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.

Rock Bridge soccer player Ty Griggs vs. Waynesville [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Ty Griggs, right, takes the ball past Waynesville defender Zach King in Thursday's 4-0 Bruins victory. Rock Bridge improved to 18-4 with the win.

Expressing grief [Photo]

Brian Douglas puts his arm around his wife, Susan, during the Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service in McMurry Chapel at Missouri United Methodist Church while Nicole Nichols and her mother, Hedy Rackers, walk back to their seat after lighting a ceremonial candle Thursday. While most mothers who spoke at the service had lost their children a year or more ago, the Douglas’ experienced their loss only three weeks ago.

Wiping away tears at prayer service [Photo]

At McMurry Chapel inside Missouri United Methodist Church Nicole Nichols wipes away tears recalling a miscarriage at the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service Thursday, October 14, 2010. Nichols miscarried at 26 weeks during her second pregnancy.

Ceremonial candles lit at Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service [Photo]

Mothers of Preschoolers co-coordinator Laura Sobieck lights ceremonial candles at the Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service at McMurry Chapel inside Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday, October 14, 2010. The prayer service is held once a year and gives mothers and others affected by miscarriage and infant death a chance to speak openly and frankly about their ordeal.

MKT restrooms [Photo]

Workers install a new restroom at the Forum access of the MKT trail in 2008. The restroom was funded by 2007 park sales tax money. The proposed restrooms at the Garth and Grindstone nature areas will be identical to the Forum access structure.

GRAPHIC: Special Olympics plans to build Training for Life Center south of Columbia [Graphic]

After borrowing different sites for the past 40 years, Special Olympics of Missouri will now have a permanent location off U.S. 63 near Missouri 163. Because the site is so centrally located, roughly two hours from each corner of the state, all athletes will be able to take advantage of the facilities for both training and competing.

EPA ecologist speaks [Photo]

Students of Becky Elders' fourth grade class listen to EPA ecologist Roberta Vogel-Leutung talk about watershed environments at West Boulevard Elementary. The station was the second of two outdoor activities as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement.

Catching bugs [Photo]

Grace Brinkmann, 9, checks to see if she has netted bugs as AaRaya Scott, 10, waits to hear the results of a bug-catching activity.

Scraping the creek [Photo]

Kristian Weimer asks an instructor to inspect his net after he pulled it out of the stream at West Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. The students learned how scientists scrape the creeks with nets to pick out various organisms.

Insect watershed inhabitants [Photo]

Vials of beetles, leeches and other insects that inhabit watershed environments sit on display outside at West Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. The display was part of a special learning activity after the the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement.

Bug catching at West Boulevard Elementary [Photo]

Meredith Donaldson, an outdoor classroom consultant for West Boulevard Elementary, points out insects that students Grace Brinkmann, 9, Blessing Oliver, 9, and AaRaya Scott, 10, might find while bug catching at the school. The Environmental Protection Agency was at the school on Thursday to announce that Missouri River Communities received grant money for upgrading or building outdoor classrooms at four local schools, including West Boulevard.

GRAPHIC: Getting personal with Tasers [Graphic]

Police aren’t the only ones using Tasers in Columbia. The general public has the opportunity to buy both Tasers and stun guns at several Columbia locations, including Target Masters and Bass Pro. Other devices may be ordered online through Midway USA, headquartered in Columbia. Below are two devices that consumers can purchase at shops in Columbia.