August 10, 2009
Ashlie Vincent is baptized by Nathan Karr while William Lane watches at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention in Columbia on August 8.
In the foreground, Nathan Karr, left, greets Ricky McDay while Chris Upchurch baptizes Archie Cable at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Freshman player Nikko Sansone examines the Jayhawk logo on the bowl of a Tiger-themed toilet before adding his signature to the seat of the commode at football fan day on Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday. The toilet will be auctioned off to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Tiger fan Mark Cooley poses for his father, David Cooley, to take a photograph of him with senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon at Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday.
Missouri football supporters file onto Faurot Field for the Tiger's seventh annual fan day to collect autographs and meet the players, coaches and cheerleaders in Columbia on Sunday.
MU sports backers line up on Faurot Field in Columbia to collect autographs and meet Tiger football players, coaches and cheerleaders at the team's fan day on Sunday.
Freshman safety Tavon Bolden kneels down on Faurot Field to sign 9-year-old Carmen Sansone's leg cast at the Tiger football fan day on Sunday. Sansone hurt her leg as a result of a tumble during a soccer game.
August 9, 2009
Fans wait for the rain to stop Sunday during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at The Glen in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The race was postponed to Monday.
Brandon Deavers, 14, listens to his piano instructor, Cindy Segafredo, during his lesson at Palen's Music in Columbia on June 29. Segafredo urged Deavers to focus on the sheet music as he played, rather than allow his eyes to linger on the piano keys.
Brandon Deavers, 14, squeezes in some last-minute practice for his piano lesson in the show room of Palen's Music in Columbia on June 29. Deavers has been able to play music from movies and video games by ear since he was young, but he began taking lessons to learn how to read sheet music.
August 8, 2009
Guy Wilson holds a clicker and explains the benefits of its use in a classroom at a seminar in the MU Memorial Union.
Freshman wide receiver L'Damian Washington runs after catching a football at practice on Saturday.
Freshman wide receiver Jerrell Jackson catches a football during practice on Saturday.
Freshman wide receiver Jaleel Clark catches a football during practice on Saturday.
Freshman wide receiver Rolandis Woodland catches a football during practice on Saturday.
Missouri River 340 organizer Travis Worley presents Illinois residents Wally Werderich and Nick Josefik with their awards for third place in the men's tandem division at the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center in St. Charles on Friday. Werderich and Josefik called themselves Los Humungos Paddleos and dressed as Mexican wrestlers during the race.
Chris Campbell, a member of the support crew for the Texan Lone Star team, dresses down for the Missouri River 340 barbecue held just before the awards ceremony honoring the finishers of the boat race on Friday.
Washington State brothers David and Will Anderson accept their first-place awards in the men's tandem division of the Missouri River 340 race from Travis Worley at the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center in St. Charles on Friday.
From left, Hannah Grow, 14, and Marissa Weber,12, walk up to the awards podium to accept their third-place prizes in the women's tandem division at the Missouri River 340 awards ceremony in St. Charles on Friday. Grow and Weber entered the race to raise funds for breast cancer research and several other winners chose to add their own winnings to the girls' cause.
Friends and family photograph Columbia kayakers Wil Reeves and John Thomas just after their completion of the Missouri River 340 paddling race in St. Charles on Friday.