Santa-in-progress [Photo]

A wooden Santa sits unfinished in Kevin Begley's workshop on Tuesday. Begley said each Santa takes days to make.

Columbia Santa maker stands outside his workshop [Photo]

Kevin Begley stands next to a Santa he made that hangs on the door to his workshop on Tuesday. Begley said he started making Santas because of his interest in the holiday and santa himself. "People like these things and they are fun to make," he said.

Santa workshop [Photo]

Wooden Santas line the counter in Kevin Begley's workshop. He said he started making Santas because of his interest in the holiday and has been making them for more than 25 years.

Ringing the NASDAQ Opening Bell [Photo]

In honor of the twenty-second Insight Bowl, Ken Lamneck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Insight Enterprises, was joined by Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel, Director of Athletics Mike Alden and Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta, to ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.

Capital punishment: How Missouri administers lethal injections [Graphic]

This 2010 graphic shows Missouri's lethal injection process when the state used three chemicals. Measured doses of thiopental and pancuronium bromide paralyze and render the prisoner unconscious before an injection of potassium chloride stops the heart.

William Rousan [Photo]

William Rousan

John E. Winfield [Photo]

John E. Winfield

John Middleton [Photo]

John Middleton

Richard Clay [Photo]

Herbert Smulls [Photo]

Herbert Smulls

Martin Link [Photo]

Martin Link

Earl Ringo Jr. [Photo]

Earl Ringo Jr.

Mark Christeson [Photo]

Mark Christeson

David Barnett [Photo]

David Barnett

Joseph Franklin [Photo]

Joseph Franklin

Cecil Clayton [Photo]

Cecil Clayton

Allen Nicklasson [Photo]

Allen Nicklasson

MU men's basketball team beats Oral Roberts [Slideshow]

The No. 13 Missouri men's basketball team defeated Oral Roberts 81-62 on Thursday night at Mizzou Arena to improve to 9-1. Laurence Bowers led the Tigers with 17 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots.

Hickman boys basketball player Chris Clark vs. Rock Bridge [Photo]

Hickman freshman Chris Clark puts up a shot Thursday against visiting Hickman. A loss to their rivals leaves the Kewpies' record at 1-5.

Rock Bridge boys basketball player Manuale Watkins vs. Hickman [Photo]

Rock Bridge sophomore Manuale Watkins drives for a layup Thursday night in the Bruins' victory at Hickman. Watkins and Karon Hayes led Rock Bridge with 14 points apiece.