THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Missouri beats Central Florida, police end an hours-long standoff, and a local wedding photographer takes a documentary-style approach

Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 4:35 p.m. CDT
Missouri quarterback James Franklin is pressured and rolls out for a pass in the first quarter Saturday against Central Florida in Orlando, Fla.
COLUMBIA — This week, Missourian readers flocked to stories about Missouri football, including a  story about higher beer excise taxes for Missouri's traveling tailgaters. States in the Southeastern Conference have higher beer excise taxes than Missouri. Stories about a local wedding photographer with a unique approach, undecided voters in Columbia and a police standoff were also popular with Missourian readers. 
  1. The Missouri Tigers beat the University of Central Florida Knights 21-16 in Orlando on Saturday. Missouri quarterback James Franklin completed 19 of 30 passes for 257 yards. 1,684 page views
  2. Missourian readers also took an interest in a story about a local wedding photographer who brings a photojournalist's approach to his work. Johnny Andrew said he treats wedding coverage as a documentary, instead of a collection of staged pictures. 1,406 page views
  3. Fan reactions to Missouri's football loss to South Carolina also got a lot of traffic. Missourian staff compiled Missouri fans' mostly negative reactions on Twitter. 1,294 page views
  4. After Missouri's 31-10 loss to South Carolina, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said he was most disappointed with the punt team, but Missouri's offense also struggled during the game. Missouri quarterback James Franklin said he watched a recording of the game and saw that he was not playing aggressively enough. 1,133 page views
  5. Another popular story this week focused on political journalist, constitutional and civil rights attorney, and author Glenn Greenwald coming to MU to discuss the two-tiered U.S. justice system. Greenwald talked about current systemic violations of constitutional law and unequal treatment based on economic and political status. 1,096 page views
  6. Reporter Mike Vorel's analysis of Missouri's win in Orlando was also popular with Missourian readers. Although it might not have been the clean win Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel had hoped for, he was satisfied with the final result. 1,080 page views 
  7. States in the Southeastern Conference have higher beer excise taxes, which,

    for Missouri fans traveling with the team, means tailgating got a little pricier with Missouri's move from the Big 12. This Missourian graphic maps out the different beer excise taxes for SEC states. 1,035 page views 

  8. After an hours-long standoff Monday afternoon, Columbia police officers found narcotics, firearms and ammunition at a home on Bonny Linn Drive. Two SWAT vehicles were dispatched, and throughout the standoff about a dozen police cruisers were at the scene. 919 page views
  9. Some voters in the upcoming presidential election haven't decided whom they plan on voting for or say there is a "good chance" they will change their minds before casting their ballots in November. Missourian reporter Anthony Lee talked to some undecided voters in Columbia who said they are looking for new information that will help them make up their minds. 918 page views
  10. Clear 99 host Scotty Cox, who co-hosts "Scotty & Cara in the Morning," has earned multiple national awards. Cox has worked with Clear 99 for 12 years and has been with Zimmer Radio Group for 24 years. Last month, the Missouri native was nominated for for a Marconi Award as "small market personality of the year." 825 page views

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