Supporting Barack Obama

A crowd listens to Joe Biden speak in Jefferson City on Thursday night in front of a campaign sign for Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for president.

Audience listens to Biden

The audience packed Memorial Park in Jefferson City on Thursday night to listen to Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president.

'Say it to my face'

"In my neighborhood, if you want to say something about me, say it to my face, " Joe Biden said in a rally in Jefferson City on Thursday night. He was criticizing John McCain, Republican candidate for president, and his behavior at a recent presidential debate when he "wouldn't look Obama in the eye."

Crossing guard Ralph Bowers blows out candles on a cake at Russell Boulevard Elementary's 50th anniversary celebration

Crossing guard Ralph Bowers blows out candles during Russell Elementary School's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

Biden talks at Jefferson City rally

Joe Biden, Democratic vice presidential candidate, talks in front of a full house Thursday night in Jefferson City. The senator from Delaware spoke at the Change We Need rally in Memorial Park.

Former Russell Boulevard Elementary students reflect on their time at the school

Former students Becky Jacob, center, and Ken Harl Pestle, right, recall their time at Russell Elementary School. They were looking at pictures with Carolyn Jacob, Becky Jacob's mother, during the school's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

Tigers touchdown celebration

Chase Daniel congratulates wide receiver Jared Perry after throwing a touchdown pass during Missouri’s 69-17 win against Nevada on Sept 13. The gesture is meant to reflect the TIgers’ “team-first” mentality, players said.

Robert Shay, new director of the MU School of Music

Thomas O'Neal, left, director of bands for the MU School of Music, talks with Robert Shay, the new director of the School of Music in Loeb Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Shay was vice president for academic affairs and dean of the conservatory at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.

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Centering on pawpaw

The MU center started a pawpaw trial in 1999 with 10 cultivars and 50 trees.

Meet the pawpaw

Pawpaws, native to Missouri, are tropical fruit that resemble a pear on the outside but have a custard-like juicy consistency on the inside. The sweet fruit is being cultivated by the MU Center for Agroforestry in hopes of making it easier for family farmers to benefit from the fruit’s potential.

Hickman's Asbury Brothers

Safety Kyle Asbury ,left, and his wide receiver brother Ryan Asbury are attacking both sides of the ball for the Kewpies this season. Kyle is in his junior year at Hickman and Ryan is a sophomore.

Sarah Becking and her two children

Sarah Becking with her two children Adelaide, 6, and Jack, 3.

Getting the word out

KCOU DJs and staff handed out fliers to passersby and the crowd gathered at Speaker's Circle.

Supporting the radio station

Jordan Stockdale, hip-hop/R&B coordinator for KCOU, shows his support for the station at Speaker's Circle on Wednesday. KCOU disc jockeys and staff gathered to support the station. KCOU has been trying to get funds from MSA and needs $30,000 for a new radio tower.

Carolina Escalera mug

Carolina Escalera is the host for Radio Adelante, which airs every Saturday at 10 a.m. on KOPN/89.5.

Bruins softball player Carly Levy

Rock Bridge infielder Carly Levy, center, receives congratulations from her teammates after she scored in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday.

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Castine Bridges said secondary could be improved

After a 5-0 start, MU starting cornerback Castine Bridges said the team has been doing well, but he thinks the secondary still needs improvement. "(We need) to stay on top of our deep balls and make the quarterback force throws," Bridges said. "Every game since the first game, we've been getting better and better."

Thomas R. Shrout analyzes economic crises

Thomas R. Shrout, 89, recalls memories of the Great Depression at his home on Sunday. Shrout, who earned his Doctorate of Theology at Harvard shortly after the Depression ended, commented on the current economic crisis. “My feeling is that we will have a period of decline and then it will raise back up. Congress has taken action and in the Great Depression there was a lot of hesitation,” he said