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MU's Lauren Nuckolls

Outside hitter Lauren Nuckolls serves during an MU women's volleyball practice Wednesday. Nuckolls created a few handshakes that she performs with her teammates during games.

Patricia Powell

Patricia Powell taught at West Junior High School for 20 years but recently added to her list of accomplishments when she won the "2008 Distinguished Retiree" award from Missouri Retired Teachers Association's.

Nixon named Governor-elect

Missouri Democratic Governor-elect Jay Nixon pumps his fist after giving his victory speech to supporters at his election watch party Tuesday in St. Louis. Nixon, Missouri's longest-serving attorney general, won the gubernatorial election Tuesday by turning back Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof.

Obama celebrates

Barack Obama celebrates with supporters in Chicago on Tuesday night.

President-elect Barack Obama

President-elect Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver his victory speech at his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago on Tuesday night.

Watching the results at Billiards

Bill and Doyne Mackenzie watch election results at Billiards during the Democratic watch party for Chris Kelly and Cathy Richards on Tuesday. Kelly won the race for 24th District representative and Richards for Boone County administrator.

Watching the results for the 24th District

Vicki Hobbs and Jeff Chinn, co-campaign managers for Chris Kelly, call soon after polls closed to tell him of his progress in the election at a watch party for Kelly and Cathy Richards at Billiard's on Tuesday. Kelly won his race for the state House seat in District 24.

Hulfhof supporters watch the results come in

Kenny Hulshof supporters Mike Maurizi, Doug Stone, Scott Peyton, Tim Root, Rosemary Miller and Larry Miller watch the incoming results for Missouri's gubernatorial race Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

Renee Hulshof watches husband's speech

Renee Hulshof watches her husband, Congressman Kenny Hulshof, gives the last speech of his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

Hulshof concedes to Nixon

Gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof concedes to Jay Nixon on Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.

Luetkemeyer TV interview

Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer speaks to ABC News late Tuesday night as he awaited the election results from Boone County to come in. Around midnight, Luetkemeyer was announced the winner of the 9th District Congressional seat.

Luetkemeyer, Hobbs celebrate

Blaine Luetkemeyer, center, walks with state Rep. Steve Hobbs, R-Mexico, to give his acceptance speech at his election night party in Columbia.

Judy Baker greets supporters at The Tiger

Democratic 9th District candidate Judy Baker greets supporters at an election watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday.

Attorney general-elect Chris Koster speaks

Attorney general-elect Chris Koster gives his acceptance speech at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City on Nov. 4, 2008. Koster said he was surprised that Gibbons phoned and conceded before midnight.

Jay Nixon celebrates his election

Jay Nixon celebrates his victory in Missouri's gubernatorial race after giving his victory speech to supporters at his election watch party Tuesday in St. Louis. Nixon, Missouri's longest-serving attorney general, won election by turning back Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof.

Doris Cheatum awaits election results on Tuesday night

Doris Cheatum, left, awaits poll results during the 2008 presidential watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.

Democratic state Senate candidate Chuck Graham talks with friends on Tuesday night

Robert Brown, left, and his wife, Linda Lou, center, chat with family friend and Democratic candidate for Senate Chuck Graham at the 2008 presidential election watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.

Lyn Williams reacts to the Obama election news in Columbia

From left, Lyn Williams and Martha Smith react to the crowd cheers as they are recognized for their hard work for the Obama campaign. Williams, a full-time volunteer, is the office manager and staging location manager for the campaign in Columbia.

Church members celebrate election results

Martha McCraly, 47,cheers during a watch party at Second Baptist Church in Columbia on Tuesday after learning that Obama had been declared president-elect.

Reaction to election results at The Tiger

Columbia residents Sherri Givens, left, Donna Clayborne, center, and Deborah Chappell, right, celebrate upon the televised announcement that Barack Obama was the projected winner of the 2008 presidential watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.
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