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Spain's highest peak [Photo]

MU professor Sean Ireton broke his leg while climbing El Mulhacén, a mountain in Spain, and spent two nights on it in treacherous conditions. The mountain is 11,423 feet tall, making it peninsular Spain's highest peak.

Released from hospital [Photo]

Sean Ireton, an MU associate professor of German, is shown on the day he was released from the hospital in Granada, Spain. He was injured while mountain climbing.

Pretrial motions heard [Photo]

In a pretrial motion hearing Wednesday morning, Daniel Sanders's attorney, Christopher Slusher, filed more than a dozen motions. Sanders is accused of second-degree murder in the death of his mother, Helen Sanders, who was found dead in the trunk of a car he was driving.

SPAIN'S SIERRA NEVADA [Graphic]

Sean Ireton, an associate professor of German at MU, survived two days alone after an accident in the Sierra Nevada of Spain.

Helping Haiti by buying hot dogs [Photo]

Andrew Mitchell, a junior in photojournalism at MU, talks about how he has helped with Haiti relief efforts. While in St. Louis, he visited a hot dog stand where the vendor was donating half their tips.

Student says helping requires more than donations [Photo]

Columbia College junior T.C. Ivory talks about the importance of helping people in Haiti. He donated money with a friend but thinks that helping is "more than just throwing money at a problem."

Collecting donations in the cold [Photo]

MU freshman Stephanie Proffer stands in the cold at speaker's circle collecting donations for Haiti as part of a week-long fundraiser through her church group at The Rock. Funds up to $10,000 will be matched by a charitable foundation that donates to The Rock. That money will then be donated to Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization.

Witnesses testify in favor of autism bill [Photo]

State Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, (presiding and seated center) listens to witnesses testifying in favor of a state Senate bill on Tuesday in the statehouse. The bill would require health carriers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders under certain conditions. Missouri state Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, is sponsoring the bill.

Opponents speak against the autism bill [Photo]

William Shoehigh, lobbyist for UnitedHealthcare Inc., speaks against the state Senate bill about health insurance for autism spectrum disorders at the Missouri statehouse. Shoehigh said that UnitedHealthcare Inc. was in opposition to the legislation.

MU's J.T. Tiller hits rough spot [Photo]

Missouri senior guard J. T. Tiller, center, scrambles for a loose ball. TIller, the Tigers' only four-year player this season, has 11 turnovers and five assists in his first three Big 12 Conference games this year.

Lobbyist speaks against health bill [Photo]

UnitedHealthcare lobbyist William Shoehigh speaks against the state Senate bill about health insurance for autism spectrum disorders on Tuesday at the Missouri statehouse. Shoehigh said that UnitedhHealthcare was in opposition to the legislation.

Daryl Dudley [Photo]

Fourth Ward councilman candidate Daryl Dudley.

Sewer extension near new high school site [Graphic]

A sewer line that would serve the new high school site and the surrounding area was up for public hearing and a vote by City Council on Tuesday. If approved, the Boone County Regional Sewer District would cover up to $600,000 of the estimated $1.37-million sewer.

Showing support for Brown [Photo]

Matt Paturzo, a supporter of Massachusetts state Senator Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, rides a high-wheeler Tuesday in Wrentham, Mass. Brown won a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left empty by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., defeating Democrat Martha Coakley.

Brown watches election night returns [Photo]

Massachusetts state Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, watches election night returns with family and supporters Tuesday in his room at election-night headquarters in Boston. Brown won the special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. He ran against Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, and Joseph L. Kennedy, a Libertarian running as an independent and not related to the late Sen. Kennedy.

Brown supporters show enthusiasm [Photo]

From left, Barbara Ann O'Neill of Wrentham, Mass., and Jacob Porter of Bucks County, Penn., both supporters of Massachusetts state Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, wave flags before results are announced at Brown's election night headquarters Tuesday in Boston. Brown was on the ballot of a special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. He ran against Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, and won.

Coakley supporters react to vote tally [Photo]

From left, Maureen Kelly and Donna Gagnon, supporters of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, react to a vote tally displayed at Coakley's election-night headquarters Tuesday in Boston. Coakley, a Democrat, was on the ballot of a special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. Coakley ran against Massachusetts state Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, and a Libertarian running as an independent and not related to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Iris scanners to compliment fingerprinting [Photo]

Steve Ruch, a representative of SureScan Technology, demonstrates how to use an iris scanner. Iris scanners will be used by the Columbia Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff's Department for identification purposes. Each eye has 240 points used for identification. The scanners will be used as a complement to fingerprinting.

State senate holds autism bill hearing [Photo]

Erica Alvarez of Wentzville fills out her witness form on the back of her eight-year-old daughter Yzabel on, after speaking in support for the state Senate bill. Alvarez said she has a son with autism.

Columbia remembers Martin Luther King Jr. [Slideshow]

Residents held services throughout the town to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.
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