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McGaffie at practice [Photo]

Gahn McGaffie, No. 3, MU's wide receiver, during practice on Aug. 11.

Dalton dismissed [Photo]

Freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton was dismissed from the team on Friday after being arrested. He was reinstated to the MU football team in June, after an earlier arrest.

Making 'tin foil' music [Photo]

Musicians Kyle Pudenz and Brad Cunningham rehearse a new song on Wednesday at Shakespeare's Pizza. Pudenz and Cunningham will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Cooper's Landing.

Students show their steps [Photo]

Left to right, freshman Starsha Harris, senior Andrew Kelly, freshman Jacobi Ward and freshman Kielen Wilkins throw out some moves during the Legion of Black Collegians' barbecue Thursday evening at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. The annual barbecue, hosted by MU's black student government, featured food, dance and music.

Rock Bridge football player Chase Rome [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior defensive end Chase Rome has committed to play for Oklahoma State next season and will enroll there in December after graduating early from high school.

MU quarterback Blaine Gabbert drops back in final fall scrimmage [Photo]

Sophomore starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert completed 11 of 14 passes for 84 yards during the Tigers' final scrimmage of the fall on Thursday.

Investigating an unsolved murder [Photo]

Mike Martin sits in front of a computer screen displaying his blog, The Columbia Heartbeat, in his home in June. Martin is going to begin investigating the 2005 unsolved murder of MU professor Jeong Im, inspired by a story he read about a blogger helping to solve a murder.

Town hall reactions [Photo]

Victoria Babin of Laurie complains to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill about proposed health care legislation at a town hall meeting at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Jefferson City. Victoria and her husband, Robert, said they were addressing their grievances not with reform but with this specific bill.

Standing room only [Photo]

Tim Haarnann of Jefferson City asks a question about the constitutionality of health care reform at a town hall meeting at Lewis and Clark Middle School on Wednesday. Organizers had to turn away some standing in line after the cafeteria was filled.

No thanks to health reform proposal [Photo]

Many participants in a town hall meeting on Wednesday at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Jefferson City carried signs either for or against heath care reform. The majority of the audience at the meeting raised its hands when U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill asked who was opposed to current legislation.

Chuck Berry hits town [Photo]

Chuck Berry calls to the crowd at the 9th Street Summerfest Festival outside of The Blue Note on Wednesday. The concert, which was free to all, kicked off with local musical group the Chump Change Band and finished with Berry.

Chump Change Band makes a big opening [Photo]

The Chump Change Band vocalist Emery Lovett, center, performs with fellow bandmates, guitarist/vocalist "Big" Babe Martin and saxophonist Kenneth Brantley during the 9th Street Summerfest concert outside of The Blue Note on Wednesday. The Chump Change Band opened for Chuck Berry at the venue and had the crowd swaying and dancing.

Clapping in anticipation [Photo]

The crowd cheers while waiting for Chuck Berry to take the stage at the 9th Street Summerfest Festival outside of The Blue Note on Wednesday. Some audience members had seen Berry in their youth in the 60s.

Hooping to Chump Change [Photo]

Lois Bennett sways to the music of the Chump Change Band, who played before Chuck Berry during the 9th Street Summerfest Festival outside of The Blue Note on Wednesday. Bennett is part of a hula-hooping group called Hulagans, which performs at various musical festivals in the area.

Columbia AP Exam Scores [Graphic]

Columbia Public Schools’ students averaged higher scores on Advanced Placement exams compared with Missouri and global students. Exams are scored on a scale from 1 to 5. Many colleges and universities require a score of 3, 4 or 5 for college credit.

Scenes from the McCaskill Town Hall Meeting [Video]

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill held her second listening forum in front of 375 people in Jefferson City at the Cole County Lewis and Clark Middle School cafeteria on Wednesday. Due to fire codes, more than 150 people were turned away. These are some of the questions they had hoped to ask the senator.

Missouri offensive tackle Dan Hoch [Photo]

Missouri right tackle Dan Hoch rides an exercise bicycle stationed by the Tigers' practice fields while his teammates go through Wednesday's workout. Hoch is rehabbing an injured knee and hopes to be ready to play in time for Missouri's season opener on Sept. 5. "I've been watching quite a bit," Hoch said, "trying to get those mental reps. But being out there with them is what's most important."

fire destorys duplex [Photo]

A house fire on Alpine Ridge Drive prompted a joint response from both City of Columbia and Boone County Fire District firefighters Wednesday. No one was hurt in the blaze.

The "Fan Can" [Photo]

In this image provided by Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of 27 designs for the company's promotional "Fan Cans" is shown. The company is dropping its "Fan Cans" promotions from communities around the country where colleges have complained that the effort, which sells cans of Bud Light in school colors, promotes underage drinking and infringes on trademarks.

hindman election announcement [Photo]

Mayor Darwin Hindman will announce Thursday if he will run for a sixth term.
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