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Dogfighting raid: Junior [Photo]

Junior, one of hundreds of American pit bulls that were seized July 8 in a dozen states from the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history, gets a little friendly petting from volunteer Tiffany McBee at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters Wednesday, Oct. 14, in St. Louis. Junior and five others seized during the raids will soon leave the Humane Society's emergency shelter in St. Louis for new homes.

Dogfighting raid: Jakob [Photo]

Jakob, one of hundreds of American pit bulls that were seized July 8 in a dozen states from the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history, gets a kiss from cruelty investigator Kyle Held at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters Wednesday, Oct. 14, in St. Louis. Jake and five others seized during the raids will soon leave the Humane Society's emergency shelter in St. Louis for new homes. Jake is headed to Los Gatos, Calif., for a new career as a therapy dog.

Japanese puppets come to MU [Video]

Martin Holman is a Japanese Studies professor at MU. He is the founder of the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, a group that performs traditional Japanese puppetry all over the country. The troupe performed Oct. 5 at Jesse Hall with a 300 year-old puppet troupe from Japan.

Medicare Advantage recipients [Graphic]

Breakdown of Medicare Advantage enrollment by state [Graphic]

Missouri basketball player Kim English [Photo]

Missouri men's basketball player Kim English says he and his teammates are ready to start the season. The Tigers begin practice on Friday.

MU soccer volunteers [Photo]

Missouri soccer players Edith Lopez and Kristin Andrighetto help Sam Fessehay iron a drawstring backpack he made during a sewing class at Lange Middle School in Columbia.

MU soccer player volunteers [Photo]

Missouri soccer player Meghan Pfeiffer helps Skylar Vahle build a crash test bridge during an industrial technology class Oct. 8, 2009, at Lange Middle School in Columbia.

How Buck's Ice Cream is made [Graphic]

Here are five steps illustrating how Buck's Ice Cream is made.

Holding off the rush for Blaine Gabbert [Photo]

Missouri linemen hold off the Nebraska rush to allow Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert to make a pass. Missouri's linemen made some good plays, but they were also called for holding four times.

Discussing the exhibition [Photo]

From left, Benton Kidd, Curator of Ancient Art at the Museum of Art and Archeology, talks with Gennie Pfannenstiel about the newly opened exhibition, "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity," located at the museum.

Wandering through the exhibition [Photo]

Guests walk around the Museum of Art and Archaeology's newly opened exhibition, "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity," to explore the many forms of art displayed. The exhibition will be at the museum through Dec. 24.

Examining a painting [Photo]

Margaret Waddell reads the description of a painting in "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity" exhibition at the Museum of Art and Archaeology. The flowing hair of the woman in the painting became part of a discussion between Waddell and other people at the exhibition.

Vehicle pulled from Harmony Creek [Photo]

An employee of Doug Perry Towing Inc. works to remove a vehicle from a Harmony Creek on the 3000 block of I-70 Dr. Southwest while officers with the Columbia Fire Department work to remove minor oil spills. The driver of the vehicle sustained only moderate injuries.

the beat 10/12 [Audio]

Columbia Youth Football coach Stuart Parnell [Video]

Stuart Parnell has been involved with the Columbia Youth Football League for more than 10 years, coaching boys in first through sixth grade. This year, he is the coach of the third-grade Packers team, where he will help the boys transition from flag to tackle football. While working to help the boys learn the fundamentals of the game, he also hopes to teach them about teamwork, perseverance and work ethic.

Tigers volleyball fan enjoys time with the team [Slideshow]

Nellie Dodd has been attending MU women's volleyball matches for 30 years. A heart transplant in 2006 has given her a second chance at life.

Homeowners look at possibilities [Photo]

Vendoni Colvin looks into what will eventually become the kitchen of the "Earthship" house she is building with her husband, Kenny, on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Brumley.

Home built with mostly repurposed materials [Photo]

Cement and aluminum cans form a wall that encircles the load-bearing, dirt-filled, rubber tires in Vendoni and Kenny Colvin's "Earthship" house on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Brumley. The Colvins have been building the house, largely composed of repurposed materials, since April 2003 after visiting some other Earthships in Taos, N.M.

'Earthship' home uses tires filled with dirt [Photo]

An umbrella hangs off of a coat rack along the interior wall of Vendoni and Kenny Colvin's "Earthship" on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Brumley. This load-bearing wall is composed of tires that have been filled with dirt, a process that Kenny Colvin said takes at least three hours per tire. The tires are then stacked up and coated with a soybean-based insulation foam that makes a water-tight seal. This wall will ultimately be covered up by stucco when the Colvins finish their Earthship.
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