Changing targets [Photo]

Kent Finlay, discipline head for the NRA conventional pistol group Bullseye, changes his targets on Nov. 5 at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club shooting range. Finlay of Centralia has been with the club since 1975.

Shooting range target [Photo]

Kent Finlay, discipline head for the shooting group Bullseye, tries to improve on his shooting every time he goes out to the range.

Finlay takes aim [Photo]

Kent Finlay, discipline head for the National Rifle Association conventional pistol group Bullseye, looks through his spotting scope to see where his shots are landing at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club shooting range on Nov. 5.

Portraits from XCX [Slideshow]

Runners braved the cold and wind at Cross Country Xtreme on Saturday, and some took the time to pose for the Missourian mobile portrait studio.

Bluebird Music Festival [Audio]

An intimate crowd came out Saturday to see Casey Reeves perform at Top Ten Wines on Ninth Street as part of the Bluebird Music and Arts Festival.

Biocontainment laboratory [Video]

MU's Regional Biocontainment Laboratory will aid biodefense researchers in fighting pathogens. The laboratory will support applied research and will develop vaccines, therapeutics, antibiotics and diagnostics against contagious diseases.

Claire Garden mug [Photo]

Claire Garden is a guest columnist.

MU celebrates touchdown against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri offensive tackle Colin Brown congratulates teammate Jeremy Maclin after Maclin's third quarter touchdown against Iowa State.

MU's Earl Goldsmith against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri's Earl Goldsmith keeps to the outside on a kickoff return against Iowa State.

MU's Jared Perry against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri receiver Jared Perry pulls in a pass in front of Iowa State defender Chris Brown.

MU's Jeremy Maclin against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri's Jeremy Maclin scored one touchdown on 103 yards receiving Saturday against Iowa State.

MU running back Derrick Washington against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri running back Derrick Washington scored two touchdowns on 128 yards of rushing Saturday in the Tigers' victory against host Iowa State.

MU's Leo Lyons vs. against Prairie View A&M [Photo]

Leo Lyons, right, scored a game-high 21 points, including 15 in the first half, Saturday against Prairie View A&M.

Dream job comes to an end [Photo]

Dan Claxton, a long-time voice in Columbia radio, recently lost his job as KFRU news director. "It became my dream to become news director for KFRU," he said. "That's all I ever wanted to do, and I had the wonderful opportunity to be able to do that for seven years — great job."

Relaxing with colleagues [Photo]

Dan Claxton enjoys a drink with colleagues at McNally's on Tuesday evening.

Cougars victory [Photo]

The Cougars won the American Midwest Conference tournament Saturday with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 win over Missouri Baptist University. Columbia College swept the tournament, winning all nine games in three matches. With the win, the No. 5-ranked Cougars earn an automatic bid into the national tournament.
Cougars, Flavia Lino, 8, and Nicole Murphy, 11 block the ball from MBU player, Lindsay Vlassos, 12.

MU quarterback Chase Daniel against Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's victory over Iowa State.

Love is never wrong [Photo]

The proposition banning same-sex marriage passed in California in the Nov. 4 election with 52 percent of the vote. It had been introduced to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage that was overturned by the California Supreme Court earlier this year.

MU soccer player Alysha Bonnick [Photo]

Missouri’s Alysha Bonnick, left, collides with Evansville’s Katelyn Smith in the Tigers' win Friday in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament.

Retired minister speaks at rally [Photo]

Dick Blount speaks about his experiences supporting gay rights while involved as a retired United Methodist minister. Blount said he hopes they can make the issue personal, rather than political. "These are our children; these are our family; these are our fellow citizens," he said. "We need to know them as people with a face."