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H1N1 Flu Shot Clinic [Video]

The Columbia/Boone County Health Department offered the third H1N1 flu vaccine clinic for expanded priority groups Wednesday. According to Genalee Alexander of Columbia/Boone County Health and Human Services, there are roughly 22,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine available in Boone County.

MU gymnast Alex Gold [Photo]

MU junior gymnast Alex Gold practices on the uneven bars Tuesday at Hearnes Center.

Leo Lewis III catches ball for Vikings [Photo]

Leo Lewis III played wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings for 11 years. He worked another 14 years for the Vikings after retiring in 1991.

Leo Lewis II runs with ball [Photo]

Leo Lewis II earned the nicknames “Lincoln Locomotive” and “Minnesota Express” while playing running back for Lincoln University. He still holds the school record for most touchdowns in one season with 22.

Jessra Johnson on defense [Photo]

MU senior forward Jessra Johnson grabs a rebound against Memphis.

Driving to the basket [Photo]

MU junior guard RaeShara Brown dribbles the ball around a fallen Memphis player.

BreAnna Brock on defense [Photo]

MU sophomore forward BreAnna Brock defends a Memphis player during the second half of Wednesday's game at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball players cringe [Photo]

Missouri women's basketball players Kendra Frazier, left, and BreAnna Brock react from the sidelines while watching their team miss a shot in the final minutes of Wednesday night's game against Memphis.

Max Askren wrestles with pain [Photo]

Because of his nagging back pain Missouri’s Max Askren practices separately from the team. Every day a different teammate works with him for 45 minutes to an hour.

Changing jobs [Photo]

Judy Baker, shown in an October 2008 photograph

Reid reviews bill [Photo]

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, speaks to the media about the Democratic health care bill on Capitol Hill on Wednesday in Washington.

GetAbout Columbia map [Graphic]

INTERACTIVE MAP | GetAbout Columbia progress map

Pedal power in Columbia [Photo]

Nora Peckham, 12, and Carol Brown cross the intersection of Stadium and Forum boulevard. "We live so close it's silly to get in a car," Brown said. "Now I don't have cars breathing down my neck going 100 miles per hour."

Tuition freeze [Graphic]

Gov. Jay Nixon’s plan to freeze undergraduate resident tuition at public institutions affects more than 50 percent of $270 million total tuition revenue at MU. Supplemental fees are not included in the freeze.

GetAbout Columbia budget [Graphic]

The budget for GetAbout Columbia as of Monday.

Correction: An earlier version of this graphic incorrectly stated that GetAbout had one year to complete its projects. At the end of 2010, the highway transportation bill comes up for renewal and Columbia will submit a report on its progress to apply for additional funds.

Talking about tuition [Photo]

MU student leaders watch as Gov. Jay Nixon gives details regarding the agreement to freeze tuition for undergraduate in-state students Wednesday at the Reynolds Alumni Center. "By helping keep higher education affordable, we are taking bold steps to prepare the workforce that will move Missouri forward," Nixon said.

9-year-old victim of killing [Photo]

Nine-year-old Elizabeth Olten was killed on Oct. 21. A 15-year-old girl is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the killing.

Suspect in teen killing [Photo]

Alyssa Bustamante, 15, has been charged as an adult in the first-degree murder trial in the killing of a 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.

Nixon, Universities Freeze Tuition Again [Graphic]

For the second year in a row, Nixon and university leaders in Missouri have agreed to keep in-state tuition for undergraduate students at four-year public colleges and universities for 2010-2011 at the same rate it was in 2008-2009 and this year. If approved, this will be the second year in a row that they have agreed to a tuition freeze. Click on the schools in the graph portion to see how its tuition percentage change compares to
other universities or four-year institutions in Missouri since 1999.

Pregame Playmakers: Directing MU's Homecoming [Video]

For MU and Columbia, Homecoming is the game day of the football season. But for the 29 members of MU's homecoming steering committee, planning starts in February.

Each year, three members are selected to direct the next year's plans. Liz Braun, a senior, was chosen last year as a tridirector.

She worked nearly yearround to select new members and then worked closely with them, coordinating several events including the parade.

The committee originally wanted only 125 entries for the parade. Braun, however, drove the 158th entry to signal its end because so many community and campus organizations wanted to participate.

In the hours before the parade started, Braun and the rest of the committee hustled to put eight months of efforts into one morning's event.
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