Red Flag Rule Program department review [Document]

MU basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Georgetown [Photo]

Missouri junior guard Marcus Denmon, this week's Big 12 Player of the Week, spent down time on the Tigers' recent road trip teaching his teammates to be better card players.

Checking on female sturgeon [Photo]

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay and Biological technician Rebecca Welly, both with the U.S. Geological Survey, suit up in warm clothes and life vests before they search for and check on the reproductive condition of a previously tagged female pallid sturgeon in the shadow of the Jefferson City Bridge and the Missouri State Capitol Building on Oct. 29.

Locating tagged sturgeon [Photo]

Biological technician Rebecca Welly, from the U.S. Geological Survey, holds the end of a pole which guides a receiver on the submerged end intended to locate tagged pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River on Oct. 29.

Transmitter for tracking sturgeon [Photo]

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, holds a transmitter that is surgically implanted into untagged pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River on Oct. 29.

Captive pallid sturgeon [Photo]

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, displays a captive male pallid sturgeon at the Columbia Environmental Research Center on Oct. 29.

GRAPHIC: Civic Engagement [Graphic]

The National Conference on Citizenship collected data that show trends in voting, volunteering and
attending public meetings. Missouri averaged a 3.6 percentage points higher rate of volunteering than
national levels. The state’s voter turnout in midterm elections is 3.2 percentage points higher than the
national average.

Shovelnose sturgeon from Missouri River [Photo]

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, holds a shovelnose sturgeon netted just east of Jefferson City on the Missouri River that he estimates to be 3 or 4 years old Oct. 29. DeLonay and a small team of scientists go out on the river frequently to check on the reproductive condition of a more rare fish, the pallid sturgeon, to see, and in some cases ensure, successful reproduction. Whenever DeLonay and his team catch a pallid sturgeon that they have not caught before, they implant a tracking device that, other than tracking water depth and temperature, can be used to determine if the fish mated.

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Intersex Fish [Graphic]

Intersex has been observed in fish in river basins and waterways across the U.S. and throughout the world.The intersex condition is the presence of female eggs growing in or on the male testes. Scientists are concerned about how this is affecting fish populations.

MU basketball player Shakara Jones [Photo]

Missouri senior forward is starting to gain more confidence in new coach Robin Pingeton's system.

Christensen guides Wyoming [Photo]

Quarterback Dax Crum gets instructions from Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen near the end of their game against Utah on Oct. 16 in Laramie, Wyo. Crum was the backup to starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels.

Robot Report [Document]

Here's a copy of a report to the City Council on a grant that would pay for upgrades to the Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad's robot.

Stipend Proposal [Document]

Here's a copy of a letter sent to the Columbia City Council asking that it put council stipends on the ballot for voters to decide.

Walking through her favorite room at the Guitar Mansion [Photo]

Elena Vega, new owner of the Guitar Mansion, walks through the music room of the house on Thursday. Vega said the music room is one of her favorite rooms in the house.

An unexpected purchase of the Guitar Mansion to become home [Photo]

Elena Vega stands by the front window on the second floor of the Guitar Mansion on Thursday. After she bought the house in the October auction, Vega said her plans are to renovate the house and live in it one day. "It's historic and it's beautiful," she said.

Josh Stearns [Photo]

Josh Stearns is the associate program director for Free Press, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the media. This is a guest column for the Missourian.

Rock Bridge girls' basketball coach rallies players [Photo]

Rock Bridge Coach Jill Nagel, right, rallies her players — from left, senior forward Emily Holt, sophomore forward Hannah Dressler*, freshman guard Chayla Cheadle, senior guard Taylor Payne and junior guard Lindsey Cunningham — during the second half of the Rock Bridge vs. Blue Springs game on Sunday. Rock Bridge fell 48-34.

Gary Pinkel discusses 2010 Insight Bowl bid [Photo]

MU head football coach Gary Pinkel, right, discusses the Insight Bowl bid acceptance with senior associate athletics director for administration Mark Alnutt, left, on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers will play against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Dec. 28 in Tempe, Ariz.

Rock Bridge freshman tries escaping Blue Springs guard [Photo]

Trying to pass the ball, Rock Bridge freshman Chayla Cheadle attempts to escape sophomore Blue Springs guard Lizzy Wendell. Rock Bridge lost to Blue Springs 48-34.

Bri Porter dribbles past Blue Springs center [Photo]

Dribbling past Blue Springs junior center Azia Washington, left, Rock Bridge freshman guard and forward Bri Porter tries to gain two points for the Bruins. Rock Bridge fell to Blue Springs 48-34.