MU lecturer stands with brother at Berlin Wall [Photo]

Olaf Schmidt, left, stands on the western side of the Berlin Wall with his brother Axel on Nov. 10, 1989. Schmidt was born and raised in East Germany and is currently a lecturer in MU's German and Russian Studies Department.

MU lecturer stands at Berlin Wall [Photo]

Olaf Schmidt, currently a lecturer in MU's German and Russian Studies Department, raises a peace sign as he stands alongside the Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate in the aftermath of the wall's symbolic fall on Nov. 11, 1989.

Matt Pearce [Photo]

Matt Pearce is a graduate student in the Missouri School of Journalism from Cleveland, Mo.

Berlin Wall [Photo]

A small portion of the Berlin wall still standing in Berlin.

Theatre festival crams weeks into 24 hours [Video]

At 8 p.m. Friday five writers were given a one-line prompt to write a 10-minute play. Twenty-four hours later those plays were performed in front of an audience at Allen Auditorium. Five teams of writers, directors and actors created the work that normally takes many weeks into one day. This was the first 24-hour play festival held at MU. The Graduate Theatre Organization put on the festival in order to raise money for student research and future events.

Edwards hits wall [Photo]

Jeff Gordon (24) skids while trying to avoid cars after Juan Pablo Montoya (42) tapped Carl Edwards (99), sending Edwards against the wall, during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Marissa Scott drives toward the basket [Photo]

Missouri senior forward Marissa Scott drives toward the basket during an exhibition game against Central Missouri on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

Amanda Hanneman looks to pass [Photo]

Missouri forward Amanda Hanneman looks to pass during an exhibition game against Central Missouri on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Hanneman hopes to have a breakout season after returning from several injuries.

Raeshara Brown shoots over Central Missouri forward Kara Flemming [Photo]

Missouri guard Raeshara Brown shoots over Central Missouri forward Kara Flemming during an exhibition game Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

Volunteer helps student pick out new clothes [Photo]

Elaine James, a volunteer for Operation School Bell, explains to a Parkade Elementary student the process through which she gets to pick out some brand new clothes on Wednesday at the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri. The program offers new clothes to disadvantaged school children from Columbia-area schools.

Missouri sports fan MU senior Eric Hobbs [Photo]

MU senior Eric Hobbs showed barely any emotion during the Missouri volleyball team's 3-0 loss to Texas on Saturday evening at Hearnes Center. Hobbs had also seen the Tigers football team lose to Baylor on Saturday afternoon.

Camp Hickory Hill land for sale [Graphic]

Camp Hickory Hill, a summer camp for children with diabetes, is closing and selling its 77-acre land plot. The camp cites financial troubles for its closing.

E-waste collections [Graphic]

In the fiscal year 2008, the first e-waste collections were held and 9.79 tons of electronic waste was collected. Fifteen e-waste collections were held in the fiscal year 2009 in which 89.19 tons of e-waste was collected. So far three collections in the fiscal year 2010 have been held, resulting in 7.26 tons of e-waste collected.

Congratulated for car decorating win [Photo]

Pastor Tim Carson gives a hug of congratulations to Hannah Overfelt, 16, for her family's first-place finish in the car decoration contest at the Broadway Christian Church's trick or treat event on Saturday, Oct. 31. Hannah and her parents, Jeff and Terry, decked their vehicle out as a pirate ship and dressed in costumes for the event. Judy Salinger, decked out in a witch's hat, helped give out the awards.

Chatting with a rocker skeleton [Photo]

Pastor Tim Carson chats with 5-year-old Cameryn Jackman during a Halloween trick or treating event at Broadway Christian Church on Saturday, Oct. 31. Church members decorated their cars and handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Jackman came as not just a skeleton, but a "Rocker Skeleton."

Prayer on Reformation Day [Photo]

Redeemer Presbyterian Church members celebrate Reformation Day on Oct. 31. Pastor Joe Rolison, front, leads a prayer.

Missouri women's basketball player Toy Richbow [Photo]

Senior Toy Richbow started 28 games for the Missouri women's basketball team as a sophomore.

Hickman freshman runner Nicole Mello [Photo]

Hickman freshman runner Nicole Melo, left, competes in Saturday's Class 4 state cross-country championships. In her first state competition, Melo claimed an impressive 19th place finish.

Rock Bridge boys cross-country team [Photo]

The Rock Bridge boys cross country team lines up for the start of the 2009 Class 4 state championship Saturday at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. Rock Bridge sophomore Caleb Wilfong, No. 1287, led the team with a 15th place finish in 16:54.

Alzheimer's lecture [Photo]

Dr. Alison Goate, a professor of genetics in psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, speaks at the Second Annual Research Forum of the Alzheimer's Association Mid-Missouri Chapter on Friday. A molecular geneticist, Goate led a team in England in 1991 that identified the first early-onset Alzheimer's mutation in the APP gene. Subsequent research has discovered two more mutations that contribute to the development of Alzheimer's.