Zach Milligan and his wife Ashley [Photo]

Zach MIlligan and his wife, Ashley, have been married since spring, and they met after Zach’s return from Iraq.

Zach Milligan and his mother Robin Littrell [Photo]

Zach Milligan poses with his mother, Robin Littrell, at the Missouri Reserves Center in Belton, a Kansas City suburb.

MU volleyball player Weiwen Wang [Photo]

Weiwen Wang is a starting sophomore middle blocker for the Missouri volleyball team. She came from Nanjing, China, to play for the Tigers.

Paula Robinson becomes church's first female rector [Slideshow]

Rev. Paula Robinson was welcomed by the Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia as its first female rector. The celebration was held Wednesday.

Proposed Gans Road expansion [Graphic]

Offering prayers [Photo]

The Rev. Paula Robinson looks toward the ceiling of the Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Columbia on Wednesday as she is welcomed with applause.

New pastored installed [Photo]

The Rev. Paula Robinson prepares Communion on Wednesday evening at the Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Columbia. She is originally from Ireland and has served as rector prior to be installed as the church's new leader.

Listening to Corwin [Photo]

Fans of Jeff Corwin wait to have their books signed at Corwin's book signing Wednesday at University Bookstore. Corwin's book "Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World" describes animals and their habitats in various parts of the world and his concerns for protecting these habitats.

Corwin speaks at MU [Photo]

Jeff Corwin signs a copy of his book "Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Animal World" at University Bookstore on Wednesday. Corwin hosts The Jeff Corwin Experience, an educational but entertaining program about animal life on Animal Planet.

MU defensive lineman Zach Milligan [Photo]

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel stressed the importance of a player like Zach Milligan, who spent 11 months as a soldier in Iraq, to further the "team concept."

Take Back the Night March Route [Graphic]

A route of Take Back the Night march.

Gans road project might affect citizens' property [Photo]

A car drives past George Montgomery's pecan field off Missouri 163 where the Gans Road will possibly be extended. If the extension is approved, the first row of Montgomery's pecan trees will have to be taken out. Montgomery grows 15 to 17 different varieties of northern pecans in his front yard, harvesting more than 2.5 tons each year. Montgomery is concerned that if the extension goes through this area will become highly commercial.

Proposed layout for new parking garage [Graphic]

The proposed layout for a new garage to be built at Fifth St. and Walnut St. includes nine stories of parking, a ground floor for retail space as well as underground parking.

Students pray at See You At the Pole [Photo]

Students break into small groups of prayer on Wednesday during the 7 a.m. See You At the Pole event at Rock Bridge High School. Catherine Sandstedt, in the pink jacket, sophomore, Katy Buddemeyer, in the brown shirt, sophomore, Jamie Daylor, in the printed shirt, sophomore, and a fourth student pray together.

Students sing at See You At the Pole [Photo]

Jamie Daylor, left, sophomore, Whitney Hamilton, center, senior, and Kirk Backus, senior, sit outside Rock Bridge High School as they sing Christian songs Wednesday. The students in the Rock Bridge Fellowship of Christian Athletes gathered around the flag pole at 7 a.m. to worship, sing and pray for the nationwide See You At the Pole

Visiting the lab [Photo]

Gloria and Fletcher Burge walk through the halls during the open house for the new Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories building on Tuesday afternoon.

Taking a peek [Photo]

Betty Fennel, right, looks into a lab at Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories as Jill Nabors, a quality and assurance manager, gives a tour of the new building shortly after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Photo of bank robbery suspect [Photo]

This is a surveillance photo of the suspect in the robbery of the First National Bank on North Stadium Boulevard. He is described as being in his 50s, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall, having a thin build and a scruffy beard. Police believe he is the same person who robbed the Boone County National Bank on West Broadway on Aug. 29. The police are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect.

Discussing the latest robbery [Photo]

Sgt. Ken Hammond of the Columbia Police Department's Major Crimes Unit talks to reporters after a robbery at First National Bank at Stadium Boulevard and Ash Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Amir Ziv [Photo]

Developer Amir Ziv sits in the backyard of his renovated 102-year-old home. Ziv describes his upcoming project as a "social experiment."