MU nose tackle Jaron Baston [Photo]

Missouri nose tackle Jaron Baston pumps up the crowd during the Tigers’ game against Nevada.

MU linebacker Jeff Gettys [Photo]

Sophomore linebacker Jeff Gettys signals to his teammates where to stand during a practice play Sept. 16.

Cottage community zoning plan [Graphic]

Shelter Gardens hosts One Read program [Photo]

The Newcomer Schoolhouse in Shelter Gardens was the site for One Read program's talk about the role of one-room schoolhouses in American history.

Former student shares experiences [Photo]

Linda Green browses through photos of her childhood days, when she attended a one room schoolhouse in southern Iowa. Green spoke about her experiences in that schoolhouse and the role one room schoolhouses have played in history for the One Read program, sponsored by KOPN Tuesday.

Schoolhouse celebration emphasizes classroom history [Photo]

MU student Sarah Byrne talks about a book with Tatum Owens at the Newcomer Schoolhouse Tuesday at Shelter Gardens. Byrne was a volunteer for the One Read event that focused on the roles one room school houses have played in history.

Funeral home use approved [Graphic]

Rock Bridge offensive lineman Skylar Hinton is carted off the field on Sept. 12 [Photo]

Rock Bridge offensive lineman Skylar Hinton gets carted off the field after breaking his left fibula in a loss to McCluer North on Sept. 12, 2008.

Buffalo quarterback Drew Willy is described by his coach as a team leader [Photo]

Although quarterback Drew Willy, a team leader among the Bulls, downplays his ability to make teammates better, Buffalo coach Turner Gill said it’s one of the senior’s biggest assets.

Hickman softball pitcher Taylor Cowan celebrates perfect game [Photo]

Taylor Cowan celebrates with teammates after Hickman’s win. Her coach Courtney Haskell calls her a workhorse.

Soccer player adjusts to U. S. life [Photo]

Dylan Barduzzi motions to his Columbia Cougar teammates on Wednesday during a soccer match against their Lindenwood rivals. Barduzzi, a freshman from Brazil, did not find the back of the net during his team's 2-1 loss.

Hickman pitcher Taylor Cowan throws perfect game [Photo]

Hickman senior Taylor Cowan makes her delivery against Rock Bridge on Thurday night. Cowan threw a perfect game in the Kewpies 1-0 victory at University Field on the MU campus.

Brazil native Tally Mattos digs during a Columbia Cougars volleyball practice [Photo]

Tally Mattos digs during a Columbia Cougars volleyball practice. Mattos, whose home is in Brazil, enjoys chatting with her friends there via MSN Messenger. Browsing the web is among her interests, and it was through the Internet that she was recruited for the Cougars' team.

Bus ridership grows [Graphic]

Gary Smith's cast covers his dislocated wrist [Photo]

Gary Smith's right forearm is covered by the cast he received after dislocating his wrist during Hickman's first football game of the season against Liberty. Smith, a running back for the Kewpies, hopes to return to the field in a week despite once having thought he would not be allowed to compete in his senior season.

Gary Smith looks on at a Hickman football practice [Photo]

Hickman running back Gary Smith watches his teammates practice on Wednesday afternoon. He couldn't play because of a dislocated wrist he suffered during the first game of the season against Liberty. Although it initially appeared he would be out for the year, Smith will be able to play out his senior season.

Humane society shaves costs [Graphic]

Human Society lacks funding [Photo]

Lacie Thompson takes a dog out of its cage in the kennel of the Humane Society for some outdoor exercise before all the dogs go to sleep for the night Thursday. "I don't care about anything else but taking care of them," Thompson said.

Albright speaks at MU [Photo]

Madeleine Albright speaks at MU's Memorial Union on Thursday about foreign policy on behalf of the Barack Obama campaign for president. Some of the things she cited as being Obama's strengths are his curious mind and "his capability of thinking in 21st century terms."

Police still looking for Sapphire Lounge shooting suspects [Photo]

Police are still looking for two men suspected of firing at officers outside Sapphire Lounge early Thursday morning. The incident resulted in nearly the department's entire on-duty staff getting called to the scene.