Jerry Wade letter [Document]

City Council member Jerry Wade offers a proposal for resolving difference between opponents and supporters of the recently passed Bicycle Harassment Ordinance.

Tips sweeten the deal [Photo]

Tips are an added bonus to Trey Aldridge's workday. Aldridge, an MU student, is working as a hot-dog vendor this summer so that he can support himself. "That's where my summer job comes (in) ... I decided I wanted to get a job to make extra money and stuff like that," Aldridge said.

Lunch on the fly [Photo]

Sales of hot dogs are best when the weather isn't too hot, said hot-dog vendor Trey Aldridge. "Usually if it's really hot, (customers) prefer not to get a hot dog; they just want to get a drink," Aldridge said. His afternoon shift outside the post office offers a quick lunch for passers-by.

Fresh off the grill [Photo]

A fresh-off-the-grill bratwurst is prepared by Trey Aldridge for a waiting customer. Aldridge says grilling is what sets the hot dogs he sells apart from other competitors who boil their hot dogs.

Taser use called unnecessary by witnesses [Video]

In this video submitted by the sister of the man who was shocked with a Taser, Columbia police officers can be seen attempting to bring Alan Giles to his feet after he was pepper sprayed and Tasered on Saturday night outside of Cafe Berlin in Columbia. Witnesses have called the action unnecessary. Giles was arrested on suspicion of urinating in public and resisting arrest. This video contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

Rohit Rao of Columbia [Photo]

Rohit Rao, 12, of Columbia, returns a ball to Vaughn Mueller, 12, during the USTA Junior Tournament on Sunday. Mueller won the set (6-3, 6-4) to take the championship.

Vaughn Mueller of Rocheport takes championship [Photo]

Vaughn Mueller, 12, of Rocheport, returns a ball to Rohit Rao, 12, of Columbia, during the USTA Junior Tournament on Sunday. Mueller won the set (6-3, 6-4) to take the championship.

Witnesses call Taser use unnecessary [Photo]

A frame extracted from a video shot by Jessica Giles on Saturday night outside of Cafe Berlin after an incident where her brother Alan Giles was Tasered and pepper sprayed by Columbia police officers.

Rain washes out Pocono race [Photo]

Crews stand with the cars of Tony Stewart, left, and Jimmie Johnson on pit row in a light rain Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. The NASCAR Pennsylvania 500 auto race was postponed until Monday by rain.

Taste of the Market [Slideshow]

Hemingway’s Wine and Bistro is one of the many restaurants and Columbia Farmers’ Market vendors to provide and prepare food for this year’s Taste of the Market, which is a fundraiser for the market pavilion campaign. This is Hemingway’s second year participating in the event. Dawn Vaughn, co-owner of Hemingway’s, said it’s a great way to show people that Hemingway’s is a supporter of the market and locally grown food. “I think that it will really show people we are local worthy,” Vaughn said. Hemingway’s prepares dishes using beef from Missouri Legacy Beef and mushrooms from a market vendor.

Brian Wallstin mug [Photo]

Brian Wallstin, a Missourian columnist, is a Columbia resident and a former city editor for the Missourian.

Jordan Paul mug [Photo]

Jordan Paul is the MU student body president.

Trading cash for clunkers [Photo]

Amanda and Jimmy Heiner inspect their newly purchased 2006 Chevy Silverado at Bob McCosh Chevrolet in Columbia on Saturday. The Heiners brought in their 1993 Subaru Legacy, bottom left, hoping it could be traded in as part of the federal "cash for clunkers" program, but the car was deemed too gas-efficient to qualify. The Heiners decided to purchase the truck regardless.

Participants receive $4,500 credit in 'cash for clunkers' program [Photo]

Gary Ball hands the title to his old pickup truck to sales associate Brad Kennon of Bob McCosh Chevrolet in Columbia. Ball is participating in the federal "cash for clunkers" program and will receive a credit of up to $4,500 toward a new car by bringing in the old vehicle.

Hemingway's Wine and Bistro at the Taste of the Market [Photo]

From left, Calvin Rolark, restaurant consultant for Hemingway's Wine and Bistro, and Greg Brockmeier, Hemingway's sous-chef, serve corn and black bean risotto with chipotle beef and dark chocolate sauce at the Taste of the Market. It took the chefs at Hemingway's 12 man-hours to prepare the food and many more in planning for this event.

Preparing for Taste of the Market [Photo]

Aaron Pugh, a cook for Hemingway's Wine and Bistro, mixes cheese into the corn and black bean risotto in preparation for the Taste of the Market. For the event, Hemingway's made enough food to serve 500 people.

Crowd gathers for Taste of the Market [Photo]

Peachtree Catering and Banquet serves a sampling of their food at the Taste of the Market. People packed the tents after paying their $5 entry fee to sample food made by various local restaurants and ingredients provided by Columbia Farmers' Market vendors.

Vaughn Mueller of Rocheport [Photo]

Vaughn Mueller, 12, of Rocheport, takes a break after winning the first set (6-3) against Rohit Rao, 12, of Columbia, during the USTA Junior Tournament on Sunday. Mueller went on to win the second set (6-4) and take the championship.

'Sensory sensitive' film attendees [Photo]

MU occupational therapy instructor Jacque Sample chats with her son, Zackary, 5, left, as her son, Charlie, 3, shows his stuffed animal to MU occupational therapy students Kelly Watkins, Lauren Chronister and Brittany Hanson. The Samples attended the "sensory sensitive" screening of "G-Force" on Saturday at Hollywood Stadium 14 Theater.

Hurling a dodgeball [Photo]

Jesse McInvale throws a ball at opponent Charlie Thayer of the Red Roosters. The MACatrons had little success throwing the ball and resorted to avoidance tactics.