Book signing [Photo]

Author Andrea Barrett, left, signs a copy of her book "The Air We Breathe" for Barbara Barlag of Columbia on Thursday at the Columbia Public Library.

Jones [Photo]

Both quarterback Blaine Gabbert (left) and Andrew Jones (right) have stepped forward this season.

Amended downtown noise ordinance proposed [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | The boundary of downtown as defined by the proposed amended ordinance.

Proposed noise ordinance change [Document]

A draft of a proposed amended ordinance that would loosen the restrictions on loud music and yelling downtown.

Shiloh's noise-reduction wall [Photo]

A plywood wall blocks part of the Shiloh Bar & Grill patio from Broadway. The wall was erected to limit the spread of noise from the bar.

Sierra Club protests MU coal use [Photo]

MU students promoting the Sierra Club Coal Free Campus Campaign put on a demonstration at Speaker Circle on Wednesday to educate listeners on the amount of coal the MU campus uses. The group displayed the amount of coal the MU campus burns every second and commented that last year MU burned 48,000 tons of coal.

Andrea Barrett - MUG [Photo]

Andrea Barrett, author of "The Air We Breathe," which was chosen as the 2009 One Read book as part of a program to encourage literary discussion within the Boone County community.

Lisa Ling speaks at MU [Photo]

Journalist Lisa Ling speaks about her career as an international correspondent at Jesse Auditorium. Ling recounted stories from her work abroad and expressed disappointment with the low level of media coverage given to international affairs. “The highest-rated news shows are the ones with old white guys telling you what to think. What does that say about the state of journalism – that we need to be told what to think? Opinions are masquerading as news.”

Family Fun Night [Video]

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Office of Cultural Events to bring September’s Family Fun Fest, which was geared toward bringing out the creativity in kids.

MU volleyball player Catie Wilson [Photo]

Missouri's Catie Wilson, right, celebrates the Tigers' victory Wednesday night over Kansas with teammate Julianna Klein.

Gallery crawl [Graphic]

The fifth annual MU Campus Gallery and Culture Crawl will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour five different exhibits on campus. Those that attend all five are eligible to win prizes. For more information, go to

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert vs. Bowling Green [Photo]

After a 319-yard, three-touchdown performance against Illinois, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert finished the first half Saturday against Bowling Green just 10 of 21 passing.

NCAA president dies [Photo]

Myles Brand, center, speaks at a panel discussion regarding the future of sports journalism during the University of Missouri School of Journalism Centennial last year. Brand died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer. He was 67.

Furman's Sir Paladin [Photo]

The Paladins ride into town on Saturday.

Lisa Ling visits Columbia [Photo]

Lisa Ling poses with Christy Lewis on Wednesday during a book signing in University Bookstore at MU.

0916BrainInjuriesFla [Graphic]

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Traumatic brain injury can occur in an IED encounter even when the skull is not pierced or damaged. The three most common scenarios for this type of injury are known as Straight Line, Twisting and Compression.

Injured veteran comes home [Photo]

Lance Cpl. John McClellan receives a signed blanket from his godmother, Susie Edwards, while his father, Carl McClellan, takes him to a van Tuesday, Nov. 21. 2006, at Columbia Regional Airport.

Air Force veteran starts post-deployment clinic at Truman Veterans Hospital [Photo]

Dr. Lana Zerrer, Director of the Primary Care Service Line, started the post-deployment clinic at Truman Veterans Hospital that helps returning combat veterans receive service quickly. Zerrer is also an OEF veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has been director for four years.

Park plan [Graphic]

The proposed Southeast Regional Park includes A. Perry Philips Park properties and the Gans Creek Recreation Center. Once completed, the park will be the second largest in Columbia.

MU volleyball's Lindsey Petrick [Photo]

Lindsey Petrick, a freshman middle blocker for the Missouri volleyball team, isn't likely to play much Wednesday night against Kansas, but she is more excited than usual about the match, a fundraiser for breast cancer research. Petrick's grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.