Obama at the MU rally on Thursday night [Photo]

Obama speaks at MU.

Jay Nixon introduces Obama at the MU rally [Photo]

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon greets a crowd of 40,000 as he steps on stage to speak at the "Change We Need" rally at MU. Nixon introduced Obama.

Obama pauses during Thursday's rally at MU [Photo]

Obama pauses during the rally at Carnahan Quadrangle.

Obama at Thursday's MU rally [Photo]

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a rally at Carnahan Quadrangle at MU in Columbia, Mo. The crowd started filling up the area at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rock Bridge football player Tedder Easton [Photo]

Senior Tedder Easton will play his final football game for Rock Bridge tonight.

Obama visits MU [Video]

An estimated 40,000 people came to hear Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speak at MU on Thursday. Obama's speech lasted for 33 minutes and went over a diverse array of topics including the economy, health care and Iraq.

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin [Photo]

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.

Families come to see Obama [Photo]

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.

Obama at MU [Photo]

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.

Hickman football locker [Photo]

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 cross country [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Jordan Cook, far left, keeps pace with the pack during Saturday's meet at Bethel Park. Cook finished eighth.

Obama speaks at MU [Photo]

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a rally at Carnahan Quadrangle at MU on Thursday.

Timeline of the Hickman-Jefferson City football rivalry [Graphic]

A time line of the Jefferson City High School-Hickman High School football rivalry.

Biden at campaign rally [Photo]

Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., gestures while speaking at a campaign rally Thursday.

Biden speaks to automakers [Photo]

Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. speaks at a campaign rally Thursday at Fox High School in Arnold.

Supporters wait to see Obama [Photo]

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.

Obama rally [Video]

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.

Stockbroker encourages clients to ride out downturn [Photo]

Edward Jones stockbroker Kathy Lou Neale encourages clients to buckle up and ride out the turbulence of the economic downturn.

Palin speaks in Cape Girardeau [Photo]

Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin points as she speaks to cheering supporters Thursday in Cape Girardeau.

Palin attracts large crowd [Photo]

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks to supporters Thursday in Cape Girardeau.