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MU's Lei Wang

Lei Wang practices setting the ball during pregame warmups before its match against Texas Tech on Saturday. The Tigers won the match 3-1.

Studs Terkel

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Studs Terkel at his home in Chicago in a May 2007 photo. He died Friday at 96.

John Clark, former prisoner of war

Retired Pilot John Clark stands with some of his memorabilia from his 30 years in the service. Clark was a POW for six years in Hanoi Hilton with John McCain during Vietnam after his plane was shot down.

Hanoi Hilton prisoners of war

John Clark holds a few of the Prisoner of War Bracelets bearing his name that people wore during his six years as a POW in Hanoi HIlton. Bracelets like these were often worn by people who did not know the POW but still wanted to keep that person in their hearts and minds.

Missouri basketball hosts clinic for Special Olympics

Missouri’s Miguel Paul, far left, and Mike Anderson Jr., left, practice dribbling with Special Olympics during a two-hour clinic held Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Six stations gave participants a chance to learn from Tigers players.

Coffman scores against Baylor

Missouri tight end Chase Coffman catches a pass in the end zone over Baylor defender Trenston Hill for a fourth quarter touchdown in the Tigers' victory Saturday in Waco, Texas.

Missour's Ziggy Hood sacks Robert Griffin

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin, center, is sacked by Ziggy Hood during the second quarter of the Tigers' win at Baylor in Waco, Texas.

Wheeling around the ARC

Children were encouraged to ride their bikes on the Activity and Recreation Center track during the second annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel event on Saturday. They were also urged to come in their Halloween costumes. Pedaling their hearts out are, front row, left to right, Haley Kent, 5, and Molly Allen-Thomas, 5; middle row, left to right, Madison Higginbotham, 5, Lucy Allen-Thomas, 2; and back row, left to right, Jenna Withrow, 6 and Grayson Barnes, 5.

Rock Bridge's Stuart Eiken

Rock Bridge running back Stuart Eiken, right, is chased by Blue Springs players Layth Alkateeb, left, and Zach Brady, middle, before getting tackled. The Bruins lost 49-7.

Students read in tent

Lauren Tschiggfry and Megan Potthast read in a tent constructed of blankets as part of the Mill Creek Elementary School Read-A-thon on Friday.

Students find cozy spot to read

From left, Avery Jennings, Stephen Priest and Brady Hayes read in a tent constructed of blankets as part of the Mill Creek Elementary School Read-A-thon on Friday. As part of the festivities, students were allowed to wear comfortable clothing and bring stuffed animals and blankets from home.

Students participate in Read-A-Thon

In her son Todd Daily's first grade class at Mill Creek Elementary School, Tania Daily answers questions after reading a story, as part of the Mill Creek Read-A-Thon. The Read-A-Thon has replaced previous school fundraisers.

Rednecks for Obama

Carol Birdsong, left, Tony Viessman, center, and Staci McNally of "Rednecks for Obama" stand in speaker's circle and hand out bumper stickers on Thursday at MU. The group from Rolla travels to rallies for Barack Obama around the U.S.

Scott Cairns

Scott Cairns, a poet and MU professor of English, is writing “Young Monks,” profiling a group of spiritual people who have helped him find peace.

Poet, professor, and pilgrim

After completing eight trips to Mount Athos, a Greek peninsula and pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians, Scott Cairns has gradually learned to assimilate the monk's use of self-denial — a skill monks use to enhance their spiritual lives — into his own life.

No to Obama

Lauren Stewart, left, confronts anti-Obama protesters at Speakers Circle.

Obama roots for Kansas

Lauren Stewart, right, argues with anti-Obama protesters at Speakers Circle at MU before Obama's speech on Thursday night.

No to Obama

Brett Dinkins shouts during a protest at Speakers Circle before a rally for Sen. Barack Obama at Mel Carnahan Quadrangle at MU.

Hold me higher

Father and son Anthony and Brenden James wait among the crowd for the Barack Obama rally on Thursday.

A family outing

From left, Makenna Martin, Kim Martin, Delaney Martin and Annie Smith wait for the rally for Barack Obama to begin on Thursday at Carnahan Quadrangle at MU. Kim Martin is the mother of Makenna and Delaney, and the girls grandparents were visiting from Canada.
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