Former Missouri football player Howard Richards [Photo]

Howard Richards was an offensive lineman at Missouri from 1977-1980 and was a Second Team All-American as a senior. He became the first-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 1981.

Clark Lane Construction [Graphic]

Leroy MIller measures a board at Wyndham Ridge [Photo]

Leroy Miller measures off a board before cutting it at one of the new-home construction sites in the Wyndham Ridge subdivison Tuesday. The new subdivision is at Scott Boulevard and Thornbrook Terrace in southwest Columbia.

Leroy Miller at work on construction in Wyndham Ridge [Photo]

Leroy Miller uses a nail gun to attach a board to the frame of a new home in the Wyndham Ridge subdivision on Tuesday. The new subdivision at Scott Boulevard and Thornbrook Terrace has a total of 44 detached home lots and 16 townhome lots.

Jay Otay pauses during Falcons football game [Photo]

Running back Joe Otay, who formerly played for MU, pauses on the sidelines during the 3rd quarter of a Falcons game.

Jimmy Kimble rests during Falcons football game [Photo]

Offensive lineman Jimmy Kimble of Caruthersville, Mo., rests on the sidelines during the 4th quarter of a Falcons football game. Kimble was not injured during the game.

Jeremy Porter and Sean Radcliff pose with alto saxophones [Photo]

Jeremy Porter and Sean Radcliff hold their alto saxophones with Marching Mizzou.

Jeremy Porter and Sean Radcliff pose at Midwest Fireside Conference [Photo]

Jeremy Porter and Sean Radcliff pose at the Midwest Fireside Conference with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Terry Jett runs in field during Falcon football game [Photo]

Offensive lineman Terry Jett runs into the field near the end of the 4th quarter. The Falcons won the game with a score of 20-6.

Jeremy Porter and Sean Radcliff enjoy Marching Mizzou banquet [Photo]

Kim Rasplicka, Jeremy Porter, Catherine Graveman, Rachel Cenzer and Sean Radcliff enjoy the Marching Mizzou banquet.

Jeremy Porter on Columbus Day [Photo]

Jeremy Porter sports a newspaper hat on campus on Columbus Day. He made the hat and wore it around, not because he wanted attention, but because he was his own man and marched to his own beat. He didn't care what others thought.

Sean Radcliff goes to Insight Bowl [Photo]

Sean Radcliff was on the Marching Mizzou flight for the Insight Bowl. The cocked eyebrow and sweater vests were trademarks of his. He liked wearing the vests because his dress shirts were too big but the vest would make everything look like it fit just right.

Fans watch Columbia Falcons football game [Photo]

A fan reacts to a field goal attempt by the Falcons in the 2nd quarter of the game. The Falcons played the Manhattan Spartans and won.

Children play at Columbia Falcons football game [Photo]

From left, Sharmar Ransom, 3, poses for his aunt Leah McRoberts as Jaedyn Wright, 6, Justice Wright, 3, and Zion Slaughter, 4, play.

Bicyclist on Route K [Photo]

Richard Foley of Columbia rides down Route K on June 22. This stretch of Route K is included in a plan to widen the road to include bike lanes from Missouri 163 to the Katy Trail in McBaine. Foley said that Route K as it follows the river is one of the prettiest roads in Columbia and that even a small margin of extra space for cyclists would help a lot.

Proposed bike lane on Route K [Graphic]

Removing debris from Joplin tornado damage [Photo]

Debris from the remains of homes and businesses destroyed in the May 22 Joplin tornado is loaded into a truck for removal to a landfill on June 15.

Oyster Creek nuclear plant will be shut down in 2019 [Photo]

This Feb. 25, 2010, picture shows the large square building houses the nuclear reactor at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township, N.J. Called "Oyster Creak" by some critics because of its aging problems, this boiling water reactor began running in 1969 and ranks as the country's oldest operating commercial nuclear power plant. Its license was extended in 2009 until 2029, though utility officials announced in December 2010 that they'll shut the reactor 10 years earlier, rather than build state-ordered cooling towers.

16 nuclear reactors are under review for renewal [Photo]

This April 8, 1983 photo shows people in the control room of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. Commercial nuclear reactors in the United States were designed and licensed for 40 years. When the first ones were being built in the 1960s and 1970s, it was expected that they would be replaced with improved models long before those licenses expired. Instead, 66 of the 104 operating units have been relicensed for 20 more years, mostly with scant public attention. As of 2011, renewal applications are under review for 16 other reactors. Applications to extend the lives of pressurized water units 2 and 3 at Indian Point, each more than 34 years old, are under review by the NRC.

The Discovery Ridge Research Park development [Graphic]

The Discovery Ridge Research Park expansion could begin early next year.