Marc Ellinger [Photo]

Marc Ellinger is a Jefferson City attorney and spokesman for the Let Voters Decide Initiative.

GRAPH: Comparison of elected county officials [Graphic]

All but one of Boone County’s elected officials have higher salaries compared to the average salaries of elected officials in other First Class counties in Missouri. The highest paid elected official in Boone County is the prosecuting attorney, with the sheriff following close behind.

Time capsule cover [Photo]

The cover of the time capsule sits in the new student center on Thursday. The capsule will contain various items from MU departments and student organizations.

Items for Student Center time capsule [Photo]

Various MU items are going to be placed in a time capsule in the new student center and sealed for 50 years. The time capsule is meant to show what it means to be an MU student in 2010.

Details of College of Engineering time capsule [Photo]

A time capsule, placed in the 1991 addition to Laferre Hall, included mechanical pencils, a calculator and a VHS tape of campus life. According the the Savitar from that year, the items were meant to “leave engineering students of the future a trail of what is going on now.”

Details of FFA time capsule [Photo]

This report gives details of a time capsule under Sanborn Field, buried by the FFA in 1979 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. Excavated during the organization’s 75th anniversary in 2003, it contained predictions for the future of agriculture and materials from various chapters and the state association.

MAP: Transfer taxes in the U.S. [Graphic]

Missouri is one of 13 states that does not impose real estate transfer taxes. Missouri voters will decide on the Nov. 2 ballot if they support Amendment 3, which would prohibit the introduction of such a tax.

Robin Nuttall [Photo]

Robin Nuttall is a guest columnist for the Missourian

Columbia LGBTQ community holds candlelight vigil [Slideshow]

On Wednesday, the Center Project held a candlelight vigil to honor the 11 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who committed suicide across the country in the month of September. The vigil drew more than 200 participants who walked from the offices of the Center Project on the corner of Ash and Ninth street to the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Ninth and Locust steets.

LGBTQ supporters walk to United Method Church [Photo]

LGBTQ supporters walk from The Center Project to the United Methodist Church as part of a candlelight vigil in memory of recent LGBTQ suicides.

LGBTQ candlelight vigil march [Photo]

Chaz Freck, 10, and his mom Susan Freck and Jayme Aquino, 24, walk in the candlelight vigil for members of the LGBTQ community who committed suicide. LGBTQ youth led the supporters downtown to the United Methodist Church where they announced the names of those who had committed suicide the previous month, followed by a screening of the movie Bullied. An estimated 250 people attended, a number that far surpassed everyone's expectation, Megan Lee, the volunteer coordinator for The Center Project, said.

MU football player Marcus Murphy vs. Colorado [Photo]

MU freshman tailback Marcus Murphy dodges a tackler against Colorado. Murphy said returning kicks for the Tigers gives him a chance to show off his skills.

Jones emerges from Bradford's shadow [Photo]

Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones, right, watches his pass in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Iowa State. Oklahoma won 52-0.

MAP: 9th House District limits [Graphic]

Libertarian Christopher Dwyer of Hallsville and write-in Democratic candidate Jeff Reed of Columbia are running against incumbent Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer of St. Elizabeth for the 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Boone County falls within the 9th District.

21st House District [Graphic]

Republican John Cauthorn and Democrat Kelly Schultz are vying for the state representative seat in the 21st District, which includes portions of Audrain, Boone, Callaway and Monroe counties.

Mizzou soccer players play dodgeball [Photo]

Missouri soccer players try to grab rubber balls at the start of a game of dodgeball during a walk-through session Aug. 27 at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C. The Tigers play dodgeball before every road game.

Elated Alexander celebrates touchdown [Photo]

St. Louis Rams receiver Danario Alexander raises both arms in triumph after a diving 38-yard touchdown catch. "For that play to go just like it went, I kind of got emotional at that moment," he said.

Alexander's first touchdown catch [Photo]

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander (84) holds onto a pass from quarterback Sam Bradford to score a touchdown Sunday against San Diego Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason.

Parking semi-trucks for ESPN's 'College GameDay' [Photo]

Three white semi-trucks with ESPN's "College GameDay" park on the Eighth Street circle near Jesse Hall on Wednesday. Setup for the show is scheduled to start on Thursday.

Kicking boards in place for Alpha Gamma Sigma decorations [Photo]

Alpha Gamma Sigma freshman Jonathan Fuller kicks boards in place for his house's decorations Wednesday.