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Columbia College goalkeeper Zach Clem

As a goalkeeper, Zach Clem is one of the unspoken leaders on the Columbia College soccer team. He says his experiences on a 2006 trip to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, helped make him more self assured and well rounded.

Crowd awaits McCain's appearance

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain wait outside of Buckingham Smokehouse in Columbia on Monday afternoon. McCain met with small-business owners while he ate lunch inside.

Supporters wait to see McCain

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain waited outside of Buckingham Smokehouse in Columbia on Monday afternoon while he ate inside.

McCain visits supporters in Columbia

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain reaches out to supporters after eating lunch in Columbia on Monday afternoon. He arrived at the Columbia Regional Airport around 12:30 p.m. and ate at Buckingham Smokehouse B-B-Q before leaving the city.

Christopher Dwyer

Christopher Dwyer

Kurt Schaefer

Kurt Schaefer

Chuck Graham

Chuck Graham

Don Hertzfeldt

This is a still from Don Hertzfeldt's latest film "I Am So Proud of You." He created the short animated films "Rejected" and "Everything Will Be OK," and he will present his new film at Ragtag Cinema at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a short discussion with Hertzfeldt after the showings.

Mary Still

Mary Still is proud of her campaign for the 25th District seat, saying she has knocked on more than 5,000 doors to talk to voters about the election.

Dad's home

Jeff Thompson watches as his wife, Cassi, plays with their son Caleb outside their Centralia home. Caleb, whose birthday is in July, had to celebrate it earlier this month because Jeff was on the road driving his truck.

A Belated Gift

Caleb Thompson drives his belated birthday gift under the supervision of his dad, Jeff. The Thompsons celebrated Caleb's birthday three months late because Jeff was on the road for his truck driving job.

One family, two truck drivers

Caleb Thompson and his parents, Jeff and Cassi, walk their dog in front of their Centralia home. Jeff Thompson works as a truck driver for Swift Transportation Co. Inc., and often finds himself away from his family three weeks to a month at a time due to his job.

A most important truck stop

Jeff Thompson plays with his son Caleb, 3 in front of Thompson's semi-truck. Thompson's job as a truck driver forces him to be away for extended periods of time: "I like the job. I just don't like being away from him (Caleb)."

Ryan Asbridge

Ryan Asbridge graduated from Rock Bridge High School, earned three degrees from MU and has been involved in the Columbia community.

Million Man March

From left, Tracy Edwards (Chief First Ward ambassador), Nathan Stephens (director of the Black Culture Center at MU), and Darrell Foster (First Ward ambassador) link arms at the end of the gathering for the 13th anniversary of the Million Man March Sunday afternoon at Douglass Park. Speakers encouraged positive change, decreasing crime and increasing community and youth involvement in the First Ward.

Film festival features workshop

Stephanie Barber, left, shows Candice Carmichael how to design a strip of film during a handmade film workshop at the Citizen Jane Film Festival on Sunday morning at Stephens College.

Citizen Jane Film Festival offers workshop

Isabel Accurso, left, and Jane Accurso look at film against the light to better the image during a handmade film workshop on Sunday at the Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Pinkel ponders awful first half

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel walks off the field at halftime of the Tigers' 56-31 loss Saturday at Texas.

Too many cases

Closed files from the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2008, fill several columns of filing cabinets in the Columbia Public Defender’s office storage room. By the end of the fiscal year at least 56 filing cabinet drawers will be packed full of paperwork.

Piles of work

District Defender Kevin O’Brien works on the paperwork covering his desk at Columbia’s Public Defender’s office on Wednesday afternoon. The piles of case work represent only five business days' worth of files.
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