A closer look

Johann Faulstich is part of a team making parking brakes at Otscon Inc. on Monday.

Working as a team

John Kessler, Matt Harlow, Christina Turner and Johann Faulstich work as a team to make parking brakes for Honda Civics at Otscon on Monday. Kessler oversees the process and inspects the finished product before packaging.

Checking the brakes

John Kessler inspects parking brakes for Honda Civics at Otscon Inc. on Monday. Kessler has been working at Otscon, an auto part manufacturer, for two and a half years. He oversees the eight people who make parking brakes.

stored salt

Columbia public workers unload their trucks Monday afternoon at the salt dome on Big Bear Road. The salt dome holds 5,000 tons of salt, but only about 2,000 tons were used during the 2007 winter. Workers expect to have another early morning to handle the suspected snow showers on Wednesday.

Snow trouble

Doug O'Connor steers the Ford Escape up the hill as it's towed on Monday morning on U.S. 63, just north of the Grindstone Parkway intersection. The vehicle, owned by John Black, 78, was rear-ended before sliding off the highway. Black's vehicle came to a halt at the bottom of the hill, more than 40 feet from the road.

Obama announces security team

President-elect Barack Obama takes questions from reporters after announcing his new national security team at a news conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008. From left to right are: Attorney General-designate Eric Holder; Homeland Security Secretary-designate Janet Napolitano; Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Vice President-elect Joe Biden; Obama; Secretary of State-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.; National Security Adviser-designate Ret. Marine Gen. James Jones; and United Nations Ambassador-designate Susan Rice.

Fire at 1302 Elleta Blvd. Sunday night

A firefighter works to extinguish a fire at 1302 Elleta Blvd. on Sunday night.

Fire at 1302 Elleta Blvd.

Crew members from the Columbia Fire Department work to extinguish a fire at 1302 Elleta Blvd. on Sunday night.

Ashten Kimbrough

Ashten Kimbrough is a guest columnist.

MU men's basketball player Leo Lyons against Oral Roberts

Missouri's Leo Lyons, left, takes on Oral Roberts defender Kyron Stokes in the Tigers' victory Nov. 29 at Mizzou Arena.

Mother home schools children

Elise Wilson home schools her children at their Rocheport home. From left, Daniel, 9, is in third grade; Luke, 13, is in ninth grade; Megan, 10, is between fourth and fifth grade; and Joshua, 5, is in kindergarten.

Lustron advertisement

An advertisement for the Lustron home.

Ryland House on the move

The Ryland House, photographed Nov. 21, will be moved to the Boone Junction History Village.

Soldiers and Sailors

This piece is called Soldiers and Sailors and is part of the Transcendent Tower Exhibit in Memorial Union. The exhibit explores the history and construction of the union, which was put on hold when the United States entered World War I.

Embellished Emblems

This piece is called "Embellished Emblems" from the Transcendent Tower Exhibit in Memorial Union at MU. The exhibit showcases the architectural history and significance of the building, where current students and alumni can gather.

Pride of Mizzou

This piece is called the "Pride of Mizzou" and it is part of the Transcendent Tower Exhibit at Memorial Union at MU.

Jeremy Maclin runs with football

Jeremy Maclin (9) runs with the ball during the last touchdown drive of the fourth quarter in the Border Showdown game against Kansas.

Fans show tiger pride in freezing weather

From left: Eric Gibson, Chris Flanagan and Eric Hobbs show their tiger pride in the freezing temperatures during the second half of the Border Showdown in Kansas City on Saturday.

KU celebrates

Jayhawk quarterback Todd Reesing and KU offensive coordinator Ed Warinner celebrate KU's victory over Missouri at the Border Showdown.

Border Showdown

Tommy Saunders holds the ball as Jeff Wolfert attempts a field goal to tie the score in the last minute of the game Saturday, but the kick was not good.