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Driving like he's dodging artillery

Heading toward his 5-acre property, Vietnam veteran David Sallee drives his truck like he is dodging artillery. Sallee hopes to add seven new trailer units to his property to house homeless veterans.

Sallee recounts handgun incident

Aiming the pistol at her, "I could see the back of her head exploding," David Sallee said as he recounted an incident in 2001 in which he threatened his ex-wife with a handgun. He shot the ground instead of shooting her, but still served time in prison.

Sallee and his property

David Sallee stands with a trailer unit on his 5-acre property outside Hallsville. Before he can add new units to create the Sallee Post-Service Sanctuary for homeless veterans, his rezoning proposal must be approved.

Secluded from society

David Sallee's property is marked by signs that emphasize its seclusion from society, which he said is important to homeless veterans who are unable to deal with "polite society." Sallee came to terms with his post-traumatic stress disorder deep in the Missouri countryside.

Marine without a home

"Once a Marine, always a Marine," Michael Michalek, a homeless veteran said after rolling up his sleeve to reveal a USMC tattoo. Michalek lived with Sallee for a short time before breaking Sallee's rules.

State of the property

"This ain't over," Sallee said after a meeting with the Boone County commissioners concerning his rejected rezoning proposal. As it stands, a water spigot waits, ready to be hooked up to a trailer unit as soon as his proposal is approved.

Built with his own hands

David Sallee spent six years building his home without any assistance while he wrestled his demons.

Piles of paperwork

David Sallee sifts through a pile of paperwork related to his proposed development for homeless veterans.

Preparing his property

Sallee prepares to pump waste water out of the sewage lagoon at the proposed site for Sallee Post-Service Sanctuary.

Missouri's Brian Coulter

Defensive end Brian Coulter stretches at practice. He joined the Tigers this season after overcoming a series of family- and personal-related struggles.

Brain scans

Specific parts of the brain are activated when children try to comprehend sentences. Scans allow researchers to measure that process in a study at the Education and Brain Research Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.

Checking out brain scans

Blair Smith looks at an image of her brain as her mother, Stephanie, fixes her hair. Blair is part of a study to understand the neurological differences among students with varying reading abilities at the Education and Brain Research Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.

Politics inspiring art

Students of Sharyn Hyatt-Wade's art class at Rock Bridge High School work on gradations with watercolors. The students' artwork on political and controversial topics hang on the walls.

A student's work

The caption for this artwork on abortion reads: "...No matter what an individual's choice is, there is always love between mother and child."

Art & Politics

Rock Bridge High School students in Sharyn Hyatt-Wade’s class created mixed-media artwork on poltical topics. Student Bryan Tweeddale’s piece — featuring a blind-folded head painted black with gold leafing — represents his view of the economy.

Fantasy football players

In many NFL seasons, a typical Sunday for Tae Cho, left, and Michael Alexander consists of watching football from 12:30 to 9 p.m. Part of that routine consists of checking the stats of their players and coming up with scenarios for how either one could win each week.

DeMarre Carroll drives

MU forward DeMarre Carroll goes to the hoop Thursday night over Lincoln's Michael Dorton at Mizzou Arena.

Frank Warren speaks at Jesse Hall

Frank Warren talks to the crowd at Jesse Hall during his speech on Thursday, Nov. 6.

MU's Shakara Jones

Shakara Jones has been one of three Tigers carrying the scoring load.

Daniel and Vandiver

"The people who matter know what kind of relationship we have," Blaire Vandiver says.
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