December 22, 2007
Friday’s fundraising walk included elements of a “kick-me” campaign, playing off signs placed on kids’ back as a prank. This sign, worn by 17-year-old Rebecca Akutekha, is meant to encourage activism.
Jay Morgan Sr., the Santa Claus at the Mid America Harley Davidson shop, talks with customers’ kids.
Jay Morgan Sr. is the Santa Claus at the Mid America Harley-Davidson shop.
MU defensive lineman Stryker Sulak stands on the sidelines and watches his teamates during practice Friday in Columbia. Sulak is from Rockdale, Texas, and is among several Tigers returning to their home state to play in the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1.
Illinois' Shaun Pruitt, top right, puts up one in a sequence of shots from under the basket for what became the winning points Saturday in the annual Braggin Rights game against Missouri in St. Louis.
Missouri's Keon Lawrence covers his face after loosing the ball in the final seconds to give Illinois the victory Saturday in St. Louis.
December 20, 2007
Former Sprint-Nextel CEO Gary Forsee gives his inaugural speech as the new president of the four-campus UM System at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU in December of 2007.
Gary Forsee, former chief executive of Sprint Nextel Corp., is introduced as the new president of the University of Missouri System at a news conference Thursday at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU campus.
Gary Forsee, former CEO for Sprint Nextel Corp., is introduced as the new president of the University of Missouri System by Don Walsworth, president of the Board of Curators, at a news conference Thursday at the Reynolds Alumni Center.
Marty Siddall, left, Mary Margaret Coffield, center, and Leandra Spangler engage in a short conversation minutes before the start of a ceremony in which Rock Bridge High School's Performing Arts Center dedicated a piece of artwork to Paige Siddall, a former student who died in a car accident in November 2006.
Stefhon Hannah, shown here earlier this season against North Carolina A&T, and the MU men's basketball team will be looking to break a seven-game losing streak to Illinois on Saturday night.
Ziggy Hood runs drills during practice Thursday while his teammates look on.
December 19, 2007
The Magic Tree, located on 303 Hickam Drive, has 76,035 lights this season. On the tree, there are 17,850, or 23 percent, LED Christmas lights that are rated to use 80 percent - 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent Christmas lights.
The Magic Tree is located at the home of Randy Fletcher on 303 Hickam Drive. While traditional incandescent lights may cost a few dollars per strand, the energy efficient light-emitting diodes cost $20 per strand.
Gary Forsee, former CEO of Sprint Nextel, will be named as the next president of the UM system in a press conference Thursday afternoon, according to Associated Press reports.
Former New York mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani addresses Columbia residents at the Holiday Inn Select on Wednesday. Supporters 106th District Representative Steven Tilley, left, Senator Kevin Engler, 24th District Representative Ed Robb, 21st District Representative Steve Hobbs, 117 District Representative Kenneth Jones and U.S. Senator Kit Bond listen in.
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards of Columbia questions Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani about his stance on biotechnology and stem cell research at the Holiday Inn in Columbia on Wednesday.
Matt Lawrence, a St. Louis native, will play in his third Braggin’ Rights game Saturday. He is the only player on the team from Missouri.
December 18, 2007
Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll led the Tigers with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Retired engineer Karl Evans surveys the biogas energy conversion machinery at the Biogas Energy Plant at the landfill on Tuesday.