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.


Jayhawk defensive end Maxwell Onyegbule (47) celebrates with his teammates after winning the Border Showdown at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

The agony of defeat

Sean Weatherspoon watches from the sidelines as the Tigers struggle against the Jayhawks in the Border Showdown, losing 40-37.

MU's Chase Daniel vs. Kansas

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel goes down with the ball against Kansas on Nov. 29 in the Border Showdown game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Blackberry Storm from Verizon

The Blackberry Storm, Verizon's first major challenge to the iPhone in the cellular market, costs $200. Verizon employees at the Columbia store hope it will be a sought-after gift for the holidays.

MU Volleyball

MU sophomore Catie Wilson readies herself during the fourth game against Texas A&M on Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at the Hearnes Center. Texas A&M beat Mizzou 25-21, 25-20, 20-25, 25-16.

Taser troubles

A religious tattoo

George Friel Jr. displays his tattoo of Jesus Christ on the cross. Friel is one of many Christians who sport tattoos.

A religious tattoo artist

Anthony Raffaelli Jr., owner of Vivid Ink Custom Art & Tattoo, a Christian tattoo shop in Twin Falls, Idaho, refuses to tattoo racist or demonic symbols on his clients.

Jesus and Mary

Vince Sanchez, an apprentice with Vivid Ink Custom Art & Tattoo in Twin Falls, Idaho, sports tattoos on his chest of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.

Jazz duo practicing

Alan Arnold, left, plays the saxophone and recorder. Of the latter he said, “They always compare the recorder to their 5-year-old coming home from school and playing around on it.” Dirk Burhans has focused on jazz guitar recently, though he has mastered several instruments.

'Close enough for jazz'

For Alan Arnold, left, and Dirk Burhans, practicing is the key to their ensemble. Burhans said two musicians can never be too close or too in tune with each other when playing jazz; it allows them to anticipate each other.

Firefighters extract a car from home

Columbia firefighters inspect the damage at 1513 Rollins Road after a sports car crashed into the home's garage early Friday. The driver sustained minor injuries, but no one inside the house was hurt.

MU women's basketball player RaeShara Brown

Missouri’s RaeShara Brown, left, looked forward to extra practice time this week. “You can spend more time working on the smaller things that help the team gel rather than just rushing through things,” she said.

Matt Eberflus mug

Matt Eberflus

On the way to Arrowhead Stadium

MU fans Kelly Roekich and Tyler Britz start the tailgating early on the I-70 exit ramp near Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City during last year's Border Showdown game between Missouri and Kansas. Fans will continue to make the trek from Columbia and Lawrence, Kan., for the next four years for the annual game.

Border Showdown to remain at Arrowhead Stadium

MU fans gear up for last year's Border Showdown outside Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Tigers and Jayhawks signed a deal Thursday to keep the annual rivalry game in Kansas City through 2012.

Thanksgiving meal to enjoy

Marty Janains, Jeff Peterson and Willy Maxwell enjoy the Thanksgiving dinner provided by the Salvation Army at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken on Paris Road. The event relied on donations and help from a variety of volunteers, many of whom have participated for several years.

Thanksgiving service with a smile

Willy Maxwell waits for his second plate to be assembled by David Shirley, Dawn Brandon and Lisa Berry at the Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner held at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken on Paris Road. Shirley said he was happy to come out and spend time at the event. "The experience from this side of the counter is very gratifying," Shirley said.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers building in North Columbia

Volunteers for Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity work to complete vinyl siding for a new house being built in North Columbia on Saturday. This home was one of more than 20 that are located in the Habitat for Humanity subdivision in North Columbia.