September 5, 2009
Christopher Runyon, 19, stands outside of his residence in Glouster, Ohio. With more recruits than it can afford to keep, the Guard quietly implemented new recruiting requirements in March to slim down its forces. For starters, recruits must now get a higher score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam. Runyon, who has failed the ASVAB three times, got a 45 on his most recent attempt. A few months ago, that would have been a passing grade.
Missouri's Lei Wang-Francisco, right, runs on to the court with teammate Marissa Ferri.
Nicole Jamison, Rock Bridge, sings the National Anthem before her team's games.
The Tigers football team celebrates on the field with the Arch Rivalry trophy after beating Illinois 37-9 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Saturday.
Simon Norwood, a construction worker who hasn't found work in months, poses in a garage apartment belonging to a friend in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. The official poverty rate for Americans 65 years and older has stood for years at 10 percent, the lowest rate among age groups. But the true rate could be nearly twice that high, according to a revised formula created by the National Academy of Sciences that is gaining favor among public officials, including some in the Obama administration.
After the catch, MU wide receiver Danario Alexander sprints for the endzone during the game's 2nd half, chased by Illinois' No. 32, Supo Sanni.
Six-year-old Liam Hampton of Springfield shouts the "M-I-Z" cheer during a rally in the alumni association area outside the Edward Jones Dome before the Missouri-Illinois game today. Athletics director Mike Alden, Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and Gov. Jay Nixon helped lead the cheers to fire up fans' spirits before the game.
September 4, 2009
Rock Bridge junior quarter back Mark Pickerel avoids a tackle from the Hazelwood Central defense Friday night. Central, the defending 6A High School champs, defeated Rock Bridge 31-14.
Rock Bridge sophomore quarterback Bo Bell is tackled by the Hazelwood Central defense on Friday night. Central defeated Rock Bridge 31-14.
Rock Bridge senior defensive end Chase Rome runs onto the field at the start of Rock Bridge's football game against Hazelwood Central on Friday night.
Rock Bridge junior quarterback Mark Pickerel avoids a tackle from the Hazelwood Central defense Friday night. Central defeated Rock Bridge 31-14.
Rock Bridge junior Sheldon Gerau punts during Rock Bridge's football game against Hazelwood Central on Friday night. Central defeated Rock Bridge 31-14.
Rock Bridge junior quarterback Shawn Rush Jr. is tackeled by Hazelwood Central junior linebacker Cortland Dunlop during Rock Bridge's football game against Hazelwood Central on Friday night. Central defeated Rock Bridge 31-14.
Columbia College senior Maria Omondi tips the ball over the net while her teammate Paula Ferreira (cq) covers her in the first match against the Savannah College of Art and Design Bees on Friday afternoon. The Cougars defeated the Bees in three matches.
Columbia College sophomore Julie Teeple jumps to spike the ball during the game against the Savannah College of Art and Design on Friday afternoon. The game was the Cougars' first during the Best Western Classic Tournament.
Fans hold their spirit fingers into the air during a kick-off on Friday at Hickman High School.
Hickman's offensive line prepares for the snap on Friday night at Hickman High School. Hickman won the game 42-14 after a first half shut out.
Cradon Cook, a Hickman junior, carries the ball down field on Friday night against Vashon.
Hickman junior Chris Griggs prepares to hike the ball on Friday during their first home game of the season. Hickman beat Vashon 42-14 after a first half shut out.
Football players from Hickman High School hold hands while walking to center field before the second half of the game on Friday.