Zach Milligan and his wife Ashley

Zach MIlligan and his wife, Ashley, have been married since spring, and they met after Zach’s return from Iraq.

Zach Milligan and his mother Robin Littrell

Zach Milligan poses with his mother, Robin Littrell, at the Missouri Reserves Center in Belton, a Kansas City suburb.

MU volleyball player Weiwen Wang

Weiwen Wang is a starting sophomore middle blocker for the Missouri volleyball team. She came from Nanjing, China, to play for the Tigers.

Offering prayers

The Rev. Paula Robinson looks toward the ceiling of the Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Columbia on Wednesday as she is welcomed with applause.

New pastored installed

The Rev. Paula Robinson prepares Communion on Wednesday evening at the Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Columbia. She is originally from Ireland and has served as rector prior to be installed as the church's new leader.

Listening to Corwin

Fans of Jeff Corwin wait to have their books signed at Corwin's book signing Wednesday at University Bookstore. Corwin's book "Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World" describes animals and their habitats in various parts of the world and his concerns for protecting these habitats.

Corwin speaks at MU

Jeff Corwin signs a copy of his book "Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Animal World" at University Bookstore on Wednesday. Corwin hosts The Jeff Corwin Experience, an educational but entertaining program about animal life on Animal Planet.

MU defensive lineman Zach Milligan

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel stressed the importance of a player like Zach Milligan, who spent 11 months as a soldier in Iraq, to further the "team concept."

Gans road project might affect citizens' property

A car drives past George Montgomery's pecan field off Missouri 163 where the Gans Road will possibly be extended. If the extension is approved, the first row of Montgomery's pecan trees will have to be taken out. Montgomery grows 15 to 17 different varieties of northern pecans in his front yard, harvesting more than 2.5 tons each year. Montgomery is concerned that if the extension goes through this area will become highly commercial.

Students pray at See You At the Pole

Students break into small groups of prayer on Wednesday during the 7 a.m. See You At the Pole event at Rock Bridge High School. Catherine Sandstedt, in the pink jacket, sophomore, Katy Buddemeyer, in the brown shirt, sophomore, Jamie Daylor, in the printed shirt, sophomore, and a fourth student pray together.

Students sing at See You At the Pole

Jamie Daylor, left, sophomore, Whitney Hamilton, center, senior, and Kirk Backus, senior, sit outside Rock Bridge High School as they sing Christian songs Wednesday. The students in the Rock Bridge Fellowship of Christian Athletes gathered around the flag pole at 7 a.m. to worship, sing and pray for the nationwide See You At the Pole

Visiting the lab

Gloria and Fletcher Burge walk through the halls during the open house for the new Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories building on Tuesday afternoon.

Taking a peek

Betty Fennel, right, looks into a lab at Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories as Jill Nabors, a quality and assurance manager, gives a tour of the new building shortly after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Photo of bank robbery suspect

This is a surveillance photo of the suspect in the robbery of the First National Bank on North Stadium Boulevard. He is described as being in his 50s, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall, having a thin build and a scruffy beard. Police believe he is the same person who robbed the Boone County National Bank on West Broadway on Aug. 29. The police are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect.

Discussing the latest robbery

Sgt. Ken Hammond of the Columbia Police Department's Major Crimes Unit talks to reporters after a robbery at First National Bank at Stadium Boulevard and Ash Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Amir Ziv

Developer Amir Ziv sits in the backyard of his renovated 102-year-old home. Ziv describes his upcoming project as a "social experiment."

MU baseball pitcher Kyle Gibson takes a break in the dugout

Kyle Gibson watches his teammates practice while taking a break in the dugout on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. Gibson is one of the pitchers for the MU baseball team. He must follow former pitcher Aaron Crow, both atop the MU rotation and as the pitcher replacing a first-round selection.

OU's Bob Stoops

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says he will make sure his players understand that TCU, the Sooners next opponent, is a dangerous team.

It's fun to run

From left, Rock Bridge High School Cross Country team members Emily Wright, Emily Smith, Katy Buddemeyer and Sam Garrett stretch before running Monday afternoon.

Ready to run

Rock Bridge High School Cross Country team members Grady Harrington, left, Ryan Teter, center, and Evan King enjoy the time stretching together before running Monday afternoon.