Passing on the traditions

New students follow upperclassman instruction while being taught Mizzou chants during the 2009 Spirit Rally on Thursday. The rally gave incoming and returning students an opportunity to eat, sing and cheer as an introduction to MU traditions.

Wes Kemp during drills

Wes Kemp tries to shake teammate Gahn McGaffie during drills on Wednesday. Kemp is currently listed as a first-string wide receiver.

Wes Kemp at practice

Wide receiver Wes Kemp, shown here at a fall practice on Wednesday, is quite familiar with first-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert — the two are longtime friends.

The right hoop for the job

Shelly Dometrorch picks out hoops to embroider at her shop, Hoops Unlimited. Dometrorch also has the help of her stepson, daughter and dog, Annie, in the store.

Adding some flare

Shelly Dometrorch sets a hoop onto a polo about to be embroidered at her business, Hoops Unlimited. Dometrorch has owned the business for ten years.

Tools of the trade

The embroidery machine at Hoops Unlimited quickly sews out letters for Kilgore's Pharmacy polo shirts.

Humps not high enough

A boy bikes down Alexander Avenue Tuesday afternoon amongst the speed bumps installed on the street after years of resident calls for such measures.

Mourning former Gov. Warren Hearnes

Mourners enter the rotunda of the Capitol to pay respects to Gov. Warren Hearnes and to greet his wife, Betty Cooper Hearnes, on Wednesday morning in Jefferson City.

Jay Nixon hugs Betty Hearnes

Gov. Jay Nixon hugs Betty Cooper Hearnes, the wife of former Gov. Warren Hearnes, as first lady Georganne Wheeler Nixon greets Betty Hearnes' sister Jane Cooper Stacy on Wednesday morning.

Nixons pay their respects to Hearnes

Gov. Jay Nixon and his wife first lady Georganne Wheeler Nixon pay respects at the casket of former Gov. Warren Hearnes.

The viewing in the Capitol

Family and close friends filter into the Capitol rotunda to pay their respects to former Gov. Hearnes and greet his widow, Betty Cooper Hearnes.

Dignitaries pay respects

With all the remaining former governors and first ladies seated behind the podium, members of the public and family filled the seats.

A crowd of mourners

Attendees were stacked three stories high around the rotunda at the Capitol on Wednesday.

MU singers

The MU University Singers perform "Amazing Grace" during a memorial service for former Gov. Warren Hearnes.

Army band

Members of the 135th Army Band of Springfield prepare for a procession around the Capitol.


Pallbearers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol carry Hearnes' casket out of the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon.

Betty Cooper Hearnes

Betty Cooper Hearnes is assisted into a limousine after her husband's memorial service.

Procession around Capitol

The hearse carrying former Gov. Warren Hearnes passes the Capitol during procession after the memorial service.

Blaine Dalton at football practice

Freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton, who currently sits third on the MU depth chart, is working to get his football career back on track after a police stop last spring.

Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy

Afghans try to salvage belongings from destroyed vehicles at the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in the outskirts of Kabul. A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy killing at least seven civilians and wounding 50 people, including several international troops, officials said. A U.N. spokesman said three U.N. staff were also wounded.