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Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon

The passion Sean Weatherspoon has for football is clear. ""Every time we step out there, no matter who we're playing, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else," Weatherspoon said.

Winning smile of Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon

Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has always stood out in a crowd. "He met no strangers," his mother Elwanda Weatherspoon said.

Serving Columbia at night

Tim Mallory serves customers at his concession stand located near Ninth and Locust. In addition to hot dogs, Mallory offers brats, burgers, and nachos. He gets most of his business late at night after the bars close.

Grilling midnight snacks

Tim Mallory prepares hot dogs, brats, and burgers for his concession stand located near the corner of Ninth and Locust. Mallory opened his stand about a year ago, working into the night to serve those looking for a late night snack.

Dogfighting raid: Junior

Junior, one of hundreds of American pit bulls that were seized July 8 in a dozen states from the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history, gets a little friendly petting from volunteer Tiffany McBee at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters Wednesday, Oct. 14, in St. Louis. Junior and five others seized during the raids will soon leave the Humane Society's emergency shelter in St. Louis for new homes.

Dogfighting raid: Jakob

Jakob, one of hundreds of American pit bulls that were seized July 8 in a dozen states from the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history, gets a kiss from cruelty investigator Kyle Held at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters Wednesday, Oct. 14, in St. Louis. Jake and five others seized during the raids will soon leave the Humane Society's emergency shelter in St. Louis for new homes. Jake is headed to Los Gatos, Calif., for a new career as a therapy dog.

Missouri basketball player Kim English

Missouri men's basketball player Kim English says he and his teammates are ready to start the season. The Tigers begin practice on Friday.

MU soccer volunteers

Missouri soccer players Edith Lopez and Kristin Andrighetto help Sam Fessehay iron a drawstring backpack he made during a sewing class at Lange Middle School in Columbia.

MU soccer player volunteers

Missouri soccer player Meghan Pfeiffer helps Skylar Vahle build a crash test bridge during an industrial technology class Oct. 8, 2009, at Lange Middle School in Columbia.

Holding off the rush for Blaine Gabbert

Missouri linemen hold off the Nebraska rush to allow Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert to make a pass. Missouri's linemen made some good plays, but they were also called for holding four times.

Discussing the exhibition

From left, Benton Kidd, Curator of Ancient Art at the Museum of Art and Archeology, talks with Gennie Pfannenstiel about the newly opened exhibition, "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity," located at the museum.

Wandering through the exhibition

Guests walk around the Museum of Art and Archaeology's newly opened exhibition, "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity," to explore the many forms of art displayed. The exhibition will be at the museum through Dec. 24.

Examining a painting

Margaret Waddell reads the description of a painting in "The Sacred Feminine, Prehistory to Postmodernity" exhibition at the Museum of Art and Archaeology. The flowing hair of the woman in the painting became part of a discussion between Waddell and other people at the exhibition.

Vehicle pulled from Harmony Creek

An employee of Doug Perry Towing Inc. works to remove a vehicle from a Harmony Creek on the 3000 block of I-70 Dr. Southwest while officers with the Columbia Fire Department work to remove minor oil spills. The driver of the vehicle sustained only moderate injuries.

Homeowners look at possibilities

Vendoni Colvin looks into what will eventually become the kitchen of the "Earthship" house she is building with her husband, Kenny, on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Brumley.

Home built with mostly repurposed materials

Cement and aluminum cans form a wall that encircles the load-bearing, dirt-filled, rubber tires in Vendoni and Kenny Colvin's "Earthship" house on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Brumley. The Colvins have been building the house, largely composed of repurposed materials, since April 2003 after visiting some other Earthships in Taos, N.M.

'Earthship' home uses tires filled with dirt

An umbrella hangs off of a coat rack along the interior wall of Vendoni and Kenny Colvin's "Earthship" on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Brumley. This load-bearing wall is composed of tires that have been filled with dirt, a process that Kenny Colvin said takes at least three hours per tire. The tires are then stacked up and coated with a soybean-based insulation foam that makes a water-tight seal. This wall will ultimately be covered up by stucco when the Colvins finish their Earthship.

Family builds 'Earthship' home with repurposed materials

Vendoni Colvin, Karen Spicer and Kenny Colvin consider the possibilities of what will eventually become the kitchen of the "Earthship" house the Colvins are building in Brumley. The Colvins have been building the house, largely composed of repurposed materials, since April 2003 after visiting some other Earthships in Taos, N.M.

Sal Nuccio makes mayoral bid

Sal Nuccio, owner of the Eastside Tavern, an alternative rock bar, is running for mayor.

Dean of Trulaske College of Business to retire

Bruce Walker, dean of the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business at MU, is scheduled to retire.
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