Centro Latino initiative funds new 'People's Diner'

Tim McTague, an independent carpenter, and Adrienne Stolwyk, architect for Peckham & Wright Architects Inc., discuss the height of counters while looking over floor plans for the future site of the Comedor Popular on Tuesday.

Healthy food alternative coming to First Ward

The future site of Comedor Popular, a plant-based eatery being built in the First Ward, will be across the street from Oak Towers living center on Garth Avenue.

Harrison moves to linebacker

Missouri safety Jarrell Harrison (11) gets in position to tackle Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez. Harrison is now playing linebacker.

Quidditch players choose sides

Muggles on Mizzou's quidditch team stand in a circle with their brooms to decide teams in Francis Quadrangle at the first scrimmage on Wednesday.

Fifth Ward candidate Glen Ehrhardt

Glen R. Ehrhardt has announced his campaign for the Fifth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council.

Columbia College volleyball has international feel

Jefferson City native Nicole Murphy, left, Serbian Vesna Trivunovic, center, and Toronto native Kelly Corkum are examples of the international feel that can be found on the court at Cougars matches.

Examining soybeans

MU professor Kristin Bilyeu takes tissue samples from soybeans at her lab in Mumford Hall.

In the lab with soybean plants

MU professor Kristin Bilyeu prepares to take tissue samples from soybean plants.

Sampling from soybean plants

MU professor Kristin Bilyeu selects soybean plants from storage to sample.

MU football player Rolandis Woodland vs. K-State

Missouri wide receiver Rolandis Woodland hauls in a pass for a 51-yard gain last Saturday in front of Kansas State cornerback Tysyn Hartman.

Waiting for tickets

MU Sophomore Lily Taylor studies human anatomy while waiting in line to pick up KU Showdown football tickets on Tuesday. Taylor waited in line for more than an hour. Tickets could be obtained as early as 7:00 this morning and 3,200 were picked up today. Kansas State basketball tickets were also made available and 3,100 of the 4,000 have been distributed.

Panels transported from Fulton to Columbia for new parking garage

Wayne Shoemaker watches as the construction crew begins to hoist the prefabricated panel with a crane at the new parking garage in downtown Columbia. The 42 by 10 feet panels are 10 inches thick and are transported from Fulton one-by-one to be positioned and attached to the structure.

Panels to be attached to parking garage

Wayne Shoemaker, an employee for Mid America Precast Inc. in Fulton, unstraps one of the prefabricated panels that will be attached to the new parking garage in downtown Columbia. The 42 foot long panel is at least the 90th that has been brought to the garage.

Writers seen as improving

Principal Ben Tilly and members of the Boys Writers Club listen to Byron Toalson read his prompt during a Boys Writers Club meeting at Ridgeway Elementary School on Tuesday. "It's really encouraging to see them grow as writers," said Tillly.

Listening to other writers

Jaden Torbet, 8, and fellow second- and third-graders listen to Jacob Jenson, 7, read his prompt during a Boys Writers Club meeting at Ridgeway Elementary School on Tuesday. Principal Ben Tilley said he has seen some of the students grow over the past two years. "I see a lot of improvements in their writing," he said. "They do a good job."

Checking their work

Second- and third-graders, from left, Cullen Scott, Jett Wooten and Bobby Smithburg take a look at Jaden Torbet's writing prompt during a Boys Writers Club meeting at Ridgeway Elementary School on Tuesday. Principal Ben Tilly said it is the second year he has run the boys writers club and members meet once a week to work on writing skills.

Boys writers Club members work on plot line for story

Principal Ben Tilley watches second- and third-grade boys work on writing a prompt during a Boys Writers Club meeting at Ridgeway Elementary School on Tuesday. "They've got some great ideas," he said. "Getting them down in writing is the difficult part."

Columbia College men's basketball player Jordan Dressler

Columbia College's Jordan Dressler, right, guards teammate Blake Walker during practice. Dressler, a former Rock Bridge standout, transferred to the Cougars from Toledo University after the Rockets went through a coaching change. “I figured if I was going to keep playing, I wanted to come home so my parents could see me play more,” Dressler said.

Ebner set to return from injury

Missouri's Will Ebner tackles Texas Tech's Aaron Crawford. Ebner missed Missouri's win against Kansas State because of a neck strain he suffered against the Red Raiders.

Potter's wheel at the Craft Studio

MU sophomore Rachel Krause shapes her piece on the potter's wheel during her pottery class at the Craft Studio on Monday, Nov. 15. Krause took beginning pottery last fall.