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Group talks financial aid at education roundtable [Photo]

Sen. Claire McCaskill discusses potential financial aid reform with financial aid counselors, students, and parents from universities and public school districts across the state via teleconference at MU's Ellis Library on Friday. The education roundtable allowed each group the chance to share concerns directly with McCaskill about topics ranging from financial aid classes for high school students to problems with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Sen. McCaskill discusses financial aid [Photo]

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to an audience of financial aid counselors, students and parents from universities and public school districts across the state via teleconference at an education roundtable in MU's Ellis Library on Friday. The roundtable allowed Missouri residents to discuss their financial aid concerns with the senator.

Big MO crew makes a big bang [Slideshow]

David Champlin and D.J. Tucker hit the Big MO drum whenever the Missouri Tigers score a touchdown at the home football game against Furman. Hear what the drum sounds like and see what it looks like when they hit it.

Fraternity member works on homecoming decorations [Photo]

Kyle Kuschel, a sophomore at MU and member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity, drills together boards that will support the house decorations designed in conjunction with the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and the Phi Mu sorority on the lawn of the Alpha Gamma Sigma house on Thursday night.

Fraternity and sorority members work on scaffolding [Photo]

Members of Alpha Gamma Sigma and Delta Sigma Phi fraternities work on scaffolding to assemble the framework for the homecoming house decorations they designed and built around the theme of "The boy who cried wolf" with the Phi Mu sorority on the lawn of the Alpha Gamma Sigma house on Thursday night.

Cyclists celebrate end of racing season [Slideshow]

Some cycling teams congratulate each other on the end of another successful racing season with a pat on the back or a handshake. Rick Krepps' cycling team, based out of Raytown, does things a bit differently. At the end of its racing season, the team keeps in shape by competing in cyclocross, a grueling bicycle race based on the French sport of steeplechase. And when they're not hard at work racing their bicycles, the team unwinds by ... racing lawn mowers.

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy has the right name for the job [Photo]

Playing against a football team with a quarterback named Colt McCoy is like playing poker against someone with the same first name as a city. If you're at any sort of felt-covered table and a guy sits down and introduces himself as "Memphis," you walk away.

Pouring wine [Photo]

Linda Schlick of Jackson, left, visits Hunter Valley Winery in Cape Girardeau with a group of her friends on October 17. It was Schlick's first time to a local winery, and this is the first year the winery has been open. The winery is only open on the weekends, which has proven to be successful in their first year of operation.

Tearful testimony [Photo]

Trial witness Kelley Cordrey wipes her eyes while answering public defender Jennifer Bukowsky's questions during William Clinch's first-degree murder trial on Thursday at the Boone County Courthouse. Cordrey testified that Clinch's victim, Jeremy Bohannon, did abuse his children and that nobody had reported him to law enforcement. Clinch testified on Wednesday that he killed Bohannon to protect the children from further harm.

Hickman's Kyle Asbury [Photo]

Senior defensive back Kyle Asbury runs during a Hickman football practice Wednesday. Asbury and his younger brother, Ryan, both play for the Kewpies.

Hickman's Ryan Asbury [Photo]

Junior running back Ryan Asbury throws the ball during a Hickman football practice Wednesday.

MU cornerback Carl Gettis [Photo]

Junior cornerback Carl Gettis (19) practices for the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday.

MU soccer pep talk [Photo]

MU women’s soccer coach Bryan Blitz talks to his team after practice Thursday about the importance of the last games of the season. The Tigers are ranked first in the Big 12 and will play two home games this weekend.

MU women's soccer practice [Photo]

MU soccer player Kristin Andrighetto competes for possession with Kelsey Stokes during a soccer practice Thursday at Dan Devine Indoor Pavilion.

MU quarterback Blaine Gabbert [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert runs out of the pocket while trying to find an open receiver.

Rock Bridge's Michael Bush [Photo]

Michael Bush, a 17-year-old junior at Rock Bridge High School, is both an offensive tackle for the Bruins football team and a member of the school's marching band.

Hickman vs. Rock Bridge volleyball match [Slideshow]

Rock Bridge and Hickman's volleyball teams celebrated their seniors in a final home game match up at the Hearnes Center on Thursday night. The Bruins swept the Kewpies 25-15, 25-19 and 25-18. The two teams will meet each other again on Monday during the district tournament to be played in Quincy, Illinois.

High school volleyball senior night [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Emily Holt, right, spikes the ball over Hickman's Kortney Heidy during the senior night volleyball game Thursday at the Hearnes Center.

MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson at the 2009 Big 12 Media Day [Photo]

Missouri coach Mike Anderson speaks to the media Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Herzog discusses bailout [Photo]

David Herzog, the chief financial officer of American International Group, Inc., discussed the structure of AIG and its role within the bailout during a talk on Thursday at Bush Auditorium in Cornell Hall.
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