Cassie Belek to appear on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'

Cassie Belek, a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism from Overland Park, Kan., will be a contestant on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on Friday and the following Monday. Belek said that if she won big, she would repay her parents for helping her pay for school, pay her brother’s loans and move after graduation.

Adjusting helmets before a ride

Melinda Farhangi helps her husband Mehdi adjust his helmet before they start their lesson.

Director of Mizzou Band Camp steps down

Michael Knight, who had previously directed Mizzou Band Camp, is stepping down at the semester's close from his position as associate director of bands at MU and director of Marching Mizzou.

Tracy Lane to be new Ragtag director

Tracy Lane will be leaving her position as director of Orr Street Studios to become the new director at Ragtag Cinema.

Missouri pitcher Tyler Clark against Missouri State

Missouri pitcher Tyler Clark throws in the early innings against Missouri State.

Rock Bridge junior Wilson Pfeiffer takes the low road

Rock Bridge junior slides into third base under Jefferson City fielder Connor Hager in Tuesday's Bruins victory.

Leslie Roettgen

Leslie Roettgen of Marshall came to Columbia in 2004 to receive drug treatment therapy for methamphetamine use. After staying clean for several years, Roettgen relapsed into meth and prescription drug abuse, and died in the summer of 2009 at Arrow Rock State Park of an overdose of methadone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction.

Rock Bridge baseball player Ryan Phillips makes the tag

Rock Bridge sophomore Ryan Phillips tags out Jefferson City's Torre Thompson at second base in the Bruins' win Tuesday over the Jays. Phillips had sat out the Bruin's past three games with a concussion he suffered in practice.

Death site of addicted meth user

Campsite number four in Arrow Rock State Park, as photographed on April 15, was the death site of Leslie Roettgen in May 2009. Roettgen had gone through rehab, but relapsed and overdosed on methadone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction.

Sheriff fights meth in Saline County

Saline County Sheriff Wally George poses for a portrait in a judges office in the Saline County Court House on April 15. Sheriff George has been leading the fight against meth in Saline County.

Out at second base

Rock Bridge junior Connor Darrough reacts after Helias' Zack Rockers tagged him out at second base Monday.

Sliding into home plate

Rock Bridge catcher Wilson Pfeiffer is unable to apply a tag to Helias' Joe Knaup as he slides into home plate Monday.

Aline Kultgen with her aunt and uncle

From left, Aline Kultgen's aunt, Alice, and uncle, Robert, with her as a child circa 1946-47. Kultgen's aunt and uncle adopted her after the second World War.

1947 portrait of Aline Kulgen

Portrait of Aline Kulgen, circa 1947.

Parents of Aline Kultgen

Aline Kultgen's parents Esther and Yves.

Aline Kultgen

Aline Kultgen sits in her living room on Monday. Kultgen was born in France and grew up during the German occupation of World War II. She spoke at the Mizzou Hillel about the Holocaust.

Documenting a car fire

Assistant Fire Marshal Deborah Sorrell takes pictures of the burned vehicle sitting at near the intersection of westbound Stadium Boulevard and Old 63.

Abandonded car found on fire

Fire Lt. Clayton Farr Jr., left, and Assistant Fire Marshal Deborah Sorrell were dispatched to the scene of a burning vehicle sitting near the intersection of westbound Stadium Boulevard and Old 63 on Monday evening.

Katy Trail turns 20

Sherry Cass darts through a kaleidoscope of fall colors on Oct. 29, 2007. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Katy Trail. Early opponents to the trail worried about trash, noise and public encroachment onto their land. These days, merchants in towns such as Augusta, Dutzow, Hermann and Marthasville meet regularly to discuss ways to further boost tourism along the trail. "The Katy Trail is a success," said Brent Hugh, executive director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation. " All of the horrible things that were supposed to happen didn't."

Learning new languages at MU church

Hong Liang, a Chinese visiting scholar at the MU environmental engineering department, gestures during a conversation lab at International Community Church in Columbia. The church was originally created to serve the international community at MU regardless of nationalities. Now, this includes international students, scholars, faculties and other residents in Columbia area. Besides services, the church also focuses on assisting the international congregations with English language skills by providing a speaking and writing lab.