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A religious tattoo [Photo]

George Friel Jr. displays his tattoo of Jesus Christ on the cross. Friel is one of many Christians who sport tattoos.

A religious tattoo artist [Photo]

Anthony Raffaelli Jr., owner of Vivid Ink Custom Art & Tattoo, a Christian tattoo shop in Twin Falls, Idaho, refuses to tattoo racist or demonic symbols on his clients.

Jesus and Mary [Photo]

Vince Sanchez, an apprentice with Vivid Ink Custom Art & Tattoo in Twin Falls, Idaho, sports tattoos on his chest of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.

Tasers in Columbia: The debate continues [Graphic]

Jazz duo practicing [Photo]

Alan Arnold, left, plays the saxophone and recorder. Of the latter he said, “They always compare the recorder to their 5-year-old coming home from school and playing around on it.” Dirk Burhans has focused on jazz guitar recently, though he has mastered several instruments.

'Close enough for jazz' [Photo]

For Alan Arnold, left, and Dirk Burhans, practicing is the key to their ensemble. Burhans said two musicians can never be too close or too in tune with each other when playing jazz; it allows them to anticipate each other.

Firefighters extract a car from home [Photo]

Columbia firefighters inspect the damage at 1513 Rollins Road after a sports car crashed into the home's garage early Friday. The driver sustained minor injuries, but no one inside the house was hurt.

MU women's basketball player RaeShara Brown [Photo]

Missouri’s RaeShara Brown, left, looked forward to extra practice time this week. “You can spend more time working on the smaller things that help the team gel rather than just rushing through things,” she said.

Matt Eberflus mug [Photo]

Matt Eberflus

On the way to Arrowhead Stadium [Photo]

MU fans Kelly Roekich and Tyler Britz start the tailgating early on the I-70 exit ramp near Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City during last year's Border Showdown game between Missouri and Kansas. Fans will continue to make the trek from Columbia and Lawrence, Kan., for the next four years for the annual game.

Border Showdown to remain at Arrowhead Stadium [Photo]

MU fans gear up for last year's Border Showdown outside Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Tigers and Jayhawks signed a deal Thursday to keep the annual rivalry game in Kansas City through 2012.

Thanksgiving meal to enjoy [Photo]

Marty Janains, Jeff Peterson and Willy Maxwell enjoy the Thanksgiving dinner provided by the Salvation Army at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken on Paris Road. The event relied on donations and help from a variety of volunteers, many of whom have participated for several years.

Thanksgiving service with a smile [Photo]

Willy Maxwell waits for his second plate to be assembled by David Shirley, Dawn Brandon and Lisa Berry at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner held at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken on Paris Road. Shirley said he was happy to come out and spend time at the event. "The experience from this side of the counter is very gratifying," Shirley said.

Gary Pinkel's contract extension [Document]

Click here to download a PDF version of MU football coach Gary Pinkel's new contract extension.

Richland Annexation [Graphic]

Ethanol blender pumps [Graphic]

Habitat for Humanity volunteers building in North Columbia [Photo]

Volunteers for Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity work to complete vinyl siding for a new house being built in North Columbia on Saturday. This home was one of more than 20 that are located in the Habitat for Humanity subdivision in North Columbia.

Bob Shannon teaches novice builders construction skills [Photo]

Bob Shannon, shown inspecting a home on Saturday, is a building supervisor for Habitat for Humanity. He takes groups of novice builders and teaches them construction skills.

Media tour Clydesdale breeding farm in Boonville [Photo]

Jake, a Budweiser Clydesdale, greets Karla Terry during a media tour Wednesday at the new Anheuser-Busch breeding farm in Cooper County. Jake, 7, stands 20 hands high (about 80 inches from the feet to the top of the shoulders) and weighs 2,290 pounds.

Clydesdale horses on display [Photo]

Jake, a Budweiser Clydesdale, is displayed with show grooming during the media tour Wednesday at the new Anheuser-Busch breeding farm near Boonville. Expert grooms who travel with the horses may spend five hours preparing the horses for events or showings.
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