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Missouri football player Andrew Gachkar vs. Nebraska

Missouri senior linebacker Andrew Gachkar fends off Nebraska blocker Niles Paul in Saturday's game in Lincoln.

Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville

First-year Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville has never competed against Missouri coach Gary Pinkel or the Tigers, who have won their past three games against the Red Raiders.

Stephens volleyball vs. William Woods

Stephens College junior Megan Sheffield, left, and senior Courtney Hafenstein block a shot against William Woods junior Nicole Mannino during Thursday's match at Silverthorne Arena. Sheffield is leading the American Midwest Conference in blocks.

Stephens volleyball player Megan Sheffield vs. William Woods

Stephens College junior Megan Sheffield celebrates a point against William Woods on Thursday at Silverthorne Arena. Despite Sheffield's enthusiasm, the Stars lost to the Owls in three games.

Fire on Arrow Wood Drive

Twenty-one firefighters from the Columbia Fire Department responded Thursday to a house fire at 5510 Arrow Wood Drive. Two people were in the home at the time of the fire but were not injured. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Sustainable farmer presents ideas

Joel Salatin speaks to a group of farmers Thursday at the National Small Farm Trade Show & Conference at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Salatin, a sustainable farmer who has been featured in "Food, Inc." and "The Omnivore's Dilemma," was speaking to the group about how they as farmers must make choices to run their farms more sustainably and not wait for the government to act.

Missouri coach Mike Anderson

Missouri coach Mike Anderson says he is eager to see his new recruits play in game conditions on Friday. “Do we come out with energy? Do we come out working on some of the things that we’ve been working on in practice?" Anderson said. "... it’s an exhibition game, so it’s a free game, and an opportunity to put guys out and see how they respond.”

Ella plays in yard

Ella Dampf, 4, plays in her yard. Ella has been deaf since birth. When she was eight months old doctors embedded cochlear implants so she could process sound.

Gov. Nixon discusses Partnership for Hope

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks with Fern Anderson and her granddaughter Norma Anderson after a meeting Thursday at Boone County Family Resources. Nixon discussed Partnership for Hope — a new state program that will affect individuals with developmental disabilities — with two mid-Missouri families.

Cat Kelly

Cat Kelly, currently deputy director for the Missouri Public Defender System, will be replacing director J. Marty Robinson on March 1.

Thomas Jefferson's leg warmers up close

The leg warmers on the Thomas Jefferson statue are part of a growing international trend called "yarn bombing." In addition to the statue, three parking meters on Ninth Street have sported knit graffiti.

Thomas Jefferson statue, sporting leg warmers

The Thomas Jefferson statue on Francis Quadrangle was wearing knitted leg warmers until they were removed Monday night.

Comet Hartley 2

This black-and-white image of the comet Hartley 2 provided by NASA was sent from the NASA EPOXI Mission Deep Impact spacecraft, which passed within 435 miles (700 kilometers) of the comet at its closest point, and was received at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. The comet is estimated to be 1.4 miles (2.2 kilometers) long, and weigh about 280 million metric tons.

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.
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