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Author Dick Burhans studied potato chips

Dick Burhans of Harrisburg is the author of "Crunch! A History of the Great American Potato Chip." The inspiration for his new book came after a shopping trip in Ohio where regional brands of chips are prevalent.

Trish Vincent picture

Trish Vincent is the chief of staff for Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt.

Mike Criner and his 10 puppies

Mike Criner poses with 10 of his German Shepherds at 9371 South Smith Hatchery Road on Nov. 13. Criner is trying to sell the puppies for $100 each; their mother gave birth to the litter eight weeks ago.

10 puppies at play

The 10 German shepherd puppies being sold play in their pen on Nov. 13. Mike Criner's German shepherd, Lady, gave birth to the litter eight weeks ago.

Lady and Rusty, mother and father

Mike Criner pets his German shepherd, Lady, while Rusty looks on. Criner said he tried to keep Rusty and Lady separate while she was in heat, but the two dogs had a litter of puppies about eight weeks ago.

Puppies for sale sign

A homemade sign advertises puppies for sale. Mike Criner is trying to sell 10 German shepherd puppies for $100 each.

Puppies play in their pen

Ten 8-week-old German shepherds scamper about in their pen. Mike Criner is trying to sell the puppies for $100 each.

Owner plays with Lady, mother to 10 puppies

Mike Criner plays with Lady, the mother of the 10 puppies he is trying to sell.

Youth soccer coach Stan Porter

Stan Porter, left, spent the weekend keeping track of seven teams at the Show-Me State 3v3 Soccer Tournament at MU's Stankowski Field.

Fraternity holds Thanksgiving food drive

MU senior Brian Washington sorts food for Alpha Phi Alpha's Thanksgiving food drive. The fraternity collected and distributed meals for 30 families.

Children gather candy at parade

Children gather candy thrown out by participants in the 29th annual Jaycees' Holiday Parade held in downtown Columbia on Sunday afternoon. Many of the parade participants dressed in costume, with characters including Winnie the Pooh, a penguin, circus clowns, and Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, among others.

Holiday parade marches through downtown

Jaycees' 29th Annual Holiday Parade was held in downtown Columbia on Sunday afternoon. Several marching bands, floats, classic cars, and dance troupes took to Broadway to march in the environment-themed parade, dubbed "We're Dreaming Of A Green Christmas."

MU men's basketball player DeMarre Carroll vs. USC

Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll dribbles past USC defender Kasey Cunningham in the Tigers' victory Sunday at the Puerto Rico Tip-off Tournament.

Haggard returns

This image taken from video, supplied by Magnolia Pictures, shows the Rev. Ted Haggard preaching in the documentary film Jesus Camp. While his exact plans remain unclear, Haggard is unmistakably making himself a public figure again, nine months after his former church said he walked away from an oversight process meant to restore him.

Teacher of the Year

Amanda Wright poses for a portrait Wednesday. Wright has been teaching kindergarten for five years and recently won Walmart's Teacher of the Year award. She said a parent nominated her and she didn't know she won until it was announced at an assembly. "It was a complete surprise," Wright said.

Pinkel expected to stay

MU coach Gary Pinkel and the Tigers arrive at Texas Memorial Stadium ahead of the Tigers' game against Texas on Oct. 18.

House the birds

Vanessa Melton and Robert McArthur put the final touches on their swift chimney tower, which will provide a home for birds in the area. The tower was a ten-month project conceptualized and built by local Master Naturalist volunteers.

From vineyard to table

Jonathan Sprinkle, Satisha Jogaiah, Jackie Harris, Patrick Toomey and Eric Andersen harvest grapes from the Crown Gordon Vineyards during the last harvest of the season for the viticulture research team on Oct. 21. The research from this harvest is centered on analyzing different methods and treatments for raising grapes and how this affects wine quality.

Crown Gordon Vineyards

Jonathan Sprinkle sets out bins for grapes at Crown Gordon Vineyards during the last harvest of the season for the MU viticulture research team.

Harvesting grapes

Jonathan Sprinkle, Satisha Jogaiah, Jackie Harris and Patrick Toomey harvest grapes. The MU Institute for Continental Climate is spearheading research that could spur a Missouri wine renaissance, and put the growing industry on the global map.
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