthony Jacobs, who is under warrant for absconding on parole, when Hood's truck was caught up the melee.

Officers mark directions of cars involved in high-speed chase

Spray-painted pink lines on the intersection of McBaine and Ash streets in Columbia mark the directions in which different cars were traveling before being caught up in a multi-vehicle accident.

High-speed chase ends in accident

The smashed car, left, of Anthony Jacobs lies on the curb of McBaine Street. Police were chasing Jacobs, under warrant for absconding on parole, when his car spun out and hit a telephone pole.

Foster grandparents get more government support

Betty Flanagan encourages two girls at Nora Stewart Nursery as they struggle with their coloring. "The program allows me to give my time to children that need extra love," said Flanagan.
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