The Beat: Reporting on Mizzou football [Audio]

Hickman Goalie [Photo]

Hickman goalie Chuck Wilson dives to try stop another CBC goal during the first half of the semi-final round of the 2009 state soccer championship on Friday night. Wilson missed, giving the Christian Brothers College Cadets another goal. The Cadets defeated the Kewps 6-2. The Kewpies will play the loser of the St. Louis University and Park Hill semifinal game Saturday at 1 p.m. in Fenton, Mo.

Hickman Soccer coach [Photo]

Hickman High School head coach Adam Taylor gives his team a pep talk during the halftime break of the semi-final round of the 2009 state soccer championships on Friday night in Fenton, Mo.

Hickman Soccer loss [Photo]

From left, Hickman Kewpie Colin Janicek and Alex Holliday wait for the action to recommence as CBC fans heckle them in the background on Friday night. The Kewpies lost their semi-final game of the State tournament against the Christian Brothers College Cadets, 6-2.

Taking the turkey out of the oven [Photo]

Graduate students who attend the MU Asian Affairs Center prepare a turkey for their celebration on Thursday.

Pipe Break Leads To Flooding [Graphic]

A leak in a water main pipe Friday morning led to flooding in the streets, closing down Hitt Street from University Avenue to Paquin Street.

MU Asian Affairs Center celebrates Thanksgiving [Slideshow]

Rock Bridge students volunteer [Video]

The nation’s young people are donating their time and talents to make a difference in their communities.

Broken water main floods Hitt Street [Photo]

Police have blocked off a portion of Hitt Street because a broken water main is flooding the street.

Water main breaks near Hitt Street and University Avenue [Photo]

A water main break on Hitt Street between Paquin Street and University Avenue caused police to block off the road on Friday morning.

Ricky Kreklow takes a shot [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior guard Ricky Kreklow shoots over Rock Bridge senior forward Charlie Henderson during Thursday evening's Green and Gold scrimmage at Rock Bridge High School.

Rock Bridge senior forward moves to take shot [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior forward Trey Millard moves into the Bruin defense to take a shot during the Green and Gold scrimmage at Rock Bridge High School on Thursday night.

First ladies reading program [Photo]

Anne Deaton (center) sings the "Five Little Monkeys" song after reading to preschoolers at the Robert G. Combs Language Preschool on Thursday. From left to right, Parker Quinn, Karen Hecksel student clinician, Jackson Moore, Cole Donigian and Caitlin Dawdy lead student clinician sing along with Deaton, while playing with paper monkeys and a blanket. "I got to read to the leaders of tomorrow," Deaton said.

Lactation Station at MU [Photo]

Two chairs, a foot stool, a table, a garbage can and a sink represent all the furniture in the Lactation Station at Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center at MU. The small room was designed for mothers who were in need of a place to breast feed, but it is rarely used.

Ellis Library bathroom [Photo]

The women's bathroom on the second floor of Ellis Library. Seeing a woman breast-feeding in a bathroom on campus helped inspire Linda Blockus, director of undergraduate research at MU, to push for the Lactation Station at MU.

Heart of Missouri Chorus prepares for Christmas [Slideshow]

The Heart of Missouri Chorus is a Sweet Adelines International group of women a capella singers. They practice several Christmas songs from October through December as part of their Holiday Singing Invitational, including “Carol of the Bells.”

FOR MORE: Nancy Russell, who has been a member for 28 years, shares some of her performance photos at

Offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory [Photo]

Missouri offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory (78) stretches with his teammates during a football practice Tuesday.

Missouri football's Danario Alexander [Photo]

Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander, a native of Marlin, Texas, is one of about 50 players from Missouri and Navy who hail from the state.

Traffic slowed down by crash [Photo]

Adam Craig, center, checks out the damage to his car as Jacalyn Braznell, left, looks on Thursday afternoon after a four-car accident at the intersection of College Avenue and Stadium Boulevard.

Tiller injures foot [Photo]

MU senior guard J.T. Tiller is helped up after sustaining an injury to his left foot during the Tigers' home opener against Tennessee-Martin on Tuesday. Tiller did not return to the game.