Danario Alexander after the annual MU Black and Gold football game [Photo]

Danario Alexander joins his team to celebrate after the end of the MU Black and Gold game at Memorial Stadium on April 20, 2007. The junior receiver appears to be playing better than ever after twice recovering from ACL injuries.

Conference participants write down goals [Photo]

Participants are asked to write down their personal goals during an afternoon workshop at Pathways to Partnerships, an event about workplace literacy.

People participate in a Pathways to Partnerships conference [Photo]

Stacey Blodgett and Sandy Sunderland write about a time when they influenced someone's opinion at the Pathways to Partnerships workshop on Oct. 14, 2008. Pathways to Partnerships aims to educate employers and other community members about workplace literacy.

Students read in the Eco Schoolhouse classroom at Grant Elementary School [Photo]

From left, second-graders Ethan Harrington and Malik Hayes, wearing an orange shirt, lie on the floor during reading time in the Eco Schoolhouse room at Grant Elementary School on the morning of Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. The room was constructed using recyclable materials and is environmentally friendly. The Eco Schoolhouse has inspired the school community to integrate earth-friendly lesson plans and recycling into its daily routine.

Cathy Richards [Photo]

Cathy Richards

Carl Edwards's car stalls [Photo]

Carl Edwards' crew works on his car in the pits during Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Lowes Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. An ignition problem left Edwards down 16 laps in the early going, and he finished 33rd, putting him a distant 168 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson with five races to go.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy [Photo]

When his defense is on the field Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy often leaves the edge of the sideline to work on his team's next offensive series.

Walking school bus [Slideshow]

Columbia's Walking School Bus program is the largest in the country with more than 40 different walking routes at 10 elementary schools in the city. Volunteer coordinator Tyler Koch, 20, said West Boulevard Elementary School's program is unique because it provides three different methods of walking to school. School buses and parents can drop children off at the starting point or students can walk there if it's within one block of their homes. Although it is a way to save gasoline, Koch said the main purpose of the program is to encourage health and fitness among the students.

MU quarterback Chase Daniel [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel threw three interceptions Oct. 11 in the Tiger's loss to Oklahoma State. He said the team has corrected its mistakes and isn't going to look back on the game anymore. "I want to flush everything that happened last week and move on," he said.

Origin labels now on produce [Photo]

At the Hy-Vee on West Broadway, the chicken is labeled in accordance with a recent law requiring the country-of-origin label on meats and produce. Most of the meats at Hy-Vee are from the United States.

John Sullivan [Photo]

John Sullivan

Made in the USA [Photo]

On Sept. 30, Congress passed the law, known as COOL, requiring country of origin labeling for meats, fish and produce as part of the 2002 Farm Bill.

Kay Murray [Photo]

Kay Murray

Blood donor in action [Photo]

Megan Sinclair, an MU freshman, gave blood for the first time at the MU Homecoming Blood Drive in 2004.

Dwayne Carey [Photo]

Dwayne Carey

Jodie C. Asel [Photo]

Jodie C. Asel

Tom Schauwecker [Photo]

Tom Schauwecker

Skip Elkin [Photo]

Skip Elkin

Dwayne Carey [Photo]

Karen Miller [Photo]

Karen Miller