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Maplewood Barn, as it was

Actress Sue Ellersieck, center, as "Kent" from Shakespeare's "King Lear," rehearses her lines during a rehearsal in May 2008. The barn behind the stage, the longtime backdrop for the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre's productions, burned down earlier this year.

MU football player Brad Madison vs. Texas A&M

Missouri's Brad Madison catches Texas A&M running back Christine Michael from behind during Saturday's victory over the Aggies in College Station.

Shopping for a Mizzou T-shirt for the Oklahoma gama

Kevin Schawo shops for a Mizzou T-shirt at a shop downtown on Tuesday. The Homecoming game against Oklahoma on Saturday is nearly sold out, and Columbia merchants are eagerly anticipating the crowds coming not just for Homecoming but also for the ESPN "College GameDay" broadcast live from Francis Quadrangle.

A message to end domestic violence

T-shirts decorated by victims and survivors of relationship and domestic violence in Columbia hang from a clothesline as a part of the clothesline project at Lowry Mall on Tuesday. "This gives them an opportunity to show their emotions about this type of violence," said Holly Hanover, a graduate assistant for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center. The national clothesline project has been displayed at MU annually for for the past 6 years.

Looking for right amount of scariness

Ean Rice, 2, points to a Halloween costume as his mother, Regina Rice, continues to look through the selection at the Mers Goodwill store on Nifong Bouldevard in Columbia. Although Halloween is close, Goodwill restocks its racks with a selection of both new and used costumes at prices far below what might be found in a traditional retail store.

Police search Pentagon property with dog

Law enforcement officers searches for evidence along the Interstate 395 expressway adjacent to the Pentagon on Tuesday. The Pentagon entrances were locked down early Tuesday after a report of possible shots fired near the building.

Police investigate possible shots fired at Pentagon

Law enforcement officers search for evidence along the Interstate 395 expressway adjacent to the Pentagon on Tuesday. The Pentagon entrances were locked down early Tuesday after a report of possible shots fired near the building.

Missouri Sen. Kit Bond speaks during a news conference Monday

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., points to a map of proposed highway construction problems in East Columbia during a news conference at City Hall on Monday. In addition to extending Highway 740, the plan calls for improvements to Highway WW and extending Ballenger Road.

Morgan Popejoy spikes volleyball

Hickman senior Morgan Popejoy spikes the ball past Timberland's Michelle Schaefer for a point in Monday's game.

Maclin catches touchdown pass

Philadelphia Eagles' Jeremy Maclin catches a touchdown pass in front of Atlanta Falcons defender Brent Grimes (20) during the first half of Sunday's game in Philadelphia.

Missouri Sen. Kit Bond answers questions during a press conference

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., answers questions from reporters during a news conference at City Hall on Monday. After nearly 40 years of planning and proposals, $1.5 million has been secured to fund the Highway 740 Extension.

Missouri Sen. Kit Bond spoke at a press conference Monday

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., left, listens to Senate staffer Sarah Barfield, center, and Toni Messina, director of communications for the city of Columbia, prior to a news conference at City Hall on Monday. Bond announced that $1.5 million of federal money had been secured for the Highway 740 Extension project in East Columbia, a fraction of the anticipated $133 million cost of the project. "This provides us the foundation to get a start on this," Bond said. "I intend to be around to drive on that road."

La Russa returning for another season

St. Louis manager Tony La Russa

MU volleyball player Priscilla Armendariz

Missouri junior Priscilla Armendariz smiles at an autograph section after the Tigers victory over Baylor on Saturday at Hearnes Center. Her parents have only missed one home game this season because it was her younger sister’s high school homecoming.

Alison Gammon

Alison Gammon is a junior at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider was named the new manager of the Columbia Regional Airport.

Bidders await auction at Guitar Mansion

Parker Naylor (left), John Schloot (right) and the rest of the bidders sip coffee and wait for the auction of the Guitar Mansion to begin on Monday.

Men listen to bids at Guitar Mansion

Bryan Bradford (left) and David Sapp (right) listen to bids get progressively higher on Monday at the Guitar Mansion. An interest in history drew a large crowd to the Civil War era property. Bradford is a camp commander for Columbia Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Sapp is a volunteer and past president for the Boone County Historical Society.

Auctioneer at Guitar Mansion

Auctioneer Richard Henke signals to fellow auctioneer Michael Cunningham during bidding on the Guitar Mansion on Monday. Henke has been in the auction business for 40 years.

Guitar Mansion Plaque

The Guitar Mansion was built in 1862 and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1993.
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