Joe Biden speaks at the ARC [Photo]

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden speaks to the audience during a campaign stop at the Activities and Recreation Center on Tuesday.

Boaters on the Missouri River [Photo]

Participants warm up before the start of the Missouri River 340 race at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kan., in July 2007.

Missouri River at Eagle Bluffs [Photo]

The Missouri River weaves through Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area in Boone County, in this 2007 file photograph. Management of the Missouri River water levels, which are controlled under the 1944 Flood Control Act, has again become a point of contention between the upper and lower basin states because of a recent proposal to reassess the Act. Northern states, such as South Dakota, are more concerned about the fish population, while states along the lower basin, such as Missouri, prioritize flood prevention and barge navigation.

Dogs rescued from Mo. puppy mill [Photo]

Braxton Perez, 11, holds Lindie, a beagle rescued by Arizona Beagle Rescue on Sunday. Lindie was one of 28 beagles rescued from a puppy mill in Missouri. Members of Arizona Beagle Rescue said the dogs were kept in wire cages and were barely alive.

New lot adds to park's appeal [Photo]

From left, Kevin Black, Caleb Kirkendoll and Chris Barnes walk around a platform and examine a map above The Devil's Icebox before heading down toward the cave Monday evening at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Pervious parking lot more environmentally friendly [Photo]

The lot was recently refurbished with a more eco-friendly pervious design that is more absorbent and less harmful to the area wildlife than gravel.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park unveils new pervious parking lot [Photo]

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park's new pervious parking lot allows precipitation to be absorbed into the soil through the small filler rocks. Unlike asphalt, pervious parking lots protect the environment from pollution and substance run-off.

Missourian partners with to offer better coverage of MU Tigers [Video]

The Columbia Missourian is partnering with to offer "second screen" companion content for every Missouri Tigers football games this season. This interactive, widget-based program launches 30 minutes before the start of every game and features live blogging from Missourian reporters in addition to other features. Click the following link for a 40-second tutorial.

The price of steel [Graphic]

Visitors Guide to the Journalism Centennial and Dedication [Graphic]

MU safety William Moore [Photo]

Tigers safety William Moore, tackles Illini quarterback Juice Williams. After injuring his right foot in the game, Moore missed the SEMO game then re-injured the foot against Nevada. He is expected to play Saturday against the Cornhuskers.

EcoArtFest [Audio]

Listen as Steve Jacobs of Columbia discusses local music and the EcoArtFest. Jacobs played Sunday with Jim Borwick and Brenda Hansen.

Solar-powered sweets [Photo]

Uel and Vernie Blank enjoy some solar-powered homemade ice cream during a Care for Creation event and discussion on Sunday morning at Rock Bridge Christian Church.

Calling for climate change [Photo]

Monta Welch, executive director of Columbia Climate Change Coalition, directs a discussion on alternative energy sources at Rock Bridge Christian Church on Sunday afternoon.

Solar scooter [Photo]

Mark Foecking, left, instructs Mandy Manderino how to test-drive an electric solar-powered scooter Sunday afternoon at Rock Bridge Christian Church during an event discussion with Care for Creation. Foecking transmits energy to a wheelchair battery from solar panels, which then powers the scooter.

Colorful review [Photo]

Artist Carla Reinagel, left, listens as judge Jerry Berneche critiques her watercolor entry for her at the Missouri Watercolor Society Members’ Invitational.

Cooling down [Photo]

Kathleen Rascager lounges on a recliner of ice on Sunday afternoon during the MS 150 bike race. With about 20 miles left to go, the rest stop in front of New Haven Elementary School was a nice pit stop for the approximately 3,000 fundraiser participants.

Taking a break [Photo]

Team captain Mike Caputo takes a break at the second-to-last rest stop of the MS 150 on Sunday afternoon. Caputo's team, the Bear Bikers, rode in the annual two-day bicycle race to help raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Pumping up for the race [Photo]

George Yates ,left, and Joe Kyger, members of Team Copaxone, pump up their tires Sunday morning in preparation for the 75-mile Bike MS tour. Teammate Craig Snethen says, "We never ride without pumping, especially with high-pressure tires."

Bike MS [Photo]

George Yates, center, tells teammates, from left, Andrew Snethen, Joe Kyger, Kelly Neudecker and Craig Snethen a biking story Sunday before heading to the Bike MS tour starting line near Midway Exposition Center. Snethen, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has been riding in the tour for seven years. "Last year, my family raised $4,000, of which $3,300 Andrew (Snethen's son) raised alone", Snethen says.