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MU volleyball team<br>breaks free of Iowa State

Missouri's Weiwen Wang, left, and Na Yang attempt to block Iowa State's Lauren Cummings.

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Kyle Stegall follows the along the score of Handel's Messiah on Nov. 12, 2007.

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Dr. Paul Crabb directs the MU Philharmonic during a rehersal of Handel's "Messiah" on Nov. 12, 2007.

Columbia gas prices creep toward record high

Becky Showmaker fills up her car with gas at the Phillips 66 station on Providence and Locust on Wednesday. She said the recent rise in gas prices will make traveling to see two families for Thanksgiving difficult.

MU men's basketball team nets season-opening win

Sophomore guard Keon Lawrence grabbed six rebounds despite shooting just 2-for-8 from the field.

Boone County starts work to improve Boone Industrial Boulevard

Justin Guerrant, a worker for Allied Sawing and Services, uses a concrete saw to cut into Boone Industrial Boulevard. This road is located in an industrial park in the northern part of Boone County. Through saw cutting, Guerrant is breaking up pavement so that Southern Ditching and Excavating, the company that was awarded the contract, can remove the pavement and put in new concrete.

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Boone Industrial Boulevard is a road in the northern part of Boone County that is used mainly by tractor-trailer and delivery trucks. It was built in the 1970s. Recently, the county began work to replace pavement that has become rough and cracked. The county uses numbers on construction projects to mark the areas of a road where it will be doing work.

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Chris Wyatt, founder of GodTube.com, talks about his Christian Web site at his office in Plano, Texas, on Oct. 23. In the future, GodTube.com, a video-sharing site with Christian content, plans to produce entertainment programs.

From pulpit to Internet: Seminary student creates fastest growing Web site

Chris Wyatt, founder of GodTube.com, talks about his Christian Web site at his office in Plano, Texas, on Oct. 23. In the future, GodTube.com, a video-sharing site with Christian content, plans to produce entertainment programs.

Stephens College finding its place in the pool

Stephens freshman Lauren Holman, center, talks with teammates during a break in practice at Stephens Natatorium last week. The team recently moved from Division III to the NAIA under the leadership of coach Laura Wacker.

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Stephens freshmen Lauren Holman, front, and Gabrielle Newton, back, take their goggles off to get mid-lane feedback from coach Laura Wacker during a practice at Stephens Natatorium.

Planting democracy

Tibetan monk speaks at Hickman High School

Champa Luhnpo spoke at Hickman High School on Tuesday. Lhhunpo spoke in an Advanced Placement World Life and Literature class concerning some of the basic foundations of the different forms of Budhism. Currently Luhnpo teaches at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He has been visiting Columbia and Hickman High School since 1998.

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Champa Luhnpo was a member of the Dalai Lama's monastery and personal entourage for more than three months. Originally from Tibet, Lhhunpo and his family fled to Nepal in 1959 at the age of 4 when the Chinese entered Tibet. From there they traveled to India in 1964. He recently returned to Tibet for the first time in 48 years. Luhnpo spoke Tuesday at the Hickman High School.

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Kathy Ritter was named principal of Rock Bridge High School on Tuesday.

New Rock Bridge principal named

Kathy Ritter was named principal of Rock Bridge High School on Monday.

‘Sweet Spots’ at stop lights mean less waiting for cyclists

Two Missouri men inhabit some unusual digs

John Tinker plays with his 3-year-old son, Fisher, on Thursday in the gymnasium turned playroom of their home in Fayette, which is the former Laurence J. Daly School, built in 1928. Tinker bought the school, which students last attended in 1978, and has been working to convert it to a living space. He and his wife, Patricia Fischer, moved there with their son in June.

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Patrick O'Hanlon shuts the main door to his new residence in the old Fitzgerald hospital in Marshall. He lives on the lowest level of the hospital, which used to be the entrance to the emergency room.

Help line expanded across Missouri

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