Kit Bond book signing

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., signs a copy of his new book "The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam" for Melissa Hanstein on Friday at the MU Bookstore. Bond spoke earlier to the Columbia Chamber of Commerce about the health care bill and other national issues.

Investigators search famliy's property for bodies

Investigators walk around a home as they look for evidence on a rural property in Bates City. Authorities on Wednesday were searching the property in western Missouri for bodies and buried glass jars containing notes written more than 15 years ago by children who might have documented sexual abuse by five members of their own family.

Hickman student Diamond Thrower

Diamond Thrower was thrown to the ground by Columbia Police Officer Mark Brotemarkle during a fight at Hickman High School. Thrower was not involved in the fight but was trying to break it up.

Willie Smith of Magic Services Inc.

Willie Smith filed a complaint after he said police used excessive force in his arrest earlier this year. After an internal review, the Columbia Police Department said its actions were appropriate.

Columbia resident Carl Alan Giles

Carl Alan Giles was arrested on suspicion of public urination and resisting arrest in an alley. Giles said he was not urinating. Police sprayed him with pepper spray and fired a Taser at him.

Mark Brotemarkle, student resource officer

Mark Brotemarkle, a student resource officer with the Columbia Police Department, was involved in an incident at Hickman High School in 2008. He was accused of throwing a student, Diamond Thrower, to the ground.

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton has made better communication between the police and the community a priority, according to officers.

Race and police illustration

Jarvis Tyner of the Communist Party USA

Jarvis Tyner, executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA, discusses politics, workers rights and economic policies during his speech in MU's Ellis Auditorium on Thursday.

Mock gulag protests communism

MU students protest the speech of Jarvis Tyner, executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA, with a mock gulag labor camp set up in Speaker's Circle at MU on Thursday.

Jerrell Jackson's catch

Missouri sophomore Jerrell Jackson pulls in a one-handed catch against Colorado linebacker Jeff Smart.

Hickman soccer's George Plakorus

Kewpies senior midfielder George Plakorus is on a hot streak heading into the Class 3 state tournament quarterfinals game Saturday against Kickapoo.

Peace Corps volunteer helps in Afghanistan

Jill Vickers vaccinates a man against smallpox in Afghanistan in 1969.

Peace Corps volunteer returns to Mali

Tappan Heher, who made the film "Gone to Mali" that will be showing at this Saturday's Third Goal International Film Festival, returned to Mali in 2002 to visit his Malian mom.

Spc. Logan Burnett

CORRECTED CAPTION: Spc. Logan Burnett, 1908th Medical Company, is wheeled into Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas, by his brother, Sgt. Joshua Burnett, and his wife, Torey, following a news conference Wednesday. Burnett was shot during the Fort Hood mass shooting. An earlier version of this caption misspelled the last name of Logan and Joshua Burnett.

Frozen venison

About 1,000 pounds of processed deer meat is stored Wednesday in the freezer at Bill Crane's meat processing plant on. The meat is donated by hunters, and is then processed and donated to the Central Missouri Food Bank through the Share the Harvest program.

Processing venison

Bill Crane shows an example Wednesday of what processed deer meat looks like in the end after running through the wrapper machine at his meat processing plant. Crane processes meat that hunters donate before he gives it to the Central Missouri Food Bank through the Share the Harvest program as well as processing for customers.

Hoping for good health

Lindsey Cathey, 25, who works as a bartender at D. Rowes Restaurant and Bar, doesn't have health insurance and has been without it since the age of 18. She has the option of getting insurance through D. Rowes, but because it has private ownership, half of the $500 a month coverage would be out-of-pocket from the owners. "I want there to be a way that there could be a universal health care system that wouldn't destroy small businesses," she said.

Composed practice

Anthony Hernandez is an undergraduate composer who will have his most recent composition played by the Columbia Civic Orchestra at the Missouri Theatre for the Arts on Sunday. Composing music can be a long process that can sometimes take anywhere from six to seven months, he said.

Copper bullets

From left, a bullet made of homogeneous copper and a bullet with a lead core and copper jacket next to each other on the counter at Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods in Columbia on Tuesday Both weigh the same, but lead bullets are denser and therefore smaller. The homogeneous copper bullets hold together better but are more expensive than the lead-core bullets.