Chestnuts roasting at the Missouri Chestnut Roast [Photo]

Debbie Milks of Chestnut Charlie's roasts chestnuts at the Missouri Chestnut Roast on Saturday.

Artist used news photo to create "HOPE" poster [Photo]

Artist Shepard Fairey, 39, signs his Barack Obama "HOPE" poster in Los Angeles on Jan. 12. The poster became the subject of a lawsuit with Fairey claiming he had the right to use a news photo to create his poster.

Tony Hawk skate demonstration video [Video]

Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk came to Columbia on Saturday to demonstrate skateboarding tricks and publicize the release of his new video game, “Ride.” Shakespeare’s Pizza sponsored the event and threw in free pizza for the public.

Hinkson Clean Sweep [Video]

After 23 years, Sir Hirsch Eichman is king at last [Photo]

A 23-year-old veteran, Rod Hauser, also known as Sir Hirsch Eichman, was king for the first time Saturday. "The memories and experiences are incomparable," Hauser said.

Members learn skills from others [Photo]

Members of the SCA are able to choose from any culture from the time period and learn skills from fellow participants. "All these people are volunteers. A lot of folks are able to share a common interest," Tim Jones.

Society of Creative Anachronism meet, practice fighting in Peace Park [Photo]

The Society of Creative Anachronism met Saturday in Peace Park for a scribe seminar and some practice fighting. Saturday's event attracted SCA members to travel Nebraska foe daylong classes.

Gentleman Auction House plays at The Blue Note during the Bluebird Festival [Photo]

Gentleman Auction House performs at The Blue Note during the Bluebird Festival on Friday.

Pomeory performs at Mojo's during the Bluebird Festival [Photo]

Pomeroy performs at Mojo's on Friday. Micah Burdick plays the guitar while David Fairbanks performs on tambourine.

Missourian Readers Board [Photo]

Members of the Readers Board include, top row: Celestine Hayes, John Pizzitola, Ruth Miluski and Toni Messina
Second row: Georgia Nolph, Scott Vince, Stephanie Fuchs and Pat Fowler.
Bottom row: Stefan Denson and John Schultz.

RB Football - Coach Ofodile [Photo]

Rock Bridge head coach A.J Ofodile talks to his team after the Bruin's loss to Liberty High School on Friday night. Ofodile told the team that they have to practice harder, and they will improve.

RB Football - Jordan Farris [Photo]

Jordan Farris, a junior safety, lowers his head before taking a tackle during the Bruins' senior game against Liberty High School on Friday night. Liberty won the game 35-20.

Rock Bridge Football fans [Photo]

From left, Calista Schupp, 8, Bailey Self, 6, and Anna Hollinger, 7, play with the Rock Bridge mascot during the Bruins' game against Liberty High School on Friday night.

Liberty's Marcus Lucas [Photo]

Marcus Lucas, a wide receiver for the Liberty football team, played in Columbia Friday night against Rock Bridge. He is considering coming to the University of Missouri to continue his football career.

MU Bball - Tiller defense [Photo]

Senior guard J.T. Tiller runs defensive drills during the Missouri basketball team's practice Friday afternoon. Tiller was named the 2009 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year after the Tigers made it to the Elite Eight.

MU Bball - Coach Anderson [Photo]

Head coach Mike Anderson runs conditioning drills during the Missouri basketball team's practice Friday afternoon.

MU Bball - Tiller [Photo]

Senior guard J.T. Tiller shoots during practice with the Missouri basketball team Friday afternoon.

MU Bball - John Underwood [Photo]

John Underwood, a freshman forward from Phoenix, Ariz., does conditioning drills during the Missouri basketball team's practice Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.

Templeton served punishment and will be reinstated, Nixon says [Photo]

Gov. Jay Nixon, left, and director of the Department of Natural Resources Mark Templeton talk to reporters about a new water quality enforcement effort for the Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, near Osage Beach. Templeton will be reinstated to his position of department director after serving a two-week suspension for providing the governor's office with false information.

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