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Canaan Joyner, 8, tries his hand at animating a traditional Japanese warrior puppet on Friday, October 5, 2007. "Moving the eyes was the best part," said Joyner, "it's real exciting and interesting."

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Tamon Sawayanagi, right, 66, Yukihiko Kinoshita, center, 38, and Ryuzo Matsuo, left, 58, of the Imada Puppet Troupe from Iida City, Japan, animate a warrior puppet at Jesse Wrench Auditorium Friday. The troupe demonstrated traditional Japanese puppetry with help from Dr. Martin Holman, the coordinator of Japanese studies at MU. It takes a total of three people to animate one traditional Japanese puppet.

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An intricately carved puppet head and a samisen wait to be used in the traditional Japanese puppetry demonstration Friday at MU's Jesse Wrench Auditorium. A samisen is a three stringed Japanese instrument, used accompany and set the mood at traditional puppet shows.

Japanese Puppetry [Video]

The Imada Puppet Troupe from Iiba City, Japan, shows off a few of its artistic moves in Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union on Friday.

Doctor’s news leaves to-be parents jarred [Photo]

Aerobic dance instructor creates energized musical workout [Photo]

Aerobics instructor Vicki Pinkel leads a choreographed routine in her "Pinkel's Ladies" class on Sept. 26 at Columbia's Activity and Recreation Center. She makes her high-energy class inviting and fun by choreographing dance routines to popular oldies, country and show tunes.

Tigers' 1997 game against Nebraska hard to forget [Photo]

The ball took a bad bounce for Missouri in the last part of its game against Nebraska in 1997.

Tackle big asset for Bruins [Photo]

Senior Garrick Williams, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound tackle, is a leader for Rock Bridge both on and off the field.

Tigers trying to ignore big game hype [Photo]

Missouri freshman cornerback Carl Gettis will make the first start of his career Saturday against Nebraska.

Cougars volleyball team set for big road trip [Photo]

The Columbia College volleyball team huddles between games at a Sept. 18 match at Southwell Complex.

Past Cougars soccer player brings passion to coaching [Photo]

Columbia College assistant soccer coach Greg Kayser watches the Cougars game Thursday against Williams Woods.

Catching contagious for Hickman siblings [Photo]

Bart Steponovich, left, and his sister, Katherine, became catchers for the same reason: “to be part of every play.” Their father, Tony, and their brother, Nick, were also high school catchers.

MU freshman golfer handles pressure [Photo]

MU freshman Tyler Hillis practices his bunker shots.

Football victory tradition collapses [Photo]

Mizzou players step over a fallen goal post after the Illinois State game on
Sept. 22. Officials now take the goal posts down after every game.

The evolution of Truman the Tiger [Photo]

The MU Army ROTC Cannon Crew carries a tired Truman the Tiger off of Faurot Field after completing the traditional round of push-ups after Jeremy Maclin scored a touchdown against Western Michigan on Sept. 15.

Ten things you didn't know about Nebraska [Photo]

Click on image for some favorites of three Tigers players

Architects, administrators reinvent high school designs [Photo]

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Thousands turn out to be entertained by the Rocket Man [Photo]

Self proclaimed “huge Elton John fans” Erin Collette, Jill Best, Theresa Pendziski and Patty Keller threw together their costumes just before heading to the concert Friday night, Oct. 5, 2007, at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.