August 29, 2008
Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waves before making his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Thursday.
August 28, 2008
School supplies donated by Barbara Prince litter the counter of Mama Bessie's Dry Cleaners. Supplies were donated as part of a drive organized by the store's owner, Margaret Hickem-Smith and will be donated to students in Columbia public schools.
"Abundance" is a handmade paper and mixed media work by Jo Stealey on display at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery during an art faculty show.
April Diaz Be Leon, a junior at MU, examines "Hyperbole," an ink pigment and collage on paper by Mark Langeneckert at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery during an art faculty show that will run through Sept. 18.
Margaret Hickem-Smith looks through a bag of school supplies Thursday afternoon. The supplies were donated earlier in the morning by Barbara Prince for Hickem-Smith's back-to-school drive, which benefits Columbia public schools.
Rescue workers prepare to leave the scene of a teen's death at Stephens Lake Park on Thursday.
Joanna Williams plays a game of hand-in-foot with friends at the Columbia Senior Center. Williams believes there is more interest in this election than any other because of the war and current state of the economy.
Members of the Columbia bike polo team rest atop Hitt Street Parking Garage. The COMOPOLO bike polo team will participate this weekend at the Chicago NACCC bike polo tournament. Unlike traditional polo where riders on horses gallop across grassy fields, bike polo is played on an asphalt surface, often with PVC pipe as goals.
Bike polo mallets lay on top of the Hitt Street Parking Garage. Bikers are required to keep both feet on the pedals during the game. If a foot hits the ground, the player must cycle to center court and touch his mallet to the ground before returning to the game.
Nicholas Jacob looks at the dispute over the polo ball between Charlie Hill and Chris Williamson, on the roof top of a parking garage in Columbia. The team tangles with police officers when they try to find a place to play. The players often move to a new parking garage after they’ve been banned from another.
Drew Deubner, a junior at MU reaches with his mallet for a polo ball on the rooftop of Hitt Street Parking garage in Columbia. He and several other friends gather weekly to play bike polo.
Sean Coder repairs the chain of his bike while Charlie Hill, Nicholas Jacob and Trevor Kilgore circle around him on the roof top of Hitt Street parking garage. Their bike polo team will participate this weekend at the Chicago North American Cycle Courier Championship tournament.
Students at Columbia Independent School release balloons as part of an annual tradition. The celebration marks the 10th anniversary of the school's opening on the Stephens College campus.
Third grade students, left to right, Addie Logsdon, Lalya Kuznetsova, Hannah Potter and Grace Eberflus lead peers in the Lion Cub Cheer at Columbia Independent School before releasing balloons Wednesday. The school celebrated its 10th anniversary with the beginning of the 2008-09 school year.
August 27, 2008
Missouri defensive end Stryker Sulak says the Tigers defense has the experience necessary to stop Illinois quarterback Juice Williams.
Two-year-old Tiger fan Savanna Hazelrigg and her grandfather Ray Hazelrigg spend time together at the Faurot Field pep rally on Wednesday evening. While many fans waited in line for autographs, others were watching magician Joe Meyers as he performed a variety of tricks during the rally.
As the Illinois game on Saturday approaches, head coach Gary Pinkel assures the fans of the success they hope for this season. With him are Missouri starters, from left, Sean Weatherspoon, Chase Daniel, Jeremy Maclin, William Moore, Chase Coffman, Ziggy Hood, Jeff Wolfert and Tommy Saunders.
Tiger fans line up anticipating signatures from their favorite MU football players at the football pep rally on Wednesday evening at Faurot Field.
These were drawn to represent the cave paintings by Dr. Carol Diaz-Granados in a 1993 dissertation. The letters "BK" represent black drawings, while "R" depicts Red drawings. The paintings show the bison hunting that took place in the Mississipian Period.
Third grade students, left to right, Addie Logsdon, Lalya Kuznetsova, Hannah Potter and Grace Eberflus lead peers in the Lion Cub Cheer at Columbia Independent School before releasing balloons Wednesday morning.