Assistant professor points to Tongue Drive System [Photo]

Maysam Ghovanloo, a Georgia Tech assistant professor, points to a tiny magnet on graduate student Xueliang Huo's tongue. The device will turn Huo's tongue into a joystick that controls a wheelchair, and the team hopes it could help the disabled gain more mobility.

Student powers wheelchair with Tongue Drive System [Photo]

Graduate student Xueliang Huo glides down a walkway in a wheelchair that's controlled by a tiny magnet glued to his tongue. He is helping develop a new system that turns the tongue into a joystick that controls wheelchairs and other electronics.

Reactions to Obama [Audio]

Supporters of Barack Obama react to his nomination speech Thursday night while watching coverage of the Democratic National Convention at the Blue Note.

Missouri running back Derrick Washington [Photo]

A sophomore, Derrick Washington replaces Tony Temple as Missouri’s No. 1 running back when No. 6-ranked Missouri plays No. 20 Illinois at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in St. Louis.

Illinois quarterback Juice Williams [Photo]

Junior quarterback Juice Williams enters his third season with the Illini.

MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson [Photo]

MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson says his team's trip to Canada over the weekend will be a kind of vacation.

Hickman quarterback Matt Herman [Photo]

First-year Kewpie starting quarterback Matt Herman, center, practices running Hickman’s new offense Tuesday afternoon. He’s the center of offensive coordinator Eric Thomas’ scheme.

Rock Bridge football player Trey Millard [Photo]

Rock Bridge linebacker Trey Millard says he is ready for Friday night’s season opener against Lee's Summit North.

MU volleyball player Julianna Klein [Photo]

Sophomore outside hitter Julianna Klein works on part of her rehab assignment in October 2007. Klein tore her ACL early last season, resulting in a medical redshirt.

Blue Note Convention [Photo]

About 300 Columbia residents gathered at The Blue Note to cheer on Democratic nominee Barack Obama as he officially accepted his Presidential nomination.

Democratic Conv 2 [Photo]

Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., gives his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Thursday. Obama was the first to deliver an outdoor convention acceptance speech since Kennedy did so at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1960.

Democratic National Convention 2 [Photo]

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waves before making his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Thursday.

Planning for Missouri-Illinois weekend game [Graphic]

Hickem-Smith Drive3 [Photo]

School supplies donated by Barbara Prince litter the counter of Mama Bessie's Dry Cleaners. Supplies were donated as part of a drive organized by the store's owner, Margaret Hickem-Smith and will be donated to students in Columbia public schools.

Art school faculty exhibit works [Photo]

"Abundance" is a handmade paper and mixed media work by Jo Stealey on display at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery during an art faculty show.

Faculty art show on display [Photo]

April Diaz Be Leon, a junior at MU, examines "Hyperbole," an ink pigment and collage on paper by Mark Langeneckert at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery during an art faculty show that will run through Sept. 18.

Hickem-Smith Drive2 [Photo]

Margaret Hickem-Smith looks through a bag of school supplies Thursday afternoon. The supplies were donated earlier in the morning by Barbara Prince for Hickem-Smith's back-to-school drive, which benefits Columbia public schools.

Teen drowns at Stephens Lake [Photo]

Rescue workers prepare to leave the scene of a teen's death at Stephens Lake Park on Thursday.

Cards and politics [Photo]

Joanna Williams plays a game of hand-in-foot with friends at the Columbia Senior Center. Williams believes there is more interest in this election than any other because of the war and current state of the economy.

Marching Mizzou prepares for a new season [Video]

Tiger football isn’t the only team preparing for the march to the arch. Watch as Marching Mizzou prepares for their first performance of the year. As the football team hopes to repeat last years win against rival Illinois, Marching Mizzou is faced with having to perform two weeks earlier than usual. Director Dr. Michael Knight and his band enjoy the success of a top football program, allowing them to play in front of sold out stadiums.