Beerup does Pilates at Stephens College

Pam Beerup does Pilates at Stephens College's Health and Wellness Challenge class on Nov. 15

Pilates at Stephens College

Corrie Hutchinson, a library director at Stephens College, does Pilates during the Stephens College Health and Wellness Challenge on Nov. 15.

MU basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Georgetown

Missouri's Marcus Denmon scored a career-high 27 points Tuesday against Georgetown in his native Kansas City. Denmon and the Tigers will be in less familiar territory Thursday when they play at Oregon at McArthur Court, one of the oldest on-campus college arenas still in use.

The menorah: night No. 1

The menorah is lit on the first night of Hanukkah at Hillel at MU on Wednesday. Candle lighting will occur every night at Hillel until next Wednesday.

MU students recite the candle lighting blessing

MU freshman Jonathan Deutsch, left, recites the candle lighting blessing as MU sophomore Mira Barasch, right, lights the menorah for the first night of Hanukkah on Wednesday.

Participants come out to raise AIDS awareness

Briana Kvasnicka, 19, and Melissa Gephardt, 19, hold vigil candles on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway for World AIDS Day. Gephardt said she came out to "stand in solidarity and raise awareness."

HIV case manager shows support

Michelle Brandt, an HIV case manager in Columbia, holds a vigil candle on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway for World AIDS Day. Brandt said she came out to "honor the people that have lost their lives to AIDS."

Supporters display AIDS ribbon downtown

Supporters of World AIDS Day hold an AIDS ribbon on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway. Supporters walked from the A.P. Green Chapel, where a remembrance was held to mark the day, to Ninth Street and Broadway where they stood for an hour at the four corners of the busy intersection to raise awareness to passersby.

End of era

Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer, left, and former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne shake hands on Feb. 22, 2006, in Lincoln, Neb. The upcoming Big 12 championship game between Oklahoma and Nebraska brings back memories of those Thanksgiving weekend battles between the Big Reds of the North and South.

IBM's new Columbia building

IBM intends to have 800 employees in the Columbia center by 2012. The grand opening will be held early next year.

New IBM building entrance

The entrance way to the new IBM building. The building opened Nov. 1 after IBM spent $10 million to renovate a neglected warehouse in southeast Columbia.

Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon

Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon runs for a touchdown against Baylor. Blackmon led the nation this season with 1,665 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns.

Sanho Tree

Sanho Tree is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and worked as a diplomatic and military historian in the 1990s.

Georgetown's Chris Wright and Missouri's Matt Pressy

Georgetown's Chris Wright drives past Matt Pressy during the second half of the MU-Georgetown game in Kansas City on Tuesday.

MU men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. Georgetown

Missouri's Michael Dixon, left, is beaten to a loose ball by Georgetown's Jason Clark in Tuesday's overtime loss at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Columbia College basketball player Greg Stegeman vs. Lyon College

Columbia College senior forward Greg Stegeman eyes the basket against Lyon College on Tuesday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Old distance chart for Boone's Lick stage

This distance chart, which describes distances between taverns and stage stands along Boone's Lick Road, was published by a stagecoach line in the early 19th century. Thrailkeld's was an earlier name for Van Horn's Tavern.

Fergene Goddin at Van Horn's Tavern

Nine-year-old Fergene Goddin sits in the back of a wagon in front of Van Horn's Tavern in approximately 1914. Once the era of stagecoach travel had ended, Van Horn's became a private home for the Goddin family.

A marked beam in Van Horn's Tavern

A Roman numeral marked this beam for the builders of Van Horn's Tavern, probably in 1829 or 1830.

Interior of Van Horn's tavern

Some of the interior plaster and lath remains covering the thick oak-log walls of Van Horn's Tavern, which stands near its original site, south of Interstate 70 near the Midway exit.