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Out with the old [Photo]

Jason Brand, left, and Dave Thompson, both of Cedar Hill, work on taking apart the video board at Memorial Stadium. The board was erected in 1997.

Out with the old [Photo]

An LED formerly used in the scoreboard at Memorial Stadium lies on the ground during the deconstruction of the video board on Tuesday. According to MU athletic department spokesman Chad Moller, the lights could potentially be reused in another scoreboard.

Out with the old [Photo]

Construction crews remove a piece of the video board at Memorial Stadium. It will be replaced with a board roughly three times larger than the old scoreboard at a cost of $3.5 million. It will be in place for the football home opener. Taylor Stadium and Walton Track/Soccer Stadium will also receive new video boards for the 2009-2010 season.

Dennis Skillicorn [Photo]

Dennis Skillicorn, 49, was one of three men convicted of killing Richard Drummond, an Excelsior Springs businessman, in 1994. Drummond had stopped to help the three men after their car broke down on Interstate 70.

2008 MU salaries list [Document]

Click here to download a searchable PDF file of faculty and staff salaries at MU.

Video: The Horse Farm caters to all ages [Video]

The Horse Farm in Clark, north of Columbia, offers riding lessons to people of all ages. The owner, Sharon Marohl, said she wants riders to feel confident and comfortable in partaking of the farm experience.

Stephen Webber [Photo]

Missouri Rep. Stephen Webber, D-Columbia

Honey at The Horse Farm [Photo]

Teresa O'Loughlin of Moberly gets Honey ready to ride for an afternoon lesson at The Horse Farm, which specializes in teaching horsemanship skills to people of all ages.

James Coyne works in office [Photo]

James Coyne works in his office at Coyne Agency Inc. on May 11. He works in health and medical insurance in Columbia. Coyne is one of the staunch supporters of the "fair tax" proposal and has been to Jefferson City to testify on behalf of the bill. He thinks that the new tax plan can make many small businesses, such as his, more profitable and transparent.

Discussing a point on consumption tax [Photo]

Bob Holliger, wearing a "fair tax" shirt and tie button, discusses a point with one of the members from the audience after presenting his ideas on the consumption tax to a gathering of Democrats at the Upper Crust Boardroom on May 8.

Four advocates present ideas on 'fair tax' [Photo]

From left, Bob Holliger, Ray Walker, Colin Malaker and Dale Chaffee present their ideas on "fair tax" to a gathering of Democrats at the Upper Crust Boardroom on May 8. The fair tax plan is a comprehensive proposal to replace all federal income and payroll-based taxes, and Democrats have been more hostile than Republicans toward the grass-roots alternative tax scheme.

FairTax details presented at Upper Crust [Photo]

Colin Malaker, an activist for the "fair tax," talks to a reporter after presenting his ideas on the consumption tax to a gathering of Democrats at the Upper Crust Boardroom on May 8. The fair tax plan is a comprehensive proposal to replace all federal income and payroll-based taxes, and Democrats have been more hostile than Republicans toward the grass-roots alternative tax scheme.

Mary Still [Photo]

Chris Kelly [Photo]

Kurt Schaefer [Photo]

Kyle Ayers performs at Deja Vu [Photo]

Kyle Ayers, a stand-up comedian and MU student, performs at the Deja Vu comedy club on May 7. Improvising because he'd blown through his material early, Ayers tells the crowd about a conversation he had with a girl outside smoking just before that night's show. In general, Ayers tries out his new material at the As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show at Eastside Tavern in Columbia.

New Columbia Books address on Gordon Street [Photo]

The new Columbia Books location, 1907 Gordon St., was built to be environmentally friendly. It has insulated glass, a dual heat pump, special insulation and pervious concrete. Owner Annette Kolling-Buckley said she is hopeful those features will keep costs low and help the business weather the recession.

Away from the crowd [Photo]

Jenelle Maland and her daughter, Claire, 11 months, listen to the MU Law School graduation ceremony in the upstairs lobby at Jesse Hall on Sunday. Maland's husband, Brett Maland, received his juris doctorate during the ceremony.

Attentive listeners [Photo]

Robert Thompson and his 16-month-old son, Kesler, listen to the closing remarks by Dean R. Lawrence Dessem at the MU School of Law's Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

Ready for the hood [Photo]

Robert Thompson bends down to be hooded by Professor John Lande, prompting laughter from the audience, at the MU School of Law's Hooding Ceremony on Sunday.
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