Obama speaks at MU

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a rally at Carnahan Quadrangle at MU on Thursday.

Biden at campaign rally

Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., gestures while speaking at a campaign rally Thursday.

Biden speaks to automakers

Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. speaks at a campaign rally Thursday at Fox High School in Arnold.

Supporters wait to see Obama

Supporters of Barack Obama wait in line to see him speak at Mel Carnahan Quadrangle at MU. Thousands of people waited for hours in the line that stretched several blocks.

Stockbroker encourages clients to ride out downturn

Edward Jones stockbroker Kathy Lou Neale encourages clients to buckle up and ride out the turbulence of the economic downturn.

Palin speaks in Cape Girardeau

Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin points as she speaks to cheering supporters Thursday in Cape Girardeau.

Palin attracts large crowd

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks to supporters Thursday in Cape Girardeau.

Palin supporters

Supporters of Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin cheer as she speaks Thursday in Cape Girardeau.

Preparing Obama sign

Stagehands Paul Dobberstein, left, and Toby Beck prepare a large "Missouri For Change" sign at Carnahan Quadrangle, where a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will begin at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. People standing behind the sign will be able to view Obama on a JumboTron.

Obama lanterns

Obama pumpkins sit near the podium where Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will speak Thursday. Construction continued throughout Thursday, and gates were scheduled to open at 7:30 p.m. The rally is set to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Clyde Bentley mug

Clyde Bentley is an associate professor for the Missouri School of Journalism and one of the founders of MyMissourian.

Mock election

Dylan Roebuck, James Hunter and Evan Kleekamp fill out ballots for a mock election at Rock Bridge High School Tuesday Oct. 28. Aside from choosing candidates for president and governor, the students were asked their opinions on political issues such as the Iraq War and the energy crisis.


Sara Shahriari, one of the producers for “Radio Adelante” and a former Missourian reporter, edits the show at KOPN/89.5 FM.

Students hold political convention

Melissa Beutenmiller and Stuart Spradling, honors students at Oakland Junior High, researched candidates for class projects.

Tigers start season with Black & Gold game

Matt Lawrence dribbles past JT TIller during the first half of the Missouri men's basketball team's Black and Gold game Oct. 29 at Mizzou Arena.

Ragtime with the orchestra

The Columbia Civic Orchestra, conducted by Stefan Freund, rehearses Tuesday evening at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts for an upcoming concert on Nov. 2. Ethan Uslan, renowned Ragtime music pianist, is the featured pianist for the concert's celebration of Missouri's pastime with ragtime music.

Black & Gold Game begins new men's basketball season

Junior guard Zaire Taylor defends against freshman guard Miguel Paul during the second half of the 2008 Black and Gold game on Oct. 29 at Mizzou Arena.

Haunting legend

The "ghost" of Sarah, from the infamous Stephens College Senior Hall legend, rests in a mausoleum within an elaborate Halloween display in the front yards of Ron Graves and Dennis Hill. Neighbors Graves and Hill put up the festive display for the second year in a row.

Phil Laposa mug

Crews set up for Obama visit

Crews worked on Wednesday to set up the stage for Barack Obama's visit to Columbia on Thursday. The event will take place on the south side of Carnahan Quadrangle at MU near Rollins Street. The event will open at 7:30 p.m. and the rally is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.