Zaire Taylor ready to play [Photo]

Junior guard Zaire Taylor is ready to play for Missouri after sitting out last season as a transfer student from Delaware.

Building faith from the outside [Photo]

Kristine Key plays a counting game with three of her eight kindergarten students at the Islamic School of Columbia.

buildingfaith [Photo]

Kristine Key, a Christian kindergarten teacher at the Islamic School of Columbia, opts to wear a hijab to set an example for her students. The hijab is a traditional Muslim head covering. Key has also been learning to speak a few phrases in Arabic.

Election reactions [Photo]

Kansas State football coach Ron Prince [Photo]

Kansas State football coach Ron Prince will not return for the 2009 season, stepping aside after failing to rebuild the Wildcats into a Big 12 contender. KSU Athletic director Bob Krause announced Prince's resignation Wednesday.

Hickman soccer loses district title [Photo]

Jefferson City players celebrate as Hickman midfielder Matt Baker, center, hangs his head. Hickman lost 2-1 in overtime of the Class 3, District 9 title game.

MU's Lauren Nuckolls [Photo]

Outside hitter Lauren Nuckolls serves during an MU women's volleyball practice Wednesday. Nuckolls created a few handshakes that she performs with her teammates during games.

Patricia Powell [Photo]

Patricia Powell taught at West Junior High School for 20 years but recently added to her list of accomplishments when she won the "2008 Distinguished Retiree" award from Missouri Retired Teachers Association's.

Nixon named Governor-elect [Photo]

Missouri Democratic Governor-elect Jay Nixon pumps his fist after giving his victory speech to supporters at his election watch party Tuesday in St. Louis. Nixon, Missouri's longest-serving attorney general, won the gubernatorial election Tuesday by turning back Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof.

Obama celebrates [Photo]

Barack Obama celebrates with supporters in Chicago on Tuesday night.

President-elect Barack Obama [Photo]

President-elect Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver his victory speech at his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago on Tuesday night.

What it means to volunteer [Slideshow]

Mary von Schoenborn volunteers to help a political campaign for the first time.

Watching the results at Billiards [Photo]

Bill and Doyne Mackenzie watch election results at Billiards during the Democratic watch party for Chris Kelly and Cathy Richards on Tuesday. Kelly won the race for 24th District representative and Richards for Boone County administrator.

Watching the results for the 24th District [Photo]

Vicki Hobbs and Jeff Chinn, co-campaign managers for Chris Kelly, call soon after polls closed to tell him of his progress in the election at a watch party for Kelly and Cathy Richards at Billiard's on Tuesday. Kelly won his race for the state House seat in District 24.

Hulfhof supporters watch the results come in [Photo]

Kenny Hulshof supporters Mike Maurizi, Doug Stone, Scott Peyton, Tim Root, Rosemary Miller and Larry Miller watch the incoming results for Missouri's gubernatorial race Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

Renee Hulshof watches husband's speech [Photo]

Renee Hulshof watches her husband, Congressman Kenny Hulshof, gives the last speech of his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

Hulshof concedes to Nixon [Photo]

Gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof concedes to Jay Nixon on Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.

Luetkemeyer TV interview [Photo]

Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer speaks to ABC News late Tuesday night as he awaited the election results from Boone County to come in. Around midnight, Luetkemeyer was announced the winner of the 9th District Congressional seat.

Luetkemeyer, Hobbs celebrate [Photo]

Blaine Luetkemeyer, center, walks with state Rep. Steve Hobbs, R-Mexico, to give his acceptance speech at his election night party in Columbia.

Judy Baker greets supporters at The Tiger [Photo]

Democratic 9th District candidate Judy Baker greets supporters at an election watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday.