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Crowd awaits McCain's appearance [Photo]

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain wait outside of Buckingham Smokehouse in Columbia on Monday afternoon. McCain met with small-business owners while he ate lunch inside.

Supporters wait to see McCain [Photo]

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain waited outside of Buckingham Smokehouse in Columbia on Monday afternoon while he ate inside.

McCain visits supporters in Columbia [Photo]

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain reaches out to supporters after eating lunch in Columbia on Monday afternoon. He arrived at the Columbia Regional Airport around 12:30 p.m. and ate at Buckingham Smokehouse B-B-Q before leaving the city.

News release on Hickman High School apology [Graphic]

Sen. John McCain visits Columbia [Video]

Between rallies in St. Charles and Belton, Republican presidential nominee John McCain landed in Columbia and had a private lunch with local supporters at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q.
People gathered at the Columbia Regional Airport and outside the restaurant to catch a glimpse of the senator. Columbia resident and McCain supporter Marla Gorthoff was one of many who followed McCain during his visit.

On the issues: Kurt Schaefer [Slideshow]

19th District Missouri Senate candidate Kurt Schaefer responds to the following topics:

Why are you the best candidate to represent this district?
Explain your positions on and ideas about higher education in Missouri.
Explain your positions on and ideas about K-12 education in Missouri.
What are the best strategies for improving Missouri’s highways?
What do you think the next General Assembly should do to address health care in Missouri?
Assess Missouri’s economic climate and tell us what you would do to improve it.
Are there other issues you would like to address?

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On the issues: Christopher Dwyer [Slideshow]

19th District Missouri Senate candidate Christopher Dwyer responds to the following topics:

Why are you the best candidate to represent this district?
Explain your positions on and ideas about higher education in Missouri.
Explain your positions on and ideas about K-12 education in Missouri.
What are the best strategies for improving Missouri’s highways?
What do you think the next General Assembly should do to address health care in Missouri?
Assess Missouri’s economic climate and tell us what you would do to improve it.

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Christopher Dwyer [Photo]

Christopher Dwyer

Kurt Schaefer [Photo]

Kurt Schaefer

Chuck Graham [Photo]

Chuck Graham

On the issues: Chuck Graham [Slideshow]

19th District Missouri Senate candidate Chuck Graham responds to the following topics:

Why are you the best candidate to represent this district?
Explain your positions on and ideas about higher education in Missouri.
Explain your positions on and ideas about K-12 education in Missouri.
What are the best strategies for improving Missouri’s highways?
What do you think the next General Assembly should do to address health care in Missouri?
Assess Missouri’s economic climate and tell us what you would do to improve it.
Are there other issues you would like to address?

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Don Hertzfeldt [Photo]

This is a still from Don Hertzfeldt's latest film "I Am So Proud of You." He created the short animated films "Rejected" and "Everything Will Be OK," and he will present his new film at Ragtag Cinema at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a short discussion with Hertzfeldt after the showings.

MU v Texas in Austin [Slideshow]

Missouri lost 56-31 to Texas at Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.

Mary Still [Photo]

Mary Still is proud of her campaign for the 25th District seat, saying she has knocked on more than 5,000 doors to talk to voters about the election.

Mary Still answers questions from the Missourian [Slideshow]

25th District candidate Mary Still answers questions from the Missourian.
The Missourian was unable to get audio and video of Republican Ryan Asbridge, who has been deployed overseas by the Navy.
You can also find additional election content at smartdecision08.com.

Mary Still campaigns for 25th District [Video]

Watch a video of 25th District candidate Mary Still.
The Missourian was unable to get audio and video of Republican Ryan Asbridge, who has been deployed overseas by the Navy.
You can also find additional election content at smartdecision08.com.

Dad's home [Photo]

Jeff Thompson watches as his wife, Cassi, plays with their son Caleb outside their Centralia home. Caleb, whose birthday is in July, had to celebrate it earlier this month because Jeff was on the road driving his truck.

A Belated Gift [Photo]

Caleb Thompson drives his belated birthday gift under the supervision of his dad, Jeff. The Thompsons celebrated Caleb's birthday three months late because Jeff was on the road for his truck driving job.

One family, two truck drivers [Photo]

Caleb Thompson and his parents, Jeff and Cassi, walk their dog in front of their Centralia home. Jeff Thompson works as a truck driver for Swift Transportation Co. Inc., and often finds himself away from his family three weeks to a month at a time due to his job.

A most important truck stop [Photo]

Jeff Thompson plays with his son Caleb, 3 in front of Thompson's semi-truck. Thompson's job as a truck driver forces him to be away for extended periods of time: "I like the job. I just don't like being away from him (Caleb)."
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