MU students recite the candle lighting blessing [Photo]

MU freshman Jonathan Deutsch, left, recites the candle lighting blessing as MU sophomore Mira Barasch, right, lights the menorah for the first night of Hanukkah on Wednesday.

Participants come out to raise AIDS awareness [Photo]

Briana Kvasnicka, 19, and Melissa Gephardt, 19, hold vigil candles on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway for World AIDS Day. Gephardt said she came out to "stand in solidarity and raise awareness."

HIV case manager shows support [Photo]

Michelle Brandt, an HIV case manager in Columbia, holds a vigil candle on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway for World AIDS Day. Brandt said she came out to "honor the people that have lost their lives to AIDS."

Supporters display AIDS ribbon downtown [Photo]

Supporters of World AIDS Day hold an AIDS ribbon on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway. Supporters walked from the A.P. Green Chapel, where a remembrance was held to mark the day, to Ninth Street and Broadway where they stood for an hour at the four corners of the busy intersection to raise awareness to passersby.

End of era [Photo]

Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer, left, and former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne shake hands on Feb. 22, 2006, in Lincoln, Neb. The upcoming Big 12 championship game between Oklahoma and Nebraska brings back memories of those Thanksgiving weekend battles between the Big Reds of the North and South.

Burton's memo [Document]

Here is the memo that Police Chief Ken Burton sent to Ellen LoCurto-Martinez, chairwoman of the Citizens Police Review Board, regarding his decision on a complaint of officer misconduct filed by Derek Billups.

IBM's new Columbia building [Photo]

IBM intends to have 800 employees in the Columbia center by 2012. The grand opening will be held early next year.

New IBM building entrance [Photo]

The entrance way to the new IBM building. The building opened Nov. 1 after IBM spent $10 million to renovate a neglected warehouse in southeast Columbia.

Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon [Photo]

Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon runs for a touchdown against Baylor. Blackmon led the nation this season with 1,665 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns.

Sanho Tree [Photo]

Sanho Tree is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and worked as a diplomatic and military historian in the 1990s.

MU students collect recyclables [Graphic]

The MU student organization Sustain Mizzou teamed up with the MU Sustainability Office, Mizzou Athletics, the MU Wellness Office, the City of Columbia and N.H. Sheppers Distributing to organize Tiger Tailgate Recycling. Since 2005, the group has collected more than 100 tons of recyclable material, such as aluminum, glass and plastic, at Mizzou home football games.

Georgetown's Chris Wright and Missouri's Matt Pressy [Photo]

Georgetown's Chris Wright drives past Matt Pressy during the second half of the MU-Georgetown game in Kansas City on Tuesday.

MU men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. Georgetown [Photo]

Missouri's Michael Dixon, left, is beaten to a loose ball by Georgetown's Jason Clark in Tuesday's overtime loss at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Columbia College basketball player Greg Stegeman vs. Lyon College [Photo]

Columbia College senior forward Greg Stegeman eyes the basket against Lyon College on Tuesday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Old distance chart for Boone's Lick stage [Photo]

This distance chart, which describes distances between taverns and stage stands along Boone's Lick Road, was published by a stagecoach line in the early 19th century. Thrailkeld's was an earlier name for Van Horn's Tavern.

Fergene Goddin at Van Horn's Tavern [Photo]

Nine-year-old Fergene Goddin sits in the back of a wagon in front of Van Horn's Tavern in approximately 1914. Once the era of stagecoach travel had ended, Van Horn's became a private home for the Goddin family.

A marked beam in Van Horn's Tavern [Photo]

A Roman numeral marked this beam for the builders of Van Horn's Tavern, probably in 1829 or 1830.

Interior of Van Horn's tavern [Photo]

Some of the interior plaster and lath remains covering the thick oak-log walls of Van Horn's Tavern, which stands near its original site, south of Interstate 70 near the Midway exit.

Patrick Dougherty in Van Horn's Tavern [Photo]

Patrick Dougherty, longtime owner of Van Horn's Tavern, points out a barn owl's nest in an upstairs room of Van Horn's Tavern. Dougherty has donated the tavern to the Boone County Historical Society, which plans to disassemble, relocate and preserve the structure, which dates to 1829.

SLIDESHOW: Karen Kahler's boot camp: one year later [Slideshow]

In the year since Karen Kahler's death, her boot camp students have remained together. In fact, they say her death brought them closer. One of Kahler's colleagues, Johnna Leak, succeeded her as the group's instructor, and the students have welcomed her as one the family.