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Columbia College men's basketball player Jordan Dressler [Photo]

Columbia College's Jordan Dressler, right, guards teammate Blake Walker during practice. Dressler, a former Rock Bridge standout, transferred to the Cougars from Toledo University after the Rockets went through a coaching change. “I figured if I was going to keep playing, I wanted to come home so my parents could see me play more,” Dressler said.

Ebner set to return from injury [Photo]

Missouri's Will Ebner tackles Texas Tech's Aaron Crawford. Ebner missed Missouri's win against Kansas State because of a neck strain he suffered against the Red Raiders.

Cigarette taxes by state [Graphic]

Currently, Missouri has the lowest tax on cigarettes in the U.S., costing residents 17 cents per pack. In comparison New York charges its residents $4.35 per pack. Missouri law requires that a large tax increase be put to public vote, but a marginal increase could be voted on and decided in the state legislature.

Potter's wheel at the Craft Studio [Photo]

MU sophomore Rachel Krause shapes her piece on the potter's wheel during her pottery class at the Craft Studio on Monday, Nov. 15. Krause took beginning pottery last fall.

Pottery class at the Craft Studio [Photo]

MU sophomore Rachel Krause sculpts her piece at the MU Craft Studio on Monday, Nov. 15. Krause has been taking pottery classes since last fall.

'24-Hour Comic Day' [Photo]

A view of Scott Ziolko's completed pages at the 5th annual '24-Hour Comic Day'. The concept is to create a 24-page comic in 24 hours

'24 Hour Comics Day' draws local artists [Slideshow]

The Mid-Missouri Comics Collective held its 5th annual "24 Hour Comics Day" at the Artlandish art gallery in Columbia. At the event, local comics artists tried to create 24 comics pages in 24 hours straight.

Surveillance photo from Regions Bank robbery [Photo]

Columbia police released this surveillance photo showing the robbery in progress Monday afternoon at Regions Bank, 2114 Paris Road.

Leaving volunteers on Mars [Photo]

Dr. Paul Davies, of Arizona State University, is one of two scientists that is proposing we send volunteers to Mars and leave them there. Dr. Davies says the mission would mark the beginning of long-term human colonization of Mars, with numerous follow-up trips.

Sending volunteers to Mars [Photo]

Dr. Paul Davies, of Arizona State University, holds a book on Mars as he stands in the atrium of the Biodesign Institute building on the ASU campus. Davies is one of two scientists that are proposing we send volunteers to Mars and leave them there.

Food production remains a strong industry [Photo]

Annette Eigenberger watches shredded cheese come out of a chute at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday in Plymouth, Wis. While the sluggish economy has taken a toll on manufacturing and related industries, one sector has remained a bright spot over the last few years: food production.

Tossing cheese at Sargento Cheese Company [Photo]

Dennis Schaefer tosses some slices of cheese at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday in Plymouth, Wis.

Cheese inspection at Sargento Cheese Company [Photo]

Samantha Hansen inspects slices of cheese at the Sargento Cheese Company Friday in Plymouth, Wis.

Edwards also wins Nationwide race [Photo]

Carl Edwards gets the checkered flag Saturday after winning the WYPALL 200 in NASCAR's Nationwide Series at Phoenix International Raceway.

Edwards crosses finish line [Photo]

Carl Edwards approaches the finish line to win Sunday the at Phoenix International Raceway. Edwards crossed the finish line 4.77 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Newman.

Edwards rides out win [Photo]

Pole-sitter Carl Edwards squeezed 88 laps out of his last tank of gas to win his first race since 2008 in NASCAR. The victory was Edwards' 17th of his career.

Edwards celebrates in Victory Lane [Photo]

Carl Edwards had plenty of reasons to celebrate after ending his 70-race winless streak in NASCAR with a victory Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Edwards flipping over weekend in Arizona [Photo]

Carl Edwards does a back flip after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.

Walking in another's path [Photo]

Hannah Crown, Rudi Petry and Lia Neitzert participate in A Walk in Their Shoes Benefit Walk to support the Hunger Project organized by their Stephens College peers at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday. Crown and Petry are first year students, while Neitzert is in her final year.

A reason to think about others [Photo]

Hannah Crown, left, and Danielle Wineman, both first-year theater majors at Stephens College, participate in their classmates' capstone project at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday. This simulation had participants take off their shoes, if they desired, and carry buckets of water to show how people in Third World countries live.
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