Measuring radioactivity

Kevin Fasken of the MU environmental health and safety department passes a Geiger counter over an area of contaminated dirt outside of Schlundt Annex on Wednesday. Geiger counters measure ionizing radiation and help the cleanup crew locate the pockets of radiation left from a phosphorus-32 spill last night.

Negotiating the terrain

MU freshman Gabriella Garbero enters the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on Sept. 9. Garbera wheels on a portable ramp set up over the steps.

Garbero heads to class

MU freshman Gabriella Garbero leaves Hawthorn Residence Hall for 9 a.m. class on Sept. 18.

Jordan Davis breaks down

Witness for the prosecution Jordan Davis breaks down Wednesday in the Boone County Courtroom as he talks about his friend Nathaniel Bentley being shot in the head in June 2008. Davis was a roommate of Bentley when they were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by murder defendant Damon Williams and four other men.

Digging the archway trench

Kenny Lewis digs a three-foot deep channel with an excavator in front of the Missouri Journalism School Archway at Walter Williams Hall on Wednesday. To repair a water leakage, the School of Journalism has to drill and excavate next to the foundation of its historic archway.

Missouri football player Jaron Baston

There was a time where Jaron Baston’s voice was met with rolling eyes, just another big mouth spouting off. Now, when Jaron Baston speaks, people listen.

Lake of the Ozark's couple spent $10,500 for septic system

Carroll and Mike Rinker stand for a portrait on their deck, which faces one of Lake of the Ozarks' finger coves, on Thursday, Oct. 29. Because the Sunrise Beach area has no central water filtration and treatment center, the Rinkers spent about $10,500 to install a septic system that drains water into the ground directly above the lake.

Columbia College women's volleyball player Ola Shawky Nosear

Ola Shawky Nosear moved to Columbia from Egypt in August to begin playing for the Columbia College women's volleyball team. She said she had few expectations and did not know how good the Cougars were.

Hickman vs. Rock Bridge in 2009 boys soccer district semifinal

Rock Bridge forward C J Ross tries to push the ball past Hickman midfielder Matthew Baker and forward Taylor Cox in the Kewpies' 1-0 victory Tuesday in the Class 3 District 9 semifinals at Hickman.

Hickman beats Rock Bridge in 2009 boys soccer district semifinal

Hickman senior James Moesel, center, takes the ball past a group of Rock Bridge players in the Kewpies' 1-0 victory Tuesday in the Class 3 District 9 semifinals at Hickman.

Missouri women's soccer player Jessica Greer

Missouri soccer coach Bryan Blitz says playing football suits the personality of freshman midfielder Jessica Greer, left. “I think she has a certain level of mental toughness," Blitz said.

Jessica Greer makes the kick

After becoming Smith-Cotton's starting kicker during her junior year in high school, Jessica Greer tied a state record for most points scored by a special teams player as a senior. This year, she has four goals as a freshman on the Missouri women's soccer team.

Clint Black to perform at MU

Clint Black will perform some of his top hits Wednesday night as part of the University Concert Series at MU.

MO-X shuttle runs to Kansas City, St. Louis daily

MO-X shuttle co-founder Brent "Doc" Moore answers the phone in his office on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The airport shuttle service started out with 10 vans in 1999. The service runs to and from Kansas City and St. Louis every day. MO-X works with 13 vans, five mini-buses and nine motor coaches.

MO-X shuttle celebrates 10 years

Norm Ruebling stands for a portrait next to one of MO-X's shuttles on Tuesday, Oct. 3., at the MO-X terminal at Business Loop 70 and South Providence Road. After leaving the now-defunct Tiger Air Express shuttle service, Ruebling and Brent "Doc" Moore founded the MO-X shuttle in 1999.

Pat Martino

Pat Martino and guitar. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Katz.

None injured in Worley Street accident

Mian Hussein, left, fills out paperwork on the trunk of his Silver Toyota Camry while Columbia Police Officer Kim Green, center, interviews Jerry Grace and Julie Davis next to their car on Worley Street near West Junior High School on Monday. Hussein reportedly hit Grace and Davis in their black Kia Optima, who in turn hit a white Ford Mustang and a red Kia Sol in a domino effect. Everyone involved was wearing seatbelts and no one was reported injured.

Verifying accident on Worley Street

Columbia Police Officer Kim Green verifies the details of a four-car accident with Ashley Edwards just after 3:00p.m. on Monday. Edwards' red Kia Soul was rear-ended while stopped on Worley Street at the Clinkscales intersection. Edwards and her three passengers were all wearing seat belts and no one sustained injuries.

Bonnie Shapero takes it one day at a time

Bonnie Shapero poses for a portrait wearing a scarf she knitted during her chemotherapy sessions when she battled breast cancer in 2005. When she began chemotherapy in April of that year, Shapero picked up knitting as a way to keep her mind off treatment and pass the time. "It was calming," she said.

Jan Lank walks through Stephens Lake Park

Jan Lank enjoys the vibrant fall colors as she poses for a portrait on Wednesday at Stephens Lake Park. Lank was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2003. Lank loves to walk, an activity she engaged in throughout chemotherapy and has continued since overcoming cancer. In the past two years, Lank and her husband, John, have participated in the Walk Across Missouri walking along the Katy Trail and have less than 30 miles to complete.