Line for Obama rally stretches nearly a mile

Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 7:30 p.m. CDT; updated 11:22 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 30, 2008

COLUMBIA — Shortly before gates opened to Sen. Barack Obama's rally Thursday, the line of supporters stretched almost a mile long. From the Carnahan Quadrangle, the line went north on Conley Avenue, east on University Avenue, south on Hitt Street, east on Rollins Street and then north on College Avenue almost to the intersection of University Avenue.