Students campaign, photo 1

Jennifer Claxton, left, and Jaqui Rogers, right, both MU students, write out postcards for the Judy Baker Campaign on Thursday afternoon at the campaign headquarters on Tenth Street in downtown Columbia. Claxton and about 30 other volunteers have written about 5,000 postcards to send undecided voters in the past three days.

Voters guide

Tim Kaine mug

Tim Kaine

Ryan Asbridge mug

Ryan Asbridge

Mary Still mug

Mary Still

Sean Spence mug

Sean Spence

Bob Pund mug

Bob Pund

Byron Scott mug

Byron Scott, a veteran newspaper and magazine journalist and professor emeritus of journalism, moderated this discussion in place of Stuart Loory, who holds the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies at the MU School of Journalism. The weekly radio program “Global Journalist” airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at

Scooters in Columbia

Scooters sit on the showroom floor at Columbia Powersports on Monday. Because the scooters have small engines, they are technically considered bicycles, and only a normal driver's license is needed — not a motorcycle license. The scooters can reach speeds of 35 mph and get around 100 miles per gallon.

Moving out of an apartment, photo 2

Matthew Lunders helps move a couch out of his sister's apartment on Rosemary St. on July 30.

Moving out of an apartment

Terry Mitchell, Matthew Lunders and Broc Barton move a freezer out of an apartment on Rosemary St. on July 30.

David Lipman

David Lipman covered Missouri Tiger athletics before being promoted to assistant sports editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1966. He graduated from MU in 1953, and won the Missouri Honor Medal in 1989.

John D. Sullivan

John D. Sullivan

Dan Dunham

Dan Dunham

Cathy Richards

Cathy Richards

Final Dance

Breaunna Bragg, 16, center, practices the final number of the For His Glory dance team routine during a practice at the "Blind" Boone Center.

Dance Twirl

Carleena Jones, 13, runs through a flag routine during the For His Glory dance team practice at the "Blind" Boone Center.

Dance Prayer

Braunna Bragg, 16, leads the For His Glory dance team in an interpretive routine of the Lord's Prayer.

Cantwell talks Olympics

Christian Cantwell fields questions at Wednesday's press conference in Columbia. Cantwell, who graduated from MU in 2003 with three Big 12 championships, will be competing in the men’s shot put August 15 in the Olypmic Games .

Obama touts "green economy"

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks during a town-hall style meeting Wednesday afternoon in Rolla. Obama said the nation needs to invest in green energy.