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Haunting legend [Photo]

The "ghost" of Sarah, from the infamous Stephens College Senior Hall legend, rests in a mausoleum within an elaborate Halloween display in the front yards of Ron Graves and Dennis Hill. Neighbors Graves and Hill put up the festive display for the second year in a row.

Economic issues in '08 [Graphic]

Phil Laposa mug [Photo]

Oakland Junior High political convention [Audio]

The media center at Oakland Junior High School was a wash of red, white and blue on Wednesday for the political convention hosted by the ninth-grade honors block. Booths for each campaign were set up, and students took turns at the podium speaking about what they learned. Candidates from national, state and local campaigns were represented, and politicians, parents, community members and fellow students were invited to attend. Event organizer Josh Johnson describes the convention, along with parent Julia Young. Students Ian McCann, JT Smith, Paige McCumber and Katy Ledbetter talk about their time campaigning and learning about candidates.

Roads will be closed around Obama rally [Graphic]

A Day on the Betty D [Slideshow]

Art Robins, 87, takes his boat out every weekend with family and friends on the Missouri River near Cooper’s Landing outside Columbia. His boat, “The Betty D,” is named after his late wife, who died in 2005 of chronic destructive pulmonary disease. Art’s son, Mike, 50, navigates the boat along the Missouri River, and Mike’s daughter, Mila, also comes along for the ride. Art Robins’ wife died one month after he bought the boat. She never got a chance to ride on “The Betty D.”

Crews set up for Obama visit [Photo]

Crews worked on Wednesday to set up the stage for Barack Obama's visit to Columbia on Thursday. The event will take place on the south side of Carnahan Quadrangle at MU near Rollins Street. The event will open at 7:30 p.m. and the rally is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Harmony for Humanity [Slideshow]

In an effort to elevate values of peace, tolerance and relationships, MU’s Jewish Student Organization sponsored “Harmony for Humanity,” a concert series highlighting the life of Daniel Pearl. The event took place Tuesday night at Mojo’s where crowds gathered to listen to a variety of bands, such as Kinetix, the Northwoods and Save Praise Dance Ministry of Columbia. Pearl, a journalist for the Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002. His career and his appreciation for music were the inspiration the organization wanted to promote in order to create commonalities among people of different backgrounds and values.

Susan Montee mug [Graphic]

Susan Montee is the Missouri state auditor

VIDEO: Hulshof speaks at a news conference [Video]

VIDEO: Kenny Hulshof speaks at a news conference.

Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Gregory Thompson [Photo]

Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Gregory Thompson said he disagrees with the idea that voting outside the dominant two-party system is throwing away a vote. Instead, he said, supporting the dominant parties is an empty vote.

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Andy Finkenstadt [Photo]

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Andy Finkenstadt has never held any sort of statewide office and has to balance his full-time job programming software at Simutronics Corp. with running for statewide office.

Jay Nixon after an Oct. 18 debate [Photo]

Jay Nixon, the Democratic candidate for governor, takes a break at the end of the debate between he and Republican Kenny Hulshof on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at Fox 2 studios in St. Louis. The debate was telecast on Fox in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Kenny Hulshof after an Oct. 18 debate [Photo]

Kenny Hulshof, the Republican candidate for governor, relaxes after the debate between he and Jay Nixon on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at Fox 2 studios in St. Louis. The debate was telecast in St. Louis and Kansas City.

1029 mu women's basketball [Photo]

From left, Alyssa Hollins, coach Cindy Stein and Jessra Johnson pose during media day at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday. Hollins and Johnson are the top two returning scorers for MU.

1029 MU women's basketball [Photo]

From left, Alyssa Hollins, coach Cindy Stein and Jessra Johnson pose during media day at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday. Hollins and Johnson are the top two returning scorers for MU.

Group members introduce themselves at 'Liberty and Justice For All' [Photo]

Members of the "Liberty and Justice For All" class introduce themselves and tell the group about how their grandparents influenced their lives as Christians. The class meets weekly at the First Christian Church to discuss politics and religion in today's world.

'Liberty and Justice For All' discussion group at work [Photo]

The Rev. Amy Kay leads the discussion for the "Liberty and Justice For All" group on Oct. 8 as Richard Underwood, left, and Harsh Brown participate. The discussion is part of the eight-week-long class regarding politics and religion.

Hands up, buckle up [Slideshow]

Teams of Hickman High School students participated in the Quick Click Challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The activity, which consisted of timed “Chinese fire drills,” was intended to encourage safe driving habits and demonstrate how easy it is to buckle and unbuckle a seat belt.

Marching Mizzou leads MU homecoming parade [Photo]

On Saturday, Marching Mizzou led MU's homecoming parade. The route began on Sixth Street and ended at Hitt Street and Rollins Road. The band had to report to campus by 8 a.m., and had to be back by 1:30 p.m. to start rehearsing for the night's game. Members of the band and Color Guard battled the cold by wearing extra layers.
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