Shuttle Discovery prepares for Friday launch

Space shuttle Discovery is illuminated by xenon lights on Launch Pad 39A following the retraction of the rotating service structure on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The launch of Discovery, on her final flight into space, has been delayed from its original launch time on Thursday, Nov. 4, to Friday, Nov. 5 in the afternoon.

Workers repair the south chimney at MU Power Plant

MU Power Plant workers make repairs on the south chimney on Tuesday. The $3.8 million project is scheduled for completion in late 2011.

MU football player Henry Josey vs. Nebraska

Missouri running back Henry Josey, right, follows his blocks on a run last Saturday against Nebraska.

Receiving medical advice at clinic

MU medical students Emily Hoffman, left, and Jim Langworthy speak with their patient Mandy Boyer at the MedZou Clinic on Thursday. The MedZou Clinic offer free primary health care administered by medical students.

Patient's ear checked out at MedZou Clinic

MU medical student Noah Wald-Dickler examines Melissa Johnson's ear at the MedZou Clinic on Thursday. "I don't have insurance, and it doesn't cost me anything," said Johnson regarding MedZou Clinic. "I am all for helping students."

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Cost benefits of honey locust

A price tag that shows the cost benefits of a honey locust hangs in Stephens Lake Park on Wednesday. Fourteen types of trees throughout the park were evaluated by using the National Tree Benefit Calculator and are marked to show their economic value for the environment.

Forsee fields questions at Town Hall meeting

UM System President Gary Forsee answers questions from the audience during an open Town Hall meeting on Nov. 3 in Jesse Hall Auditorium. Forsee addressed both the possible changes in the retirement plan that could affect future employees and the university’s fiscal challenges.

Man checks tree health at Stephens Lake Park

Ryan Gustafson, project manager of Davey Resource Group, explains what he looks for in a tree's health in order to complete a tree inventory on Stephens Lake Park. The data from this tree inventory will be analyzed to show the parks' cost-benefit as an environmental asset.

Measuring the tree inventory of Stephens Lake Park

Ryan Gustafson, project manager of Davey Resource Group, demonstrates how he measures the diameter of trees for a tree inventory that he completed on Tuesday for Stephens Lake Park.

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Cauthorn sisters

Sisters Kaitlyn and Elizabeth Cauthorn embrace after their father, Missouri 21 District candidate John Cauthorn, takes a giant lead in the polls at the Mexico Republican watch party on Tuesday, November 2. Cauthorn, a former Missouri state senator is running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.

Ed Robb calls his opponent

Ed Robb returns a call to his opponent, J. Scott Christianson, moments after learning the results of their race. Robb narrowly beat Christianson in the race for Boone County presiding commissioner.

Ed Robb hugs his campaign manager

Ed Robb hugs his campaign manager, Matthew McGee, seconds after learning he had won the race for Boone County presiding commissioner Nov. 2. Robb and his supporters were gathered at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Columbia.

Ed Robb hugs his wife

Ed Robb hugs his wife, Rosa, after hearing his win in the race for County Commissioner at a watch party at the Courtyard Marriott on Tuesday.

Maggie Kehoe at Roy Blunt's event

Supporter Maggie Kehoe, 13, is lit by camera lights as Roy Blunt delivers his victory speech Tuesday at University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield.

Missouri vs. Missouri Western women's basketball

Missouri senior Shakara Jones, left, defends against Missouri Western junior Jessica Koch in the Tigers' exhibition Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Paige Spietz vs. Missouri Western

Missouri freshman Paige Spietz makes a move for the ball in the Tigers' exhibition game Tuesday night against Missouri Western. Spietz played 13 minutes off the bench and scored seven points.

Kelly Schultz with supporters

From left, candidate Kelly Schultz, volunteer Saba Sahlu and campaign manager Chris Girouard check election results on their phones at Schultz's watch party at the Pizza Hut in Mexico, Mo. Schultz, a Democrat, lost her race for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House to Republican John Cauthorn.

Kelly Schultz phones opponent

Kelly Schultz, the Democratic candidate in the 21st District of the Missouri House, leaves a voice mail congratulating her opponent, John Cauthorn, who won the race. Schultz and her supporters were gathered at the Pizza Hut in Mexico, Mo.