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Michael Fiscella during his 2004 tour of duty

Michael Fiscella poses with an Iraq resident in the early summer of his 2004 tour of duty.

Michael Fiscella at home in Columbia

Michael Fiscella poses for a portrait on his couch on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, in his Columbia apartment. He is working on a biology degree at MU. His three tours of duty happened during the years 2003 to 2006.

Missouri volleyball team beats Oklahoma

Weiwen Wang (No. 13) and Megan Wilson (No. 11) gather with teammates after a successful play at the end of the third set against Oklahoma on Sunday at Hearnes Center. The Tigers swept the Sooners 25-15, 25-17, 25-20.

Family ties: Oklahoma volleyball player Francie Ekwerekwu

Oklahoma volleyball player Francie Ekwerekwu prepares for the next play in Sunday’s game against Missouri at Hearnes Center. Her brother Brad Ekwerekwu was a receiver for the Missouri football team from 2003 to 2006. Missouri swept the volleyballl match.

Columbia College volleyball player Julie Teeple

Columbia College volleyball player Julie Teeple wants to play for the Cougars' women's basketball team when the volleyball season ends. If the volleyball team reaches the NAIA tournament, that won't happen until December, when the basketball team will have been practicing for longer than a month.

'Scarred and Scared'

Harvey Dent gets lost in his split personality in an excerpt from “Scarred and Scared” written by Brad Desnoyer and illustrated by Riccardo Burchielli. The story is a mix of classic Batman characters and Halloween folklore.

MU law student by day comic book creator by night

Brad Desnoyer sits in his office in Hulston Hall on Sept. 19 with some of his comic books. Desnoyer, a third-year MU law student, recently had a comic published by DC Comics.

Salesman helps customer make payment, earn money

While cleaning a rental property, Enrique Mendez moves a stove to a dumpster while Michael Gamble follows behind with a refrigerator. Gamble, the owner of the rental property, worked out a commission job for Mendez to help him make his car payment.

On commission

Enrique Mendez paints the trim on a rental property in Sapp on Oct. 27. Michael Gamble, the owner of the rental property, worked out a weeklong commission job for Mendez, who has recently had his hours at his regular job cut back because of the economy.

Painting the house

Enrique Mendez, left, paints the trim of a rental home owned by Michael Gamble in Sapp on Oct. 27.

Michael Gamble

Michael Gamble removes a refrigerator from one of his rental properties in Sapp on Oct. 27. Gamble also owns a used-car shop in the town and said this is the worst he has seen the economy trickle down to affect some of his clients.

Offensive MVP

MU sophomore Alysha Bonnick was named the Big 12 Tournament's offensive MVP after Missouri beat Colorado 1-0 Sunday for the tournament championship. "I couldn't have done it without the team. This is something I'll always remember," Bonnick said.

All together now

The MU soccer team after defeating Colorado 1-0 Sunday to win the Big 12 tournament.

All hands on the prize

The Missouri women's soccer team celebrates its win Sunday over Colorado to claim the Big 12 Conference tournament title in San Antonio, Texas. The Tigers beat the Buffaloes 1-0 with a goal from senior captain Mo Redmond, No. 12, in the sixth minute. MU's defense took care of the rest, with junior goalkeeper Tasha Dittamore recording two saves and earning tournament defensive MVP honors. Other all-tournament selections went to sophomore Alysha Bonnick (named the tournament offensive MVP), Redmond, junior Meghan Pfeiffer and senior Kat Tarr, who were named to the 2008 Big 12 All-Tournament team.

He's got it

Kevin Rutland, defensive back, celebrates with other Missouri defenders after intercepting a Carson Coffman KSU pass in the 4th quarter.

End of more than a game

Ron Prince, head coach for the Kansas State Wildcats, during the second half against Missouri. Prince is leaving at the end of the season.

Seniors celebrate

Missouri seniors Chase Daniel and Tommy Saunders celebrate amid fans after their last home game.

Henry Hager mug

Henry Hager

Defense pileup

Jeron Mastrud, Wildcat tight end, is smothered by the Missouri defense during first-half action.

Maclin return

Jeremy Maclin runs for a touchdown after a 42-yard completion from Chase Daniel during the second quarter to give Missouri a 17-0 lead.
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