MU volleyball's Lindsey Petrick [Photo]

Lindsey Petrick, a freshman middle blocker for the Missouri volleyball team, isn't likely to play much Wednesday night against Kansas, but she is more excited than usual about the match, a fundraiser for breast cancer research. Petrick's grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.

Furman vs. Presbyterian football [Photo]

Furman's Adam Mims, left, is tries to escape Presbyterian defender Bo Tribble on Sept. 5 at Paladin Stadium in Greenville, S.C.

Fourth Ward [Graphic]

Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade announced his plans to run for mayor in 2010, seeking to replace Mayor Darwin Hindman.

Budget shortfall [Graphic]

The Boone County Commission is meeting Thursday to discuss fixing a shortfall in the budget created in part by a decrease in sales tax revenue. The commission is considering increasing the county property tax rate in hopes of balancing the budget.

Jerry Wade to run for mayor in 2010 [Photo]

Fourth Ward Candidate Jerry Wade asks Fourth Ward resident Kelly Carney for her support as Wade goes door-to-door on Bourn St. handing out literature and speaking to residents on March 10, 2007. Wade announced he will run for mayor in 2010.

Pink shoelaces [Photo]

Pink was the popular color at Monday night's game between Hickman and Rock Bridge. Both teams wore pink in the form of shoelaces, socks and hair bands in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Taking to the court [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Lizzie Frericks high fives her teammates as the starters are announced. Rock Bridge players wore pink breast cancer awareness warm-up shirts before the game began.

Leaping Bruins [Photo]

Rock Bridge players, in black, from left to right, Shelby Ringdahl, Caitlyn Beck and Lizzie Frericks all leap to block a spike from Hickman's Danielle Christian, center, during Monday's game at Rock Bridge.

License Plate Recognition System [Graphic]

The Columbia Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department are now seeking funding from the federal government to buy License Plate Recognition devices. Here is how the technology works.

Firefighters spread absorbent material [Photo]

Capt. Tom Putnam puts an absorbent material on the surface of Highway 124 on Monday. "Fluids make the road slick, especially oil and antifreeze," Putnam said. "Wouldn't want another wreck."

Firefighters watch wreck cleanup [Photo]

Lt. Chris Roberts and Capt. John Timmermann of the Boone County Fire Protection District in Harrisburg watch a wreck being cleaned up Monday near Harrisburg.

Patrick Swayze dies [Photo]

Actor Patrick Swayze died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

Kansas State held in check [Photo]

Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas (8) is brought down by Louisiana-Lafayette defenders Grant Fleming (47) and Jordan Topp. The Wildcats' offense did not score until the fourth quarter.

Houston upends Oklahoma State [Photo]

Houston quarterback Case Keenum signals a touchdown during Saturday's upset win against No. 5 Oklahoma State.

Loading hay bales at ecovillage [Photo]

Tao Weilundemo, left, loads a hay bale during the construction of a community center, made of hay, at the Plan B Ecovillage. Weilundemo, who founded the ecovillage with Elizabeth Stanfill, is building the ecovillage on land that his family owns near Fulton.

Taking a break at ecovillage [Photo]

Justin Garnett of Fulton takes a break after straightening an outer wall of a community center, made of hay bales, at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton.

Straightening hay bales at ecovillage [Photo]

Justin Garnett of Fulton pauses to examine the straightness of an outer wall of a community center, made of hay bales, at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton. Garnett used a hand-built hammer to straighten out the bales.

Protecting hay at ecovillage [Photo]

Tao Weilundemo, co-founder of the Plan B Ecovillage, stacks up unused hay bales to protect them from the elements at the ecovillage.

Constructing an ecovillage community center [Photo]

Elizabeth Stanfill climbs down to take a break while constructing a community center, made of hay bales, at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton.

Stuffing straw at ecovillage [Photo]

Elizabeth Stanfill, a co-founder of the Plan B Ecovillage, stuffs loose straw between the cracks of larger hay bales used to construct a community center at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton.