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16-year-old Bridget Tobin shouts out support for Barack Obama on Nov. 4 [Photo]

Bridget Tobin, 16, shouts her support for Barack Obama for president on the corner of College Avenue and Broadway on election night Nov. 4, 2008. Tobin, a Hickman High School sophomore, joined a group of student campaigners from Rock Bridge High School, Stephens College and Columbia College shortly before polls closed to encourage last-minute voters to choose Obama for president.

Sam Engemann and Brad Thebeau listen to ballot instructions [Photo]

Sam Engemann, left, and Brad Thebeau receive instructions on how to fill out their ballots at Memorial Union on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008.

Iowa State's Austin Arnaud [Photo]

Iowa State quarterback Austen Amaud reacts after running back Alexander Robinson was stopped while trying to carry the ball in for a one-yard touchdown against Colorado in the fourth quarter of Colorado's 28-24 win on Saturday.

Students wait in line to vote at Memorial Union [Photo]

Students wait in line at MU's Memorial Union to cast their votes during the 2008 presidential election. About 23 million Americans under age 30 voted Nov. 4, about 3.4 million more than in 2004, according to Tufts University's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.

Newspaper features Mary (Painter) and Jack Cooper's picture [Photo]

The photo of Mary (Painter) and Jack Cooper holding Life magazine, as it appeared in a newspaper. To read more about Cooper, go to http://www.columbiamissourian.com/obits/obit/895/.

Mary (Painter) Cooper, extended family photo [Photo]

Mary (Painter) Cooper's family in 1958. The family was featured in Life magazine. To read more about Cooper, go to http://www.columbiamissourian.com/obits/obit/895/.

Mary (Painter) Cooper family photo No. 1 [Photo]

Some of Mary (Painter) Cooper's family. To read more about Cooper, go to http://www.columbiamissourian.com/obits/obit/895/.

Mary (Painter) and Jack Cooper with Life magazine [Photo]

Mary (Painter) and Jack Cooper with the edition of Life magazine in which Mary Cooper's family was featured. To read more about Cooper, go to http://www.columbiamissourian.com/obits/obit/895/.

Injured firefighter [Photo]

Columbia Fire Lt. Doug Thoma suffered burns to his right hand while fighting a fire Tuesday morning. He is reported to be doing well after minor grafting procedures Tuesday afternoon at the George Peak Memorial Burn Center, according to a news release from the Columbia Fire Department. Thoma was expected to be released from the burn center Wednesday.

Veterans Day [Slideshow]

Members of MU's Air Force and Army ROTC march down on Eighth Street on Wednesday morning, Nov. 11, 2008, as part of the Veterans Day parade. The parade went north on Eighth Street, and ended in front of the Boone County Courthouse. About 100 people gathered there for a ceremony, which concluded with a military firearms salute and the playing of Taps.

"It's about remembering all those who came before us, those who paved the way," Air Force Capt. Anthony Anderson said of Veterans Day after the ceremony.

MU men's basketball player Steve Moore [Photo]

Freshmen center Steve Moore, left, says he has benefited from practicing against Zaire Taylor and his MU teammates.

MU women's soccer awaits tournament seeding [Photo]

Members of the Big XII champion MU women's soccer team await the announcement of their NCAA tournament seeding Monday night at D. Rowe's Restaurant in Columbia. From left, sophomore Brittany Hopkins, junior Tasha Dittamore, senior Kat Tarr and senior Lindsay McCoy.

Tigers QB Chase Daniel braces for hit [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel, left, is hit by Kansas State defensive end Eric Childs in Saturday's victory over the Wildcats.

MU's Shakara Jones [Photo]

Shakara Jones, a sophomore on the MU women's basketball team, goes for a basket while Cortney Shewmaker tries to defend. The Tigers won the game, 80-50, against the Bearcats in Columbia on Friday.

Parents protest officer's return [Photo]

Mary Hussmann, left, and Nathan Stephens stand outside of the Columbia Police Department on Monday to protest Officer Mark Brotemarkle's return to Hickman High School after his involvement in breaking up a fight between students in October. Hussmann has no children in the school system, but said she believes police policy needs to be changed. Stephens said Brotemarkle perpetuates "unnecessary roughness."

Donnie Hoffmann at work in the kitchen of the Veterans' Hospital [Photo]

Donnie Hoffmann works in the main kitchen of Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital on Nov. 6, 2008. Hoffmann is a veteran of the current Iraq war.

Community members protest at Police Department [Photo]

Arnita Jordan, center, looks on while Rev. Ray Warren, right, of Mt. Celestial Baptist Church prays during a protest Monday outside the Columbia Police Department. Around 10 protesters gathered in response to Officer Mark Brotemarkle's return to Hickman High School after his involvement in breaking up a fight between several students October 15. Columbia Police Department policy allows officers to remain in their positions unless there is a serious incident, such as an officer shooting.

Presentation of the Colors at New Haven Elementary for Veteran's Day [Photo]

David Davenport, front, and Martin Fritz, members of the Boone County Fire Protection District color guard, lead the Presentation of the Colors at New Haven Elementary School on Friday afternoon as part of the school's 13th annual Veteran's Day Celebration.

Veteran Matt Aragon works at Midway USA [Photo]

Veteran Matt Aragon works putting products in packages on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Midway USA.

Michael Fiscella during his 2004 tour of duty [Photo]

Michael Fiscella poses with an Iraq resident in the early summer of his 2004 tour of duty.
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