We're not the classiest bunch here at the 10 things, but we respect our country's armed forces and everything they do. Does that mean we can't have one last bit of fun?
Nearly two-thirds of Americans think their family finances will worsen or stay about the same next year. And fewer than half think the nation's economy will improve in 2010, even though Americans rated 2009 as a huge downer. Nonetheless, 82 percent are optimistic about what the new year will bring for their families, according to the latest AP-GfK poll.
Navy had the ball for more than double Missouri's time of possession.
Tammy Kaufhold is one of nearly 200 residents of Friendswood, Texas, that have made the trip to Houston to support native son and Missouri linebacker Will Ebner. Along with a few friends she was responsible for a massive tailgate designed to provide a warm Texas welcome to the parents and families of the Missouri players.
People don't like to see players get hurt, especially when it means losing a final chance to play in front of fans. But seniors starters do not like to be figures of sympathy.
The Texas Bowl allowed Missouri wideout Jared Perry, from La Marque, Texas, to make up for the Senior Day game he missed in Columbia due to injury.
The promises of the 2008 presidential and congressional campaigns for health care coverage for all Americans seem to have shifted to a "win" for the Democrats. Republicans seem to have no idea what they want.
Walter Bargen has embraced his duties as Missouri's first poet laureate. Now, the search is on for a successor.
The Missouri band left Columbia at 6 p.m. Tuesday and arrived in Houston for Thursday's Texas Bowl at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Christine Flores towers over most opponents at 6-foot-3. With her hands and athletic ability, she is more than just a big body. Flores has proven that on the court, providing a huge lift to the Tigers.
Walter Bargen read his poem, "Moon Walk Missouri," at his installation ceremony in February 2008.
The Supreme Court last week upheld a $700,000 judgment against the former Cedar Creek Rod and Gun Club, which was sued by neighbors who complained of noise and vibrations from gunfire.
Various bands perform at First Night 2010, counting on art directors and sound technicians to make sure they look and sound their best in each of the event's venues.
Clouds obliging, the second full moon in a single month, commonly called a blue moon, might show its face this New Year's Eve.
A fire early Wednesday morning occurred while Samantha Fitzmorris and her children were out of town. The incident has since been deemed arson, and police investigators are following leads, regarding that and reports of property missing from the home.
Take a look behind the scenes at Faurot Field, at the people who make gamedays possible, in this interactive collection of the Pregame Playmaker videos featured throughout the fall on ColumbiaMissourian.com.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded the annual documentary film festival $20,000 to increase the access of audiences to the filmmakers whose work is featured during the event.
Twenty-five years ago, Norwegians severely cut back on the use of antibiotics. The result has been a major decline in bacterial infections.
A number of companies seek to streamline the process of paying and getting paid, such as allowing street vendors to swipe customers' credit cards with mobile devices.