Powerlifter extends during lift

Kate Walker reaches the fullest extent of her lift while working out Optimus: The Center For Health on Sunday. In addition to being a powerlifter, Walker teaches yoga at Optimus.

First place powerlifter working out

Kate Walker of Columbia, is a powerlifter who recently placed first for her lifting weight and age at the World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation World Powerlifting Championship in Ireland. Walker practices often at Optimus: The Center For Health.

MU women's basketball player Christine Flores vs. Tennessee-Martin

Missouri's Christine Flores moves to shoot against Tennessee-Martin defender Heather Butler. Flores tied her school record with seven blocked shots in the Tigers' victory.

MU women's basketball player RaeShara Brown vs. Tennessee-Martin

Missouri senior guard RaeShara Brown, who scored 15 points, said a good transition game was a key to the Tigers' victory Tuesday night.

MU women's basketball player Sydney Crafton

Missouri sophomore guard Sydney Crafton sprints with the ball past Tennessee-Martin defender Perica Glenn. Crafton led the Tigers with 15 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday's victory at Mizzou Arena.

Two generations at Oakland Junior High

Stephen Biddle, right, went to Oakland Junior High School 40 years ago, when it first opened, and his son, Jacob, 14, attends the school now. Jacob's grandfather Gordon Biddle helped pour the concrete in the original building.

Historic Preservation Commission to decide Heibel-March Building's fate

The Heibel-March Building is located at the corner of Range Line Street and Wilkes Boulevard.

The Corner Krewe signs the Heibel-March Building wall

The inside of the Heibel-March Building (aka "The Corner") on Range Line Street remains in decay. The names on the wall include those who have painted the building and have tried to turn the building into a community center. Central Missouri Community Action has not been able raise enough money over the past eight years to renovate the building and recently had to return it to the city.

Vanderbilt men's basketball player Festus Ezeli

Vanderbilt's Festus Ezeli, a 6-foot-11 center, is scoring 13.3 points per game this season for the Commodores.

Tom Dresner speaks at press conference

Interim Columbia Police Chief Tom Dresner announces the arrest of 16 alleged members of the Cut Throat gang at a press conference held on Jan. 29, 2009, at the Columbia Police Administration offices. Dan M. Nelson, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, right, and Dan Jones, FBI Agent in Charge, back right, lead their respective departments in working with the Columbia Police Department in making the arrests.

Bomb squad checks out backpack

Two members of the Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad look at the bomb robot after it emptied a backpack that was inside a Greyhound bus on Range Line Street on Dec. 7. The bus was pulled over because of suspicious comments made by a passenger. As of 12:45 p.m. no suspicious materials had been found.

MU basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Georgetown

Missouri junior guard Marcus Denmon, this week's Big 12 Player of the Week, spent down time on the Tigers' recent road trip teaching his teammates to be better card players.

Checking on female sturgeon

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay and Biological technician Rebecca Welly, both with the U.S. Geological Survey, suit up in warm clothes and life vests before they search for and check on the reproductive condition of a previously tagged female pallid sturgeon in the shadow of the Jefferson City Bridge and the Missouri State Capitol Building on Oct. 29.

Locating tagged sturgeon

Biological technician Rebecca Welly, from the U.S. Geological Survey, holds the end of a pole which guides a receiver on the submerged end intended to locate tagged pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River on Oct. 29.

Transmitter for tracking sturgeon

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, holds a transmitter that is surgically implanted into untagged pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River on Oct. 29.

Captive pallid sturgeon

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, displays a captive male pallid sturgeon at the Columbia Environmental Research Center on Oct. 29.

Shovelnose sturgeon from Missouri River

Ecologist Aaron DeLonay, with the U.S. Geological Survey, holds a shovelnose sturgeon netted just east of Jefferson City on the Missouri River that he estimates to be 3 or 4 years old Oct. 29. DeLonay and a small team of scientists go out on the river frequently to check on the reproductive condition of a more rare fish, the pallid sturgeon, to see, and in some cases ensure, successful reproduction. Whenever DeLonay and his team catch a pallid sturgeon that they have not caught before, they implant a tracking device that, other than tracking water depth and temperature, can be used to determine if the fish mated.

MU basketball player Shakara Jones

Missouri senior forward is starting to gain more confidence in new coach Robin Pingeton's system.

Christensen guides Wyoming

Quarterback Dax Crum gets instructions from Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen near the end of their game against Utah on Oct. 16 in Laramie, Wyo. Crum was the backup to starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels.

Walking through her favorite room at the Guitar Mansion

Elena Vega, new owner of the Guitar Mansion, walks through the music room of the house on Thursday. Vega said the music room is one of her favorite rooms in the house.