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."

MU baseball pitcher Kyle Gibson takes a break in the dugout [Photo]

Kyle Gibson watches his teammates practice while taking a break in the dugout on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. Gibson is one of the pitchers for the MU baseball team. He must follow former pitcher Aaron Crow, both atop the MU rotation and as the pitcher replacing a first-round selection.

OU's Bob Stoops [Photo]

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says he will make sure his players understand that TCU, the Sooners next opponent, is a dangerous team.

It's fun to run [Photo]

From left, Rock Bridge High School Cross Country team members Emily Wright, Emily Smith, Katy Buddemeyer and Sam Garrett stretch before running Monday afternoon.

Ready to run [Photo]

Rock Bridge High School Cross Country team members Grady Harrington, left, Ryan Teter, center, and Evan King enjoy the time stretching together before running Monday afternoon.

Tom Pfannerstill trash sculptures [Photo]

Tom Pfannerstill makes trash into art [Photo]

Tom Pfannerstill trash art [Photo]

MU loses in 2006 [Photo]

Chase Daniel was intercepted twice and Missouri lost 34-20 to Nebraska in 2006, the last time the Tigers played in Lincoln, Neb.

The new face of media [Photo]

Charlotte Bellis looks for news on the computers of Newsy on Monday. Bellis is the face and anchor of, a new multimedia start-up business in Columbia. Many MU convergence students are taking the Advance Global News Convergence class at Newsy, located at 904 Elm St.

Friday night fights [Slideshow]

Kevin Croom highlighted Friday night's mixed martial arts fights. Croom was among 28 mixed martial arts fighters from around Missouri who battled at the "Night of Champions" competition. Croom beat William Joplin to remain undefeated.

Surplus computer supplies [Photo]

A pallet of computer monitors, keyboards and other electronics are sold as one unit at the University Surplus auction on Wednesday. University Surplus helps recycle unwanted items by reselling things to the community instead of throwing everything away.