August 9, 2008
The opening ceremony for the Special Olympics drew many fans to the Boone County Courthouse Square on Friday evening.
Shirlene Treadwell, left, a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and Columbia police Capt. Zim Schwartze carry the torch at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics State Outdoor Championships in Columbia.
August 8, 2008
Quarterbacks Chase Patton, Blaine Gabbert and Jimmy Costello run through a passing drill during practice on Friday. Starting quarterback Chase Daniel was not at Friday's practice; he was attending a family funeral. He's expected to return to practice on Saturday.
Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon runs through a drill during practice early Friday morning. The Tigers practiced in full pads Friday for the first time since spring drills.
Dustin and Nicki Lyon observe fasting as part of their Orthodox Christian faith.
People chant slogans in support of China and the Olympic Games after the dawn flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square in Beijing today.
August 7, 2008
Derrick Peterson, a 2000 MU graduate, competed in the 800-meter run at the 2004 Olympics.
Former Missouri sprinter Natasha Kaiser-Brown won a gold medal in 1992 as part of the U.S. women's 4x400-meter relay team at the Barcelona games. She is now a track coach at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Columbia Classic Cars is now vacant.
Few cars remain in the parking lot of Columbia Classic Cars.
Senior strong safety Justin Garrett runs drills during practice on Thursday.
The cast of the PACE production The King & I pose for a photograph before the dress rehearsal on Wednesday night.
The PACE production of the King & I held rehearsal Wednesday night at the Missouri Theater. Olivia Heisner played the part of Anna Leonowens, the school teacher hired by the King to teach his children.
Matt Howard plays the part of King Mongkut in the PACE production of the King & I.
Olivia Heisner, playing the part of Anna Leonowens, and Matt Howard, playing the part of King Mongkut, perform in the King and I. The play held dress rehearsal on Wednesday night the Missouri Theater,
Olivia Heisner, playing the part of Anna Leonowens, sings the popular song "Getting to Know You" to the royal children. The PACE production of the King & I held rehearsal Wednesday night at the Missouri Theater.