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Rock Bridge's 'world's only all-female chain gang' [Photo]

Ilayna Pickett, middle, talks with April Sulze, right, and Patty Avery, left, during a quick break between plays on Friday. Along with Rebecca Bruton, they make up Rock Bridge's all-female chain crew.

Texas, Nebraska face off in last scheduled game between the two [Photo]

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez carries the ball against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. on Oct. 7. Martinez just might be oblivious to all the fuss about this Texas-Nebraska game on Saturday. No one knows for sure because the Cornhuskers' redshirt freshman quarterback doesn't talk much.

For once, Rams, Chiefs, Mizzou all watchable [Photo]

Sports fans Tyler Zimmer, Justin Wells and T.J. Erlacker talk football over drinks at The Post Bar and Grill in Maplewood, Mo. on Oct. 7. Many sports fans around Missouri are more excited this year because their teams, from the surprising Chiefs to the promising Rams and the ranked Tigers, are actually watchable.

Weiss property to receive vote at Monday's council meeting [Photo]

Cars navigate the intersection of St. Charles Road and Richland Road on Thursday.

Nice weather draws Columbians outside [Photo]

Dom Bergfeld tries on stretch pants for his friends on the patio of Campus Bar and Grill on Friday. The group of friends who started their evening on the patios of Quinton's Deli were kicking off the weekend by enjoying the nice weather in Columbia.

Sunny Days For Columbia [Graphic]

Because of a rising La Niña climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean, Missouri is getting hit with dryer, sunnier weather than usual for this time of year. During the month of October, Columbia has had more sunny days and less rainfall than it has in five years.

Citizen Jane sign at Uprise Bakery [Photo]

Vince Foley peeks out from the top of temporary scaffolding on Friday at Uprise Bakery. The installation promoted the Citizen Jane Film Festival, a celebration of female filmmakers that first began in October 2008. The festival runs Oct. 15-17, with films showing at Ragtag Cinema and Stephens College.

Carnahan participates in forum [Photo]

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan receives a hug from Anna Jedrezjewski after the Missouri Press Association Senate Candidate Forum on Friday. Jedrezjewski says she supports Carnahan because "she represents people."

Missouri Press Association puts on candidate forum [Photo]

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, Democrat, looks on as Libertarian Senate Candidate Jonathan Dine answers a question during the Missouri Press Association Senate candidate forum on Friday. The forum was held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.

Senate candidates answer questions at press forum [Photo]

U.S. Representative Roy Blunt, Republican, (center) makes a point during the Missouri Press Association Senate candidate forum on Friday. The candidates were all allowed opening statements, then answered questions from members of the press. The forum was held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.

Farmer harvests corn for ethanol [Photo]

Dave Stemme harvests corn on some of his property near Centralia. The corn is harvested to go to the plant in Laddonia to be refined into ethanol for gasoline use around the United States.

Schweich answers audience question at debate [Photo]

Republican candidate Tom Schweich answers a question at Friday's State Auditor debate with his Democratic rival, current State Auditor Susan Montee.

Susan Montee and Tom Schweich debate their merits for State Auditor [Photo]

Democratic candidate for State Auditor Susan Montee and her Republican opponent Tom Schweich answer questions from the audience at the Friday debate sponsored by the Missouri Press Association at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Patty and Stewart Humphry [Photo]

Patty and Stewart Humphry returned to their work as missionaries in Hungary this month.

Kick off your shoes [Photo]

In a September photo, Daniel Howell stands in the starting line for the Virginia Ten Miler race amid a sea of running shoes in Lynchburg, Va. It was his third time running the race in his bare feet. The Liberty University professor wrote a book called "The Barefoot Book: 50 Great Reasons to Kick Off Your Shoes."

MU football player Carl Gettis vs. Colorado [Photo]

Missouri cornerback Carl Gettis returns a kickoff in the Tigers' victory over Colorado.

MU footbal player T.J. Moe vs. Colorado [Photo]

Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe spins for extra yardage in the Tigers' victory over Colorado.

Texas A&M's Kyle Field [Photo]

None of this season's Tigers have played a game at Texas A&M's Kyle Field, so Missouri coach Gary Pinkel has brought in sound recordings in practice and fine-tuned the Tigers' play calling system.

Cuban poet Morejón speaks at Anthropology Museum [Video]

Cuban poet Nancy Morejón presented her work to an overflow crowd at Swallow Hall on Thursday. She is known for her poems on gender, race, history, politics and Afro-Cuban identity.

Hickman volleyball player Emily Peel vs. Jefferson City [Photo]

Hickman's Emily Peel leaps to make a play at the net in Thursday's match against Jefferson City. The Kewpies lost 25-18, 25-23 to fall to 4-15.
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