Adult literacy declining [Photo]

Literacy affects our jobs, incomes, health and families. And at all levels of education, it is declining. Adult education and literacy classes might be the solution.

Where to shoot a deer [Graphic]

Asterisk on Telephone Trophy a mystery [Photo]

Libby gets thumbs up from students [Photo]

Wendy Libby, President of Stephens College, talks with students at Stephens Children's School after reading them a book on March 2, 2006.

Wendy Libby and Nikki Krawitz in 2005 [Photo]

Stephens College president Wendy Libby, right, and board of trustees member Nikki Krawitz take care of final preparations for commencement on May 7, 2008.

Bible Varieties [Photo]

Illustration of some of the new varieties of bibles.

Levels of literacy: Adult literacy declines in new age [Graphic]

Newlyweds strengthen marriage with food [Photo]

Newlyweds Jeff and Helen Porter enjoy a homecooked dinner in their backyard in October. "If I would have known it was this good, I wouldn't have waited so long," Jeffery said of the couple's marriage. The couple strengthens their bond by having dinner together as much as possible.

The food that binds [Photo]

Food from the Porter's dinner rests on the table in their backyard on the deck the couple built together. In order to keep their marriage strong, the couple does home projects together, such as building shadow boxes or the deck on which they eat dinner each night.

Working through the distance [Photo]

Newleyweds Jeff and Helen Porter use dinner as a means of staying in touch throughout the week. Jeff works in St. Louis and has to commute, so the couple only gets to eat dinner together about four times a week. David Schramm, MU Extension Specialist and assistant professor of human development and family studies at MU, said together time is an important way for couples to stay in touch and learn about each other.

MU women's basketball player Bailey Gee [Photo]

Freshman guard Bailey Gee says the new Tigers players have gone through some difficult adjustments, but she is used to things now.

MU women's basketball player Kendra Frazier [Photo]

Freshman center Kendra Frazier, above, committed to the Missouri women's basketball team before freshman guard Baily Gee, but both knew the other was being recruited by the Tigers.

Wendy Libby at Stephens College [Photo]

Wendy Libby, president of Stephens College, outside Lela Raney Wood Hall. Libby recently announced that she is leaving Columbia to become president at Stetson University in central Florida.

Transgender individuals honored at candlelight vigil [Slideshow]

MU students Joshua Barton and Asher Kolieboi led community members in a candlelight vigil Thursday night to pay tribute to transgender individuals who have been killed in hate crimes. Those in attendance were invited to help read the names of victims and light candles while Kimberly Clark sang a solo.

Coffee prices vary around town [Graphic]

Tonic fall fashion show [Slideshow]

Models walk down the catwalk at Tonic Wednesday, Nov. 12. The show was set up by MU students to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. Local boutiques Elly's Couture, Britches and Girl showed their collections as well as Factory Green, a new eco-friendly clothing line created by MU students Daniel Lyons and Jack Short.

Libby reads to Stephens Children's School [Photo]

Stephens College President Wendy Libby, right, greets Cristina Sloan, left, a teacher for the Multiage Elementary Classroom at Stephens Children's School, after reading, "The Legend of the Teddy Bear," to the children in the class on March 2, 2006. Rachel Johnson, center, is also a teacher at the school. Libby recently announced that she is leaving Columbia to become president at Stetson University in central Florida.

Horror meets Humor [Photo]

Charles Willis (left) and Kevin McFillen (right) rehearse a scene from "Pillowman" that involves the interrogation of Zach Brown's (bottom right) character, at Rhynsburger Theatre.

Pillowman [Photo]

Zach Brown rehearses a scene of "The Pillowman" in which he smothers the character played by Ben Friesen at Rhynsburger Theatre. The play features adult content, strong language and violence which has raised question about the public's response.

Hickman swimmer Michael Sheahen [Photo]

Michael Sheehen poses for a portrait by the pool at Hickman High School on Tuesday. Sheehen was practicing for the 2008 MSHSAA swimming championships.