Reverend helps teenaged shooting victim [Photo]

The Rev. Aaron Favors, left, says he heard four shots fired and came to the aid of the 15-year-old who was shot shortly before 4 p.m. Friday in Columbia. "This is a nice neighborhood. I can't even believe it happened, to be honest," Favors said.

Play in a Day [Video]

Eleven actors. One day to put a play together.

An original comedy by MU professor David Crespy, “Houseblend; or Coffeecake Tsimmis; or My Bubby and Zeyde are from Outer Space,” marks the last of MU Summer Repertory Theatre’s three-part comedy series, Comedies in Concert. All original scripts are rehearsed and performed that night in front of music stands.

Crespy said the series is just a part of the larger Writing for Performance program at MU. The program gives students the opportunity to practice playwriting skills in a variety of ways. It includes the Missouri Playwrights workshop, a weekly gathering where writers hear their works performed and receive immediate feedback and the Mizzou New Play Series, staged readings of select plays from the workshop.

2010 City Budget [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | Although the proposed city budget for 2010 is down from the 2009 budget, the distribution of funds to departments remains similar.

Yiurui Wei almost drowned at Tara Apartments [Photo]

Yiurui Wei, an MU doctorate student, almost drowned at Tara Apartments on June 25. She was listed in critical condition Thursday morning. Friends of Wei started a fundraiser for her rehabilitation therapy costs.

City manager speaks [Photo]

Bill Watkins, City Manager of Columbia speaks to members of the press and public about the city's new budget.

2010 city budget 2 [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | The relative distribution of funds to departments for the proposed 2010 city budget.

Bulger feels "like a rookie" again [Photo]

The St. Louis Rams opened training camp Thursday, and quarterback Marc Bulger admits to something of a learning curve with Pat Shurmur's new offense.

Children create video games [Video]

The Columbia Career Center offered a summer camp for children ages 12 to 15 on creating video games. The children were able to take their video game creations home on flash drives at the end of the course.

Putting in the hours [Photo]

Ashok Cutkosky, a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, works in a computer lab in the MU Engineering Department on Thursday.

Peering into the petri dish [Photo]

Hickman High School graduate Elizabeth Choe examines petri dishes of therapeutic salmonella bacteria recovered from cancerous prostate tumors at the non-profit Cancer Research Center in Columbia, Wednesday. Choe was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search for her research into different strains of cancer targeting bacteria. She will be attending MIT this fall.

City Manager Bill Watkins talks budget [Photo]

City Manager Bill Watkins speaks to members of the press and public about Columbia's new budget.

Dinner at Plaza 900 [Photo]

From left, Jess Rodden, Tessa Spoto and Allison Smith eat an early dinner at Plaza 900 in this 2004 file photo. Of the food, Rodden said there is always a good selection but the lines can get long. "You just have to know when to come," Rodden said.

William Franklin at MU's homecoming [Photo]

Wide receiver William Franklin, No. 2, gets trapped and tackled by Texas Tech players at MU's homecoming game on Oct. 20, 2007.

University Bookstore textbook employees [Photo]

University Bookstore textbook employees, Kristen Smith, left, and Heath Harris take a pre-inventory of Biology Sciences books on Feb. 27, 2007.

Biking on MU's campus [Photo]

Many students at MU find that biking is a more efficient means of transportation. Bike corrals are found outside most residence halls and college buildings.

Crowds aboard a shuttle bus [Photo]

Students crowd a shuttle bus for a ride to campus. Shuttles operate on a 20-minute interal during the semester for students who park in off-campus lots.

Computer tower at Columbia Computer Center [Photo]

A computer tower waits to be worked on at the Columbia Computer Center on 1122 Lakeview Ave.

Visiting journalism students from Australia [Photo]

From left, Alexander du Plessis, John Testa, Jillian Kramer, Judith Ngai, Mamta Bhatt, Charlotte Buckley, Olivia Berry and Min-Zhui Lee, visit MU in July. The journalism students are from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

MU Student Recreation Center [Photo]

The MU Student Recreation Complex, at 300,000 square feet of space, offers plenty of exercise opportunities to students and faculty. It was ranked No. 1 campus recreation facility in America by Sports Illustrated.

Brothers of Omega Psi Phi [Photo]

The brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Epsilon Delta Chapter stroll during the MU Black Homecoming celebration on Oct. 25, 2008. Omega Psi Phi is one the the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities on campus and have been around for 38 years at MU.