Adding a Second Spotlight Section, Re-organizing Category Page

Hi Tammie/Mason,

I would like to do the following.

One main page (index.php):
1) Add a second spotlight section on left hand side attached to a different category
2) Center the wall
3) Nice to have: Add the category label to the wall/each post, so it can be style with a different color and leads-in the content (ala Huffingtonpost labels which show up next to new posts and are style with different colors depending on the category)

On the category page
1) Add columns/areas so that the items in the category are not just in one list, but are presented in two columns

Any advice/guidance would be appreciated.

2) Customize each