GRAPH: Proposed safety budget amendments [Graphic]

Because of budget constraints, the city wants to eliminate four vacant firefighter positions and four unfunded vacancies. That would result in the closing of one of the two companies at Fire Station No. 2.

GRAPH: Proposed public works budget amendments [Graphic]

One engineering position and other operating costs of $335,000 are proposed for elimination because of the expiration of a grant funding nonmotorized transportation.

GRAPH: Proposed utilities budget amendments [Graphic]

The total increase of the utility rate in 2011 would be 45 cents less than the increase for the 2010 adopted budget.

Hickman quarterback Logan Fitch tries to connect on a pass for the Kewpies [Photo]

Hickman quarterback Logan Fitch makes a short pass to running back Ryan Asbury in the Providence Bowl in August at Faurot Field.

East Area Plan Draft: Growth Management [Document]

This document outlines the East Area Plan's proposed growth management strategies.

East Area Plan Draft: Land Use Map [Document]

This is a map of the proposed zoning for land within the East Area Plan boundaries.

East Area Plan Draft: Watersheds Map [Document]

This map shows all the watershed areas and topography within the boundaries of the East Area Plan.

East Area Plan Draft: Future Land Use [Document]

This document outlines the proposed land use inside the boundaries of the East Area Plan.

Advertising for Club Vogue [Photo]

MU junior Gabrielle Morin works as a sign flipper for Club Vogue on the corner of north Providence Road and Business Loop 70 East. The new law restricting sexually oriented businesses bans full nudity and requires other changes such as shorter hours of operation.

"Today" show wedding couple pose for senior prom picture [Photo]

Melissa McMillin and her soon-to-be husband, Jeremy Gebhardt, pose for a photo before their senior prom. The Columbia couple won the “Today” show’s wedding competition.

Providence Bowl Slideshow [Slideshow]

The Rock Bridge Bruins fought back in the second half to beat the Hickman Kewpies in the Providence Bowl on Friday August 27, 2010 at Faurot Field. The Bruins won 24-20.

Hickman running back Spenser Washington tries to avoid defenders [Photo]

Hickman running back Spenser Washington tries to outrun Rock Bridge defenders Paris Logan and Carl Bivens during the Providence Bowl on Friday at Faurot Field.

Rock Bridge's Paris takes down Hickman players [Photo]

Rock Bridge cornerback Logan Paris puts a hold on Hickman running back Ryan Asbuy while Hickman tight end Tyler Sprigg tries to break up the play during the Providence Bowl on Friday at Faurot Field.

Hickman football player pulls in a touchdown [Photo]

Hickman Tight End Tyler Sprigg pulls in a touchdown pass as Rock Bridge cornerback Jordan Farris tackles him during the Providence Bowl. The Kewpies had taken a 20-17 lead with 1:45 to go on this play. The Bruins eventually won the game 24-20.

Rock Bridge rookie leads Bruins to comeback win [Photo]

Jerome Fulcher had never played an organized sport until Friday night as he scored the winning touchdown to lead the Rock Bridge Bruins over the Hickman Kewpies 24-20.

Columbia College soccer player hits the field [Photo]

Yudai Yamaguchi attempts a goal during practice on Thursday at the Marvin Owens soccer stadium.

West African dancers perform on Columbia's streets [Photo]

West African dancers (from left) Pulguinha, Regina Hartleip-Pinto, 9, and Ashley Malorin move to the Guinean drum sounds of (from left) Mira Stoddart, Nancy Daniel and Peter Holmes as part of a District Unplugged event. Every Friday throughout the summer, different acts perform on the streets of Columbia as part of District Unplugged. The group will perform at Artlandish Gallery on Oct. 7, 2010.

Peace Nook celebrates 20 years on Sunday [Photo]

Peace Nook employee Zora Serfozo sits behind the counter surrounded by the store's eclectic merchandise on Friday. The Peace Nook will celebrate its 20-year anniversary at 3 p.m. in Stephens Lake Park on Sunday.

Columbia College volleyball teams takes a breather from practice [Photo]

Columbia College volleyball players Paula Ferreira, Chelsea Browner, Nicole Murphy, and Serena Jenkins take a water break during practice on Friday. The team prepares to host scrimmages with other schools on Saturday.

Columbia College volleyball practices ahead of season opener [Photo]

Columbia College volleyball players Ola Shawky Nosear, Paula Ferreira, and Trinity Ojo all attempt to make a play at the net during practice on Friday.