Bernie Mac dies

Bernie Mac had a small role in "Mo' Money" in 1992, made a big splash as one of "The Original Kings of Comedy," a documentary released in 2000, and won awards and a wide following with "The Bernie Mac" show on Fox.

Fans gather for the opening ceremony

The opening ceremony for the Special Olympics drew many fans to the Boone County Courthouse Square on Friday evening.

Special Olympics torchbearers

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.

Missouri's backup quarterbacks get in some practice

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.

Sean Weatherspoon on the first full practice in pads

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.

Empowering youths

Fasting for faith

Dustin and Nicki Lyon observe fasting as part of their Orthodox Christian faith.

Beijing Olympics preview

People chant slogans in support of China and the Olympic Games after the dawn flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square in Beijing today.

Derrick Peterson

Derrick Peterson, a 2000 MU graduate, competed in the 800-meter run at the 2004 Olympics.

Natasha Kaiser-Brown

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 Car Classics building vacant

Columbia Classic Cars is now vacant.

Columbia Car Classics temporarily shut down

Few cars remain in the parking lot of Columbia Classic Cars.

Garrett relishing role as starting safety

Senior strong safety Justin Garrett runs drills during practice on Thursday.

King and I: Cast

The cast of the PACE production The King & I pose for a photograph before the dress rehearsal on Wednesday night.

King and I: Children

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.

King and I: King

Matt Howard plays the part of King Mongkut in the PACE production of the King & I.

King and I: Anna

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,

King and I: Getting to Know You

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.


"Paper Moon"