Crossing guard Ralph Bowers blows out candles on a cake at Russell Boulevard Elementary's 50th anniversary celebration [Photo]

Crossing guard Ralph Bowers blows out candles during Russell Elementary School's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

Biden talks at Jefferson City rally [Photo]

Joe Biden, Democratic vice presidential candidate, talks in front of a full house Thursday night in Jefferson City. The senator from Delaware spoke at the Change We Need rally in Memorial Park.

Former Russell Boulevard Elementary students reflect on their time at the school [Photo]

Former students Becky Jacob, center, and Ken Harl Pestle, right, recall their time at Russell Elementary School. They were looking at pictures with Carolyn Jacob, Becky Jacob's mother, during the school's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

Tigers touchdown celebration [Photo]

Chase Daniel congratulates wide receiver Jared Perry after throwing a touchdown pass during Missouri’s 69-17 win against Nevada on Sept 13. The gesture is meant to reflect the TIgers’ “team-first” mentality, players said.

Robert Shay, new director of the MU School of Music [Photo]

Thomas O'Neal, left, director of bands for the MU School of Music, talks with Robert Shay, the new director of the School of Music in Loeb Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Shay was vice president for academic affairs and dean of the conservatory at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.

Orgins of the Tiger's handshake [Graphic]

MU football players discuss the origins of their celebratory handshake.

How to grow prairie grass [Graphic]

Prairie grasses are ideally suited to Missouri's climate and can make for an unusual yard.

Streets with shared lane marketings for fall 2008 [Document]

GetAbout Columbia is preparing to expand the use of shared lane markings on 30 miles of Columbia streets. The symbols are meant to be used as a guide to cyclists that rather than keeping to the far right, they should ride through the center of the symbol.

Playaway photo illustration [Photo]

Grant improves test scores [Graphic]

An early reading program has been successful at raising test scores.

Estimated timeline for shared lane markings for bike routes in 2009 [Document]

GetAbout Columbia provides a timeline for when shared lane markings will be in place around the city in 2009.

Shared Lanes [Graphic]

Many roads throughout Columbia will soon feature "sharrow" symbols to help motorists and cyclists travel more safely together.

Biden on highways [Audio]

Part 3 of Sen. Joe Biden's phone interview with the Missourian. In this clip, he talks about highways.

Biden on nuclear energy [Audio]

Part 2 of Sen. Joe Biden's phone interview with the Missourian. In this clip, he speaks about nuclear energy.

Biden on health care [Audio]

Part 1 of Sen. Joe Biden's phone conversation with the Missourian. In this clip, he talks about health care.

Centering on pawpaw [Photo]

The MU center started a pawpaw trial in 1999 with 10 cultivars and 50 trees.

Meet the pawpaw [Photo]

Pawpaws, native to Missouri, are tropical fruit that resemble a pear on the outside but have a custard-like juicy consistency on the inside. The sweet fruit is being cultivated by the MU Center for Agroforestry in hopes of making it easier for family farmers to benefit from the fruit’s potential.

Hickman's Asbury Brothers [Photo]

Safety Kyle Asbury ,left, and his wide receiver brother Ryan Asbury are attacking both sides of the ball for the Kewpies this season. Kyle is in his junior year at Hickman and Ryan is a sophomore.

Sarah Becking and her two children [Photo]

Sarah Becking with her two children Adelaide, 6, and Jack, 3.

An excerpt of Radio Adelante [Audio]

Radio Adelante airs every Saturday at 10 a.m. on KOPN/89.5.