Local View: Lawmaker or lawbreaker? [Photo]

MU employee health fair marks start of new Wellness Program [Photo]

Jane Alexander, who recently recovered from a case of the West Nile Virus, is given a flu shot by nursing student, Joni Bowne. Monday was the first morning of MU's Wellness Fair at the Reynolds Alumni Center.

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Jeff Rioux, a licensed massage therapist, gives Shirley Schupp her first massage during the MU's Employee Wellness Fair at the Reynolds Alumni Center on Monday.

Fellow NASCAR drivers denting Edwards' image [Photo]

Carl Edwards waves to fans before the start of the Busch Series race Saturday in Memphis, Tenn.

Frolicking in the fall foliage [Photo]

Sherry Cass darts through a kaleidoscope of fall colors Monday afternoon on the Katy Trail. Cass runs the trail, a popular spot for exercise enthusiasts, a couple times a week.

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Michael Koldobskiy carries his son, Daniel, through Rock Bridge State Park. Daniel and Michael, along with Daniel’s mother, Dafna (foreground), residents of Baltimore, are in Columbia visiting Michael’s family.

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Nibbled leaves silhouette the fall foliage along the Katy Trail on Monday.

MU earns Top 10 football ranking [Graphic]

Scenes from Missouri's victory over Iowa State [Slideshow]

Missouri beat Iowa State, 42-28, on Saturday. Senior safety Pig Brown is out for the season due to an injury.

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University of Missouri students, from left, Jonathan Ratliff, Jorell Kuttenkuler, Jeremy Hagen, and Lauren Grant protest outside Mizzou Arena, Friday, Oct. 26, 2007. Sen. Chuck Graham meet briefly with members of the press before going to an invitation-only fund raiser.

Graham says he's stopped drinking [Photo]

Sen. Chuck Graham, D- Columbia, speaks with a Missourian reporter before attending a fundraiser at Mizzou Arena on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007. Graham declined to comment on his DUI charges.

Hunt Avenue residents weigh benefits of road improvements [Photo]

Reconstruction works have been proposed for Hunt Avenue. The project will result in a wider street pavement, improved drainage and a sidewalk on the west side of the street.

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Reconstruction of 1,500 feet of Hunt Avenue between West Worley Street and I-70 Drive Southwest has been proposed for City Council approval at its Nov. 5 meeting by Columbia Public Works

India Nite [Photo]

Payal Khengar performs Rangeloo, an Indian traditional dance from Gujarat, during the 16th annual India Nite hosted by the Cultural Association of India on Saturday October 27, 2007 at Jesse Auditorium.

Good hits, big smiles accompany grandfather, grandson at shooting range [Photo]

Jack Bradley checks the Ruger 10/22 rifle that he and his grandson Zach Bradley are shooting. Zach discusses with his grandfather how to hit the penny on the target during the next round.

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Zach Bradley tapes a new penny to the target at the shooting range after the previous one blew off in the wind.

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Jack Bradley watches through the binoculars to see if his grandson Zach Bradley hits the penny attached to the target.

Tigers soccer team rallies past Huskers [Photo]

Missouri freshman defender Kelsey Stokes, left, fights for the ball against Nebraska midfielder Colleen Goetzmann.

Chili Challenge [Video]

The third annual Chef’s Chili Challenge to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank was held Thursday evening at the Fieldhouse, 1107 E. Broadway, and was hosted by the Columbia Jaycees. People from local restaurants and the mid-Missouri area gathered to cook chili while attendees sampled recipes and listened to live music by the Dustin-Crider Duo. Steve Henderson, a 54-year-old Columbia resident, won the People’s Choice Award for the top-ranked chili voted on by those in attendance. He received $500 and donated half of his winnings to the Downtown Optimist Club.

36 Hours in Columbia [Photo]

A high dynamic range composition of six separate exposures taken at 6:58 a.m. at the intersection of Hitt Street and Broadway Blvd in downtown Columbia, Mo. on the morning of Friday, Oct. 12, 2007.