On the issues: Teddy Fleck [Slideshow]

Teddy Fleck, a candidate for Missouri lieutenant governor representing the Libertarian Party, discussed his candidacy by phone Oct. 15.

Columbia woman fights for victory [Photo]

Marla "Lil' Evil" Kay, left, grabs Stefanie Lavender into a headlock in the second round of their fight during Battle at the Blue Note 8 on Friday in Columbia. "All you can think about is how much you want to kill that person," Kay said.

Number of jury trials has increased [Graphic]

Columbia women march forward [Slideshow]

A new women’s rights group founded by Columbia resident Nancy Harter marched in MU’s Homecoming Parade and held a rally on Oct. 25. The pro-Democrat group focuses on women’s issues, peace, green energy, and the election of Sen. Barack Obama as president.

Lost in fright [Photo]

From left, Chaya Buknston, Treston Wright, Nusha Wray are frightened by an actor in The Necropolis haunted house Friday night.

Staring fear in the face [Photo]

Bill Schnell, owner of The Necropolis haunted house, arranges a bloody skull before starting a show Friday night. The Necropolis Haunted house has returned for its fourth season and is located near the corner of College Avenue and Rogers Street.

LBC Homecoming [Slideshow]

The Legion of Black Collegians hosted its own homecoming festivities on Saturday. The event included stepping performances by three black fraternities and sororities and a homecoming court presentation.

Homecoming highlights [Slideshow]

Highlights of MU's Homecoming activities.

Wes Upchurch [Photo]

"Everybody I talk to is like, 'Oh, it's the young candidate,'" he said.

MU golfer Julia Potter [Photo]

Julia Potter, a junior at MU and the No. 1 player on the Tigers' women's golf team, has three top-five finishes in the four tournaments the Tigers have played this fall. Last summer, she qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Eugene, Ore.

Fright night [Photo]

Jeanne Slater is surprised by unexpected blowing bags in The Necropolis haunted house Friday. The Necropolis Haunted House has returned for its fourth season and is located at 1207 Rogers St. in Columbia.

Denise Neely [Photo]

Denise Neely "feels the need to be more involved in the political process," said Donna Ivanovich, chair of the Missouri Constitution Party.

Robin Carnahan [Photo]

Robin Carnahan says, "I grew up in a family of public servants. At a young age, I saw that you can really make a difference."

Mitch Hubbard [Photo]

Mitch Hubbard thinks ballot wording has been unclear and misleading.

FearFest owner Greg Allen [Photo]

Greg Allen, owner of FearFest Haunted House, arranges selling items on Oct. 23. FearFest is located 3 miles west of Columbia off Exit 121.

Proposition A would eliminate loss limits [Photo]

Casino guests play the nickel slots at the Isle of Capri Casino in Booneville on Oct. 2. Proposition A would repeal the $500 loss limit in Missouri, increase the casino gambling tax from 20 percent to 21 percent and cap casino numbers.

Home health care [Photo]

Tonja Fix, a home health care worker, helps her client of six years, Jeff VanDyke, shave at his home. Both are unsure of Proposition B because it may lead home health care workers to unionize, which could increase costs. This could lead to a reduction of in-home hours for clients.

Proposition C would set renewable energy standards [Photo]

Proposition C would require investor-owned utilities to generate or purchase 15 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2021.

State casinos admission fee [Graphic]

Water bond projects to appear on November ballot [Graphic]

A nearly $40 million bond project proposes to allow Columbia Water and Light to renovate or replace water mains and flow systems in 49 locations across the city.