October 30, 2008
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin, a 6-foot-3 freshman, finished third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter hurdles. The Missouri defense will have to match Griffin's speed Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas.
Carrie Peter, 41, poses with her daughter Katrina, 6, at Sen. Barack Obama's rally at MU on Thursday. Peter said she thought it was important to bring her daughter from their home in Jefferson City to see the candidate during this historic election.
Sen. Barack Obama waves to the cheering crowd as he prepares to address an audience estimated between 35,000 to 40,000 at the MU Carnahan Quadrangle on Thursday. Obama was in Missouri for the Change We Need Rally as the countdown to the presidential election grows closer.
With the Hickman High School football locker room undergoing renovations, the team's changing area has been relocated to an area overlooking the pool. With some players opting to change in their cars, or other locations the switch is cutting down on team interaction.
Rock Bridge's Jordan Cook, far left, keeps pace with the pack during Saturday's meet at Bethel Park. Cook finished eighth.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a rally at Carnahan Quadrangle at MU on Thursday.
A time line of the Jefferson City High School-Hickman High School football rivalry.
Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., gestures while speaking at a campaign rally Thursday.
Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. speaks at a campaign rally Thursday at Fox High School in Arnold.
Supporters of Barack Obama wait in line to see him speak at Mel Carnahan Quadrangle at MU. Thousands of people waited for hours in the line that stretched several blocks.
More than 100 supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama were already in line by 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. Many supporters skipped classes, took off work and traveled hundreds of miles to hear Obama speak on Thursday night.
Edward Jones stockbroker Kathy Lou Neale encourages clients to buckle up and ride out the turbulence of the economic downturn.
Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin points as she speaks to cheering supporters Thursday in Cape Girardeau.
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks to supporters Thursday in Cape Girardeau.
Supporters of Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin cheer as she speaks Thursday in Cape Girardeau.
Stagehands Paul Dobberstein, left, and Toby Beck prepare a large "Missouri For Change" sign at Carnahan Quadrangle, where a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will begin at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. People standing behind the sign will be able to view Obama on a JumboTron.
Obama pumpkins sit near the podium where Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will speak Thursday. Construction continued throughout Thursday, and gates were scheduled to open at 7:30 p.m. The rally is set to begin at 9:30 p.m.
Clyde Bentley is an associate professor for the Missouri School of Journalism and one of the founders of MyMissourian.
Dylan Roebuck, James Hunter and Evan Kleekamp fill out ballots for a mock election at Rock Bridge High School Tuesday Oct. 28. Aside from choosing candidates for president and governor, the students were asked their opinions on political issues such as the Iraq War and the energy crisis.
Sara Shahriari, one of the producers for “Radio Adelante” and a former Missourian reporter, edits the show at KOPN/89.5 FM.