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Mahogany Thomas, center, plays a game called "Honey, If You Love Me..." with the cast members of the play "Check Under the Bed," which she is directing.

Going over notes

Mahogany Thomas, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at West Junior High School and director of the one-act play, "Check Under the Bed", goes over notes she took during play rehearsal. Thomas told her cast members they had to be able to tune out distractions when performing. The play will be performed Friday and Saturday at Smithton Middle School.

Preparing for the play

Mahogany Thomas, center-left, plays a game called "Honey, If You Love Me..." with her cast members in preparation for plays, which she directs, Friday and Saturday at Smithton Middle School. Here, René, center, tries to make Briana Grant, far left, smile.

Honey, if you love me

Mahogany Thomas, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at West Junior High School and director of the one-act play "Check Under the Bed," plays a game called "Honey, If You Love Me..." with her sixth- and seventh-grade cast members. In the game, the person in the center of the circle tries to make someone smile by saying, "Honey, if you love me, will you please, please, please smile?" If the chosen individual can successfully stay composed while replying, "Honey, I love you, but I just can't smile," then they remain in the outer circle.

Two-way players tough it out

Chaun Nebbitt and Josh Williams fight for the ball during a drill at Hickman football practice Wednesday. Nebbitt and Williams are two of about a dozen Kewpie players who play both offense and defense.

Ed Robb, Republican candidate for 24th district

Ed Robb, the Republican candidate for Missouri's 24th House District, talks with Matt McGee at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia during the watch party Tuesday.

Chris Kelly, Democratic candidate for Missouri's 24th House District

Chris Kelly, the Democratic candidate for Missouri’s 24th House District, has been going door-to-door nearly every day since announcing his candidacy for the seat in September 2007.

Steve Hobbs

Republican incumbent Steve Hobbs is running for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Kelly Schultz

Democrat Kelly Schultz is running for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

MU volleyballl player Weiwen Wang

Weiwen Wang, an Missouri sophomore, hits through the Kansas block Oct. 15 at Hearnes Center. Wang tied a career-high with 16 kills and a .438 hitting percentage in the Tigers' victory.

Shoe Factory District Neighborhood Association splits away

Car tail lights and headlights streak past the The Atkins Building located at 1123 Wilkes Blvd., which was originally a shoe factory. The Atkins family is remodeling the building into lofts with the help of federal money set aside for historic places.

Shoe Factory District Neighborhood Association formed

The Hamilton-Brown Shoe Factory, located at 1123 Wilkes Blvd., operated from 1907 to 1939 as the largest shoe manufacturer in the world at the time. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

MU coach Mike Anderson

Missouri head coach Mike Anderson and the MU basketball team welcomed reporters to Mizzou Arena on Wednesday to discuss how roster changes will affect this year's team.

Rock Bridge trainer Greg Nagel

orks with Rock Bridge junior Okoye West on the football field on Oct. 9. West is recovering from an MCL injury and hopes to be back in the lineup Friday night when the Bruins travel to Liberty.

Obama gives speech about energy independence

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, holds a news conference about energy independence at a gas station in Indianapolis, Ind.

McCain speaks about energy

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters after a tour of the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Plant in Newport, Mich., in August.

Women admitted to riding school in Vienna

Hannah Zeitlhofer, 21, of Austria, and Sojourner Morrell, 17, from Britain, pose with a Lipizzaner horse at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

Woman one of first in Spanish Riding School

Sojourner Morrell, 17, from Britain, shows her skills on a Lipizzaner horse at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Morrell and a 21-year-old Austrian woman are the first two female riders at the school, which was once a bastion of masculinity.

John Sullivan, Republican candidate for Boone County administrator

John Sullivan, Republican candidate for Boone County public administrator.

Jennifer Pozner

Jennifer Pozner, executive director of Women in Media and News, speaks to an MU audience October 14 about the portrayal of gender and race in the media's coverage of the current elections. Pozner showed a news clip of Tim Russert to emphasize her point about gender bias in news coverage.
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