Missouri beats Kansas in Big 12 opener [Photo]

Missouri's Alyssa Diggs, battling Caitlin Noble of Kansas, tries to keep the ball in bounds near the Jayhawk goal. Missouri led Kansas 14-2 in shots on goal and won 4-1 in the conference opener at Walton Stadium.

Krista Kruse celebrates go-ahead goal over Kansas [Photo]

Krista Kruse,center, celebrates the go-ahead goal with teammate Kelsey Mulcahy in the 63rd minute.

Columbia College initiates new alumni association members [Photo]

New members of the Columbia College Alumni Association stand next to a commemorative stone after completing the ivy chain ceremony on Friday. The ceremony originated at the Columbia campus in 1900, and there is a movement to implement the tradition on all 34 campuses across the country, said Susan Davis, senior director of alumni relations.

Columbia College alumni attend ivy chain ceremony [Photo]

Lollie Zander Reed, a 1968 graduate of Columbia College, stands during the ivy chain ceremony on Friday. When Reed was a student, Columbia College was a two-year school for women called Christian College. The name changed in 1970.

Ivy chain ceremony initiates new Columbia College alumni association members [Photo]

Lynne Stuver Baker (left) laughs with Susan Davis (right) during the ivy chain ceremony on Friday in front of Columbia College. Graduates of the college participate in the ceremony each May; a special processional was held Friday to initiate the new alumni association members.

Rock Bridge cheerleaders participate in homecoming parade [Photo]

Rock Bridge High School cheerleader Courtney McKnight waves to the crowd as the homecoming parade moves down Broadway on Friday.

Hickman marching band performs in homeecoming parade [Photo]

The Hickman High School marching band marches down Broadway as part of the combined Hickman and Rock Bridge homecoming parade on Friday.

Craftsman has field day at Missouri Samboree [Photo]

Dean Van Winkle from Barnsdall, Okla., sews together a journal cover at the Missouri Samboree on Friday. Van Winkle has been making leather goods for at least 4 years, and sells them at craft shows and other Samborees around the country. Besides journal covers, Van Winkle also makes photo album covers, purses, jewelry and leather pouches of various sizes.

Missouri Samboree draws large crowd [Photo]

RVs line up at the Boone County Fairgrounds for the Missouri State Samboree on Friday. Travelers from all over the country came to enjoy crafts, concerts and other activities throughout the weekend.

Ivy chain ceremony [Document]

Columbia College Alumni Association's strategic plan 2010-2015

Matt Kelly leads Rock Bridge soccer on and off the field [Photo]

Junior Matt Kelly, who scored three varsity goals as a freshman but slumped as a sophomore, is now Rock Bridge's leading scorer with 12 goals in 12 games.

Rendering of Columbia College's new science center [Document]

With a new initiative, Columbia College plans to build a state-of-the-art science building on Range Line Street at an estimated cost of $13 million.

Bicyclist injured in accident [Photo]

Police investigate an accident between a car and a bicycle at the intersection of College and University avenues on Friday. Both people involved in the accident were MU students. The bicyclist was taken to University Hospital, and as of 2:30 p.m. her condition was unknown.

Garage at Fifth and Walnut streets to be tallest in Columbia [Photo]

The parking structure at Fifth and Walnut streets will be the tallest garage in Columbia, just two feet shorter than The Tiger Hotel.

Construction under way for new parking garage [Photo]

Construction is still under way on a parking garage near Walnut and Fifth streets. The 10-level garage is to be completed in December 2010, and it will hold 703 parking spaces.

MAP: Miners trapped in Copiapó, Chile [Graphic]

The San José Mine in Copiapó, Chile, collapsed August 5, trapping 33 miners underground. The miners won't be able to leave for months, according to the technicians in charge of the rescue.

GRAPH: How new parking garage stacks up [Graphic]

At 10 stories and 115 feet, the new parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets is not the tallest in Missouri, but it’s up there. St. Louis is the only Missouri city where garages taller than Columbia’s can be found, with five garages above 10 stories. The tallest is 14 stories.

Chilean miners saga weighs on MU freshman [Photo]

Carlos Martínez, an MU freshman, poses for a portait in his dorm room in South Hall on Thursday. Although Martínez hasn't been back to Chile since he left for school, the saga of the 33 trapped miners still affects him.

Architectural views of downtown garage when completed [Document]

Architectural renderings show views of what the garage Fifth and Walnut streets will look like when it is completed.

MU student affected by Chilean miner saga [Photo]

MU freshman Carlos Martínez poses next to his Chilean flag in his dorm room in South Hall on Thursday. Martínez said he has strong feelings about the way the miners and the way his country have been represented in the Chilean and American media.