BPA research at MU [Graphic]

Poison in the plastic: living with bisphenol-A [Graphic]

Frederick vom Saal portrait [Photo]

Professor of biological sciences Frederick vom Saal uses this laboratory in LeFevre Hall on the MU campus to study BPA. For more than a decade, vom Saal has denounced BPA as a toxin and threat to public health.

MU women's basketball player Alyssa Hollins [Photo]

MU guard Alyssa Hollins says the Tigers will redeem themselves this season. "Last year we were in a lot of games, but we just couldn’t finish them."

MU men's basketbal player DeMarre Carroll [Photo]

Tigers senior DeMarre Carroll says coach Mike Anderson has told him that while someone can lead by example, a true leader is verbal.

Example of artist Ben Chlapek's work [Photo]

A poster designed by Columbia artist Ben Chlapek.

Chlapek prepares prints for a showing at the Ragtag Cinema [Photo]

Chlapek moved to Columbia to work after quitting his full-time graphic design job in the Kansas City area. “It’s cheaper to live here, and your can walk everywhere," he said.

Artist Ben Chlapek washes off print materials [Photo]

Chlapek washes paint off his print materials in the shower of his apartment/studio on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008.

Ben Chlapek prepares his screenprints for a showing [Photo]

Ben Chlapek, a Columbia screenprint artist, prepares prints for a showing of his work at the Ragtag Cinema on Nov. 11, 2008.

Another option: Paint the curb [Photo]

At the intersection of Northampton Drive and Bearfield Road the street signs have been take. Due to constant theft of street signs in the Bearfield neighborhood, street names have been painted at intersections.

More of the missing [Photo]

The street signs on top of the pole at the corner of Pimlico Court and Bearfield Road are missing.

Missing signs [Photo]

The pole at the corner of Bearfield Road and Northampton Drive is missing its street signs.

One solution: Put 'em higher [Photo]

Due to the high theft of the Rolling Rock Drive sign, the city of Columbia has placed it and Rock Quarry Road signs around 20 feet above the road to deter theft of the signs.

Off the street [Photo]

An MU student holds a Rolling Rock Drive street sign that was stolen from the intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Rolling Rock Drive.

Todd A. Miller [Photo]

Todd A. Miller

Wayne I. McCoy [Photo]

Wayne I. McCoy

Christine L. Laughlin [Photo]

Christine L. Laughlin

Michael J. Clancey [Photo]

Michael J. Clancey

Kenneth M. Burton [Photo]

Kenneth M. Burton

Rodeo riding in church [Photo]

Julie Ward rides her horse Liberty in the rodeo arena at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County on Dec. 7 in Waxahachie, Texas.