MU students ride bikes to save money

On Thursday, bikes and scooters were overflowing on the racks throughout the MU campus. MU students are economizing by walking, riding bike and riding scooters to class instead of driving.

Students ride bikes to economize

Geoff Stumbaugh, a staff member at the MU library, locks his bike to the rack in Lowry Mall on Thursday. As many are economizing by riding bikes and scooters, many racks throughout the MU campus are being filled to capacity.

Hickman pitcher Taylor Cowan

Hickman pitcher Taylor Cowan winds up against Rock Bridge on Thursday in the Class 4, District 10 tournament in Jefferson City.

Western fox snake removed from Missouri's endangered species list

A Western fox snake rests on a gravel road after eating its prey at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Mound City.

Bald eagle removed from Missouri's endangered species list

After DDT was banned in 1972 and eaglets were brought to Missouri from states with large populations, the bald eagle has bounced back.

Meeting Missouri leaders

Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president, talks to Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, left, and Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, after his speech in Jefferson City.

Barn owl removed from Missouri's endangered species list

The barn owl has seen an increase in the number of nests reported by citizens and researchers from 11 between 1986 and 1992 to 90 by this year.

Supporting Barack Obama

A crowd listens to Joe Biden speak in Jefferson City on Thursday night in front of a campaign sign for Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for president.

Audience listens to Biden

The audience packed Memorial Park in Jefferson City on Thursday night to listen to Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president.

'Say it to my face'

"In my neighborhood, if you want to say something about me, say it to my face, " Joe Biden said in a rally in Jefferson City on Thursday night. He was criticizing John McCain, Republican candidate for president, and his behavior at a recent presidential debate when he "wouldn't look Obama in the eye."

Crossing guard Ralph Bowers blows out candles on a cake at Russell Boulevard Elementary's 50th anniversary celebration

Crossing guard Ralph Bowers blows out candles during Russell Elementary School's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

Biden talks at Jefferson City rally

Joe Biden, Democratic vice presidential candidate, talks in front of a full house Thursday night in Jefferson City. The senator from Delaware spoke at the Change We Need rally in Memorial Park.

Former Russell Boulevard Elementary students reflect on their time at the school

Former students Becky Jacob, center, and Ken Harl Pestle, right, recall their time at Russell Elementary School. They were looking at pictures with Carolyn Jacob, Becky Jacob's mother, during the school's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

Tigers touchdown celebration

Chase Daniel congratulates wide receiver Jared Perry after throwing a touchdown pass during Missouri’s 69-17 win against Nevada on Sept 13. The gesture is meant to reflect the TIgers’ “team-first” mentality, players said.

Robert Shay, new director of the MU School of Music

Thomas O'Neal, left, director of bands for the MU School of Music, talks with Robert Shay, the new director of the School of Music in Loeb Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Shay was vice president for academic affairs and dean of the conservatory at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.

Playaway photo illustration

Centering on pawpaw

The MU center started a pawpaw trial in 1999 with 10 cultivars and 50 trees.

Meet the pawpaw

Pawpaws, native to Missouri, are tropical fruit that resemble a pear on the outside but have a custard-like juicy consistency on the inside. The sweet fruit is being cultivated by the MU Center for Agroforestry in hopes of making it easier for family farmers to benefit from the fruit’s potential.

Hickman's Asbury Brothers

Safety Kyle Asbury ,left, and his wide receiver brother Ryan Asbury are attacking both sides of the ball for the Kewpies this season. Kyle is in his junior year at Hickman and Ryan is a sophomore.

Sarah Becking and her two children

Sarah Becking with her two children Adelaide, 6, and Jack, 3.