Getting physical with Aldon Smith [Photo]

Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith has crafted his body into football's version of the Vitruvian Man — a Leonardo da Vinci drawing showing the human body's ideal proportions. With a 7-foot-2 wingspan, the ability to bench press 350 pounds and the ability to jump 40 inches from a standstill, Smith is an ideal athlete.

Rock Bridge golfer Mikayla Baker [Photo]

Rock Bridge sophomore golfer Mikayla Baker

Rock Bridge golfer Catherine Howser [Photo]

Rock Bridge freshman golfer Catherine Howser

Rock Bridge golfer Anna Howser [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior golfer Anna Howser

Rock Bridge golfer Amanda Baker [Photo]

Rock Bridge freshman golfer Amanda Baker

Rock Bridge softball player Caroline Sicht vs. Hickman [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Caroline Sicht makes contact batting against Hickman on Thursday night at MU's University Field.

Rock Bridge softball pitcher Lauren Fuller vs. Hickman [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Lauren Fuller threw a complete game shutout Thursday against Hickman.

Rock Bridge vs. Hickman softball game [Photo]

Rock Bridge and Hickman softball players lineup to congratulate each other after the Bruins' 3-0 victory Thursday night at MU's University Field.

Lifelong Extension supporter honored [Photo]

Frank Graham, right, puts his arm around his wife, Olive Graham, while giving a speech during an event honoring his life and service on Thursday at the Boone County Extension Office. Graham, a lifelong supporter of 4-H and MU Extension, donated the land where the office was built in 1984.

San Diego quiz [Graphic]

How much do you know about San Diego and San Diego State?

Drive-through Goodwill opening [Photo]

Customers wait for the grand opening of the Goodwill store Thursday morning at 1405 Grindstone Pkwy in Columbia.

MU soccer player Alysha Bonnick practices against the guys [Photo]

Missouri women's soccer player Alysha Bonnick tries to get the ball past Dave Menne, a member of the MU men's soccer club, in a women's practice on Thursday.

"How can a school eat cake?" [Photo]

Miles Lough, 7, a student at the Stephens College Children's School stares at a table of cake during the 85th anniversary celebration for the school on Thursday. The school ordered three cakes for the end of the day celebration with the students. "How can a school eat cake?" asked Lough.

Elk restoration map [Graphic]

League of Women [Video]

The League of Women Voters met Wednesday night at the Boone County Commission Chambers. The fourth annual event was, "If You Prick Them, Do They Bleed? Corporations as Persons." Along with the league, Columbia residents attended the event that discussed the Supreme Court Case Citizens United v. the Federal Election Committee. A panel including three MU law professors, Richard Reuben, Paul Litton and Christina Wells, and Marvin Overby, an MU political science professor, discussed their viewpoints and answered questions from the audience during the presentation. Paul Litton, Sue Spencer, Dick Parker, Liz Schmidt and Marvin Overby discussed the panel after it was over.

Columbia College volleyball player Vesna Trivunovic [Photo]

Vesna Trivunovic was born in Serbia and has lived in the United States for three years. She came to Columbia College after playing for two seasons at Lake Land Community College in Mattoon, Ill.

Final 9th Street Summerfest concert moved indoors [Photo]

Robert Randolph, center, plays the pedal steel guitar during a concert at The Blue Note on Wednesday. Robert Randolph and the Family Band was the headliner for the final night of the 9th Street Summerfest this year. Organizers moved the concert indoors because of inclement weather, but fans still packed the house.

Auctioning farm equipment [Photo]

A group of men auction off farming equipment at the Boone County Draft Horse and Mule Sale on Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Farmers traveled from around Missouri and even other states to bid on and sell used horse equipment and machinery.

12 Chase drivers [Photo]

These are the 12 drives that qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Drivers in the top row (from left to right) are Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon. Drivers in the bottom row are Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer.

Mizzou Lunchtime Talent series offers music [Video]

Joshua Webster performed as part of the Mizzou Lunchtime Talent series Wednesday in the new Student Center. The series, which is held in the commons area, features an MU student musician or comedian from noon to 1 p.m. every other Wednesday.