Southeast Regional Park master plan [Graphic]

The proposed Southeast Regional Park includes A. Perry Philips Park properties and the Gans Creek Recreation Center. Once completed, the park will be the second-largest in Columbia.

Paws in the Park - Hug [Photo]

During the Paws in the Park Festival, organized by Columbia's Second Chance at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, visitors show their affection to dogs waiting for adoption. 4-year-old Ryley cuddles Roxy. During the event, Ryley's parents, Ryan and Stacy, adopted a dog - but not Roxy, who has been waiting to be adopted for three years. "I love dog," Ryley said as she hugs Roxy.

Paws in the Park - Belly rub [Photo]

Four-year-old cocker spaniel Cesar enjoys a belly rub from volunteer Cathy Murphy at the Paws in the Park Festival, organized by Columbia's Second Chance on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Paws in the Park - Kim Foster [Photo]

Columbia's Second Chance organized the Paws in the Park Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2009. Kim Foster, a volunteer since 2002, pets Roxy. "Roxy is very docile and needs someone who can sit quietly with her," Kim says while patting the dog, who has been waiting to be adopted for three years. "As we look for adoption, we try to match the need of a person and dog's character," Kim says. "When these two factors match, they become life-long companions." Kim says Paws in the Park is community education. "Current owners reinforce their sense of responsibility and soon-to-be onwers learn responsible ownership," she says. Kim and other volunteers emphasize the importance of responsibility. "A dog loves you unconditionally no matter who you are, but a person can just walk away."

Huey Lewis and the News [Photo]

Huey Lewis and the News will be performing on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Area bike event aims to beat MS [Video]

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Gateway Area Chapter, based in St. Louis, held the first day of their Bike MS, an annual fundraising event Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. According to event organizers, more than 3,400 cyclists — mainly from Missouri and Illinois — participated in the bike ride this year, the most since the program began 25 years ago. The riders could choose between three routes of different lengths, which the organizers said were 40 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles. All the routes began and ended at the fairgrounds.

Danario Alexander against Bowling Green [Photo]

Tigers wide receiver Danario Alexander breaks through Bowling Green's defense in the second half of the game on Saturday.

Jackson moment of silence aganist Bowling Green [Photo]

Wide receiver Jarrell Jackson takes a silent moment in the endzone prior to kickoff.

Weatherspoon tackle against Bowling Green [Photo]

Missouri defensive backs Sean Weatherspoon and Carl Gettis team up to bring down Bowling Green wide receiver Freddie Barnes in Saturday's Tigers victory.

Washington turns the corner against Bowling Green [Photo]

Running back Derrick Washington stiff arms Bowling Green defensive back Adrien Spencer while running the ball in Saturday's Tigers victory.

Tackle from behind against Bowling Green [Photo]

Linebacker Joe Plevel tackles Bowling Green wide receiver Freddie Barnes during a second-half play.

Grace Turney's overturned van [Photo]

Grace Turney's overturned vehicle on I-70. Turney, of St. Louis, was traveling eastbound Saturday when she swerved to avoid a car pulling toward her from the right. She received only minor injuries.

Students cheering against Bowling Green [Photo]

Students in the Tiger's Lair cheer on the Tigers after a come-from-behind victory.

Gabbert looks downfield against Bowling Green [Photo]

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert looks downfield for an open receiver late in the first half of Saturday's Tigers victory.

Gabbert rolling out against Bowling Green [Photo]

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert runs out of the pocket while trying to find an open receiver Saturday against Bowling Green.

New Faurot Field scoreboard [Photo]

Faurot Field's new scoreboard made its debut on Saturday during Missouri's 27-20 win over Bowling Green.

Washington running against Bowling Green [Photo]

Missouri tailback Derrick Washington tries to fight his way through the Bowling Green defense in the first half of Saturday's Tigers victory.

Pile up against Bowling Green [Photo]

Derrick Washington gets crushed by the Bowling Green defense during the second quarter of the Tigers' victory on Saturday.

Gabbert hands off against Bowling Green [Photo]

Blaine Gabbert hands off to Derrick Washington in the first half of the Tigers' victory against Bowling Green on Saturday.

Tour of Missouri stage six winner [Photo]

Francesco Chicchi celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Stage 6 of the Tour of Missouri on Saturday in St. Joseph.