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PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball falls to LSU at home [Gallery]

MU and LSU faced off Friday in a women's volleyball match at Hearnes Center ending in an LSU sweep of Missouri. The loss was Missouri's first in Southeastern Conference play.

Carly Kan hits ball in game against LSU [Photo]

Missouri outside hitter Carly Kan sends the ball back over the net on Friday during a match against LSU at Hearnes Center. LSU beat Missouri 3-0.

Ray Beck sits at his desk in 1985 [Photo]

Acting City Manager Ray Beck works out contract terms with the city in 1985, the year when the Kansas City Royals were last in Major League Baseball's World Series.

Woody Widenhofer discusses tackling with a player in 1985 [Photo]

Former Missouri football coach Robert "Woody" Widenhofer discusses tackling technique with one of his players in 1985. Widenhofer coached Missouri from 1985 to 1988, including the team's 1-10 season in 1985.

PHOTO GALLERY: Remembering 1985 [Gallery]

The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series, Woody Widenhofer coached the MU Tigers; Ray Beck was Columbia's city manager; Stephens College had just gotten its first woman president, Patsy Sampson; and Rodney Smith was Columbia's mayor.

Patsy Sampson in 1984 [Photo]

Patsy Sampson is pictured in 1984. Sampson was the first female president of Stephens College and served from 1983-1994.

Protesters flood Saint Louis University campus [Photo]

Protesters gather around the Saint Louis University campus clock tower early Monday after a march through the streets of St. Louis, protesting against the recent shootings of two young black men by law enforcement officers.

Protester holds upside down American flag [Photo]

Protesters wait along Grand Boulevard to be joined by more protesters as they march toward the Saint Louis University campus sit-in Monday in reaction to the shooting this summer of Micheal Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Former mayor Rodney Smith gestures [Photo]

Former Columbia Mayor Rodney Smith gestures to make a point in 1985, the year the Kansas City Royals last played for the MLB World Series title. Smith served as Columbia's mayor from 1985 to 1988.

Rams running back Cunningham scores touchdown [Photo]

St. Louis Rams running back Benny Cunningham, No. 36, scores a touchdown as Rams tight end Cory Harkey, No. 46, blocks San Francisco 49ers strong safety Craig Dahl in the first quarter Monday in St Louis.

Yost talks World Series with reporters Thursday [Photo]

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost speaks to reporters during a news conference Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals won the American League championship Wednesday with a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Royals manager Yost watches batting practice [Photo]

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost watches batters during baseball practice Friday in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Cardinals' Jon Jay leaves dugout after loss [Photo]

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay leaves the dugout next to Oscar Taveras as the San Francisco Giants celebrate on the field Thursday after Game 5 of the NL Championship Series in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-3, and advanced to the World Series.

Florida receiver Andre Debose tries to get downfield [Photo]

Florida wide receiver Andre Debose tries to get downfield as he is chased by LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter during the second half of last Saturday's game in Gainesville, Florida. LSU defeated Florida 30-27.

INTERACTIVE: Increased development fees would mean more funding for roads [Interactive graphic]

PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Missouri corn farmers harvest their crop [Gallery]

Missouri farmers are currently harvesting the season's corn, which is expected to be a bumper crop.

Corn dropped off at grain elevator [Photo]

Grain bins filled with corn get dropped off at the grain elevator complex at Shryocks Callaway Farms on Thursday. The Shryock farm is equipped with a wet bin, a dryer and two 90,000-bushel storage bins.

Corn flows into a truck [Photo]

Corn flows into a truck at the Shryocks Callaway Farms on Thursday. Late sowing and extended rain through the growing season made for a crop with high moisture content at the Shryock Farm.

Workers harvest at Shyrock farms [Photo]

Scott Huyser harvests corn at the Shryocks Callaway Farm on Thursday. Last week's rain made the ground soft in the fields across mid-Missouri, making it hard for farmers to operate their combines and grain wagons.

Farmers expecting bumper corn crop [Photo]

Missouri corn farmers are expected to harvest 169 bushels of corn per acre, according to the Missouri Department of Agriculture. This year's corn harvest is one of the best Missouri has had in years, so much so that smaller farms are having trouble storing it all, Brett Shryock said.
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