October 28, 2008
Members of the "Liberty and Justice For All" class introduce themselves and tell the group about how their grandparents influenced their lives as Christians. The class meets weekly at the First Christian Church to discuss politics and religion in today's world.
The Rev. Amy Kay leads the discussion for the "Liberty and Justice For All" group on Oct. 8 as Richard Underwood, left, and Harsh Brown participate. The discussion is part of the eight-week-long class regarding politics and religion.
On Saturday, Marching Mizzou led MU's homecoming parade. The route began on Sixth Street and ended at Hitt Street and Rollins Road. The band had to report to campus by 8 a.m., and had to be back by 1:30 p.m. to start rehearsing for the night's game. Members of the band and Color Guard battled the cold by wearing extra layers.
James Rensing says expanding the two-party system would be better for everyone.
State Rep. Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, says he would work to improve access to health care as lieutenant governor.
Seeking his second term as lieutenant governor, Peter Kinder says he has helped develop prescription drug assistance for seniors and increased state tourism.
Teddy Fleck lists problems with the economy, taxes and energy as Missouri's biggest issues.
October 27, 2008
Marla "Lil' Evil" Kay, left, grabs Stefanie Lavender into a headlock in the second round of their fight during Battle at the Blue Note 8 on Friday in Columbia. "All you can think about is how much you want to kill that person," Kay said.
October 26, 2008
From left, Chaya Buknston, Treston Wright, Nusha Wray are frightened by an actor in The Necropolis haunted house Friday night.
Bill Schnell, owner of The Necropolis haunted house, arranges a bloody skull before starting a show Friday night. The Necropolis Haunted house has returned for its fourth season and is located near the corner of College Avenue and Rogers Street.
"Everybody I talk to is like, 'Oh, it's the young candidate,'" he said.
Julia Potter, a junior at MU and the No. 1 player on the Tigers' women's golf team, has three top-five finishes in the four tournaments the Tigers have played this fall. Last summer, she qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Eugene, Ore.
Jeanne Slater is surprised by unexpected blowing bags in The Necropolis haunted house Friday. The Necropolis Haunted House has returned for its fourth season and is located at 1207 Rogers St. in Columbia.
Denise Neely "feels the need to be more involved in the political process," said Donna Ivanovich, chair of the Missouri Constitution Party.
Robin Carnahan says, "I grew up in a family of public servants. At a young age, I saw that you can really make a difference."
Mitch Hubbard thinks ballot wording has been unclear and misleading.
Greg Allen, owner of FearFest Haunted House, arranges selling items on Oct. 23. FearFest is located 3 miles west of Columbia off Exit 121.
Casino guests play the nickel slots at the Isle of Capri Casino in Booneville on Oct. 2. Proposition A would repeal the $500 loss limit in Missouri, increase the casino gambling tax from 20 percent to 21 percent and cap casino numbers.
Tonja Fix, a home health care worker, helps her client of six years, Jeff VanDyke, shave at his home. Both are unsure of Proposition B because it may lead home health care workers to unionize, which could increase costs. This could lead to a reduction of in-home hours for clients.
Proposition C would require investor-owned utilities to generate or purchase 15 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2021.