Daschle speaks at Missouri Health Policy Summit

Former Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, speaks at the seventh annual Missouri Health Policy Summit at the Hilton Garden Inn on Vandiver Drive on Friday. Daschle talked about health care policy reform. "This (health care) is the only sector that we don't know who is going to pay and what it's going to cost," Daschle said.

'Blind' Boone home

The home of jazz musician John Williams "Blind" Boone sits on the corner of Fourth and Walnut streets. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is currently being renovated.

Faces of fun

Renhao Cui, left, carefully navigates the outline of his first jack-o-lantern with a carving tool while Zhiyi Li, middle, and Fei Wu look on during the Multicultural Community Hour at Memorial Union on Thursday. The students are from China and will be celebrating their first Halloween.

Staircase renovation

The renovation of the main staircase in the "Blind" Boone Home is nearly finished. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Inside the 'Blind' Boone home

The front room of the "Blind" Boone Home faces Fourth Street. The building has served as a funeral home in the past.

Chinese pumpkin

Xiaoling Song cleans out a pumpkin into which she and other students have carved the Chinese characters for "Halloween" during the Multicultural Community Hour at MU's Memorial Union on Thursday. Song says the characters literally translate to "a lot of ghosts festival."

MU women's cross country runners

Women’s cross country runners Aimee Bonte, Kinsey Farren, Emily Baker, Bailey Belvis and Laura Roxberg practice Wednesday in preparation for the Big 12 conference meet Saturday, which Missouri is hosting.

MU men's cross country runners

The men’s cross country team prepares for the Big 12 Conference meet that will be held Saturday in Columbia. This will be Missouri’s second time hosting the event.

MU football's Dan Hoch

Sophomore offensive lineman Dan Hoch (No. 77) goes through defensive drills with junior tight end Andy Loyd during football practice Tuesday at the Daniel J. Devine Pavilion.

MU football's Will Ebner

Missouri sophomore linebacker Will Ebner sacks Texas quarterback Colt McCoy during the Tigers' homecoming game against the Longhorns last Saturday.

Hickman football coach Jason Wright

Hickman football coach Jason Wright talks to his players after the Kewpies' loss to Liberty on Aug. 24, 2009.

Virginia Druhe

Virginia Druhe, a St. Louis resident, traveled to Honduras as part of a delegation from Witness for Peace in September. She went to protest President Manuel Zelaya's removal and ask for his reinstatement.

David Kerr

David Kerr was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon as the state's new economic development director. Kerr comes to the state from the Kansas Department of Commerce, where he has served as the department's secretary since 2007.

Checking the fit

Garret Fresh helps Stephanie Nieman, a fourth year student at Stephens College, get ready for the dress rehearsal of "Ah, Wilderness" at Macklenburg Playhouse on Wednesday. Nieman plays Belle in the play and said, "I feel like I have the prettiest dress in the whole show."

Prep time

Charles Evans, left, and Alex Herrera, both fourth-year students at Stephens College, get ready for dress rehearsal of "Ah, Wilderness." The play is scheduled to open Friday.

Dressed for the show

Stephanie Nieman, a fourth-year student at Stephens College, and Melissa Boatright, a second-year Stephens student, stand backstage during dress rehearsal for "Ah, Wilderness" at Macklenburg Playhouse on Wednesday.

Pink Hijab Day

Hend El-buri, a senior from Columbia and a member of the MU Muslim Student's Organization, works at the group's Pink Hijab day table outside Memorial Union.

National Pink Hijab Day

Zahra Resool, a freshman from India, works on an intricate henna tattoo during National Pink Hijab Day outside of Memorial Union on Wednesday. Resool is a member of the MU Muslim Student's Organization which worked to raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as try to dismantle stereotypes surrounding Muslim women.

Officer examines car

Police Officer Jason McClintick examines damage to a red Chevy on Wednesday. The car was totaled after it hit a Jeep stopped at the intersection of Providence Road and Worley Street.

Rehearsing for 'The Diary of Anne Frank'

Performing Arts in Children's Education rehearses "The Diary of Anne Frank" at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Tuesday. Abby Kempf, left, and Matt Howard are on the rehearsing stage. Kempf plays the role of Anne Frank.