Rock Bridge tennis player Blake Buchert

Blake Buchert, a junior on the Rock Bridge tennis team, serves during practice Tuesday at Bethel Park. Burchert says he and doubles partner Aaron Skinner communicate well together on the court and seem to have a way of knowing where the other player will be. “We’re both really smart players,” Buchert said. “We don’t make a lot of mistakes.”

Denise Lieberman mug

Denise Lieberman is the Missouri senior attorney and voter protection advocate for Advancement Project. She teaches political science at Washington University in St. Louis.

Charles Carter visits the Salvation Army

From left to right, Bob Buzard, Charles Carter and Deborah Williams look through a shopping cart full of used goods at the Salvation Army on First and Walnut. Charles Carter is well-known and liked by workers and patrons at the store.

Charles Carter's white sneakers

Charles Carter can be recognized for his sense of style. He bought these shoes at the mall. On this day, he paired shiny, white sneakers with a red snakeskin cowboy hat and a very large belt buckle that read, "I Don't Dial 911."

Charles Carter helps out at the Salvation Army

Charles Carter is a recovering alcoholic. He has been sober for 25 years. After attaining sobriety, he studied to become a substance abuse counselor to help others struggling with alcohol and drugs. He is now retired, but he still visits the Salvation Army store on Walnut and First every day to help out around the store.

Charles Carter

Charles Carter is impossible to miss. His jewelry and belt buckle shine under fluorescent lights. He's often wearing an outrageous hat, and everyone is always saying hello to him.

Rock Bridge soccer players design T-shirts for big game

Kelsey Konrardy, a captain on the Rock Bridge girls soccer team, writes "Just Play" in duct tape on a T-shirt after Tuesday's practice. The team designed shirts for Wednesday's home game against Hickman.

Rock Bridge tennis player Jimmy Hunter

Rock Bridge tennis player Jimmy Hunter returns a shot Tuesday in a doubles match against Hickman.

Hickman shot-putter Josh Harvey

Hickman's Josh Harvey excelled as a 6-foot-6, 330-pound lineman on the Kewpies' football team. But he is also skilled in track and field and has a chance to win a state title in the shot put.

Rock Bridge tennis player Sam Johnson practices serving

Rock Bridge tennis player Sam Johnson practices serving with teammates before facing off with hometown rival Hickman on Tuesday afternoon, their final encounter this season.

Hickman and Rock Bridge tennis players, before doubles matches

Tennis players from Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools meet their opponents for doubles matches on Tuesday.

Dom DeLuise

Dom DeLuise in 1988 at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

Ryan Ferguson

Ryan William Ferguson, 19, accused of killing Columbia Daily Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt. The murder took place in the Tribune parking lot on Nov. 1, 2001.

Relay race instruction

Prior to the races, Dave Carlson goes over the rules at the starting line with runners participating in a relay.

Race regulation explanation

Starting races is not the only thing Dave Carlson does. Before races, he explains the rules and regulations of each race to race participants.

Performing "Mermaids"

Meg Morrissey Wilki and Ben DeMeyer perform the play "Mermaids," written by MU student Jessica Huang, during the Creative Performances and Recognition Ceremony at MU. The 10-minute play is one of the four plays that advanced to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's national competition in Washington, D.C., last month.

Jessica Huang, playwright and journalist

Jessica Huang, playwright of "Mermaids." The play is about a couple dealing with breast cancer.

Rehearsing in Washington, D.C.

Mauricio Salgado, left, reads stage directions while Susan Lynskey and James Konicek rehearse "Mermaids" in a dressing room at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Play discussion

Jessica Huang, left, discusses her play with Meg Morrissey Wilki and Ben DeMeyer before the staging of "Mermaids" during the Creative Performances and Recognition Ceremony at MU.

Boone Life: Chloe waits patiently

Wearing the expression of a stranded, hard-luck motorist, Chloe rests her jowls out the window while her owner Darren Crites replaces a length of fuel pump hose he borrowed from his old Ford to get a Jet Ski running at the Warren School Road river access near Easley on Sunday.