Rock Bridge chest bump

Rock Bridge tight end Austin Ray (80) and wide receiver Nate Egharevba celebrate a play with a chest bump.

MU freshman golfer Brad Moody

Freshman golfer Brad Moody chips the ball onto the green during a Tigers practice Wednesday at The Club at Old Hawthorne. While in high school in Jefferson City, Moody won four of the five tournaments he participated in as a senior.

MU soccer player Bree Thornton

Senior Bree Thornton dribbles the ball around Edith Lopez during a Tigers practice Tuesday at Walton Field.

The SteelDrivers

The SteelDrivers, a bluegrass band with connections to Columbia, will play at the Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival on Saturday.

Paquin Tower heating system

The heating system in Paquin Tower will receive $1.8 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for energy savings improvements. Currently, residents in the building's 200 units cannot control their rooms' heat unless they open their windows. Once the improvement project is completed, the building could save up to 42 percent of its current heating costs.

Rivals all ready

City Hall Silhouette

Construction equipment sits two stories up on the corner of East Broadway and Eighth Street for the addition to City Hall, which is slated for completion by the end of 2009. "Ninety-five percent of the exterior shell from the original building will be reused in addition to some recycled ceiling tiles, carpet, counter tops and steel," said project architect Diane Mansfield.

Hindman at City Hall construction

Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman visits the new City Hall addition at 701 E. Broadway on Wednesday. Assistant City Manager Tony St. Romaine said he anticipates the first council meeting of January 2010 will be in the new facilities.

Judging at Roots 'N' Blues

George Lynn of Memphis, Tenn., prepares meat for the grill. Lynn competed with the Crispy Critters group at the Roots 'N' Blues Festival BBQ competition on October 3, 2008.

Rivals all ready

Alden speaks on campus

Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden addressed various topics Wednesday during a Q&A session at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Pfeiffer switches positions

Wilson Pfeiffer grew up playing quarterback, but he has switched to cornerback after returning to play football this year.

Pfeiffer back on football field

Rock Bridge's Wilson Pfeiffer runs a play during practice Wednesday at Faurot Field. After making the difficult decision to quit football his sophomore year to focus on baseball, he is back on the football field.

Blues in the schools

T.J. Wheeler talks to students at Grant Elementary School about the history of blues music and the civil rights movement. Wheeler is the Artist in Residence at Grant for his third year in a row, singing and telling stories as part of his program entitled Hope, Heroes and the Blues. As part of this program he works with a group of students in the Blues Corps to write and perform songs at this weekend's Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

Children laugh at funny song

Grant Elementary School students Henry Wilson, left, Raya Aberbach, Ellie Kayser, Audrey Roloff, and Karlee Shettlesworth laugh as T.J. Wheeler sings a funny line from the song they are collaboratively writing during the Blues Corps practice at Grant. The fourth and fifth graders who make up the Blues Corps make suggestions to Wheeler as he composes the song, which they will perform together this weekend at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

Freestyle blues singing

Megan Matchell, left, and Shalyn Barclay get ready to freestyle sing over a song sung by the other Blues Corps students under T.J. Wheeler's direction at Grant Elementary School. Wheeler is the Artist in Residence at Grant for the third year in a row and is leading the Blues Corps in writing two original songs they will perform at this weekend's Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

Colorado State picks off Nevada

Colorado State defender Klint Kubiak celebrates after intercepting a pass in front of Nevada wide receiver Chris Wellington. The Wolf Pack had five turnovers against the Rams.

Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick gets sacked

Colorado State defender Guy Miller takes down Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick last Saturday in a 35-20 Wolf Pack loss.

Dancing to the music

John Franklin Jr. plays with a scarf at Shalom Christian Academy on Thursday. Playing with scarfs while dancing to music is one of the student activities at Shalom Christian Academy.

Crafts at Shalom Christian Academy

Layla Harley Briton, right, works on her "project," a fire tree, while instructor Tara Foster helps John Franklin Jr., center, and Roman Kemp at Shalom Christian Academy on Thursday. About 25 children come each day to the center. Playing outside and arts and crafts are among their favorite activities, said Foster, who has been with the day care center for three years.