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Rock Bridge athletic facilities vandalized

Rock Bridge High School's athletic facilities were vandalized on Friday. Principal Mark Maus said the damage was spray paint on the press box, track and signs, but there were also cuts to the goal posts and practice soccer nets. "Although the damage says Kewpies, I don't necessarily think it was Hickman," Maus said.

Shoes make journey from Columbia to St. Louis and beyond

Shoeman Water Projects' Karl Johnson closes the hatch to the moving truck he will use to transport more than 3,000 pairs of shoes from West Junior High School to St. Louis on Friday.

Shoeman Water Projects a success at West Junior High

A box of donated shoes rests in a pile for the Shoeman Water Projects on Friday at West Junior High School. The high school aimed to collect 2,010 pairs of shoes, but they counted 3,398 pairs as the total.

Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods busy as deer season progresses

Dave Shene works behind the counter on Friday at Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods on Paris Road.

Hunters ready for deer Saturday

Firefighter Nick Pointer came to Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods on Friday to get his tags for the first day of deer season on Saturday. Pointer said that he was going to be out hunting first thing in the morning.

Hunters purchase tags for deer season

Customers browse Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods on Friday. Numerous customers milled throughout the store while waiting to purchase their tags for the 2010 deer season. Hunters must have tags in order to legally transport deer within Missouri.

Excitement for firearms season mounts

Brian Montgomery, 14, tries out a Remington 700 SPS rifle at Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods on Friday on Paris Road. Brian and his father were browsing for his first gun in preparation for the first day of deer season on Saturday. He said if he didn't find anything, he would use one of his grandparent's guns instead.

Shoe project benefits developing countries

Shoeman Water Projects' Karl Johnson, "The Shoe Dude," transports a load of shoes to a moving truck to be taken from West Junior High School to St. Louis on Friday. Johnson estimates more than 10,000 shoes have been gathered in St. Louis, which will be delivered to a developing country. "I think it's important because there are a lot of people worse off than we are," Johnson said.

West Junior High collects thousands of shoes

A bag of donated shoes lay in a pile at West Junior High School for the Shoeman Water Projects on Friday in Columbia. The high school aimed to collect 2,010 pairs of shoes; they counted 3,398 pairs.

Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas

Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas sprints past Texas defenders for a touchdown last week in the Wildcats' victory.

Columbia College soccer player Tom Vincenc

Columbia College sophomore defender Tom Vincenc has made the song "I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith a team favorite when the music gets turned up in the Cougars' locker room.

Columbia College soccer player Dylan Barduzzi

Columbia College junior forward Dylan Barduzzi has made a team sing-along to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” mandatory after every Cougars victory.

The Columbia College soccer team's locker room

The building the Columbia College men's soccer team uses as a locker room, a refurbished hair salon across the street from R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium, echoes with raucous celebratory singing after Cougars victories.

MU wrestler Todd Schavrien at practice

Senior Todd Schavrien is one of three returning Tigers wrestlers that made an appearance in the NCAA championships last season.

Columbia College volleyball player Ola Shawky celebrates with teammates

Columbia College junior Ola Shawky, second from left, celebrates a point with her teammates in the Cougars' victory against Hannibal-LaGrange in the semifinals of the 2010 American Midwest Conference tournament.

Columbia College volleyball player Ola Shawky in AMC semifinal

Columbia College junior Ola Shawky Nosear tallies a kill in the first game of the Cougars' victory over Hannibal-LaGrange in the semifinals of the 2010 American Midwest Conference tournament.

Casino sale draws low bids

This Oct. 25, 2005, file photo shows the St. Louis gambling casino, The President Casino, that is aboard the S.S. Admiral along the Mississippi River in St. Louis. The century-old riverboat, home until last summer to The President Casino, is on the market on eBay and several other online auction sites as a nostalgic relic in search of a buyer willing to convert the 365-foot-long, 95-foot-wide vessel into anything from a monster houseboat to convention digs, upscale dining or more.

Local biologist collects dead gull

Local biologist Rick Hansen collects a dead oiled laughing gull. "I put the bird in the paper sack and provided the documentation for our report," he said.

Biologists look for oiled pelicans

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists check a nesting area for oiled pelicans in Mangrove Island, La. BP installed this red boom tube to prevent additional oil from washing up on the shore of the island.

Veterans Day Parade Begins

The Veterans Day parade begins as members of the Army and Navy leave the starting point at the MU Columns on Thursday.
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