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Talking about the band

A group of parents and involved music faculty gather Wednesday at at the West Junior High School gym to discuss changing the band curriculum. Rob Nichols, the coordinator of instrumental music and Hickman band director explains that "we're not denying marching band, we're delaying it."

Director discusses changes

Deborah Jacobs writes questions about the changing band curriculum and clarifies important points on a board while Rob Nichols, the coordinator of instrumental music and Hickman band director, clarifies answers Wednesday at the West Junior High School gym.

New Fire District chief

Scott Olsen was selected Wednesday as the chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District.

Missouri volleyball players Paola Ampudia and Rosa Medrano

Missouri volleyball players Paola Amudia, left, and Rosa Medrano decided to transfer to Missouri together from Miami Dade.

Texas kick returner Jordan Shipley

Texas' Jordan Shipley looks for running room on the way to a 74-yard punt return for a touchdown Oct. 10 against Colorado. Shipley leads the Big 12 in punt return average with more than 16.4 yards per return.

Pujols and his bat

Albert Pujols is one of the professional baseball stars who uses one of Jack Marucci's bats.

Bat maker for the stars

Bat maker Jack Marucci shows bats, one for his son, Gino, the other for Manny Ramirez, at his shop in Baton Rouge, La. Of course, when all this started, Marucci wasn't looking to become bat maker to the stars. He simply wanted to carve a comfortable piece of lumber that his boy could use.

Missouri tennis player Mallory Weber

Mallory Weber, one of Missouri's top players, says the Tigers should be used to the type of competition they will see at the ITA Central Regional.

Rollover accident on Scott Boulevard

Police and fire department officers look on as a totaled Ford Escape is being prepared to be towed from Scott Boulevard. The Escape was hit as it pulled out of West Smith Drive on Wednesday.

Decorating Shakespeare's

Julie Bennett participates in Decorate the District for Homecoming by painting the windows of Shakespeare's Pizza. Bennett is a freshman in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Decorating Quinton's

Katie O'Toole participates in Decorate the District for Homecoming by drawing tiger paw prints on the balloon arch located outside Quinton's. O'Toole is a senior in Delta Sigma Pi, a business fraternity.

Nixon checks his lineup

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talks with MU players before heading to the draft. Nixon took Zaire Taylor with the second pick and Kim English with the third pick.

Forsee and Nixon choose sides

UM System President Gary Forsee, left, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, center, choose squads for Friday’s Black & Gold basketball game as coach Mike Anderson looks at the draft board. Forsee, who won the pre-draft coin flip, chose
J.T. Tiller with the first pick.

Tracy Fisher

MU freshman Tracy Fisher died Monday from an undetected blood clot in her leg, according to the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office

Clinch in court Tuesday

William Clinch points to a timeline illustrated by public defender Jennifer Bukowsky while on trial Tuesday at the Boone County Courthouse. Clinch is on trial for first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy vs. Oklahoma

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy scrambles to avoid Oklahoma defensive end Jeremy Beal in last Saturday's victory in Dallas.

Tracy Fisher remembered

A T-shirt, photographs and candles lie on a table during a memorial service for Tracy Fisher on Tuesday at Mizzou Hillel. Fisher died from a blot clot in her leg that traveled to her heart. Tuesday would have been her 19th birthday.

Friends mourn sorority sister

Rachel Solomon, 20, and Michelle Benaim, 18, mourn the loss of their sorority sister Tracy Fisher on Tuesday at Mizzou Hillel. The two were in Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish sorority, with Fisher. "We're all wearing headbands because she always was," Solomon said.

Bill Eppridge speaks about photojournalism

Bill Eppridge spoke at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU. Eppridge presented photographs from his long career, which included coverage of the Beatles' first U.S. tour, Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, and a photo essay on heroin use in New York City. Eppridge said that technology makes photographers work harder, but also makes them better photographers.

Scientist drills out wood sample

Mike Stambaugh drills out a small sample of wood from the Hickam House located in Rock Bridge State Park on Tuesday. Seven samples were extracted, and Stambaugh said he thinks four or five will help date Hickam House.
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