November 16, 2008
Kent Finlay uses a penny to adjust the cross hairs inside his scope on Nov. 5 at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club shooting range.
Every Wednesday evening, Kent Finlay, discipline head for the National Rifle Association conventional pistol group Bullseye, practices his shooting. "I really enjoy doing it," Finlay said. "(It's) something to grade myself as I go along and try to make my own improvements."
Kent Finlay, discipline head for the NRA conventional pistol group Bullseye, changes his targets on Nov. 5 at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club shooting range. Finlay of Centralia has been with the club since 1975.
Kent Finlay, discipline head for the shooting group Bullseye, tries to improve on his shooting every time he goes out to the range.
Kent Finlay, discipline head for the National Rifle Association conventional pistol group Bullseye, looks through his spotting scope to see where his shots are landing at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club shooting range on Nov. 5.
Claire Garden is a guest columnist.
Missouri offensive tackle Colin Brown congratulates teammate Jeremy Maclin after Maclin's third quarter touchdown against Iowa State.
Missouri's Earl Goldsmith keeps to the outside on a kickoff return against Iowa State.
Missouri receiver Jared Perry pulls in a pass in front of Iowa State defender Chris Brown.
Missouri's Jeremy Maclin scored one touchdown on 103 yards receiving Saturday against Iowa State.
Missouri running back Derrick Washington scored two touchdowns on 128 yards of rushing Saturday in the Tigers' victory against host Iowa State.
Leo Lyons, right, scored a game-high 21 points, including 15 in the first half, Saturday against Prairie View A&M.
Dan Claxton, a long-time voice in Columbia radio, recently lost his job as KFRU news director. "It became my dream to become news director for KFRU," he said. "That's all I ever wanted to do, and I had the wonderful opportunity to be able to do that for seven years — great job."
Dan Claxton enjoys a drink with colleagues at McNally's on Tuesday evening.
November 15, 2008
Cougars, Flavia Lino, 8, and Nicole Murphy, 11 block the ball from MBU player, Lindsay Vlassos, 12.
The Cougars won the American Midwest Conference tournament Saturday with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 win over Missouri Baptist University. Columbia College swept the tournament, winning all nine games in three matches. With the win, the No. 5-ranked Cougars earn an automatic bid into the national tournament.
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's victory over Iowa State.
The proposition banning same-sex marriage passed in California in the Nov. 4 election with 52 percent of the vote. It had been introduced to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage that was overturned by the California Supreme Court earlier this year.
Missouri’s Alysha Bonnick, left, collides with Evansville’s Katelyn Smith in the Tigers' win Friday in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament.
Dick Blount speaks about his experiences supporting gay rights while involved as a retired United Methodist minister. Blount said he hopes they can make the issue personal, rather than political. "These are our children; these are our family; these are our fellow citizens," he said. "We need to know them as people with a face."
From left, Linda Hayes, Clayton Hayes and Claire Garden hold signs and listen to speakers at the protest of the passage of Proposition 8 in California on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Boone County Courthouse. "I believe everyone should be treated fairly and equally," Hayes said, "and that includes my straight daughter and my gay son," Linda Hayes said.